Ryan Pannell

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  1. There’s a lot of speculation here as to whether Grimmy has been asked to leave or whether it was his own decision. But nobody has raised the point about the amount of sickies he has pulled in his time as host. Quite a number! I don’t think I’ve ever known a presenter of any radio station to ever pull as many as he did. I sometimes question whether some were genuine, and maybe Cooper got fed up with it and decided to take him off breakfast. As for Tina staying on breakfast, I’d like that. I can’t see Chris leaping over from his current slot. Tina staying on in 2012 was great and she is doing more and more TV work with the Beeb, however sleep the news as it is!
  2. Today's announcement of Nick Grimshaw's departure from the breakfast show is one that has been a long time coming. Some may say it's overdue. Grimmy has had a good run in the last 6 years and considering Moyles was at the helm for 8 years, a change in host to the breakfast show was definitely on it's way, even if it happened in 2019 or 2020. Like many others I was never completely happy when Grimmy took over but within the first year I started to enjoy it more. And it's only been in the last couple of years that I feel his show has been going downhill. So for me, today's news of his departure is not only an overdue expectation, but also welcoming. Over the years my opinion of Greg James has steadily improved. After taking on the chart duties and then moving to some TV work for Sounds Like Friday Night, it seems he is really going places, and by moving to the breakfast show he could be at the top of his game. Only recently on the forum did I mention about how well Greg is doing. Ben Cooper has made a good decision by selecting him for the breakfast show. And anyone Radio 1 fan with station knowledge should know it has been known for years that Scott Mills never wanted the slot. I'm unsure about Grimmy moving to the 4-7pm slot. It's something that could work but would also sound so weird. Just imagine if it flopped - who'd fill that gap? So, The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James - sounds odd but it could work. Then again it could be completely changed. With a few months to go until Greg starts, no doubt some media production company will be busy making some jingles, beds, stings etc. Let's wait and see. However, I certainly won't miss the current theme that's played, totally awful. Good luck to the both of them in their new positions, and congratulations to Greg on securing such an important and legendary slot at Radio 1. It’s definitely one of the stations better moves and I’m excited for this.
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    Friday is now the weekend

    Ben Cooper needs to have his head checked. These changes must be the most ridiculous I’ve ever heard of in nearly 7 years as a station listener. Greg James was so happy to get the chart duties in 2015, but less than 3 years later it’s being swept from underneath his feet. Recently, his absence on Friday’s are mainly due to his commitment to Sounds Like Friday Night and his possible movement to TV work. Is there a back door open? I’m just speculating here, but on the other hand MistaJam must be pissed about not getting chart duties anymore! He tore it up and did well. Scott taking over the chart is an OK move, and there’s no one else I’d like to see get the job. After all, he is experienced here. The breakfast show change is madness. Whilst there has been speculation for years about Grimmy’s departure, it cannot be denied that Dev is possibly the worst breakfast presenter since Edith Bowman. More-so, he is the worst presenter the station has. He’s been there a long time, does old jokes and boring features, and is so not funny. How does Alice cope with him?! She must be tearing her fiery locks out! It’s time Dev was given the boot, and long overdue that she was given a permanent morning fixture at weekends or weekdays. Weekend mornings have become awful with Dev - I simply cannot listen. Are listening figures for weekends low? Cooper’s way of fixing this is wrong. There is proof here that weekend schedules haven’t been as good as they should be, and it’s not getting better with this 3 day weekend. His medium mentions “Listen, Watch, Share” -clearly he’s forgotten that went out of the window 3 years ago. New Music Fridays aren’t being pushed like they were before. And the Greatest Hits feature is fantastic. The ones at the moment should become a more permanent thing twice a day. Ditching Dance Anthems on a Friday night is a brave move, but not the biggest loss. God help this station at weekends. Cooper needs firing.
  4. Does anyone know the date of Scott's anniversary? Its true the station does have a problem. I've enjoyed Adele sitting in for Clara these last 2 weeks, a lot more chirpy and professional. Clara taking over from Fearne was an odd decision, despite what Ben Cooper says about giving upcoming 1Xtra presenters a chance. I've always thought Alice Levine has progressed quick, she is well overdue a regular weekday slot if she wants it. Grimmy's show has been going 5 years in September and I can't see it going much further. His time has been up for a while now, but his replacement is a tough one. As for Dan and Phil - idiots. Glad they're gone. A partial waste of my BBC Licence fee.
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    New Newsbeat Imaging - 2017

