Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs?
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Interesting article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40431793

But I think Ben Cooper is being a bit disingenuous. It's not that there isn't a pool of talent available - it's that he isn't fully tapping into it. There are tons of people on commercial radio who'd do a decent job on Radio 1, but Ben Cooper never seems to commit. Look at the way Jordan North has been deppping for the best part of 2 1/2 years without a full time show. Pete Allison as well was a missed opportunity. I also dislike the way he talks about casually plucking people off TV as an easy way of recruiting.

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Interesting article. It's a fair point about syndication and cuts to local commercial radio and that the likes of T4, MTV live shows etc aren't around anymore and they often had young talent to choose from. However, there are still plenty of young, talented, passionate presenters out there to choose from. They took a risk with Greg James- got him to cover Sara Cox the day after he graduated! There's got to be some brilliant talent from student radio they should nurture and develop. Same with commercial radio- recruit young talent from local or regional stations who have potential. Only if they're good enough of course.

He's brought in Clara Amfo, Jordan North and Adele Roberts (from 1Xtra) in recent years but it seems like way more could be done. Getting Rylan to cover seemed like desperation, as did Cel Spellman getting a show (he's not awful and yes, he's a big CBBC name but will never be weekday material IMO and a 20 year old from student radio who has natural radio talent should be given a chance instead).

One name I'd keep an eye out for- Riyadh Khalaf. He's been doing BBC3 documentaries, has a huge YouTube following and presented on a radio station in Dublin as well as being an entertainment reporter. Wouldn't be surprised to see him doing some weekend cover in the coming months. 

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Interesting article. I don't believe it's that difficult to find them though. Commercial Radio is filled with loads of young talent. Give them a chance. Also what was interesting about this article was the fact he said he's not considering a schedule shakeup anytime soon then. That shuts us all up then haha. Also means Mills should Mark his 20th Anniversary with the station whilst still being in a prime daytime slot.

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On ‎02‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 10:44 AM, WELOVEMOYLESPART2 said:

Also what was interesting about this article was the fact he said he's not considering a schedule shakeup anytime soon then. That shuts us all up then haha. Also means Mills should Mark his 20th Anniversary with the station whilst still being in a prime daytime slot.

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Indeed very true. Think its pretty established. What he doesn't say of course, is that if a DJ chooses to leave, which could happen, if they feel they want to move on/better bigger job comes along (not saying we want this but always possible). I would love to see Mills at R1 for 20 years, specially in the lead entertainment show on the station - he never fails to impress with new content absolute star, IMO he and Chris should defo be on breakfast full time.

On that note - I actually think Grimmy will WILL beat Moyles's record, he's over half way there now.

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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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Has Dan P carter and Phil Taggart gone?

Scotts WIKI says 1998 not a month though

Charlie Sloth may move to R1? he appears on RONR sometimes and helped with big weekend and how about A Dot but she seems too specialist, I can see Clara going to Annie Macs slot one day making way for a new live lounge host - Adele or Alice

Cant see Grimmy going anywhere at the moment, he seems to have settled from the days when he wouldn't appear for work and big nights out

I think Greg is in the zone Scott was about 8 years ago, next logical choice for breakfast but the resident host in place not showing any sign of going and by the time they do too late

Would they give Scott one last swansong as permanent Breakfast host if Grimmy was moved off do we think? maybe for a couple years?

Here is a thought of what may happen in say 5 years; If Scott eventually gave his show up and started the transition to R2 (I think if Ken Bruce or Steve Wright were to semi retire to weekends or something the gap would appear then) assuming they would need a cover DJ if Sara Cox got a permanent show (assuming she would replace KB or SW) maybe Scott would do what she does, sounds of the 80s/90s and cover the main R2 shows (probably half a years work through the year) apart from Vine's show although he could make a blinding job of that as well as he does have a serious side, and also cover shows on R1 still being the primary breakfast cover for Grimy and maybe cover his "old" show and maybe some other bits and then fill a permanent slot on R2 (drive time or Breakfast or the big show) I am sure Cox did a few years covering shows on R1 and 2 ? If this were to happen would she still be the primary holiday cover for Chris Evans and Scott cover her show (as what happens now on R1 where Scott covers Grimmy and someone else covers Scott)

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On ‎06‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 6:15 PM, Ryan Pannell said:

Does anyone know the date of Scott's anniversary?

According to Genome, his first show was Monday 12th October 1998. http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/radio1/england/1998-10-11

23 minutes ago, Lee E said:

Has Dan P carter and Phil Taggart gone?

He means Dan and Phil the YouTube duo who were on Radio 1 for a while and were, putting it nicely, crap.

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I would hate to see Scott move to Radio 2... He wouldn't be able to do any of the features that he does at the moment and would be forced to play old music! We would have gems like 'Moustache' (Eurovision Entry) replaced with the likes of Toast by Streetband. *Throws up*

Seriously though, he's far too much of a pop lover to move to a station where the only new music he's allowed to play is Ed Sheeran, Adele & Liam Gallagher.

IMO Grimmy has really settled into the breakfast role and despite not really liking him to begin with, especially the wake up song and call or delete making me switch off, he is very entertaining now despite his obsession with One Direction!

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