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  1. A new one from yesterday: "The one for the unemployed!"
  2. I love the new introductions which get played sometimes at 1 right after the news: "The one for fake tan" or "The one after *callers voice* neeewsbeat". I usually miss the first few minutes of the show so these might have been on for ages. Reminds me of Grimmy's status updates from his nighttime show ("Status update: Nick Grimshaw *singing to the ABBA tune* is Grimmy-Grimmy-Grimmy, the man before midnight!") or when callers introduced Scott's show.
  3. This one has a lot of great ones too. Luckily I've heard most of these at the time, seems like i was destined to find R1 sooner or later.
  4. Podcast as a genre is a hit and miss for me. If I want to listen to something, it's mostly live radio, or if there's nothing good on, I just look up an older show i missed, or just listen to offline music. I do this when I'm busy with something, and neither of these demand full time attention. And if I do pay attention to something, I pick a movie or a video instead. I also don't understand why did they air podcasts on radio now. Who would listen to them live (especially at 3 AM) when you can just put them on whenever you want and listen from beginning to end. It just takes away airtime from actual radio shows.
  5. "U okay hun?" Any more details of his recent R2 activity would be nice to hear. His thoughts about the LOLathon or doing a marathon show in general. Still about the LOLathon, but not quite: would he ever accept a regular late night slot where he could be as rude as that was in the late hours?
  6. That's a tough one, my memory is not that good to remember exactly what was played when, I'd have to wander around on the web archive first. The only one I know by date is the first one I ever heard (sadly that wasn't cached so here's the one from the week after): https://web.archive.org/web/20110119165600/www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/playlist/. Looking back at it now it still had loads of crap ones, but I only remember the best of it like Crush, Jump Into The Fog, Me & You, Skinny Genes, Bigger Than Us, Hot Mess, Fighting Fire (just to mention the least known ones). These defined me R1 for a long time. For me, the playlist quality always followed a normal distribution: a few really good songs, lots of okay/indifferent ones, and a few really bad or boring ones.
  7. And they did it again. (I'm in CEST, an hour ahead of the UK, they had it up by 17:45 UK time.) On a scale of 1 to 10 this is a 0.1 level spoiler.
  8. I still find it confusing to this day. Usually tune in to hear Greg and always get surprised by Matt & Mollie. At least it reminds me to listen to the chart on the way home. I'm not fully against a different Friday schedule with a "Friday breakfast" or a "Friday afternoon", but if they'd stop calling it weekend, that'd be great.
  9. I still have an FM radio as alarm clock if that counts. (I just find it more reliable than a phone.) It's funny though how FM is actually less accessible (at least for me) since most phones no longer have it and internet became cheaper.
  10. I would've bet that she'd come out with something new by now, and after the overplay treatment she gets relevant again by the time Big Weekend is here. Guess I was wrong. (Or it will be a last minute stunt.) (A bit off, but in my eyes, "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" changed her from disposable celebrity to actual talent worthy of attention.)
  11. I agree that popular stuff should be on the playlist, but R1 should at least try forming the trends instead of just following them, especially with the nighttime shows. It feels like to me they don't utilize 1xtra as they should: playing the same stuff on two stations at once is pointless, so are regular takeovers. R1 should have more experimental, interesting songs with chart hits (like that country-trap weirdness which skyrocketed in popularity last week, whatever I think of it, it's different, distinct, interesting) while 1xtra could stick to the most popular genres (including those same-beat-same-mumbling-lyrics tracks which still have their audience). And it needs regular cross promotion as well: "Wanna get more of the trend? Head over to 1xtra." (these existed at some point) / "Bored of the same style? R1 is for you." As I take a look at the current playlists, this is not that far as it might feel like, especially since the 8th (daily takeover, wtf) is out of the picture.
  12. The part with Fearne is perfect, I'd totally listen to that! But Jo Whiley's Shortest Show Ever sounds interesting too.
  13. Unless you're called Annie Nightingale or Pete Tong, you can't stay on R1 forever and it's comforting to know that whenever Scott leaves he hopefully moves no further than R2. I think he has at least 3 years on R1 afternoons, and even after that he could stay on the chart alongside having an R2 show and make it to 25 years at R1. (At least I hope so because he's also the best chart presenter R1 had in a really long time.)
  14. I'm normally listening to Dance Anthems this time, I'm not that familiar with Radio 2 or this show, but on his own right he's great as always. And until around 5:40 he managed not to say Radio1 instead of 2, that impressive.
  15. I've read they had a breakfast show for 10 years before this, that's impressive, and kinda explains why they didn't introduced themselves that much yesterday. As someone who has never heard them before, the first impression was not that great, but overall positive. I also expected much longer links, especially after the "we can talk longer than 20 seconds" promos. The big downer is the music: mostly playlist songs (why...) and 8th style depressing mumbling rap (please no!) so it's still miles behind Annie or Jack.
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