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  • Name: Jono
  • Location: Norwich
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  • Favourite Show: Scott Mills

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  1. Just received this: The Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Commercial Radio is calling on Ofcom to conduct a review of the BBC Sounds platform following plans for a new 24 hour BBC Radio 1 Dance service. Earlier today (Thursday 17th September) the BBC announced an extension of the Radio 1 brand with Radio 1 Dance set to launch on BBC Sounds on 9th October. Andy Carter MP, Chair of the APPG, is now urging Ofcom to review the BBC Sounds platform as the BBC continues to invest undisclosed sums of licence fee income into an expanding service that is hardly distinctive and essentially replicates services already available to listeners. Andy Carter MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Radio, said: “It’s imperative for the future of the BBC that it provides high quality, distinctive content that warrants its significant licence fee income. I am concerned about the serious lack of transparency and scrutiny of the BBC Sounds platform. New services like Radio 1 Dance do not appear to meet the important public value tests that the BBC must observe. I hope Ofcom will conduct a thorough review of BBC Sounds as a matter of urgency.” Siobhan Kenny, Radiocentre CEO, commented: “We were encouraged to hear new Director General Tim Davie emphasise that distinctiveness and true public service value should be at the heart of all BBC content. It is disappointing therefore to see this announcement of a new 24 hour dance stream. It is really difficult to understand what qualifies as distinctive in this offering. Commercial radio has a rich catalogue in this area, and is very popular with audiences. We know the BBC is struggling to attract younger audiences but launching in competition to existing, UK based providers, who rely on advertising revenue rather than public funding, is really not the way ahead. We agree that it is time for an urgent re view.”
  2. A blast from the past - Carpark Catchphrase is returning to Chris Moyles' breakfast show next week. Feels a long time since we last heard it.
  3. I thought the pair have worked really well this week. Adele seems wasted talent on early breakfast, they seem to bounce off each other well, and have shaken up the drive time slot a bit. It would be interesting to hear them both in the studio together, given Adele has controlled the buttons.
  4. As per: https://unofficialmills.co.uk/2020/09/co-presenters-return-to-radio-1-studios/ It's good to have them both back in the studio. Chris and Scott weren't bad at communicating in separate studios, but I thought Matt and Mollie had quite a bit of disconnect.
  5. I think Dev would be a good one to drink with too
  6. One for the geeks, Greg James has just revealed this on his Twitter ahead of his return to Radio 1 Breakfast
  7. I'd love to get our news pages of the website more up-to-date with Radio 1 and Scott Mills news. There's a lot of great discussion on the chatbox, and we could get some of that on there, and help bring more visitors to the website. It doesn't even have to be particularly long! But some of you may have more time on your hands than me, so thought you might be interested. Drop me a PM or e-mail mail(at)unofficialmills.co.uk
  8. 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 😂
  9. People often say they listen to radio and say some presenters are the sort of people you'd go for a drink with. So if you had a choice, who would want to go for a pint with in the pub?
  10. Feels like a natural home for him. I think the format works better for him than the weekend shows, and the 5 Live stint shows he's versatile. With Laura taking a big job at the station I think he'll be eased in, and I wouldn't be surprised if some more Radio 1 faces make some shifts over.
  11. We've had two years of Greg James on Radio 1 Breakfast. I've been listening to a lot more since the whole pandemic forced me to work at home, and I have to say it's still as refreshing as day one. It's the sort of silliness the whole family can listen to - which I didn't think Grimmy's show achieved (although I think that was intentional). The last few days of Jordan, Scott and Greg on daytime has been quite male-dominated but the nonsense has been a bit of a joy to listen to.
  12. I'm trying to think of what my favourite bit of radio ever has been (not just from Radio 1). Aside from the various bits and bobs I got asked to do with Unofficial Mills (bit biased), I think Laura's Diary is definitely up there, along with Scott Mills The Musical. More recently the Lolathon brought together the Radio 1 family, which from a geeky perspective is always fun!
  13. Hoping Katie gets a promotion first, though. But yes, I suspect Vick is only temporarily in the Sunday slot.
  14. Vick Hope is joining BBC Radio 1 as co-host on the Life Hacks show. The presenter will be pairing up with Katie Thistleton on the Sunday 16:00 - 18:00 slot, which focuses on discussions and advice about issues like mental health and relationships. She'll also be doing the Official Chart: First Look straight after, as part of the station's revamped schedule which starts on September 1. She replaces Cel Spellman as he focuses on other acting and broadcasting work. The station says he will remain "a part of the Radio 1 family". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-53765360
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