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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. @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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Jono

    Sian Eleri

    Dreams do come true
    2 points
  15. I felt bad for Jam. I think he was destine for R1 Friday nights as he covered Annie a few times, but got bored of waiting I guess. I think at Capital Dance, he's just happy about being the main man and I think he deserves that in all honesty.
    2 points
  16. I'm going to stick my oar in here (again!) and say that I think Jack Saunders at 8pm is a great move. Entertainment at mid-morning (RM&C) should be a higher priority, and I've always found Saunders a bit too 'lively' past 10pm. Plus, there was a thread on here some time ago bemoaning the downgrading of Indie* - so 8pm raises it's profile again, and will be a positive choice for those of us who would rather stick with the radio than switch to the TV, in the evening. 10pm for chill material works for me, too - It will compete with Gideon Coe on 6 for my affections. It's really not like me t
    2 points
  17. We are still editing and I hope to get the rest done in the next few weeks.
    2 points
  18. I think Grimmy sounds great on afternoons, much better than his breakfast show. My only complaint is I'd rather he did 4 til 7. The 5.45 finish still seems too abrupt. Feels like this site is a bit too caught up on fantasy schedules and departures at the moment!
    2 points
  19. I don’t think Matt and mollie will last 5 years
    2 points
  20. You say cheesy, I say populist and aimed at a decent wide-ranging audience. R1's obsession with driving out older listeners with Grimmy was jarring and didn't really fit the ethos of the station. Of course back in the 90s it needed a full 'reset' as the style of the station had become very old-fashioned, but in recent years it's always been contemporary and as long as it continues to appeal to a broad range of youth there's no need to deliberately alienate anyone. It's hard to see Breakfast going back to finishing at any time other than 10 at the earliest. Also, not sure why you'd think B
    2 points
  21. Fully agree. I don't get to listen to the full show daily (depends on the time i wake up), but yes, they made the right call putting Greg on breakfast.
    2 points
  22. I didn’t mention him being in breakfast in five years, just still being at radio 1. To be honest you must be listening to a different breakfast show to most of us, yes it’s lacking a feature or two, but what isn’t because of the pandemic, don’t forget they are limited about having guests come in and being able to do other stuff. But Greg is largely back to his best now he is back to five days, which is surely another vote of confidence in him as breakfast presenter as well. Areas of the schedule that haven’t been touched in years, mid morning & afternoons will be looked at before
    2 points
  23. Yikes thought you were killing DJs off
    2 points
  24. Bluestraw

    Katie and Vick

    I guess we can agree to disagree ? I think the station is stronger than it's been for a long time, no need to shake things up. I guess if I could choose my own change, I'd inject some more / longer links in daytime but that's all. Admittedly that goes against the recent trend so I find it unlikely. Certainly it's never been the case that the station evolves purely to 'give presenters a chance'. For sure I'd love to see Jordan on drive, but other than that I hope no other major changes in 2021... Trying out some new presenters over Christmas / Easter is good too, but no need to go further.
    2 points
  25. Lily Georgia

    Schedule Changes

    Matt & Mollie are in for Greg for a week 22nd-26th March. Vick and Katie are covering 1-4 on the Friday.
    2 points
  26. IamNotFromUK

    Schedule Changes

    That's pretty much it. You can't have C list presenter who used to play a lot of music during their regular show covering A level show like breakfast. As well as that, the logistics matter. For example, there's no point in having Grimmy or Scott covering breakfast if Matt and Mollie are available. That was the case 10 years or so ago when Scott was covering Chris Moyles and someone else had Scotts show or Greg James (who at the time was on afternoons) covered Scott (drivetime), but now we see it less frequently. I think this has to do with current line up, which is quite strong at the moment.
    2 points
  27. I had a drink or two with him at the Big Weekend in Middlesborough, and he still wanted to take the beer cups back to get 10p in return. So down to earth ?
    2 points
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Grimshaw and North to swap I suspect and at the same time RMC would get Mids on Friday as well September 2022 Mills to R2 M&M to weekday afternoons Monday - Friday, Jordan takes on chart so is on drive 5 days making Friday daytime back to being part of the week
    1 point
  31. While my first hunch is to disagree about Moyles going on too long, I realise your plan would have avoided a Grimmy breakfast show, so maybe it would have been a better way
    1 point
  32. Written a Medium piece on the changes, would appreciate everyone’s thoughts and comments. Read at radio1analysis.medium.com /annie-mac-leaving-radio-1-clara-amfo-to-take-future-sounds-rmc-get-mornings-4d4f4be6e092.
    1 point
  33. Darren m

