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Everything posted by Jono

  1. We seem to be going over the places that One Big Weekend used to visit. But either way I'd be so pissed off if I was Radio 1 and a local newspaper had spoiled the announcement like that.
  2. It's definitely more the sort of show I envisaged it to be like, less stiffness, going off-script, being silly. Vast improvement in the last two weeks
  3. Robbie Williams is a good guest and is full of energy
  4. It must be quite strange to have to basically do two hours of radio with very few interruptions. I thought Vicky was a bit of an odd choice initially for the first show guest, but actually she helped hold the show together.
  5. Enjoying having Murray and Chapman ribbing Scott about his age 😂 "It's like a Radio 1 retirement home" I think this section shows where they're all most comfortable on-air...
  6. I was hoping it would be a bit more like Elis James and John Robins or Adam and Joe, which is less sporty. But perhaps this is what the average 5 Live listener wants to hear, I'm not particularly their target audience. They'll find their feet though, that'll be the beauty of this space they've been given.
  7. As a non-sport fan it's a bit of a struggle so far as I can't get wowed by the sporty guests they're talking to, but I do like that there's opportunity for Scott to shake off the youthful image and make jokes about Anita Dobson and Allo Allo. I'm just glad they're on at a time I can listen for once... 5 Live certainly still sounds so much more tinny than Radio 1. Well with a new boss at the helm they'll want a shake up...
  8. Who's tuned in this morning? Will be interesting to hear how they try to keep sport fans and non-sport fans interested.
  9. I think the equivalent was Chappers and Dave when they would broadcast over the summer months around the World Cup period. I think they also broadcast from a few sporting initiatives (if I recall) as I remember them broadcasting from the Sportspark in Norwich.
  10. I never really thought a talk station would be the direction of travel for Scott, but it definetly makes sense over a choice between Radio 2 and 6Music. Means he's up against Moyles on Radio X which is usually where my radio goes on a Saturday morning too.
  11. Full story here: https://unofficialmills.co.uk/2019/10/scott-mills-and-chris-stark-to-host-new-bbc-radio-5-live-show/ I'm happy to hear this is the next step for Scott - even better than Chris is going with him. 5Live seems a good fit for experimenting with a new show, and a station without music will make it even more interesting. I suspect a move away from Radio 1 will be on the cards at some point. I'll be listening!
  12. Most likely. I actually really enjoy it, although I understand those criticisms that it's a move away from the station's remit to a certain extent.
  13. I guess this is this year's equivalent of a summer mix - Radio 1's Greatest Hits will air every day for an hour at 10am from Monday 8th July. Scott's Dance Anthems programme is becoming 'Radio 1's Party Anthems' too.
  14. I think they suit that timeslot - but agree if they want to move into daytime they'll need to broaden their appeal.
  15. I thought they were actually moving towards a BBC youth strand - mixing Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Three. Which sounded less terrible than this idea.
  16. He's back in for Rylan this weekend and doing a special documentary on Bank Holiday Monday in for Jeremy Vine
  17. This is so very W1A. The directors at the BBC are once again looking very out-of-touch with their audiences. It's the label "BBC Pop Music" that upsets me more than the proposal. Asian Network is hardly pop, I doubt the listeners of 6Music would call their music that, and Radio 1 is intended to be more about "new music".
  18. I'm off to Middlesbrough for Big Weekend and will hopefully get a chance to interview Scott. Would love to hear your recommendations for questions (don't just do serious questions). The best might get asked.
  19. I wonder what would influence young people more. I'm inclined to think if you had very specific messages on social media which you're looking at while on your phone you would be more likely to listen to Radio 1 than just seeing it on a billboard... unless you're of driving age.
  20. You say that but they'll go hard with the Big Weekend next month across BBC TV. Also there has been a lot of money spent on social media adverts lately - I was getting an advert for every show on Facebook and Instagram for two weeks. They seem to be doing subtle stuff compared to Capital, but it's happening.
  21. Perhaps although suspect she will have a proper show soon enough
  22. How do we still feel about this? I have to say I don't listen as much on a Friday, it just throws me. I have no issue with the presenters - I listen on a weekend but it doesn't give me the feel good factor about the weekend tuning in on a Friday and hearing different voices to Monday to Thursday!
  23. They could argue 1Xtra does an important job from their perspective, I can't see them wanting a third. I quite enjoyed the Radio 1 Vintage pop-up station. I guess the question is what music would such a station play, I reckon there's demand for something like the Greatest Hits show, but there is quite a plethora of 90s stations these days. Anything less modern like Radio 1 would make it like Radio 2.
  24. This was actually going to be a thread praising some of the new experimental podcasts from Radio 1, but figured I'd throw out the general question too. I've just started listening to Worst Dates (which is the Radio 1 comedy podcast - should be it's own podcast not just a series) and Unexpected Fluids. Both amused me on the walk home. Worth a listen for something difference and perhaps an evolution of what the Surgery used to be (minus the good advice!)
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