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  1. bensteele

    Friday is now the weekend

    Not sure this "Friday is the weekend" thing was actually means tested but I could be wrong. As alluded to above, Friday is just a workday for many people & this just creates confusion, particularly with the Weekend Breakfast show on a Friday. Inconsistent & weeeeirdddd. I'd love to see Cooper properly shake the schedule up, I do think a significant amount of R1's output seems rather half-arsed and some new blood to replace the likes of Matt Edmondson would be simply delightful, particularly if the replacement was someone like Jordan or Maya (or both?!)
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    Scott's Chart Show - Updated Imaging

    Sounds a bit.. 2012..... quite nicely done, actually. But only quite. The stinger FX (?) lacks the oomph it did in the 2015 refresh. And, no disrespect to him, but Scott sounds incredibly rushed and voiceovery. Eek. I wanted to love this, I promise.
  3. Unfortunately (this applies to jingles and everything else too) R1 is falling victim to radio becoming increasingly formulaic & attention grabbing without offering anything genuinely entertaining or distinctive. Rather than complementing Spotify playlists, it needs to continually actively oppose them. I really think Greg's breakfast show is going to pull that off in a way we haven't seen yet.
  4. I wondered the same, but I doubt they'd let that happen - it would be too inconsistent & backwards now. I reckon the audio imaging will be pretty similar to current.
  5. I don't think anybody chooses to leave The X Factor & The Radio 1 Breakfast Show, but the way it's been played out has made it seem like these are Nick's choices - something I doubt.
  6. bensteele

    Biggest Weekend 2018

    Can confirm this for sure, I saw him as he finished his show. Smelled amazing.
  7. bensteele

    Grimmy beats blackburn

    Completely agree. An element of complacency crept in & the initial production team slowly melted away, leaving little dynamic content on a daily basis (like FashIan & Showbot). What has Breakfast actually DONE since 2015?
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    Any one got a clue?

    You may find something you're after that's similar on Emergency Production Music or The Imaging Cloud, I'd vouch for those two websites for sure.
  9. This is really, really exciting stuff. I can't wait to see what Greg brings to breakfast. Not only is he a safe pair of hands, and a genuinely brilliant presenter, he's creative and he clearly has a love for radio, something that seems unfortunately few and far between in radio! Nick was ace at breakfast, but a few thoughts - firstly, can Radio 1 afford to have him on drivetime, the time when it's likely the most adults will be listening, based on his RAJARs? At the end of the day, it's the adults in charge of the radios in cars / coaches etc, so this could really hit their figures. I do wonder what it'll be like for Nick without Fiona, but Annie & Nick are great with their handovers, so it'll be very natural. As for Greg, I'm over the moon for him!! You've never seen another R1 presenter put so much in. Never. A primetime BBC One show, a book contract, a podcast, cricket coverage on TV & 5Live, his big features like Rent A Greg (which I debuted on last year).... it's inspirational to see that even when you're at the top of your game, you've got to get your arse in gear and do what others won't, even if it means sacrificing some friends / lots of sleep. I'm also very relieved R1 hasn't decided to throw another bloody celebrity into the mix (I was really concerned it might be a Scarlet Moffat or Maya Jama kind of affair). I genuinely couldn't have thought of a better candidate for the job & I can't help but wonder a few things: will Chris Smith be joining Greg? what's the production team going to be like? will features (Ten Minute Takeover) be carried over? is WiseBuddah going to do another big jingle package or something? God I can't wait to hear the audio branding, what a loser. In short, a great choice by R1 and a firm favourite among the listeners.