Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James - First Thoughts
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How incredible - Language by Porter Robinson is on now, which not only was the bed Greg used to start the show with every day but was also on the last Ten Minute Takeover of the afternoon show!

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Song-wise: I think Greg had his say as to what to play. So far, we've had Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, George Ezra. He probably couldn't choose all of the songs, but definitely picked a couple of his favourites.

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Loved the show today. It definitely felt more listener focused which I really like and I love that the ten minute take over is back. The public definitely pick better songs than the celebrities did on Grimmy's show! Calvin Harris and joe lycett were fab and I am really looking forward to hearing Greg's show every morning! 

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My overall review

 

Positives - CONTENT. Although I prefer Scott and Chris’ humour , Greg’s breakfast show now matches the content of their show (and I expect that will continue) which is amazing to have back on the flagship show.

 

Imaging - i love the branding! At times a little commercial, but its nice to have a refresh. I dont think those smoothly mixed  ‘coming up’ parts will last though :D

 

Improvements

 

- Music - not enough new stuff, would prefer less recurrents. They got the balance of songs right, I’m just hoping that it was just Greg’s song choices and it was a one off for today.

- Ten Minute Takeover - i can’t believe this has lasted through 3 shows now. Its such a bland, nothingy feature, it NEEDS TO GO!

For a first show though it was clear it was well planned and it made me want to keep listening, even through a terrible signal on holiday. Very impressed!!

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Listen to Greg’s first show and Grimmys last you can definitely hear their strong music tastes throughout. A lot less rap and rnb this morning

Edited by Acelink

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I think this mornings shows was REALLY good. They nailed it. 

Balance between music and chat/features was spot on the type of music played fits what R1 is all about. 

You can really tell they care about this show because so much work has gone into to it to actually make it sound good. The jingles, imaging and 'highlights' and 'coming up' packages sound so smooth - this is something that I really hope stays and doesn't disappear over time with laziness. 

A little more interaction with everyone in the studio would be nice but I guess that may come when the show is not quite as busy!

Really looking forward to tomorrow now!

Edited by BBCR1_James

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I thought it wa very good just what a breakfast show should be about the listeners and not about the latest show biz news and guest  etc just like moyles used to do maybe he's taken some pointers from him 

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12 minutes ago, Dan18F1 said:

Yeah he did, it was Calvin Harris and Sam Smiths new one! 

Did he use the standard jingle for this or a new bespoke one? Wonder if he’ll still look for jingles?

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1 hour ago, Graeme said:

Wonder if he’ll still look for jingles?

That stopped on the afternoon show a while back. I'm not sure why, after he made a big song and dance about bringing them back when they brought back Record of the Week.

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