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  1. The first few episodes of the podcast are now on spotify.
    5 points
  2. R1Aled

    Schedule Changes

    Hello everyone Aled here, Head of Programmes at Radio 1. Thank you for all your passion for Scott, Chris and Radio 1 - the station’s success relies on fans like yourselves caring about radio and what we do and all of us at Radio 1 really appreciate it. Don't worry - I’m not planning on hanging around and cramping your style, I’m trying to get hold of Jono. I’ve used the ‘Contact us’ section but I’ve heard nothing yet, if someone on the board has his contact please ask him to email me. (It’s nothing bad!) Keep up the amazing work everyone, be as critical as you like, I’m
    5 points
  3. Actual LOL at Jordan and Scott just now: Jordan: oh god, they're gonna send me back to local radio - oh wait, all the jobs have gone. Scott: it's all coming from London now babes, Rock FM's not on anymore.
    5 points
  4. God he has an irritating voice. Sounds so forced and unnatural. Reminds me of when Chris Moyles does his wacky deejay impression.
    5 points
  5. This has been annoying me- one of the great things about RONR is the banter between Scott, Chris and the DJ and the flow of the game. It has the potential to be one of the funniest things on Radio 1 when they're on top form and the facts are funny. Stopping after 1 fact to play a song we've heard countless times is pointless and ruins the flow. It's happened a few times where they've only done 2 facts. Such a shame, especially now that they have such a good line-up with Greg on Mondays, Charlie Sloth on Tuesdays, Alice on Thursdays and Cel on Friday. They all have the potential to be hilarious
    5 points
  6. 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
  7. It's a bit sad knowing that this is the last ever time Alice will be on R1. She's always been one of my favourite presenters and listening to her show has always manged to put a smile on my face and often had me laughing out loud. Best of luck to her in whatever she does next.
    4 points
  8. IsaacM

    Hello New Members!

    Hi everyone! My name is Isaac and I’m currently a Computer Science student. I am also a massive radio geek as well – I’ve been listening to Radio 1 now for 6 years and to The Official Chart for nearly 6 and a half years. I’ve been a long time lurker on this forum (5 years I think!) and I’ve loved reading the comments and posts about Radio 1 ever since I found this. I’ve always wanted to join in the fun with comments and posts of my own but I’ve either delayed putting it off or been too shy to make a move. Hopefully, with everything strange going on, now is the right time. I
    4 points
  9. OohErr

