DJ trio to replace Peel

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Three DJs are to fill the late-night slot left vacant by John Peel with a new, three-times weekly music show, Radio 1 announced yesterday.

The decision to recruit three presenters from across the musical spectrum underscored the depth of the chasm left in the schedule by Peel's death from a heart attack aged 65 in October last year.

Rob Da Bank, who shared a BBC office with Peel and who has presented the show since he died, will host the 11pm-1am programme on Thursdays. Huw Stephens of the Thursday night Radio 1 show Bethan and Huw in Wales will be in charge on Tuesdays. Ras Kwame, host of 100% Homegrown on the BBC's digital station 1Xtra, will be in the chair on Wednesdays.

The show, which begins on 1 February, will be renamed One Music,currently the name of a BBC website advising aspiring musicians on how to break into the industry.

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