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  1. Dave Pearce too when he did it on Sunday nights. But I imagine it's pointless using run of the mill shows all the time, they may as well dig out live broadcasts. Classic Essential mixes too could be one to use. I know you can more or less get every single one online. But some from the 90's are poor quality, Radio 1 Dance could get the original dat tapes and play them out digitised. The BBC has never made good, proper use of it's archive with a lot of things, it's a chance to do that.
  2. I feel the same about the bits I hear from Radio 1 now. It feels more and more like a carbon copy of 1xtra, years ago you could easily separate the two. Just the way the music scene is, rock and indie with young people seems less relevant compared to the 90s and 00s youth. Coupled with the fact that we don't have the big indie/rock bands we had way back. There was a time where through the 00's you had Foo Fighters/Linkin Park/Blink 182/White Stripes/My Chemical Romance/Friendly Fires/Kings Of Leon/Arctic Monkeys... being hammered for weeks on the A list. Foo Fighters have just released a new tune last week, if it gets any higher than Radio 1's B list for more than 2 weeks I'll be surprised. I hear 1xtra playing house music now, when launched in 2002 that was unthinkable. It was garage, hip hop, early grime and r&b back then. As far as indie and bands during mainstream(ish) hours, has Zane Lowe been truly replaced? Felt like he almost single-handedly pushed the Arctic Monkey's into the big time in late 2005 with no only the support he gave them, but the influence he had on getting them onto heavy rotation on the Radio 1 playlist. Radio 1 dance feels like it has good intentions with room to grow, Radio 1 have been at it with dance since the very early 90's. It's a chance for them to run some old archive Jules/Rampling/Pete Tong/Carl Cox Fabio & Grooverider shows from the 90's and 2000's overnight, and keep it more modern in the day.
  3. I used to get mixed up and think Dev was on this. Aren't G6 a security firm company? He's got to have had a good 10 years at it hasn't he? Not bad really, can't say I heard much of him but he must have been decent to hold a place for that long.
  4. It feels a seemingly impossible job to hold now. When I got inspired to want to take a job in broadcasting it was 2000 and radio didn't have competition like it has today. The young target audience the most has choices everywhere to rival it, but let's face it. It's even easy for grandad to find his favourite songs on youtube or spotify nowdays. So even Smooth and Radio 2 have it difficult. There's been 10 tonne of cuts within the BBC recently which has harmed it's local radio output, commercial radio is totally gone too imo. There were 4 commercial radio stations broadcasting from Wolverhampton in 2010, now we just have multiple bands of greatest hits my way. Community Radio has some shoddy reputation out there, and with some output from some stations the past 15 or so years it's deserved in some ways. But there are some really good ones out there now, basically sounding like local commercial radio did 20 years ago. Part the fact that like the one I'm involved with, is it's chaired and headed by people who ran successful commercial stations like Beacon and BRMB. So they have the experience to make them professional, coupled with the fact that your now getting experienced ex commercial and BBC jocks fronting the breakfast and drive shows it makes it sound that much more polished compared to 10 years ago. The only wall is ofcom restrictions on transmission power and funding, but they are slowly and surely subsiding compared to before. I'd say that's the best way in, it's even possible to make a small living in community radio now too. It's "community" in licence name, but if your joining a well run station your joining a commercial radio station by everything else but. Anything you try to do on the internet like podcasts or youtube etc, your always going to be drowned out by so many others who can get online with simple setups. Not everyone can do radio, and that's where it still holds a big upper hands.
  5. I get the feeling Radio 2 will be increasing their daytime music rota to include more 90's and 00's. Jo Whiley, Sara Cox, Zoe Ball and possibly Scott now then. The type of DJ's who appeal to more my age than the 70's and 80's youth. Imagine it, Radio 2 playing 00's classics from the Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, The Freemasons, Five... Turning that way.
  6. Amazing how the commercial sector can complain about anything at the moment. When there's ten tonne of frequencies of Greatest Bloody Hits around here. Binning off the far superior Absolute on 105.2 in the midlands, and also taking over Signal 107 whilst making people redundant.
  7. Looks like Charlie is going to take over dance anthems. I still prefer it on Sunday nights like when Dave Pearce did it. But glad to see they are keeping it going. Mistajam had been at Radio 1 since 2005 apparently. I gotta be honest I don't remember him being there that far back and I always had R1 on from late 90's to late 00's. I always thought he was more there in the 10's.
  8. Fantastic find. Also an interesting listen to hear the music being played at the time. This was about the time I started to listen to Radio 1 regular, everyday until about 2008. So remember these well.
  9. Hard to pick one. Lard's Classic Cuts (Mark and Lard) has to be up there for me, just something you couldn't do on radio these days. Chris Moyles' 'Stanta' has to be another. Then a lot of his parody songs were brilliant. Scott has quite a few. The angry pizza guy was great, Laura's Diary was addictive listening too.
  10. https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/mark-chapman-wife-sara-died-tributes-twitter-a4462246.html Some very sad news regarding Chappers' wife who's sadly passed away. Chappers was a huge part of Radio 1 from the late 90's until 2009 when he left, and was more or less Scott's sidekick on the old afternoon show alongside Laura, when it ran 4-7 from about 2004 to 2009. I doubt he would see this, but I wish him all the best through an awful time.
  11. A lot of the sport connectivity went from Radio 1 when Chappers left in 2009. And hasn't been replaced since really.
  12. To be honest, with greatest respect she's been and gone without me taking any notice. Maybe I don't listen to R1 as much as I did 10 to 15 years back, but she's hardly gonna be on the throwback shows for the 60th anniversary in a few years really.
  13. It started with Mark & Lard's afternoon show on Radio 1, who were on that slot from 1998 - 2004. For me they were genius but you have to have to that sense of humor to get them. Basically they used to do a multitude of 'spoof' quizzes, where Lard (Marc Riley) would go into the other studio and pretend to be some wayward maniac caller into the show to play the quiz. The 'whooooo' came from one called 'It's a Mystery'. Where there would be weird clues to guess who the celeb was, Lard on the other end of the phone would never get the answer. And when revealed (someone usually well known) there would be a few seconds silence followed by a loud 'WHHOOOOOOOOOO!!!' You can hear a clip here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LamKPIw5yGM
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    Alts to R1

