In 2017 he was given responsibility for BBC Radio 1Xtra in a leadership role.
He is responsible for strategic direction, content commissioning and talent for BBC Radio 1Xtra with signings including Kenny Allstar, Snoochie Shy, Sir Spyro, Reece Parkinson, Nadia Jae, Big Zuu, Jeremiah Asiamah and Moses Boyd.
In 2018 he defended the BBC’s responsibility to play Drill music, highlighting the need to balance “a commitment to UK music and the scene with a duty of care to audiences.” 
In late 2018 Strippel signed Tiffany Calver as the new face of the 1Xtra Rap Show, Europe’s biggest Hip-Hop radio platform.
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