Apple hires BBC Radio DJ

The 41-year-old DJ, who joined the station in 2003, is moving to the US to work at Apple.

Something’s up.



  • Alex Gollner

    Zane Lowe is known by millions of younger people for championing all sorts of new music over the years on Radio 1: a BBC national radio station aimed at 17-24 year-olds.

    The BBC has national radio stations with no commercials that millions of people listen to every week. Radio isn’t dying in the UK. Much of their content is about smart curation. The BBC has very many podcasts based on BBC radio programmes that have millions of downloads a week.

    Hopefully Apple will create a composite radio station that can be customised based on user-defined proportions of mainstream music (BBC Radio 1 daytime), new music (BBC 6 Music), urban music (BBC Radio 1xtra), sport, news (BBC Radio 5 Live), drama (BBC Radio 4), archive (BBC Radio extra) combined with audio media from Spotify, iTunes Match and podcasts. More on this idea: http://blog.alex4d.com/2013/06/09/why-name-it-iradio/

    More on BBC radio listening figures – http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/05/radio-6-music-hits-2-million-weekly-listeners-for-first-time

    • rattyuk

      Thanks for the additional information, Alex.

  • John

    They’ve been making a serious move in music for over a year. Jimmy Iovine is one of the most influential people in the music industry. He’s been busy building a strategy and relationships – and now he’s building a strong team.