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    I love radio, bit of a Moyles fan but despite my username, I'm not really an "anorak".

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  1. Schedule Re-Think is Imminent!

    Leaving personal politics of me finding Edmonson an utter utter prick, he should work TWO DAYS a week. Nick works five. Therefore, even if Nick has had 20 days off, he has not worked for just 5.5% of his allocated show time. Matt would have not worked for 13.4% of his allocated show time. ______ As a separate note, I feel as though Radio 1 is becoming rapidly sanitised and Capital-like. The personal connection between listener and presenter as presented by Moyles, Fearne, Greg and Scott has been totally ruined by Amfo and the awful weekend line-up, which leaves literally not a single moment of desirable radio across the whole weekend. So, if you were to ask me if holiday leave was too generous in 2011/2012, I'd say, yes, we love the presenters and hearing them leave disrupts our schedules / feels weird. Frankly, that point no longer remains. People just don't care enough anymore. I'm off to Radio 2.
  2. Schedule Re-Think is Imminent!

    I think Newsbeat should be rebranded The Sun and the biased BBC should stop being so damn scared and replace Ben Cooper with that nice Rupert Murdoch fella - it's time things were shaken up a bit. Playlist to consist of just the national anthem and football chants. Change the station logo to a 1 that slants right rather than left. The public have spoken and it's time to respect their wishes.
  3. Rylan Clark sitting in for Matt

    Can't help but feel that slot should be a more magazine-style show. Ain't cutting it for me with the drivelling long, winding, loud links. I'd suggest Rylan and Matt doing it together (not like I'd listen to that carcrash radio) if R1 is going for this angle. Whatever angle that is.
  4. Rylan Clark sitting in for Matt

    (he's shite)
  5. Geeky question about cover DJs

    All of these questions' answers are mere guesses in this thread, so don't take them as read. All dependent on availability of studios, but usually the breakfast show will come from 82A or the one opposite, with pre-records coming from the studios closest to the green room.
  6. BBC Radio 1 OFCOM Changes

    Hmmm.... seems to be suppressing creativity and flexibility of stations up and down the country, and has arguably led to the complete sanitation of commercial radio. Let's hope the BBC remains distinctive(ly ahead of its competition) btw, OP, you used the wrong "it's" every single time. Doesn't need an apostrophe. That's not a dig, just a point.
  7. London Terror Attacks: Newsbeat 22/3/17

    There was no sport, and it was one story. Not given enough justice IMO.
  8. London Terror Attacks: Newsbeat 22/3/17

    Also clipped up every news bulletin prior to 5:45 that broke the news. Interesting that Dev refers to "news and sport with Chris Smith", and that he says HI TO PETE IN LANCASTER without context. Very odd. Scott is far far better.
  9. Here's an overview of how Radio 1 responded to today's terror attacks. Today's content on Radio 1 has been slightly different due to the developing story on the London terror attack which saw one confirmed dead, a police officer stabbed and Parliament suspended, with Theresa May being rushed from the House of Commons. Radio 1 elected to choose sombre pop to come out of all bulletins since the first reporting, which was announced in Scott's show by an audibly shaken Chris Smith. Since then, bulletins have been provided with myriad of reporting by journalists both on the ground and in the studio. Tonight's bulletin was described as a "Newsbeat Special" and ended without the Ten Minute Takeover. Nothing regarding the attacks was published on Newsbeat's website, which is soon to be retired. You can hear tonight's Newspeat Special here: You can hear the bulletins here:
  10. Scott and Chris 24hour Lolathon

    and is there any bloody wonder?!
  11. Scott and Chris 24hour Lolathon

    I know, but it just seems a bit of a social media overload. A live video feed, like on the Chris Moyles Show, added to the exclusivity and fun. I wanna know what's going on as the songs play! I wanna see who's producing! I wanna watch the goings-on and the way they create such great content!
  12. Scott and Chris 24hour Lolathon

    The voice over is really irritating and some guests better than others! Great to hear it though. Doesn't seem to have the gravitas and excitement of Moyles' show - and why didn't they put a live feed up? :(((
  13. What radio do you listen to?

    Any good recommendations for radio? Excelling student radio stations, shows, presenters to watch, commercial shows? And anything I can listen to at breakfast? I'm seriously struggling, because I like hit music in the morning especially but I like to hear news, weather and interesting presenters. I genuinely cannot find anything on DAB that plays good music, has good chat, and is feelgood. Moyles has lost his spark and is now sounding like a tired and grumpy old man who constantly reminisces about the good old days. Audio branding is poor, and that combined with the adverts just makes for unpleasant listening. (Am I allowed to say that? I hear UnofficialMills has some kind of ongoing feud with them?) post a Chris Moyles Radio 1 show every single day, and I enjoy dipping in and out of those, but that requires internet and thinking. I need something as an alarm. Ideas welcome.
  14. The new chart style

    Clara was ideal for the Sunday chart show, I think that the chart shouldn't have moved from Sunday in the first place.
  15. Streaming has ruined the radio 1 playlist!

    All crap, uninteresting and formulaic. Breakfast certainly needs a change, it would be good probably now in boosting listening figures and getting Radio 1 back on track