    Because Radio 2's demographic can be too broad at times. Not everyone between 30 and 40 is obsessed with 80's music, like me for instance. My era is late 90's and early 00's. So I end up hopping between Radio 1 & 2. Jump from 2 to 1 when they start playing ABBA, vice versa when grime comes onto Radio 1.
  15. I don't think it's a bad idea for Radio 1 to give a nod to older tracks spanning anything from about 1990 upwards. I know Radio 2 have been generally pushing the boat out to meet that criteria, but there's still certain tracks that they are scared to go near. Namely heavier rock/dance/hip hop. Besides, it can be an education in music to the yoof.
  16. That voiceover girl they used for their idents was the same one we used to use at WCR in Wolverhampton around the very same time. Interesting playlist as well, forgot all about Sugar Ray - Every Morning!
  17. Hi all. Someone has uploaded lots of their old tapes of Chris Moyles' afternoon shows to YouTube, included in that is Chris' September 11th show and the days following. Some of this I heard live at the time, but haven't heard again for almost 19 years. No Mark & Lard on this as they broke the news it's a missing piece, but the events continued into Chris' show, and the days after it shows how Radio 1 dealt with the events. Maybe something younger listeners wouldn't remember, but it's radio history all the same so worth a listen for sure.The entire section of the day and following days runs until 3hrs 47 into the video.
  18. Whoooooooo??!! Is it Ozzy Osbourne Mark? Sounds just like her!!
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    Old shows

    Some of you may be interested in these recent uploads of Scott on early breakfast in 2001. Radio 1 at it's peak about this point for me.
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    Alts to R1

    I like the idea of Kisstory but their playlist is a bit too narrow at times. There's a lot more classic dance/house/garage out there that people will remember apart from 'Robin S Show Me Love'. Absolute's Danielle Perry is pretty good post 7pm, but those 7 min advert marathons usually push me away to Jo Whiley on Radio 2 who's back on at 7pm now.
  21. I have a DAB tuner in my car so I can access Kisstory/Kiss/Absolute (since they binned it off 105.2)/Radio X. But coverage is really crap which is amazing considering I live 10 mile away from England's second biggest city, Birmingham. So usually go back to FM/MW for absolute or 5 Live when it breaks up. I actually have an FM tuner on my phone, but it uses the headphones as an antenna which is as good as a chocolate teapot. So with my 3 unlimited interwebs, tunein app. So it's a mix of all for me.
  22. This is really interesting. I find Radio 1 is doing what it should exactly be doing. But the playlist for the most part not for me now I'm nearly 31. I'm just not into Dave, Drake or Stormzy frankly. So Radio 2 is pulling me in with shows like Ana Matronic's Dance Devotion (sometimes covered by one of my old faves Dave Pearce), and Jo Whiley is sounding great back on evenings now. But they throw me off sometimes by getting scared of upsetting the over 50's, and diving back into the 70s and 80s all the time. Before my time and I have no interest in those decades really. It'll never happen, but in a perfect world Radio 3 and 4 should be merged. With a lot of "discussion" from R4 being moved to 5 Live. Radio 1 stay as it is. Radio 2 focus on us 30-50's with a 90's - now feel, with a touch of 80's but not OTT. With Sara Cox, Zoe Ball, Dave Pearce, Jo Whiley, Scott Mills, maybe Mark Radcliffe if he'd be up to it. And Radio 3 be a direct rival to Smooth, the 80's/70's/60's golden oldies, Motown etc with the likes of Ken Bruce, Steve Wright, Tony Blackburn fronting the pack. It would do well as their is a market for that obviously. But Radio 2 needs to be the middle man and full on cater for us in no man's land.
  23. Mark and Lard the absolute standout one for me. I grew up listening to them on afternoons, and just found them to be the perfect duo. Wasn't forced into liking something they didn't want to like by the heiarchy and was blunt about it on the air, just take for example their opinion of Pied Piper's "Do You Really Like It". It was their spoof phone ins that were brilliant too, loads on YouTube like Missing Words, It's a Mystery, Downcount etc. Lards classic cuts worth a listen too, my sides hurt for days when I heard what they did to Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis. I was truly gutted when they left, as I was about to finish school and was looking forward to being able to hear them more. There were some BRMB shows locally I miss too like the dancemasters one with James, but I did record a lot of that. I was going through a tough time late 2005 early 2006 and listened to the radio a lot to ease that up. Tim Shaw's Asylum on Kerrang radio was crude but good. And of course Scott's Radio 1 drivetime show about then got me through.
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    Old shows

    I recorded a load of Scott mills for this site from 2005-2007. I plan to try and get them up onto my mixcloud but it's gonna take a hell of a long time. I have already got some local radio such as BRMB up on there, and my Mark & Lard collection too. I have so much Scott Mills to get on there though it's outrageous. Keep your eyes on it all though mixcloud.com/midlandanorak
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