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Ben Cooper appointed controller of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

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By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

October 28, 2011 | 1 min read

Tim Davie, director BBC Audio and Music, has today confirmed Ben Cooper as the new controller of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra.

Cooper, who has been acting controller since July, will take up the role with immediate effect and report to Davie.

Davie said: "I am delighted to announce Ben Cooper as Controller of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. It is excellent to have someone of Ben's calibre and experience to lead Radio 1 and keep the station as relevant, popular and distinctive as ever.

"Ben has an outstanding track record at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, where he has played an integral role in developing the quality and reach of both networks, and I look forward to working with him in building Radio 1's digital future."

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