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  1. I can see him staying on daytimes for a good number of years more, why move him when he’s still at the top of his game? Great news he’s signed a new contract.
    4 points
  2. I'm sure a few of you will be excited by this, so here's the Radio 1 2022 Intro Ramp for Newsbeat. https://1drv.ms/u/s!Atr7MvNqhr5yhkUk-BPKvaArdUlj?e=T8cUqj
    3 points
  3. As we head into 2022, just my few thoughts on the new line up. In short: it's fantastic. I don't think there have ever been more shows on Radio 1 that I actively want to listen/catch-up with. Vick & Jordan are really growing into the drive slot. Sadly it just shows how poor Grimmy's show was when you compare just how much speech/content/fun they manage to squeeze into the show. There's plenty of different weekly features, they've got the daily staple in the 'Something Songs' & the 'talkers' always feel quite natural and generate some good stories. Basically they move the show on every 15/30 minutes & the hard work of the production team really does shine through. It's a shame it doesn't have a Scott Mills Daily style podcast to make catching up easier. I'm growing to like the pairing even more - sometimes I do feel Vick's humour doesn't quite work with Jordan. She kind of stunts his jokes and the way he plays up the whole Northern thing (but I guess I am comparing this to Jordan's podcast with William Hanson who just knows when to sit back and let Jordan be the fool). Katie is great cover too, she works with both Vick & Jordan so should keep the show sounding consistent all year round. RMC: I like them. I really enjoyed the evening show they did, because it was a little bit naughty & had plenty of games, even if the music wasn't always to my taste. Personally, it does feel like they've not translated this very well across to the new slot. I loved night night nonsense (a different game every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday where Rickie/Melvin/Charlie each host one night and the other 2 play), if they did something similar (midday madness? 😂) it would really lift the whole show in my opinion. The daily features they have started aren't that strong: Random annoys me, Skive lounge is fun but maybe not as often & Melvin's Live Lounge guessing game just sticks out (why are they only doing it 1 day a week when they do LL rewinds every morning?). It just feels like they have been pinched a bit too much on talk time & when there is 3 of them on the show it feels a bit of a waste of talent. Of course it shouldn't be as fast paced/packed as Breakfast or Drive, but I think Scott & Chris show that the 'content filled' shows do work outside of peak. My biggest wish for 2022 is that they can inject a bit more fun into this show. Shout outs are fine till 11, then the Live Lounge, but some different good features every half hour after that would be great. Greg James and Scott & Chris deliver the 2 most consistently great shows on radio anywhere in the UK, in my opinion. Obviously not too much to say here because they weren't new for September 2022, but they have certainly kept up their game alongside the new additions to the line up. I hope neither change for a good while to come. Reinstating Greg on a Friday was probably one of the best decisions of the year. My one niggle with Breakfast is that I wish they made more of the 9:30 till 10:30 slot. I miss the daily madness of the 6:30 till 7am bit. Evenings - I don't listen to them as regularly (I used to catchup with RMC) but whenever I have heard Clara, Jack & Sian, it really does feel like they are in the perfect places on the schedule. They each love the slot they do & it shows. Just a shame we have lost an entertainment based evening show. Even if it was 10-12, so it could be naughty again with Powerdown at 12am. Weekends - Adele is a pro and very much suits the weekend Breakfast slot. It doesn't need to be as fast paced as weekdays & I think the past few years of having the 2 different duos on then just shows what a waste it can be, especially on a quiet morning like Sunday. I'm still not 100% sold on Dean, he is good but I did prefer Jordan in that slot. As has been mentioned here before, I wonder if it's too much too soon. Should he be on Early Breakfast with Arielle at the weekends? My personal choice would've been RMC on a Friday, Dean on a Sunday & someone new on a Saturday - gives a slot to another ex-Xmas/Friday EB presenter too. (I'd pick Sam & Danni. Saturday, so they are still free to cover life hacks on a Sunday). Matt & Mollie are sounding the best they ever have. The move back to weekends really did 'reset' their show and the stuff they do is on a par with the duos on Monday to Thursday. Some really great games and the 'talkers' they do are also generating some of the funniest stories too. Again, it's a shame they don't have a podcast. They could probably get away with a pretty beefy weekly one?
    3 points
  4. R1Fan1