    Schedule Changes

    If she's good I'm willing to change my mind, but until proven otherwise can we refer to Maya Jama within the context of Scott's show as the homewrecker?
    4 points
  10. Actually, I think Diane Abbott would be great on the chart - "and now a new entry at number 72, which means it's the biggest selling single in the UK this week, it's Liar Liar. I'll play you the number 23 after that, and we'll run down the top 10-36". The Official Chart with Diane Abbott - every Goosday from 4pm-76:30.
    4 points
  11. I think 275k is pretty amazing for 24 hours! The Gregathlon got a million but that was over a week so 5 days, it was all in daytime, got heavy promotion & regular updates on all the daytime main shows and was more of an "achievement" thing. Scott & Chris only had 6 and a half hours of primetime R1 really (Drive on Tuesday when it was only starting so the hype wasn't there yet and it hadn't hit its stride plus breakfast on Wednesday). A lot of it was evening, overnight, mid-morning, afternoon- hardly peak time. What an amazing 24 hours of radio though- the Non-Innuendo Bingo was p
    4 points
  12. It doesn't help that they now shorten some songs so they can squeeze in even more of the 'popular hits'. And they've definitely upped the music quotas (again), Scott has to play a song in the middle of Real or No Real now and it's been cut down to 3 facts instead of 4. Today there was only 2 facts because he spoke to Greg for too long - Greg goes "I feel short changed, isn't there normally 3?" to which Scott responded "yes but I've got to play the hits". Sounds like they've definitely been told to play more songs / not drop them.
    4 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. I used to work at a radio station (not R1, think smaller!) so I have a bit of an insight into this, although I'm sure it varies. Where I worked, around half of the presenters were staff and half were freelancers. Staff had to request leave and have it approved - freelancers could just say they were 'unavailable' but we would expect a reasonable amount of notice (apart from sickness) so that cover could be arranged. At R1 I believe all of their presenters are freelance. We would have a list of presenters who could cover each show - their suitability would be based on profile, experi
    3 points
  16. @Lee E In repsonse to your chatbox post, here are the current studio allocations for R1: Mon-Thurs Arielle 82F, Greg 82A, Clara 82F, Scott 82A, Grimmy 82D, Annie 82A, RMC 82D, Jack 82A Fri Early Breakfast 82F, Greg 82A, Jordan 82F, M&M 82D, Scott 82E, Annie 82A, Danny 82B Sat Adele 82D, Jordan 82F, M&M 82D, Charlie 82F, Target 82A, Tiffany 82C Sun Adele 82D, Jordan 82F, M&M 82D, Life Hacks (Katie in Salford, Vick in Salford or sometimes 82E), Sian 82B, Dan 82C If you want the same info for 1Xtra or Asian Network let me know
    3 points
  17. Actually I think your theory could be one that’s correct - after all Scott is already doing drive on a Friday so why not add the other four His Dance anthems has been renamed too to Party Anthems What I think will happen is there will be major changes when the new controller for Radio 1&2 is announced (has it been?) if this is Ben Cooper as predicted maybe he’ll make major changes But yes I 100% agree Scott’s show sounds fresher than ever and it’s also been really good to hear him solo as well
    3 points
  18. I think today's caller on Yesterday's Quiz got confused and thought it was Wronguns...
    3 points
  19. Greg was on with Matt Edmondson and Molly King just now and they were suggesting features, then at the end Matt goes "I've got one more... How about Car Park Catchphrase"?
    3 points
  20. Jameela Jamil? Don't WHOOOOOoooooOOOOOooo all at once, guys!
    3 points
  21. Maybe he will become the new weekday DJ if someone moved on? or looking to get him on R1 and someone like Jordan or Cel on 1xtra Hes been on R1 xtra for some years, maybe they are trying him for a new breakfast or drive host Maybe just that Dev is busy?
    3 points
  22. Surely Diane Abbott would present Radio 1 Stories: Music by Numbers?
    3 points
  23. 04:00-06:30 Tim Farron 06:30-10:00 The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Theresa and Arlene 10:00-12:45 Nicola Sturgeon 13:00-16:00 Caroline Lucas (Mon-Wed) / Jonathan Bartley (Thu-Sat) 16:00-19:00 Jeremy Corbyn 19:00-21:00 MistaJam Thoughts?
    3 points
  24. This would be my ideal Weekday Schedule: Breakfast - Greg James Mid Morning - Alice Levine Early Afternoon - Matt Edmondson Drivetime - Scott Mills I know the chances of that happening are very very minimal. Grimmy is just not interesting and neither is Clara, they could probably go on Breakfast and Mid Morning weekend I guess.
    3 points
  25. Frermanian

    Radio 1 Snap Election

    It's actually quite an alright idea. So on the show today, the idea was raised by Chris to have a snap election at Radio 1 to let the listeners decide where each presenter should go on the radio schedule, (following the stuff that happened this morning). It's actually quite an intriguing point, and certainly something that could be discussed on these forums, because we've always chatted about who we personally want where in the schedule or who the big bosses at the BBC would like, but what do we think as a listener and nothing else? Aside from thinking whether Jordan North deser
    3 points
  26. OohErr

    Chris Start post-Scott

    If anyone wants to hear some early Chris Stark appearances, the first I could find was the 8th June 2010 podcast when he thought Scott was going to be called up to play for England in the World Cup, and a very funny one on 29th June 2010 where he was talking about spending an entire month's wages on World Cup merchandise.
    3 points
  27. Scott Mills talking in the Guardian about us running out of music! https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/apr/13/has-pop-finally-run-out-of-tunes-ed-sheeran-plagiarism?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
    3 points
  28. God I love the Guardian. I read that, it's so interesting. Love that Scott is now a musicology expert.
    3 points
  29. No TBH, but whatever it was, WTF are people like, they did 24 F***ing hours on radio for homeless people in the UK yes the UK, give them a break... I would be so hurt if I was him - Scott if you're reading, and I know you do - or at least see the Tweets from this site, then you have MY FULL support in this, and everyone else.
    3 points
  30. Joe

