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Radio 1 celebrates milestone birthday!


Saturday 30th September 2017 marked Radio 1 big 50th birthday and the station celebrated with the launch of a digital station called Radio 1 Vintage, which is showcasing 50 one hour episodes of nostalgic archive material and commentary. Radio 1 Vintage will be playing until midnight tonight and will be available on the BBC iplayer for 30 days.

Nick Grimshaw and Tony Blackburn kicked of the show on Saturday by attempting to recreate the first ever Radio 1 breakfast show. Classic presenters Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates also appeared later on in the afternoon and evening.

The Live Lounge month also returned throughout September to celebrate the stations 50th, and included acts such as Foo Fights, Rag ’n’ Bone Man, Royal Blood, Jay-Z, Lorde and P!nk, who performed their own songs along with cover versions of hits from the past 50 years.

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