    Fix ONE thing

    My biggest problem is the nighttime schedule. From September I’d have: Monday-Wednesday have a full on chillest show from 22:00-0:00, not just a power down playlist. This would be hosted by Sian. Thursday night is the rock night, with The Indie Show followed by The Rock Show. Friday and Saturday night are all about dance. Danny and Sarah on both nights, with Pete on Friday and Jaguar on Saturday. on Sunday I’d have BBC Introducing followed by Sunday Chillout, hosted by Jess and then Sian.
    3 points
  5. Personally I'd like them to announce before September that we're going back to a Monday to Friday schedule with the exception of the chart show. Doesn't seem likely though.
    3 points
  6. Joe

    Schedule Changes

    Why do you always refer to her as Annie Macmanus? 🤔
    2 points
  7. Lots to unpack. The specialist shows have been shuffled around a lot over the past few years. Mollie King gaining what is effectively a specialist slot is surprising. Although it does reinforce Radio 1's commitment to new music and new artists. My first thought was Future Sounds already covers a broad range of new pop music... But I suppose it'll do the same as Future Artists, artists they champion will feed through to FS, then potentially onto daytime. I don't listen much after 7pm... hopefully it's a live broadcast. Radio 1 has simulcast 7pm on Saturdays for many years.. so a little surprising it's going back to seperate shows. I've only ever listened to the Soundsystem once on BBC Sounds out of curiosity... But the bits I've heard of Jeremiah, it's a great promotion to the heart of the Saturday night schedule. Good to see a mostly dance focus on Saturdays again (with the D&B show moving there, nice to see Charlie Tee get her foot in the door at R1 after some cover stints) It makes sense to move the Rock Show away from 9pm on a Sunday. A lot of the audience will have access to BBC Sounds... if they can't listen live on a Monday. It used to be on in the dead of night for many years anyway, before being moved to 7pm. I can imagine it's very jarring having the Rock show next to the Chillest Show. The Indie show will be a slightly better transition. Personally, I'd have the Indie show followed by The Chillest Show.
    2 points
  8. I was sent this which is apparently this year's Christmas schedule so far. It's anonymous so take with a pinch of salt! Christmas Eve 7:00am Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James 11:00am Stacey Copeland 12:45pm Newsbeat 1:00pm Stacey Copeland 2:00pm TBC 6:00pm Danny Howard 8:00pm Radio 1's Future Dance with Sarah Story 10:00pm TBC Christmas Day 6:00am Happy Hour 7:00am TBC 10:00am Scott Makin (pre-recorded) 1:00pm Laurie Dyche (pre-recorded) 4:00pm Christmas Anthems with TBC Boxing Day 7:00am Kat Cowan 10:00am TBC 1:00pm Arielle Free (pre-recorded) 4:00pm TBC
    2 points
  9. I said before, I do like your idea.about bringing Rock & Indie Shows into more mainstream or a slot with stronger listenership. It would be good if 6Music & Radio 2 relaunched and rebranded it’s Indie & Rock programming something possibly could be a sections on BBC sounds like it would be good if sort of had a redesign or regthink of how to link cross network content based on different genres and moods. E.g Funk & Soul next to Future Soul … think know there’s sections but think that it would be encouraging for someone who listens to Radio 2 Rock show could be linked or plugged Radio 1s one think trailing and mixing it up would be good would be good if even if Radio 1 Xtra launched an Alternative Rap & Rnb show with some emo rap to comes under umbrella
    2 points
  10. Here is my final version of my schedule. Since I started making this in April, Radio 1 announced an awful lot of schedule changes which seemed to match up with my version, so the only real changes to daytime are some of the timings. When you get to post-4pm, I've made the most changes here, especially on the weekend. Leaving you'd have Adele Roberts and Benji B (with DJ Target also leaving Radio 1 but staying on 1Xtra), and joining the station would be Rakeem Omar, Robyn Richford, Dave Treacy, Sam & Danni and Jess Iszatt.
    2 points
  11. The end of an era: Round 2. Really enjoying this week's shows, especially the nighttime flashbacks and the music, looking forward to tomorrow.
    2 points
  12. R1Fan1

