Apple has poached BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. His last show will air on March 5th. Lowe will then be moving to the U.S. to join Apple. He has been with the BBC since 2003.
Lowe hosted Radio 1’s new music show and was responsible for choosing the station’s “hottest record in the world”. He joins Apple at an opportune moment: the company is now tooling its new Beats Music/iTunes streaming service, and desperately trying to catch up with streaming giants like Spotify, YouTube, and Pandora. It seems likely that Lowe will handle curation for Apple.
Annie Mac will take over Lowe’s weekday new music radio show. She will continue to host a Friday night show.