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  1. murste

    Scott's Chart Show - Updated Imaging

    I prefer the imaging Greg had - this update seems like a watered down version of the same package. I doubt Delicious Digital had any involvement in this refresh, I'd say the in-house R1 production team just updated what they got first time around.
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    Friday is now the weekend

    Didn't hear much of Dev and Alice but even they acknowledged how strange it is calling it "Weekend Breakfast" on a Friday when most normal people are going to work/school/college like any other weekday. For people who listened, was the format as loose as the weekend show or did it feel like a weekday breakfast show? Matt and Mollie - they do seem to genuinely get on but from the bit I heard, I wasn't that impressed. Their content seems so forced, they did a link of what music is coming up and did things like "Len Goodman's favourite song" for Seven by Catfish and the Bottlemen - I cringed. When you're so used to listening to Scott and Chris at that time on a Friday, they just seem like such a downgrade. Still listenable. Scott - not much to say, he's brilliant on the chart and sounds so at home. You could tell how much he was enjoying it. Usually don't listen to the chart and tune in for Dance Anthems but had to listen for Scott's first - he sounded great on DA too. Maya - this might be an unpopular opinion on here but I think she's brilliant. Ok technically there's still room for improvement but she has great personality and her content links were pretty good I think, much more entertaining than Clara whose show seems to revolve around "that was, this is" type of links apart from the Live Lounge. Maya's top of hour bits are good and I think there's huge potential with her, I see why Ben Cooper is pushing her into more prominent slots. Wouldn't surprise me at all to see her eventually take the 10-1 slot permanently. I was a bit confused to hear the Greatest Hits stop just after 11 - I think 3 hours is too much anyway but might make more sense to have the Greatest Hits dispersed more evenly throughout the show instead of going full-on between 10 and 11 and then basically just going back to the normal playlist for the rest of the show.
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    The Official Chart with Scott Mills

    Scott was sounding great - his presenting style is perfect for the chart. The new imaging is fine but it's just a refresh of a (in my opinion) better package Greg had. I like the fact they're including celebrity chats again, at least it's a bit of content amid the "that was no.21, here's no.20". Dance Anthems - so glad it's staying and Scott was sounding great on that too. One thing I wasn't a fan of was the quite awkward chat with a listener about their plans for Friday night. They should drop that I think. Overall, great start for Scott and good to have him back on Radio 1 on a Friday evening!
  4. I presume Chris will be offered the chance to move to breakfast and it will be up to him if he wants to do mornings. The new breakfast show wouldn't be the same if Chris Smith wasn't part of it. Tina has half-left Newsbeat anyway, she's hardy ever there. She has so much going on besides Newsbeat that she could afford to leave completely. And if not, it would make more sense to have a consistent newsreader on breakfast (Chris) and then have a number of people who rotate in the afternoon - Tina when she's there and Steffan Powell/ Steve Holden/ Bela Shah/ Ben Mundy or Roisin Hastie when she's not.
  5. murste

    Schedule Changes

    So happy Dance Anthems is staying. Perfect way to start the weekend and Scott will be great doing it.
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    Biggest Weekend 2018

    You're so right. Just look at the reaction when Chris Moyles left R1, or Christian O'Connell left Absolute the other week - people really cared. Listeners get really invested in shows and the people on those shows. It's what makes radio so special, it's a very personal medium and you feel like you know the people involved so only natural to feel like it extends beyond a three hour radio show.
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    Schedule Changes

    Always think it's such a shame Alice doesn't do more weekday cover. I hope it's just that she isn't available rather than Radio 1 not asking her. She was Fearne Cotton's main cover but ever since Clara took over, it seems to be Adele (who's brilliant btw). Alice has always been brilliant covering the main personality shows like Scott and Greg - I wish she did it more. Alice/ Matt covering Scott and Alice/Jordan covering Greg would be pretty strong in my opinion. Sorry but Dev is just an instant turnoff when he's in for Greg. Also thought Katie Thistleton sounded great at the weekend. Hope she gets to do more cover by herself on Greatest Hits or early breakfast.
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    Schedule Changes