    Annie Mac to leave Radio 1

    Yes seems a shame now as if he waited he may have been on at 6 on Fridays
    1 point
  34. Think by the sounds of it could imagine they will make it sound a bit different from the days of Fearne, Jo and Clara probably more entertainment and features than just simple playlist may end up trying to compete with Kiss in mid mornings. Can see a shake up in style of the shows tho wouldve switched Rock Show to Thursdays after Jack and future Soul to sunday evenings and made the power down after midnight. Can imagine more about future soul announced in coming time interms of presenter think I will look forward to that. Possibly the residency or essential mix could’ve replaced Diplo
    1 point
  35. Impressive! - How do we nominate you for next Controller?
    1 point
  36. Shortly after they announced they were leaving Kiss, their big boss there also announced his departure. I don’t think it was a coincidence they took the R1 show once they knew he was off. After all, new bosses like to put a stamp on things & they’d been doing the show for 12 years. As mentioned above, they would be fine content wise on a daytime show because they did breakfast for so long. But I get the impression (especially when it was 9-11) they enjoy the more risqué side of the show. The only slot I could see them moving into is 1-4, either weekends or weekends. (Jordan is th
    1 point
  37. Grimmy's show is good, however when you compare it to what else they have, namely Jordan's, it pales in comparison. They'll probably want him to stick around if he did move off the afternoon. Greg is more than capable of knowing about cultural matters, he does it on every one of his shows.
    1 point
  38. I’m aged 20 didn’t mind at all
    1 point
  39. The guys did a round of Real Or No Real (whoooooo) on the show this week as part of the Don’t Look It Up quiz, do we reckon they should bring the feature back full time, maybe in place of the quiz? (It’s sounding a bit tired now and I miss RONR).
    1 point
  40. I concur just see there’s much more to be done still.
    1 point
  41. Anyway how is it merit when it’s very much unexplained why more jobs aren’t being filled in the industry by a plurality of voices from different voices. It’s hardly merit if the odds are bias to often hiring white men and there’s less opportunities of marigalised and minority groups actually getting equal treatment
    1 point
  42. Radio 1 is - today - in a very healthy place. There's no problem to 'fix', of course the station should continue to evolve but Aled seems very well placed to do that effectively. Why should the station not be allowed to be populist? Why alienate a large portion of the audience and suggest they go to the private sector? Surely each person is equally entitled to enjoy the station, it doesn't need to be made into a niche broadcaster only appealing to a minority, leaving the rest to suffer with the likes of Capital? I think you and I have VERY different opinions regarding white, male, abled p
    1 point
  43. Jono

    Unpopular Radio 1 Opinions

    Time for you to give your unpopular opinions about Radio 1 (what could go wrong?). Mine is that I don't understand the people who mourn Innuendo Bingo... I enjoyed it, but there are far better features Scott Mills could bring back. PS Let's try to keep the personal remarks about presenters out of the thread.
    1 point
  44. I think they should maybe alternate with the quiz and RONR as both are great features in my opinion. Do you know when they played Real this week? Would like to listen back
    1 point
  45. 100% agree. Alice was much better than Dev.
    1 point
  46. Bluestraw

    Katie and Vick

    Radios 1 and 2 still sound nothing like their commercial rivals. It's a fine line between being 'appealing' and 'overly commercial sounding' and I think today they are the right side of the line. Radios 1 and 2 are also VERY different from one another, yes there are some playlist overlaps but the presenter style, station sound and overall feel are poles apart. Anyway such radical changes won't happen, and I for one am glad ?
    1 point
  47. It’s our pleasure. I’ve just finished editing another three hours of the show so Sam should hopefully get those uploaded soon!
    1 point
  48. stu_uk

    Hello New Members!

    Hi all! Another long-time lurker here - big fan of Scott & Chris for many years, but normally couldn't hear the show live due to being at work. Hear much more now I'm WFH but still follow through the podcast most of the time. It's a shame some of the features are cut back at little due to lockdown etc. but the boys still make me laugh everyday. Interesting so many of us that like Scott also like Jordan, must be their natural presenting styles. Thanks for maintaining this site, love downloading some of the older podcasts and also regularly read through other members' thoughts on
    1 point
  49. Just a thought - I watched a clip on Greg's insta from when he did the Prue Leith song. It got me thinking about his breakfast show. I think he's great at it, but I think Greg was at his peak at R1 towards the end of his drive show (last year or two). In interviews, he said that this was when he assumed he wouldn't get breakfast and so just starting going weird and funny stuff on the show, and I just thought the content was great. The fatberg visit, shouldn't be news, the podcast and all the other stuff, I just thought it was really really funny.
    1 point
  50. Thank you Lee, hope you enjoy what I've shared here
    1 point

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