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BBC Radio 1 Madonna

Denies ageist claims

17 Feb, 2015

BBC Radio 1 denies claims from fans that Madonna’s music is being omitted from the station’s playlists due to her age.

Radio 1 does not ban anyone—please don’t believe the papers. The tracks played on Radio 1 are chosen on musical merit and their relevance to our young audience on a case-by-case basis, and whilst around 40% of the country’s 15 to 29-year-olds tune into Radio 1 each week, an artist’s age is never a factor. In fact, Paul McCartney currently has two tracks —FourFiveSeconds and Only One—on the Radio 1 playlist.