    Not overly keen on this new theme. What was wrong with the 2015 one? Nothing, apart from the fact it had old voices on it. A clean cut version is on Soundcloud and must be floating around elsewhere, a simple edit to that with new voices would've worked fine. This one sounds very gameshow type of theme. I thought the 2015 one did at first. The "One" thing is very on trend and not what I'd opt for. However, it does leave a nice echo and music after that for s few seconds. Unfortunately I'm constantly reminded of Grenfell Tower by this theme, as that tragedy happened only 2 days after this launched.
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    BBC Radio 1 OFCOM Changes

    Crikey, you've really analysed that well. When you say it's "exactly right to the minute", I agree with every daytime presenter except Grimmy. A countless number of times, he is late for the news at about 7:32, 8:03 and so on! He has a tendancy to start a track at 7:29! WHY?!
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    Chris Start post-Scott

    Source? Googling this up returns no recently dated results. It's inevitable that Scott will be there forever - one day he will go. Chris Stark is a legend and a credit to the show, although he was referred to "Scott's mate" in the early days, there's no way that he was let in when Scott went in for his show, BBC security is top notch and they wouldn't have just let him follow Scott through the building without a check of some sort. Chris has actually broadcasted on his own, it was unplanned and for half an hour when Scott was ill, and Huw Stephens was on his way on the tube but was getting held up. I remember the start of the show Chris was like "erm" and lost for words, but he handled it really well. I'm not sure what'll happen to him radio-wise if Scott ever left. I can't seeing him do his own shows, he is better at the documentaries he does for BBC Three and other general BBC fun stuff (like Mastermind).
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    2016 Power Intros

    The only intros that sound good are the ones with Mike Wooller. The rest of the imaging isn't a clear, simple theme. We have mixes thrown about of all sorts that make it sound like a different station between most songs. The length of time it took to introduce these, and the "creeping in" is just highly unprofessional for a national station, nearly a year! The radio industry might want to go this way with power intros, but they really don't suit the station. They've tried too hard and ballsed it up. The breakfast show idents have been ruined too.
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    2016 Power Intros

    If the station imaging sounded confusing before, it sounds more confusing now. This has seriously got to stop. So unprofessional.
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    The new chart style

    The Official Chart hasn't played the top 40 since it moved to Fridays in July 2015.
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    BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat and Chart Show Jingles

    I've noticed the last 2 Fridays, the intro into the chart has had the titles changed. The clip of all the singers introducing themselves has gone, we get the "3, 2, 1. This is the Official Chart, with Greg James" and then it leaps to the main bed with Greg talking. The "This is (this is)...where it begins" bit has been dropped. Whether this is a temporary or permanent change I'm unsure but it sounds not right. It was fine as it was before.
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    2016 Power Intros

    I know exactly what you mean, sounds like we're on the same wavelength. A mish-mash between old and new is not professional. When the NMF intros with Mike Wooller launched last April, I wasn't a fan of these, but admittedly they have grown on me. These are proper power intros, whereas the rest by Imgur aren't really powerful in the slightest. At first I wasn't sure if bringing Mike back was a wise move, any jingle geek will easily remember he was on the old ones up until September 2014. They sounded great, but these ones with him sound better. Scott's old beds were great, probably some of the best to come out of the 2014 lot. And I love that KDA-Turn the Music Louder power intro. TOTD did change briefly but has reverted back to the old one. I'm sure it'll eventually be replaced. The Newsbeat voiceovers dont need changing yet, especially if the main jingle stays the same, otherwise it'll all sound out of place. The Pure Jingles package will never be completely dead, that is evident at 2:55 in the montage - have a listen. The new Clafa Amfo intro sounds like Dev in it!
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    2016 Power Intros

    I wouldn't be too quick to rule out Pure Jingles. Why would they put these up online for people to listen to when a new sound by different company has already been introduced? I've previously said the new package by IMGR is a very unprofessional one and a mixup that sounds completely wrong to the station. Hearing the latest Pure Jingles selection is fresh and more professional, however they now seem something of yesteryear as our ears adjust to the new intros.
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    Request for 10 minute takeover jingle & bed

    As the 10 minute takeover is related to Greg James, I thought this would be the best place to put it. I am looking for the music which was used during his Gregathlon updates last year? I think they were used a few times throughout the day.
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    Moyles Marathon Bed

    What year did Chris do this marathon? I only listened to his show from 2011, so if it was before that I wouldn't know what to search for or be able to help. However, www.chrismoyles.net is a good website with loads of audio clips to download. Check it out.