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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 t
  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 Wolver
  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)
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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
  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 ne
  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 le
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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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