|Birth name||Devin Joseph Jordan Griffin|
23 December 1984 |
Hackney, London, England, UK
|Station(s)||BBC Radio 1|
|Time slot||4:00AM - 6:30AM|
|Website||Dev's Radio 1 Pages|
|Other names||Early Breakie|
|Running time||4:00 AM - 6:30 AM Approx. 150mins|
|Home station||BBC Radio 1|
|Exec. producer(s)||Rhys Hughes|
|Recording studio||Broadcasting House|
|Air dates||since 21 September 2009|
|Audio format||FM and Digital Radio|
Griffin was born on 23 December 1984 in Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom, to an Irish mother and a Jamaican father. He and his twin sister are the youngest of five siblings. He was educated at The Ravenscroft School and attended the after-school drama club at the Anna Scher Theatre School.
In 2002, whilst studying for his A Levels at The Ravenscroft School, Griffin landed a job co-presenting the children's interactive TV show Smile (credited as DJ Devstar) alongside his childhood friend Reggie Yates and Fearne Cotton. Six months into filming, he was approached by BBC Radio 1Xtra to present a Saturday morning show with his Smile co-presenter Reggie; the 'Reg and Dev' show was born. In 2003 Griffin left Smile to concentrate on his radio career, and soon afterwards began presenting a solo show on 1Xtra on Sunday mornings. Since September 2009 he has presented the early morning breakfast show (Monday-Friday 4-6:30am).
In a further shake up to their daytime programming, during the Summer of 2009, it was announced that Dev would be moving from Weekend Breakfast, to replace Greg James, as the host of the weekday Radio 1 overnight slot.
His first show as permanent presenter occurred on 21 September 2009. A new feature on his show is the 'CD Graveyard' feature, where listeners can send Dev their old CD singles and he will play them on Radio 1 one last time before sending them to the 'CD Graveyard' as CD Heaven or CD Hell. On Monday 23 November a new feature came into the show called "I'm here all week" where a listener gets to choose a song for each day with a theme for each day, Metal Monday, Trance Tuesday, One Hit Wonder Wednesday, First Bought Thursday and Freedom Friday. The latter feature is still running, but now goes by the name of "Resident DJ" and the categories have become; Mosh-Pit Monday, Cheesy Tuesday, Work-Out Wednesday, Zombie Apocalypse Thursday and Film Friday.
Chappers and Dave
|Radio 1 Weekend Breakfast Show host
July 2009- September 2009
|Radio 1 Overnight Show host
- Smile (BBC2)
- Bring It On (BBC1)
- The Crust — Starring Dev Griffin and Reggie Yates (Darrall Macqueen)
- I Bring You Frankincense (Crucial Films)
- The Bill
- "Devin Griffin". On It Artists. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009.[dead link]
- "BBC 1xtra borrows Radio 1 DJs". Radio Today. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
- "The Crust". Darrall Macqueen. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
- "Dev serves up weekend breakfast on Radio 1". BBC Press Office. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
- "Left Step Band". MySpace. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
- Dev at BBC Programmes
- Devin Griffin at the Internet Movie Database
- Devin Griffin on Twitter
- Left Step Band on Myspace