    BBC Radio 1 OFCOM Changes

    Ah, now it does need an apostrophe. Use an apostrophe whenever you mean 'it is', and don't when you don't. Unless, of course, you're joking.
    3 points
  31. Interesting to see how they handled this. I plan to save Scott and Dev's shows off the iplayer before they dissapear. I only dropped into Dev's show about 4.30 and he sounded upbeat. I do plan to have a proper seek through this though. Seems like they spent the first hour behind the scenes probably debating how to handle the situation, what the tone of the station should be. So Scott probably wasn't told to do anything differently during his time on air. Chris Price is back at Radio 1 now, he was working as a music producer at Radio 1 when September 11th happened. So has experience vastly
    3 points
  32. One thing that I found striking at Big Weekend last year was the queues of people who were talking about their favourite DJs. It was Scott's name that came up various times. I mean it's hard to say how much these people listen to Radio 1, but I think he remains the most recognisable name with young audiences. Now you could argue that's the strength of Scott's work, you could also argue Radio 1 has more to do to connect its audiences with the newer DJs.
    3 points
  33. One of my favourite things about this is that on Heart's afternoon show in 1996, Chris Smith was reading the news for Scott. And 21 years later, on Radio 1's afternoon show, Chris Smith is reading the news for Scott.
    3 points
  34. It wouldn't be the first time the Radio 1 bosses have done such a thing with their best presenter(s). Losing Scott would be a huge loss though, simply down to the fact that he's head & shoulders above anyone else there imo. As regards with Scott moving to Radio 2 in the near future, it can happen and I think will work even if he has to adapt a little. But by the time/if he goes R2, it'll have a different sound to now. I think pre 1980 music will feature a lot less, if at all during daytime hours. Look at it this way, Radio 2 is a changing station even more so than Radio 1. How ma
    3 points
  35. I've uploaded all of the shows to the website - http://unofficialmills.co.uk/mp3downloads/download/lolathon/ They could do with being clipped to just the speech but for now they're there so we know we have them.
    3 points
  36. Noooooooooo! I don't want to lose Mills! Even if he's 42, he still is the best DJ Radio 1 has got. Sent from my D6503 using the Unofficialmills.co.uk mobile app
    3 points
  37. Harry Hill and Lee Nelson on in the last hour. Both massive WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO's, in my opinion!
    3 points
  38. I have to agree with you guys. I don't mind amount of music during Scott's and Greg's shows but in the first part of the day it's just unbearable. Clara's show has no content at all and the worst thing it just does not sound good unlike Capital or other commercial rivals. And the breakfast show sounds tired. In fact, I think that drivetime show sounds better than the breakfast one which is a shame and a main issue Radio 1 keep losing listeners IMO. On the other hand, I love weekend output. Dev's great so is Matt, Alice and Danny.
    3 points
  39. I agree, I think Annie's great but not right for that show, Jam is way better at Mon-Thur 7-9, Danny can go back to just saturdays cause he's a bit meh, and I'd like Annie to do more daytime stuff as she's a great presenter but way more suited to daytimes somewhere! Also, time for the rock show to bugger off so we can have Dan & Phil back!
    3 points
  40. As I mentioned in the chatbox, Bauer stations are broadcasting the brits this year, between 7 and 11pm, I believe they may have snagged exclusive radio rights to it for the next few years. As I type this, Alice and Clara from R1 are on ITV2 doing the red carpet show, which I think is just pre recorded interviews and some montages. Update: Tried to listen to the networked Bauer show, gave up after 5 minutes, truly awful, even by Bauer standards
    3 points
  41. murste

