22nd October 2014
Radio DJ Mike Read withdraws ‘UKIP Calypso’ song 13
2:19 PM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has issued an "unreserved apology" for his 'UKIP Calypso' song, after it was decried as racist.
21st October 2014
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
12th October 2014
Chris Moyles congratulates transgender radio host on coming out 3
1:25 PM — Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has congratulated a local radio presenter who came out on air as transgender yesterday.
8th September 2014
Scott Mills denies Strictly is ‘homophobic’ after being given female dance partner 15
11:55 AM — Scott Mills has denounced claims that Strictly Come Dancing is "homophobic" for pairing him with a woman during last night’s launch.
26th February 2014
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw blasts One Direction fans over ‘homophobic death threats’ 8
12:27 PM — Nick Grimshaw has lashed out at One Direction fans for sending him "homophobic death threats" on Twitter.
8th October 2013
Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw slept with woman as he thought being gay was a phase 7
7:05 PM — Nick Grimshaw says he previously slept with a girlfriend at university because he thought being gay was a phase - and has also been quizzed about his friendship with Harry Styles.
23rd August 2013
BBC asks whether tougher bans for homophobic football fans are an ‘overreaction’ 41
12:27 PM — A Twitter question from BBC Newsbeat has asked followers whether bans for football fans who use homophobic language is an "overreaction", and questions whether homophobic chants constitute "abuse", or whether it is just "banter".
16th May 2013
Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw loses nearly a million listeners in six months 16
5:02 PM — Gay Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw has lost nearly a million listeners since taking over from Chris Moyles last year, Rajar audience figures show.
1st May 2013
BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw: ‘I’d like to eventually have children’ 4
11:24 AM — Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw says he was initially rejected by the station for work experience, and admits he would like to have children one day.
24th April 2013
Interview: Scott Mills on love, marriage equality and Eurovision 2013 2
4:51 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews’ Laurence Watts, BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills talks about finding love, his future career plans and presenting this year’s Eurovision on BBC Three.
12th April 2013
Radio 1 Chart Show will not play full Margaret Thatcher song during official chart show 43
5:11 PM — BBC Radio 1 has announced that it will not play the full version of Ding Dong the Witch is Dead during Sunday's Official Chart Show, amidst controversy over a campaign to get it to number one following Margaret Thatcher's death.