    Schedule Changes

    As part of Drag day: Clara Amfo in for Adele Roberts. Arielle Free in for Jordan North. Dean McCullough in for Matt and Mollie.
    2 points
  13. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again Scott Mills is our John Peel. He’ll be in that slot for years to come.
    2 points
  14. Brilliant news, he is still one of the top at the station and I hope he doesn’t go anywhere for a very long time.
    2 points
  15. That’s really good news him and Chris and Jordan are the best on the station so makes sense
    2 points
  16. For me the best music station for doing online content for me is @Jono Jazz FM really know how to cover and promote stuff from shows use interactions with listeners do livestreams. It’s like you’d think they’d could easily used insta stories on radio 1 page and twitter that’s here’s what coming up on Scott & Chris’ shows and do that for breakfast here’s coming up in the morning and giving presenters chance to use it and shade more bits from lifehacks and newsbeat. It would be good maybe to have short in case you missed it bits presented by presenters 2 minutes max of some best bits happened across the station in that week. I mean there’s always ways as presenters producers really know how to use social media. I mean even Radio 4 and 5 live see themselves behind from their commercial rivals on how to use it. Think sometimes the BBC have been cautious and inconsistent with their digital and social media strategies.
    2 points
  17. With the greatest of respect the best description of her live lounge slot would be extremely safe pair of hands, she hasn't torn it up or done anything ground breaking with it. Annie truly is in the once in a generation category and it will be some years before someone else comes along and does the same thing.
    2 points
  18. I was really apprehensive about this, as I wrote above, but I actually enjoyed listening yesterday and thought it was quite fun having Greg, Vick and Jordan on throughout the day. Today, however I’m back to my original opinion of this being way too planned and forced. Too much repetition I think, and as jordifens said, the password will only be ‘guessed’ when they have planned for it to be over. I would have been happy if he got out on the guess of Albert and they let him out to see the giraffes! They have been to some cool places, so it seems like this could have been pulled off as a road trip as originally billed, and maybe had some Greg vs Vick & Jordan stuff for competition (as it seems to me they are trying to solidify Vick & Jordan as a double act in people’s minds). It could have been fun without all the scripting I think.
    2 points
  19. Just feels like a ridiculously contrived format. It's obvious that each deciphered clue won't be the exit password and the fact ther are only two guesses a show max just kills the pace of it. The production team have put together 5 days of content so there's no way Greg will 'guess' the password before Friday's Breakfast Show. Yawn.
    2 points
  20. For 4 weeks from Monday 9th August there will be 2 fewer shows per day Monday-Thursday, as follows: 10.30-14.00 Adele Roberts 14.00-18.00 Nick Grimshaw for the first week, Scott for the rest 18.00-21.00 Future Sounds - interim presenter TBC 21.00-00.00 Jack Saunders Not sure if they will do something similar Fri-Sun, also not sure what's happening the week before from 2nd August as Annie has left by that point. So it looks like Clara's last mid-morning show and RMC's last evening show will both be on Thursday 5th August. Also, Alex & Numi (August's Fri early brek presenters) are in for Arielle 9th-12th August.
    2 points
  21. I’m looking forward to it. Great to way to build up Jordan and Vick as the future of the station. Altough.. I do hope we get one last hide and seek with Greg and Grimmy. That was the best live radio I’ve ever listened to.
    2 points
  22. All we need now is DLT dressed as a chicken ,,,
    2 points
  23. Today Annie asked Grimmy to co-host with her on the 29th of July, it's gonna be a must listen.
    2 points
  24. Bluestraw

    Fix ONE thing

    OMG I'd almost managed to block that from my memory. Can never think of another time R1 got things SO badly wrong... But yeah, let's not talk about that again ?
    2 points
  25. Old Codger Fan

    Fix ONE thing

    Well, apart from the 'Prince Philip' interlude - but let's not rake over that ground again ,,,
    2 points
  26. Bluestraw

    Fix ONE thing

    Completely agree with you that Radio 1 is always significantly better than the likes of Capital. And I'm not realistically expecting a return to how things were 20 years ago! But I still think the balance has tipped a bit too far away from the longer links... As proven here though, clearly some will think differently ? Aaron's point is excellent through - by design, RMC's move to mornings will improve the entertainment balance, so my 'one thing to fix' is, I guess, already being done!!
    2 points
  27. Dan18F1

    Fix ONE thing

    I love the look of the daytime schedule from September - probably the strongest it has ever been, but the one thing that I would fix if I was in charge is the absolute mess that it looks like nighttimes will become. I can’t understand why there doesn’t look to be any particular content between midnight and 4am each day, and also why the specialist shows are being reduced to an hour. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. I would have implemented a schedule like this - keeping Future Sounds starting at 7pm: 7-9 Future Sounds with Clara Amfo 9-11 Replacement for RMC 11-1 Future Artists with Jack Saunders 1-3 Specialist 3-4 R1 Dance/ Relax 4-7 Early Breakfast Just makes it a lot neater by mainly extending shows again!
    2 points
  28. BBCAaron