    The new chart style

    I actually like it the way it is. Sorry to say but the chart has become pretty much irrelevant for me and I suspect many others nowadays. It just doesn't have the same buzz or excitement it used to. I also think streaming being included has devalued the number 1- we've only had 2 number 1s in 3 months or something (Shape of You and Rockabye)- boring. Radio-wise, I miss Greg's normal Friday show. I'd much rather have Feet Up Friday back than listen to the chart. I also love Dance Anthems and tune in especially for that at 6- great show, sounds huge and is perfect for the weekend. That slo
    3 points
  42. Ant L

    2016 Power Intros

    Nerd alert. Dev had a discussion this morning about his new jingles, and also mentioned why he didn't use the old ones. 24 mins into this morning's show.
    3 points
  43. OohErr

    Scott Mills bangers track

    It's a library track called Hashtag Bass, you'll find it on the Promo Beats album from No Sheet Music. https://www.nosheetmusic.tv/#//album/promo-beats/ He's used a couple of other tracks off there as beds as well (Reflected Illusions and Techno Junkie), and Jellyfish Groove, Don't Go Back to Glitchville and Hold The Lights are from other albums on that site.
    3 points
  44. Grimmy's going to see the new Fifty Shades film with Alan Carr tonight. A Radio 1 DJ going to see Fifty Shades of Grey with a much older and eccentric celebrity - what an original idea!
    3 points
  45. Well firstly, he doesn't work for BBC News so the need to be balanced isn't as important and the things he posts on social media are to try and make positive cases to his followers as well as being funny so can't see anything wrong with that. Not like he's slagging off Theresa May or being really political- it's his private account anyway. Secondly, I would put money on Greg not being the new Capital Breakfast host. I'd say it'll be Will Manning or Roman Kemp- two brilliant presenters Capital already have who would be perfect for the target audience and would fit in with George and Lilah.
    3 points
  46. OohErr

    Phil Clifton?

    Seems unlikely, for several reasons. 1) He'd be an external appointment. Radio 1 tend not to bring in people from outside to host the breakfast show unless they're very well known, and even then, they haven't done so since the mid-nineties (Chris Evans and Zoe Ball being the two most recent, and even Zoe was paired up with Kevin Greening who was doing drive prior to the breakfast show). Phil is pretty much a non-entity, all he's done outside of X is a bit of stuff for Channel 4 and MTV, so why they'd pluck him out of obscurity for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show is beyond me. 2) He's 32.
    3 points
  47. R. Kelly - Trapped in the Closet WhooOOOOooooOoOoooOoooOOOoOooOOooOOooOoO!!!!!! Just a reminder...
    3 points
  48. Radio 1 are a different ball game to commercial radio, which is seen with sexual being turned to sensual (but no idea where they source that kind of edit though) Most of the muted swear words are added by the promo companies and record labels, we have some email us for the community station I work at, they prove the original track and a clean radio edit, from what I can tell all these radio edits sound the same so if it's deemed ok by the music team they'll just use the version sent to them like we do.
    3 points
  49. OohErr

    2016 Power Intros

    I'd agree with you there - power intros tend to make the playlist sound more repetitive, even if they're not. I think the first song at the TOH and BOH would suffice, then do manual segues into the second song. That's what they used to do with the 1tros (although I think back then the segues were premixed). Also, a great anorak tip: Dev's shows are always goldmines for idents and sweepers. He tends to play the new ones, and his segues are usually quite sloppy so there's a bit of a gap between the end of the ID and the start of the song - result: the latest clean jingles in full.
    3 points
  50. The wooden panels of Radio 2 await him maybe? Although if you'd of told me in 2006 that Scott would still be on Radio 1 in 10 years time I wouldn't of been suprised. He continues to be the best on the daytime lineup, he deserves to stop on another 10 imo. He started alongside the likes of Chris Moyles, Mark & Lard, Simon Mayo, Clive Warren etc and is the only one left at Radio 1 who can turn his hand to anything. I mean thinking about different situations. If an event on the scale of 9/11 happened today could anyone on there apart from Scott be trusted to handle that properly o
    3 points

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