Mim Shaikh

Congratulations to Mim Shaikh, formerly of Leeds Student Radio, who will be hosting his own show on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Saturday from 4-7pm, following A.Dot’s move to weekdays on 1Xtra.

Mim won awards for both ‘Best Specialist Music Programming’ and ‘Best Interview’ at the Student Radio Awards 2012, supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global. More recently he has hosted shows on BBC Asian Network and 1Xtra, as well as appearing in the BBC Three structured reality show South Side Story.

Mim told the BBC: “I started volunteering at Radio 1’s Hackney Academy and now fast forward a few years, I’m living the reality I once dreamed of. Can’t wait to bring some laughter, entertainment and the best music to the national airwaves.”

All the best of luck from everyone at the SRA – you’ll smash it!

Follow Mim on Twitter @MimShaikh_