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  1. I’m a little disappointed that Newsbeat hasn’t had an update with the new era today. Still a great package but has been on since 2017!
  2. Been digging through my hard drive today and stumbled across this little gem that I thought I'd share with you all. @wwcreative It took a while but (hopefully) I haven't let you down! May I present, Reggie Yates 2010 Chart Opener! https://www.dropbox.com/s/ryx3vsmzv11dvty/TOCS 2010 Opener_Reggie Yates.mp3?dl=0
  3. So it’s been talked about since Last Summer... Scott seemed to hype it up a lot so unsure if it’s just a lolathon ?
  4. I'm actually a bit gutted she's leaving. She's improved massively in the last 2-2.5 years she's been on Radio 1. Whilst still not perfect, she appealed to a certain group of listeners and brought them to Radio 1, the BBC Sounds statistics prove just that! As much as I like Jordan, I don't think he's quite ready for Drive full time just yet. I think give him Friday-Sunday on a permanent basis for a while to get him into the routine of constantly doing 3 shows a week, then a potential switch for Jordan and Grimmy in the future. Although I get the feeling Grimmy might leave rather than go to weekends. If night times were offered again though ?‍♂️
  5. * MONTAGE ALERT * Admittedly I'm a few months late with this one, but here's The Sound of "The One" - 2019 Edition! https://www.dropbox.com/s/g8qqpuct8tkmxtp/The Sound of The One - BBC Radio 1 2019.mp3?dl=0 This one is very "One-tro" heavy as I felt they were on top form last year. I've already made a start on 2020, so that might one get posted on time ?!
  6. I don't think it's time for a complete new one as I think this and the one previous are the best in a while, but I feel a slight refresh is required!
  7. All day! Newsbeat Simulcasted across R1, 1X and AN all day today, including breakfast!
  8. For anyone interested, a rough cut of the Asian Network Newsbeat opener from today! https://www.dropbox.com/s/ly7e6e2c7od8bik/2020 Asian Network Newsbeat In Ramp.mp3?dl=0
  9. You're talking about Beth! From memory she works elsewhere in the BBC and so is easy to pull in when they need her. The main station voices who you hear in all the One-tros and IDs etc are Matt, Lewis, Georgia and Rachelle! And of course there's the BBC Sounds VO on the TOH jingle, but I'm not sure who that is!
  10. Here is the TOH in question, I've also added a Shotgun to the end to spruce it up a little! https://www.dropbox.com/s/ol9azlbwvs0xpwi/BBC Sounds TOH - Radio 1 2019.mp3?dl=0
  11. I have a couple of bits on top of that, such as the Headlines bed and the 1Xtra intro, but that's about it. Does seem very difficult to get hold of. I messaged Dan once regarding the old 2015 package as I don't have any of that one, as that was quite a large jingle package for newsbeat, so many different beds that only saw the light of day once or twice. Never had a response. But in fairness, he's probably really busy producing etc!
  12. Who else has heard the new TOH jingle that’s been played since Saturday. It sounds awful. It’s been the same jingle every time I’ve heard it, and the segues into the Power Intros just don’t work. I think I’ve heard 2 that sounded alright. There’s no need for that on R1, but if it had to have a place it should be on the News Ramp like the old days (Digital FM Online, This, is Radio 1!) What’s your thoughts?
  13. That's his 1-4 show, He didn't start Drive till April 2012. Also the jingle package in use is still the Pure Tonic Ra-Di-O ONE. Pure Jingles started when Greg moved to drive!
  14. Yeah I meant D, Must have pressed B because it was after A ?‍♂️
  15. There are 6 studios shared with R1, 1Xtra and Asian Network. 82A and B are the 2 bigger studios and are mainly used by Radio 1 as that is the flagship station out of the 3, but another big reason? The Live Lounge! 82A Can't be used to broadcast during a Live Lounge because all the equipment for the LL (Such as the mixing desk etc) is in 82A, and as such the studio is full of the Tech Ops who are mixing and controlling the LL. Clara (and Fearne when she was there) always does her show from 82B. On the days when 1Xtra had a LL and R1 didn't Trevor would be in 82B and Fearne would be in one of the smaller studios. When Greg was on drive he would normally use 82B as well. Greg, Scott and Annie don't just use 82A though, if someone else has booked that studio then they will use one of the smaller ones. The chart has always been in one of the smaller studios, even when Reggie and Jameela did it. Greg only used to do the Chart in 82B because that was his studio at the time for drive. I did Feet Up Friday (Whoooooooooo?!?) with Dev back in 2014 and we were in 82B and to say the studios were only about 2 years old then, they were battered!
  16. The whole of the BBC (TV, Radio etc) uses something called BNCS (Broadcast Network Control System). I believe it was in house designed by the BBC R&D Dept. This allows any studio across the whole of the BBC (From London to Cardiff to Salford etc) to take over any network (R1, R2, R5Live as examples), or route sources into their studio from anywhere in the BBC, including on the OB Vans. A good current example of this is Life Hacks which now comes from Media City in Salford instead of NBH. The studio at Media City isn't faded up in a studio at NBH, as they are actually in control of the R1 network at that time. There are times when it goes wrong, like the other week when Greg tried to hand over the R1 network to Clara's studio after his show and just got "Tone".
  17. I do have some insider knowledge on this, and you're pretty much bang on! For the hourly simulcasted news, at xx:29:50 the News In Ramp gets played by the DJs on air on R1 & 1X and they fade up the news studio and leave it up for the whole bulletin. The rest of the beds and clips (including the News Out Stab) are played by the newsreader in their studio. Once the News Out Stab has been played then the DJs will start their next song or jingle and fade the news studio down again. Now unless things have changed in the last couple of years, the 15 min programs are the same as above with the news studio is faded up for the whole program, the only difference being that there are Tech-Ops in the adjoining news studio pressing the buttons etc. Breakfast is different. R1 & 1Xtra Breakfast have their own news, so the back timing on the Ramp isn't as important to get bang on. That's why on breakfast you'll hear "Radio 1 Newsbeat it's now (insert time here)" instead of "This is newsbeat, we're back in an hour" for example. At the start of Grimmy's stint on breakfast, Tina used to be in the news studio. It was only a few years after she gained more of an on-air presence again that she joined Grimmy in his studio for the news. Rosin is mainly (if not always) in the news studio for the news. It's also worth noting that in the Nesbeat studio, the "Desk Mon" output that they use for monitoring and in their headphones is actually the output on R1, that's why on certain outside broadcasts when R1 have had issues broadcasting newsbeat and have bailed to a song, the news reader sounds a bit odd over on 1Xtra (the Nesta Mcgregor incident from last year is a brilliant example of this).
  18. Have Cel and Katie been summoned as well?
  19. I've got absolutely no ideas as to what tomorrow could be about. Very curious! ?
  20. Ex’s & Oh’s intro today featured the old voices... been a while since i’ve heard them on!
  21. I missed that today but that’s actually annoyed me slightly ...
  22. My thoughts exactly! It has been used on air before but not now due to dropping “Where It Begins”, but I thought I’d include it!
  23. * MONTAGE ALERT * I present to you, The Sound of "The One"... https://www.dropbox.com/s/z7trjsoeqn95te9/The Sound of The One - BBC Radio 1 2018.mp3?dl=0
  24. I would assume from this that yes, yes he will! The sister company of Contraband Media who did his breakfast show imaging of late. Interested too see what they've done this time!
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