    Evening Content

    I think if there was ever to be a return of the evening entertainment show may do it in something like ‘the 8th’ but would tend to go maybe with one permanent presenter and different co-host for each week with different regular and reoccurring talent going for new and emerging comedic talent and some established names maybe people who may produce content for BBC’s comedy social media channels. Comedians with experiences doing podcasting or more guesting if more digital comedy talent. Maybe a show with purpose of some rest breaks within the year to trial different pilot ideas or seasonal music shows maybe if say round post big weekend if wanted to reflect festival highlights in such a slot or do some dance shows around Ibiza weekend and some summer weeks
    1 point
  29. BBCAaron

    Radio 1 in 2025

    I only see OJ on daytime radio 2 if was early breakfast or for few weeks interim before a new daytime show was to launch like how Chris Hawkins did before Craig Charles launched his show. Wouldn’t be surprised if several years down the line OJ ended up on commercial
    1 point
  30. Joe

    Evening Content

    Sorry, OP, but I think your username is appropriate in this case. I do get why you find it grating but – high energy can be that way. I'm a fan!
    1 point
  31. I wonder what spurred the announcement six months before the changes? Feels a while to wake before they take impact. I'd have enjoyed the Sunday night mix of chill and indie in the summer months, but looking forward to staying tuned in for longer on a weekend. No disrepect to the Rock Show but it was a difficult mix on a Sunday night! It's also interesting to see indie and rock seems to be back in fashion, it felt like there was a move away from it in the 2010s.
    1 point
  32. Remember him well. I've been slowly uploading all of my old Scott Mills shows to mixcloud recently. I'm currently at February 2006, I'm sure I'll hear him when I get to June 2006 for the world cup.
    1 point
  33. I think it's one of the best possible versions with the DJs available. Have some minor complaints, but Aled did a great job after all. Arielle: I like her a lot, especially her energy and her accent. They hopefully won't forget about her when a better weekday slot opens up. Greg: I still miss Chris Smith, but as someone who've always hated breakfast show as a genre, I love Greg's. It's not perfect but I always switch off happier than I tuned in, that's a really big deal. RMC: Now... I'm sorry but they remind me of an awful commercial breakfast show. It's like they's have a time limit on the links, always in a rush to play the next song and laughing on top of each others lines. They just don't fit on R1, at least not as a trio (when one of them was absent the show got a bit better). At least the music is not monotone and boring like it was on the nighttime show. Melvin is cool tho. Scott: We can just take him for granted at this point, because he's leaving R1 next year since 2012, but still, here we are. Okay, nothing lasts forever, but as long as they're sounding this strong with Chris (this morning's "surprise" show was fantastic for example), I'll still be listening for the next 1/2/5/10/20 years. Even when Scott leaves the afternoon slot (probably around 2112 ), I hope he stays on the chart show or get a naughty late night slot. Vick & Jordan: My first thought was that it's a waste pairing them together, because they're the best two of the new generation presenters, and two great shows are better that just one. After I heard the first show I've changed my mind, this was a brilliant move, they sound amazing together. Clara: Kinda indifferent on her, love her voice, but nothing special. Wasn't listening that much. Not her fault, but I think the hottest record "rebrand" was a mistake. At least it's not a separate 5 minute show on sounds, but on air it sounds like it was and I don't like it. Jack: Now this is how a specialist show should sound like. And it's on at a time when average human beings are still awake. Perfection. Powerdown Playlist: If only it was live... or at least fake live... if only... René/Annie/Benji: I'm just glad they're still on. Shows like this are what used to make R1 nighttime special, not lazy mixes recorded for repeating. Adele: Weekend mornings are the shows that suit her the best imho, but I don't hear her that much to form an opinion. Dean: The first impression was really bad, "be happy right now or else" vibes, so I avoided him for months. I gave him another chance in early December, but this he was actually fun and sounded professional. My favourite thing from him was the birthday hour for the poor folks (like myself ) who celebrate their birthday around Christmas time. Maybe he deserved all three weekend shows after all. Matt & Mollie: They're still okay, I guess. Not really listening nowadays. I still prefer solo Matt though. Dance Anthems: I wouldn't really mind Charlie, but throwing out the future hour for another classic one is such a sin from a new music station in my book, that I haven't listened once since M.I.S.T.A.J.A.M (that's how he spells it, right? ) left. Anthems in general: (Rant alert!) Play songs in full! Whoever mixes them, clearly can't mix at all, so why bother. If i like a song, and it cuts off halfway through, I just switch off the radio and put on the full song. Also repeat less! Yes, Starlight, Flowers, 21 Seconds, Gotta Get Thru This and such are all classics, but maybe the last 2 decades have many many more brilliant but forgotten songs that deserved to be on anthems instead of yet another play of these. Everyone else: Nothing specific, maybe I'll edit this if I have something new to say. Bonus: The 10:30-1-15:30-6-8 schedule: I'm kinda fine with it now, my only complaints are that it's still inconsistent with weekends and weekday shows feel shorter than they actually are, especially drive, so I still prefer the good old 10-1-4-7. (That's it for now, I'm back with another overly long post with broken english in another ~6 months. )
    1 point
  34. Lily Georgia

