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Music / April 20, 2021

Annie Mac to leave Radio 1 after 17 years

Music / April 20, 2021

Annie Mac to leave Radio 1 after 17 years

Words: Dylan Murphy

The Dublin DJ and presenter announced she’ll be leaving her role this summer.

Today, Annie Mac revealed that she’ll be stepping back from presenting on Radio 1. Her final show will arrive on July 30 and will mark 17 years showcasing the best new music on the airwaves.

The Dublin DJ and presenter said in a statement on her social media, “I’m still in awe of the magic of music radio. Of the responsibility of handling these songs that are so powerful they can stop you in your tracks and make your emotions soar. I have never not walked out of the studio feeling lighter and happier than when I walked in.”

“So why leave? It’s all about time really. I need more time to see my kids in the evenings now they are both in school. I would like more time to write fiction and create podcasts. I also love the idea of leaving the party (and make no mistake working at Radio 1 does feel like a party) with a huge smile on my face, when I’m still having the most fun I can have”.

You can read the full statement below:

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