Monday, 16 February 2015
Lowe leaves the BBC and heads for the big Apple
Zane Lowe is leaving Radio 1 after more than a decade at the station. The 41-year-old DJ, who joined the network in 2003, is moving to the US to work at Apple. Lowe, whose last show will air on 5th March, said he had "loved every minute" of being at Radio 1. Annie Mac, 36, will take over Zane's current weekday evening new music show, starting on 9th March. While Lowe has apparently not publicly stated what role he will take on at Apple, The Guardian says it will involve the company's iTunes Radio streaming music service. Apple iscurrently working toward a revamp of the Beats Music subscription streaming service it acquired last year. Part of the plan reportedly involves folding Beats into the iTunes brand and integrating it with OS X and iOS.