    Schedule Changes

    Sian Eleri is in for Jack Saunders Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th November.
    1 point
  35. I assume he’d like to do the Christmas chart presented it a few times but i know Scott as a pop music fan loves the prestige of presenting something as iconic. Agree about your point covering they likely go for regular presenters or potentially few celebs chucked in that seems possible but maybe there would be on show and that it. Can’t in reality seeing him doing that much Christmas radio as used to. Think it would be good to have most presenters having Christmas break so refreshed for the January where think then maybe programming another fresher feel
    1 point
  36. Jono

    A New Radio 1 Era

    Interesting interview with Jordan North. It looks like they're really hoping Jordan and Vick can shake off a London-centric image due to their backgrounds. Particularly those who don't own radios anymore. https://inews.co.uk/culture/radio/jordan-north-radio-1-interview-bbc-drivetime-burnley-vick-hope-1184584
    1 point
  37. BBCR1_James

    Schedule Changes

    Yasser is in for Scott on the Official Chart this Friday (13th August)
    1 point
  38. Last night’s penultimate show was a brilliant listen, with Grimmy and Annie essentially hosting a two hour nostalgia trip. Last show starting in a few minutes, and it really feels like the end of an era, as Annie’s show has introduced me and many many others to loads of new music over the years. I’m sure Clara will do a great job at championing new artists on Radio 1, and I’m excited to hear the new era of the station.
    1 point
  39. Well, that was the beginning of the end i guess... Really liked the stories, especially the cruel prank one and the Westwood one. God, I'm gonna miss them...
    1 point
  40. Yes, I think it would’ve been mentioned if they weren’t going to be London based (like Dean). I do believe the requirement to have a daytime show outside of London isn’t for a few more years anyway…
    1 point
  41. anothernerd

    Fix ONE thing

    During anthems go back a little further in time. Rather than just do late 90s 00s some 10s rinse and repeat.
    1 point
  42. Indeed. Extending my previous idea - Could then throw-in an 'In Concert' hour on 6Music, 9pm Saturdays. So then there would be a run of three hours altogether, of various shades of Rock, over three stations ... Caters amply for the leather-trousered amongst us, without making serious disruptions to any particular schedule - How's that for joined-up thinking?
    1 point
  43. I mean agree that would be an idea to shake things up a bit and something if I was controller be willing to try to experiment and see how that goes I mean it will be similar level of energy to over Saturday progeamminf with different gear changes. I’d say worth a try then. I’m surprised that 6 Music hasn’t got a rock show of their own to at least have some content for Rock fans across BBC
    1 point
  44. The Rock Show is all wrong on a Sunday, that's for sure.
    1 point
  45. Hey! > Hey - I have loads of stuff from then, I’d be happy to share it. Will be nice for someone else to enjoy what I obsessively collected for so long can you please make a google drive folder and upload it all? thank you so so much! i really appriciate it!! (oh and, i cant dm you so this is the best way i guess)
    1 point
  46. What you gotta remember is: social media success relies on engagement. bbcr1 have obviously found that these sort of tweets perform better than others. And that’s the key - it’s about performance. It’s not about brand, it’s not about programming, it’s not about informing, it’s about the social teams’ report at the end of the month. they’ll do what works ON TWITTER… sucks but it’s true. Think of it this way - a presenters core listener might be 29, M/F. social media core user might be, 22, F. big difference in their behaviours/interests online social and on air are totally separate mediums, gotta remember that. What works on one, doesn’t necessarily work on the other
    1 point
  47. radio1fan

    Grimmy to leave Radio 1

    Greg was hinting at "one final thing with Grimmy" this morning, so I'm definitely hoping hide and seek is on the cards
    1 point
  48. I hope we get one final Annie and Grimmy co-host, as it would be the best way to end
    1 point
  49. R1Fan1

    Grimmy to leave Radio 1

    My one problem with all of this - Katie has been a bit ‘forgotten’ with all of this. Realistically, she did deserve that morning a lot having been on the waiting list for a bigger slot for about four years.
    1 point
  50. JamTriv

    Schedule Changes

    Agreeing with Graeme here. Best new pop might've done better in the afternoon? Disappointing about anthems during gregs show. But oh well. Party anthems at 3pm is not right. Most people are still in work then...?
    1 point
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