The award winning radio station has suspended one of their biggest stars Tommy Sandhu over online messages littered with lewd comments and racist slurs.
Breakfast show host Tommy Sandhu, was one of at least four colleagues allegedly part of WhatsApp groups sharing sexist comments as well as homophobic remarks and a derogatory term for Pakistanis.
It has also been reported that one of the men in the group made inappropriate comments about Amy Elizabeth Childs, 31, a Radio 1 and 1Xtra producer with aspirations to be a presenter.
These messages were accidentally linked to a BBC laptop when an assistant producer Amandeep Kaur came across them, to her shock sexist comments were also made about her on the group.
Sources said the BBC has opened a major investigation and has already taken disciplinary action against some of those involved.