BBC Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe departs for Apple

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe is set to leave the station in March to take up a position at Apple's new iTunes radio service.

Zane, whose last show will air on 5 March,will be replaced by Annie Mac, who currently presents the Friday evening dance music show.

Since joining Radio 1 from XFM in 2003 Zane has bagged the gold Radio Academy Award for best music broadcaster in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

He commented: "I want to thank everyone at Radio 1 for their support and friendship. The station has allowed me to share incredible music with the country's best music fans."

Similar to Spotify, iTunes radio is a free service that lets you stream DJ-curated and genre-focused stations. Details of Lowe's involvement with the station have yet to be announced.

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