Ant L

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  1. It wasn’t a sung theme.
  2. Has the podcast episode changed? I listened on the iOS Podcasts app earlier and the full theme was there. Listening through that link now and it's just a bed. Leaked a little early perhaps?
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    Is Chris Smith leaving Newsbeat?

    Oh man, that’s quite a shock! Not so much about Tina (that’s largely expected) but Chris Smith going is a surprise. I wonder if he’ll be staying at the BBC. The talk of the podcast’s future would suggest possibly.
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    Grimmy and Greg Hide and Seek

  5. I'm trying to read between the lines about the Greg James and Chris Smith with the News situation. My impression is that they won't be ON-AIR together but there's something in the pipeline for the autumn, along the lines of the podcast. Chris said "WE'LL try and come back" on this week's episode so that sounds positive.
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    Schedule Changes

    Am I right in saying Weekend Breakfast has been re-named 'Dev & Alice' online? I can't remember if it's always been that or not.
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    Scott's Chart Show - Updated Imaging

    Answered my own question:
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    Scott's Chart Show - Updated Imaging

    Out of interest where did you find the imaging? I still can't find a demo online.
  9. Well spotted. Sounds like the existing sonic logo remains in a refreshed form. I think that's the old voiceovers now officially gone from the station.
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    Schedule Changes

    Are we thinking the chart will get a whole new imaging package come Friday? The current theme debuted in 2015 I think so it would make sense for a refresh.
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    Radio 1 Podcasts

    Get yourself the Apple Podcasts app if you have an iPhone (not sure about Android). You can download the podcast to your device and play it as a local file through Sonos.
  12. I'm not sure - I think I'd tire of starting work at 6:30am every day too. Especially the likes of Grimmy who seems to enjoy a bit of a party lifestyle.
  13. Amazing news! So very pleased for Gregory James, he really does deserve the breakfast show. I can’t help but feel this is all part of the shift away from trying to appeal to the under 16s rather than those a little older - Greg’s show has always felt more appropriate to the late teens-mid 20s audience to me. As others have said, Grimmy’s had a good run but I often feel he’s being restricted by the format. He’s very good at what he’s been told to do, I think would be fair to say. Good luck to both.
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    Friday is now the weekend

    Wow, quite interesting hearing some pulling-relating chat - not sure they'd get away with it now! But yeah, a normal Mills show with the chart included could work if it's back to 3 hours.
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    Friday is now the weekend

    Well then... very unexpected. The good: Great to see Mollie King permanently joining Matt, I think we all thought she fitted in well. I'm normally against non-radio celebs getting permanent airtime but Mollie feels like a natural. I'm not overly bothered about Matt on his own but with Mollie it should be an entertaining listen. Mills getting the Chart is fantastic. I can't see Chris joining him as the show isn't very zoo-format worthy but Mills has always been better than any chart host he's covered so should be good. Dev and Alice are two of my personal favourites at Radio 1 so I'll never say no to more of them. The bad: As much as Clara's show isn't my cup of tea the weekday 10-1 slot is traditionally the most new/live music-oriented show on the daytime line-up, and she's fit into that particular role nicely. I thought Radio 1 were supposed to be increasing their new music quota and I don't see how churning out the likes of Teenage Dirtbag or Mr Brightside again, now on a weekday (sort-of), is helping that. Maya's got potential but I don't think she's there yet. A weekday show is a big gig so we'll need to hear how that works out. The Chart extending to 7pm is disappointing, even if it is with Mills. I thought the condensed hours worked better for a show which for a large part is songs which have come and gone from the playlist weeks ago. Dance Anthems was always a nice little segue into the specialist dance shows of Friday nights. Poor move scrapping the Friday edition. A bold move from Cooper ditching three of the station's biggest names one day per week but innovation is never a bad thing.