Mark Strippel to Step Down as Head of Programming at BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1Xtra

Mark Strippel is set to step down as Head of Programming at BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1Xtra. He is departing this summer to work in the BBC’s Radio & Education division on strategic projects.

“After more than a decade in BBC Music Radio now is the right time for me to say goodbye and embrace new challenges,” said Strippel. 1Xtra was his first role in the BBC when he joined the station at launch as a DJ in 2003.

“For now, I will continue to work with Lorna until the appointment of a new Head of Station for 1Xtra, and I’ll be able to share more news about my next move soon.”

Lorna Clarke, Head of Pop, BBC, added, “Not many people at the BBC have had a career as varied as Mark has which includes both on-air, off-air and management roles at the Asian Network and 1Xtra. Over his 17 years in Radio & Music, he’s been a reliable, hardworking colleague.

“I can’t wait to see what he does next, and wish him loads of luck with the next career move.”

Recently, Ahmed Hussain was appointed new head of BBC Asian Network.

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