    Cel has never been Greg's cover. Think he did it once on a bank holiday but Dev and Jordan are now Greg's cover in that they do full weeks and normal weekdays.
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    Schedule Changes

    And Chris won't be involved in the chart. There's no mention of him at all in the press release and it's very clearly Scott's gig. The chart wouldn't work with Chris as a sidekick anyway in my opinion
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    Schedule Changes

    They wouldn't be missing their show to do that, though. Not that unusual for Scott to have an odd day off - he's probably just taking a long weekend
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    Friday is now the weekend

    Strange the Scott, Chris and Maya thing has been dropped so quickly but I reckon it was just a way to get the Friday audience used to her. Dev, Alice and Matt are all regular cover presenters on weekdays already.
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    Friday is now the weekend

    I was honestly in shock reading the press release, it's just such a radical and unexpected move! Some more considered thoughts: - Ditching Grimmy and Greg on Fridays is such a bold statement. Interesting in Ben Cooper's Medium article that he basically suggests Grimmy asked to stop doing Fridays ("this time, I said yes"). I doubt there's another radio station in the world that gives its breakfast presenter Fridays off. Dev and Alice could be good, Alice thoroughly deserves a weekday slot - hopefully they get the dynamic right where Dev is the straight man and Alice is the funny one. - Not overly bothered about Clara not being on Fridays. Rarely hear her show but it's pretty bland. Maya's good and has a great on-air personality to build the technical radio skills on top of. Think she wouldn't be a bad choice to do that slot full-time, just annoyed R1 are shoe horning yet MORE Greatest Hits into the schedule. Total over-kill. - Matt and Mollie - great partnership but they're going into the Scott and Chris Friday slot, big shoes to fill. If it was Matt alone, I'd be more worried about the success of the decision. They work well together tbf. - Scott on the chart - Delighted he's back on 4-7 on a Friday but a shame the features, game and entertainment side of his 1-4 show will probably be gone. Scott thoroughly deserves to be a permanent chart host - he's covered it so much over the years and has always sounded so at home and done it brilliantly so great he'll have a chance to do it full-time. You could almost say it's a promotion: more high-profile slot and the only daytime presenter who's being kept on Fridays. So disappointed the chart's going back to 3 hours though. I love Dance Anthems - great transition into Annie Mac and a great way to get the weekend vibe going on R1. The chart's become so boring and repetitive to me. Songs that are on their way off the playlist and we've all heard a thousand times and the fake tension of finding out if Drake or Ed Sheeran will be No.1 for the 25th week running....
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    New Weekend Schedule February 2018

    I know there are a lot of Dev fans here but reality is he's never going to get a daytime show (apart from early breakfast obviously, which he's done). A very solid weekend presenter - yes. But not entertaining enough with that Scott Mills or Greg James-like star quality. He's had a brilliant run at R1 but there are people such as Alice and Jordan ahead of him in the queue for a daytime show IMO. Cel Spellman doesn't seem to have made much from his time at R1. After him and Katie did some cover for Scott and Chris before Christmas, I thought things might progress but no. Katie outshines him in my opinion and is clearly the better presenter.
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    Schedule Changes

    Delighted to see Jordan covering Greg. Long over-due. Him and Alice are just a million times more entertaining than Dev.
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    New Weekend Schedule February 2018

    Was watching a conference speech by former BBC Radio boss Helen Boaden over the weekend and she mentioned a chat with Ben Cooper about what Radio 1 have changed. The new imaging and shorter song edits were mentioned, as were the Greatest Hits. She said Ben wants to create shows in the schedule which are "family listening" - songs that the 40 year old mother and 10 year old child can both sing along to and make it more of a family thing to bring in a new young generation of listeners. Clever in a way I suppose. So the Greatest Hits shows are here to stay. Bit disappointed Scott's Friday Mix has been dropped in favour of 30 mins of greatest hits. It's less dance-orientated now so it doesn't have that weekend vibe it used to.