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  1. The first few episodes of the podcast are now on spotify.
    5 points
  2. At the risk of disappearing down this same rabbit hole as last time... There is - quite simply - no 'problem' to fix, and even more than that, improvements are being made all the time. The station has recently won a bunch of awards, there is more new talent than that has been for years, the presenter roster is diverse and inclusive.... Of course yes you could put MORE new talent on, or MORE diversity (e.g. Asian voices), but that's missing the point. The goal of equality should be to ensure everyone gets a fair go, and is not discriminated against. Clearly that has been happening at the statio
    4 points
  3. What becomes dull is the same post over and over tho, it has to be said. the forum isn’t a debate that needs to be ‘won’ - different ideas can coexist - all be right and valid - without slogging the same point o’er and o’er
    3 points
  4. I'm a bit late to the party... but some very interesting points on both sides, i can certainly see valid points about change etc. However, i certainly think that Radio 1 are already in a good place... and that Aled has actually made brilliant progress in the short time he has been in the job. Radio in general has already had an issue in attracting younger listeners, i do not think the radical changes suggested would achieve that. You'd just put off your existing audience. They've always done well to place themselves where their audience are, especially on social media. They jumped straigh
    3 points
  5. Simply... Just no. In the 90s, the station was stuck in the past, with presenters who appealed to an ageing audience. It has widely been debated whether that radical shake-up was done well, or could have been just as successful if done in a much less abrasive way, and certainly some of the execution at the time was clumsy with some presenters brought in who lasted only a short while (since they simply didn't work at all). But this is entirely missing the point... There is NO need for a radical shake-up right now. The presenters and shows are not 'past their prime', apart from perhaps Grimmy wh
    3 points
  6. Exactly! I didn't imagine you did - just that the words come across that way sometimes and I'm certain that can be fixed... Anyway I figure the fact we're on here means we all have a love of radio in common, so let's get back to chatting about that 🙂
    2 points
  7. At the risk of inflaming this... @BBCAaron I think everyone on here likes and respects different points of view. But even the other day when you and I had a debate on the chat, another poster pointed out that you just HAD to have the last word... I am very familiar as to how ASD can drive certain styles of writing and thought processes. But please take this in the kind spirit in which it is intended - your posts can sometimes come across as antagonistic and harsh, and it may be worth re-reading and slowing down a bit before posting to think if there's a way to soften some of the wording.
    2 points
  8. The chat and forums on this site used to be fun to come along and read. Not so much anymore. It’s just constant rant after rant, post after post and paragraph after paragraph from a certain contributor, who actually doesn’t seem to like R1 very much, bulldozing their opinions *sigh*
    2 points
  9. Thought I’d put my twopence worth in, as I realise I haven’t posted on here too much since Greg took over breakfast. Greg’s incarnation of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show is by far my favourite in my time listening to the station (since the last few years of Moyles’ tenure on breakfast), as I much prefer the comedic, listener centric format to the more “showbiz”, celebrity focused formats used elsewhere on other youth-targeted breakfast shows (naming no names) Radio 1 has to be different to commercial competitors, and I truly believe they currently have the most distinctive breakfast sh
    2 points
  10. I think part of the problem is that for a long time there haven't been female presenters strong enough / of the right style to do Breakfast. But I think that's changing, Vick and Katie, Mollie King, Arielle are all really strong music entertainment presenters so you never know. It should all be on merit anyhow as otherwise that's just patronising to women - just as Greg was definitely the right choice. I think as much as Grimmy's show sounds tired now, he was the right choice to replace Moyles to make a total break with that era. I think aside from Jordan and maybe Jack Saunders
    2 points
  11. Would be amusing sure Jordan North would feel pretty pleased to win this poll as think probably wouldn’t be suprised if he does check this from time to time. Definatley would see Jack Saunders, Katie Thistleton, Vick Hope, Clara Amfo, Matt Edmonson & Mollie King, Arrielle Free as beyond Scott Mills my real favourites at the moment of course do like Jordan North
    1 point
  12. Completely agree here. Personally Radio 1 Breakfast is my fav it's ever been (was never a fan of Moyles but I was probs a little too young really) - Greg provides exactly what you need in the morning, a laugh, some stupid stuff that takes you away from what's actually happening in the crazy world and loads of decent (and a wide variety) of music. As others have said I think this is the best R1 has ever been. There isn't a time when I don't want to listen (whereas previously I would have only listened to selective shows). Even most of the cover is pretty good, like Radio 1 Breakfast with Matt &
    1 point
  13. Old Codger Fan

    Schedule Changes

    Moyles was at his most compelling when you had to accidentally 'discover' him, in the very early morning.
    1 point
  14. In terms of DJ's. You'll just have the opposite impact if you suddenly turn over the daytime schedule, just like that... because of the nature of the station, the listeners listen often for the personalities themselves. Just because presenters have been there a long time, doesn't mean they should be moved on. Scott & Greg's recent awards.. plus regular listener feedback on air and online proves they're doing something right. I'm sure Aled and his team will have a good idea if they're connecting with their target audience. The problem R1 had in the past was the overall station sounded out o
    1 point
  15. Been digging through my hard drive today and stumbled across this little gem that I thought I'd share with you all. @wwcreative It took a while but (hopefully) I haven't let you down! May I present, Reggie Yates 2010 Chart Opener! https://www.dropbox.com/s/ryx3vsmzv11dvty/TOCS 2010 Opener_Reggie Yates.mp3?dl=0
    1 point
  16. It's not as if every presenter comes that way. You've also got Arielle, Dean, Sian, Gemma and the like who have come through from working on the station doing cover slots and going into permanent ones. There wasn't really anyone else who could have done what RMC have done, same with Sarah Story, Vick Hope as well now I think about it.
    1 point
  17. You’re living in a dream world though. Radio 1 has never worked like this & never will. It’s a professional national station and they use a small pool of known faces to cover shows (usually weekend presenters covering weekdays). Your point is a bit redundant as they are allowing more presenters than ever on the station. See the Xmas takeovers & Friday early breakfast. Dean covering for Matt is great example of how they’re thinking forward now....
    1 point
  18. Agree with this. But we’ve had Moyles, Grimmy & Greg. That’s 20+ years of solo males (by the time I expect Greg will finish). I would be shocked if we didn’t see a female presenter, even if co-hosting alongside a another, on breakfast.
    1 point
  19. I'd say that's possible. I wonder if you might see a pairing like Jordan and Arielle? They have a great chemistry.
    1 point
  20. If Greg left tomorrow I can see Scott and Chris doing it for a period say until September end of summer holidays until a new host is announced
    1 point

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