Nick Grimshaw will play double the amount of music currently being played on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show when he replaces Chris Moyles later this month.
Grimshaw, widely acknowledged to have a greater appreciation for music (particularly new acts) than Moyles, will play around 8-10 songs per hour on his show. Moyles is currently playing four or five songs an hour in his 'zoo' style show.
'Zoo' is a radio term used for when listeners can hear various voices in the studio, from DJ to producers and co-hosts.
Radio 1's head of programmes Rhys Hughes acknowledged the need for chage and backed T4 host Grimshaw to bring this, telling Broadcast maagazine: "Moyles's great appeal was the show as a soap opera. We will be dialling down those zoo elements. The production team will still feature, but Nick will be the main driver."
"He has the ability to deliver a show without a cast of characters around him."
Moyles began presenting the show in 2004, and is contracted to Radio One until New Year 2014, indicating that he will move to a new slot rather than another BBC station.
"I'd like to thank Chris. Quite simply he's been the most successful breakfast show host in Radio 1 history," says Radio One controller Ben Cooper. "He's done it for more than eight and half years and he's been fantastic."
Cooper has been instrumental in bringing in younger stars to the station after the BBC's governing body found that the station needed to attract more listeners under the age of 30.
Since starting his role on the Radio One breakfast show, Moyles hit peak listening figures of 11.82million in 2010.