Ant L

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  1. New Weekend Schedule February 2018

    Maya's show from Christmas is still up on iPlayer, if you can handle the Christmas music:
  2. New Weekend Schedule February 2018

    The Maya Jama thing feels to me like how they introduced Clara Amfo. Drop her into a weekend show to build up a bit of profile then a few months down the line move her to weekdays. Or when Matt first appeared on Fearne's entertainment news. Perhaps a change to early breakfast is on the cards... The consensus on here is that Jordan should have the weekend 10-13:00 slot on both days, and I do agree. I have a feeling however that ensuring diversity may play a part here - if Jordan got the Saturday Greatest Hits show it would literally be males on all day, apart from a co-host at breakfast (Dev and Alice, Jordan, Matt, MistaJam, Target, Sloth, Diplo). At least on Sunday you also have Katie Thistleton co-hosting with Cel. I for one am pretty sad that Alice will be moving from weekend afternoons - it's the time slot I probably listen to the most.
  3. Does Radio 1 play too much music?

    I highly doubt the decision for Greatest Hits remaining a permanent show would have been decided by a show producer - I would imagine that would have gone via the Head of Programmes, one Aled Haydn Jones.
  4. Schedule Changes

    No Dance Anthems on a Friday?
  5. I've made this point before but I feel Radio 1's target audience should be 16-35, and not 16-24 (or 29 officially) as it is now. Radio 2's target demographic is 35+, leaving no mainstream BBC radio service aimed for those of us aged between 25 and 35. It's also all very well Ben Cooper talking about Radio 1's YouTube subscribers but without the pull of a strong breakfast show then there may well be less engagement with the platform. And of course radio should always be the priority. I happen to quite like Grimmy now, however the show really needs a bit of a revamp. The finest moments are when Grimmy is just himself and not so "on-script"- for example I enjoyed him talking about his dogs yesterday, or when him and Fiona naturally bounce off one another. The entertainment news is quite good in the sense that it gives Grimmy someone else to bounce off but there seems to be heavy reliance on it as a "feature".
  6. BBC Radio 1 OFCOM Changes

    I feel Radio 1 has the balance about right just now. You have to hook in the audience with well-known tracks (British, American or otherwise) and then throw in a new and unknown track otherwise the audience will just go to Capital. There are times when they play tracks to death however (Shape of You, Human etc) and that's something I hope these alterations may change. I was surprised to see that Greatest Hits is continuing at the weekend. It's a really enjoyable listen but it must impact the new music quota the station has?
  7. BBC Radio 1 OFCOM Changes

  8. Schedule Changes

    Radio 1 and 1Xtra are taking Charlie's show - easy costcutting there.
  9. It's the first time I've seen a reason that Radio 1 are battling to keep their audience young - to make them loyal to the BBC throughout their lives. Although I would argue that not having a mainstream radio service for those aged between 24 and 35 scuppers that argument. People will just flock to commercial radio and might not come back to BBC Radio.
  10. 2016 Power Intros

    Sounds like the intro has been updated.
  11. 50th Birthday Celebrations

    How good is Jordan North too? He's become a really slick, natural presenter. I don't mind Matt but Jordan would be great on this slot permanently.
  12. 50th Birthday Celebrations

    Every weekend in September Radio 1 are playing some of the best songs of the last 50 years too during the 10am-1pm slot. Grimmy played some old songs this morning, complete with old jingles blended in with normal imaging. Sounded really good. I also never thought we'd hear power intros of Wham! and Stevie Wonder...! Heard some during Adele's show.
  13. Breakfast Show Bed

    Here's another
  14. Breakfast Show Bed

    Ahh thanks for that. Shazam is bringing up Bring Me Higher (Future House Remix) by DJ Ariana Gomez for one however I can't find it online anywhere. Up until I heard the Disciples one I thought all the beds were specially composed...
  15. Breakfast Show Bed

    I know one of them is Martin Garrix's Byte and another is Disciples' On My Mind. What are the other ones you know?