Yasmin Evans leaves BBC Radio 1Xtra after nine years.
“I’m sad to leave, but I’d rather go out with just good vibes and I’m excited for what’s next,” she said.
Remi Burgz will take over and become the host of a new weekday show on the net, with Yasmin’s latest show on Friday 24th December.
“It has been an incredible journey for me as an individual and as a broadcaster,” added the 31-year-old.
“Yasmin is part of the 1Xtra legacy,” said Faron McKenzie, head of BBC Radio 1Xtra.
“From her infamous Christmas Jingles, to the many iconic interviews she has presented over the years, she is a trusted broadcaster and a friend to many,” he added.
So, some news! I have decided that after almost 10 years on the air it is time for me to leave BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Since joining the family in 2012 hosting the weekend breakfast show, hosting The Breakfast Show and now with Good Vibes Radio, this place has become my second home. pic.twitter.com/9CoJ5TkaK6
– Yasmin Evans (@YasminEvans) December 6, 2021
Yasmin first joined the station in 2012 as the host of Weekend Breakfast.
He has hosted many different shows on 1Xtra and has interviewed stars such as Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan.
She described 1Xtra as a “second home”, saying she was “grateful to the BBC for giving me the opportunity to learn my craft and literally grow on the air”.
He added: “Thanks to everyone who has been together on the journey, especially the last two years, when I realized how important the relationship with our fantastic listeners is.”
The giver of good vibes
One feature that Yasmin has become famous for over the past couple of years is Good Vibes Radio.
Yasmin tells Radio 1 Newsbeat that his creation depends on the listeners, when it was necessary to lift people’s spirits in a “difficult time” at the beginning of the pandemic.
“One day I was only feeling good vibes, and the echo came back and then continued. Collectively, my listeners and I, who I call my good vibes radio family, have just reunited.”
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“For everyone, the last two years have been hell. We’re going through the same storm, just on different boats.”
He adds that connecting with people listening to 1Xtra “cemented what I was here to do.”
“It seems like I’m doing great, like I created something so fulfilling. I felt like I was being held back by people who were listening to the radio.”
Yasmin was part of 1Xtra’s special programming on Blackout Tuesday – a global event to protest racial inequality after George Floyd’s death – with the network hosting a series of discussions and debates in support of the black community.
She told listeners she didn’t want to “be stuck in a resonating chamber”.
“Knowledge is out there, and if you’re uncomfortable, if you don’t agree with what I’m saying, then you can turn off the radio.”
Remi Burgz said it was “truly an honor” to receive the slot on weekdays after Yasmin Evans.
“Her contagious energy, positive and uplifting outlook on life coupled with her love of music and culture will bring an exciting new element,” said Faron McKenzie.
Yasmin adds that “he couldn’t be happier” for Remi and the listeners.
“That’s exactly what they need. It will keep the energy and the good vibes going.”
Listen to Newsbeat inhabit 12:45 pm and 5:45 pm on weekdays – or listen again here.
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