Dublin born Annie Mac, Radio 1’s ‘Queen of Dance’, has spent the last decade carving out a career as a broadcaster, tastemaker, talent-finder and international DJ.
Graduating from Queens University in Belfast where she studied English Literature, Annie’s first taste of the radio world was as a freelance broadcasting assistant and presenter for the Student Broadcast Network. Having secured a job in production at Radio 1 her natural flair and passion for music got her noticed by management and she began filling in for Mary Anne Hobbs. In 2004 at the age of 26 she was given her own show on the network playing her trademark selection of cutting-edge dance music and gaining a host of loyal followers from around the world. In 2009 Annie took the reigns of the prestigious Friday night 7-9pm slot on Radio 1, helping the nation to officially start the weekend. She also closed the weekend on the station with her 10pm-midnight Radio 1 new music show on Sunday evenings.Â In March 2015 Annie took over hosting the Weekday 7-9pm show on Radio 1. Pivotal to all of this is Annie’s huge success as a live DJ (in demand from stadiums to superclubs worldwide) and her firm place as part of the dance music establishment.