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Last Updated: Friday, 15 August, 2003, 12:01 GMT 13:01 UK
In Pictures: 1Xtra's first year
Ms Dynamite at the 1Xtra launch party
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Ms Dynamite helped launch BBC 1Xtra on 16 August 2002 - it was the third of five new BBC digital stations to go on air.
Seani B and Robbo Ranx live from Asylum Night Club in Jamaica
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The station, aimed at 16-24-year-olds, plays black music in many forms - from hip-hop and R&B to garage and dancehall.
A major part of 1Xtra's programming comes from live events - shows and DJs sets from around the UK and the world
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A major part of 1Xtra's programming comes from live events - shows and DJ sets from around the UK and the rest of the world.
Rampage (background) talks to DJ Slic (foreground) poolside broadcast from Trinidad Carnival
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The station has signed a number of big-name DJs including Rampage, right, talking to DJ Slic during a poolside broadcast from the Trinidad Carnival in March.
Drummer from Machel Montano's Band at the Trinidad
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1Xtra broadcast from the Trinidad Carnival for six nights - including a performance from Machel Montano's Band.
GZA from the Wu-Tang live from Bristol
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Other big names have performed in the UK - such as GZA from the Wu Tang Clan, seen here on stage in Bristol.
1Xtra, available on digital radio sets, digital TV and through the internet, aimed to offer a legal alternative to pirate stations
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1Xtra - available on digital radio sets, digital TV and through the internet - aimed to offer a legal alternative to pirate stations.
Wayne Marshall at Dancehall Birthday event
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The first birthday was marked with a week of parties, including a dancehall broadcast from Leeds with Wayne Marshall.





SEE ALSO:
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