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  1. Yasser is in for Scott on the Official Chart this Friday (13th August)
  2. Yasser is in for Scott on the Official Chart this Friday (13th August)
  3. I get what you mean here but Radio 1 is a music station and does already have long links compared to Capital. Especially on Scott & Greg there are easily 5 min gaps between songs at times with features etc. Capital you literally never get more than 30 seconds. I personally think Radio 1 strikes the perfect balance on this
  4. Sad to see Grimmy go as he has been on Radio 1 ever since I started listening. I think Vick & Jordan will be a great combo though. I do believe, from September, R1 will have one of the best schedules it has ever had. Solid shows across the board. Looking forward to hearing it.
  5. Completely agree here. Personally Radio 1 Breakfast is my fav it's ever been (was never a fan of Moyles but I was probs a little too young really) - Greg provides exactly what you need in the morning, a laugh, some stupid stuff that takes you away from what's actually happening in the crazy world and loads of decent (and a wide variety) of music. As others have said I think this is the best R1 has ever been. There isn't a time when I don't want to listen (whereas previously I would have only listened to selective shows). Even most of the cover is pretty good, like Radio 1 Breakfast with Matt & Mollie works really well when Greg isn't there, likewise with Vick & Katie covering for Scott & Chris.
  6. Not entirely related... but I’ve always wondered why ‘6 Music’ is not ‘Radio 2 Extra’, as it basically is to Radio 2 listeners what 1Xtra, 4 Extra, 5LSX are to their sister stations.
  7. I know that rule definitely applied to Radio 1 Dance but the R1 Relax stuff doesn’t seem to have all aired previously although it’s definitely already on BBC Sounds before it airs so maybe that’s the rule. Some of the stuff seems to have come from 6 Music as well which is interesting, different stations sharing content. Personally I’ve never really listened to the R1 Dance stream but have to say I’ve been listening to R1 Relax pretty much every evening (and I’m very much the target audience) so think this is a great move from Radio 1. Been really enjoying it (not into the asmr stuff though, they can scrap that ?).
  8. This sounds great! (Excuse the pun). How does this work with the ofcom rules? Obvs anything on R1 Dance has to have already aired on Radio 1, some of the stuff in the press release sounds specifically made for r1 relax?
  9. I think if she was going to any other BBC station they would have happely announced that on Radio 1/Press Release. I agree, don’t think there is anything commercial that really fits her show but can definitely see her at a streaming service as a music curator (maybe something like Phil Taggart does on Spotify) or even a specialist podcast or something.
  10. As Greg said it’s so nice for this all to spill out live on air. You wouldn’t get this on commercial, there would be a press release at most and then the presenter would just disappear from the station without much notice
  11. Apart from the weird times I think the current schedule is the best we have had in years. I very rarely find myself wanting to switch now. Hope it stays the same for a good while.
  12. I understand this...and yeah these decisions are made right at the top of management. Doubt anyone had a say that actually works at Radio 1! However, as a state broadcaster, surely (as we here all the time from the BBC themselves), there job is to provide something for everyone. Some radio stations completely dedicated to the news and extensive coverage (BBC Radio 4, 5 Live) but other providing light entertainment (music stations)....then as there duty as a state broadcaster they still provide regular updates on the music stations (through Newsbeat etc). The same could be said for BBC TV yesterday, why on earth they shut down BBC Four and simulcast BBC One, Two, News and Parliament I have no idea. BBC One should have focused on the news coverage and BBC Two should have provided light entertainment (quiz programmes, Attenborough docs or something).
  13. Completely agree with the above. I think BBC News stations (4/5) can provide the extensive coverage but music stations should not have basically been shut down. In my opinion, yesterday, Radio 1 should have taken BBC Radio 4 from 12:10-13:00. Then Matt & Mollie should taken over from 13:00-17:00 with chilled music (with lyrics though!)and a few links/general chat but no games/normal show content. Newsbeat updates should then have been every 30 mins throughout the day. I think it’s probs appropriate to suspend the chart as you can’t really control the content of it particularly well. From 17:00-18:00 I would have had a Newsbeat Special and then from 6pm Scott Mills could have taken over with regular Newsbeat bulletins and chilled tunes through the evening (Danny then could have taken over through the night etc to continue the chill). From 7am this morning Radio 1 should have returned to usual schedule but with no specialist shows throughout the weekend (The Official Chart should have replaced Dance Anthems). From Monday Radio 1 should be back to normal. I think the above better serves Radio 1’s young target audience as what they have currently is just making people turn off.
  14. She occasionally does at the weekends I'm fairly sure. Probs just as it's Radio 1 Breakfast she may not feel as confident this week/Matt is a safe pair of hands
  15. They will still have to break for the news at 10:30 on the Sunday though, so doesn't really make sense why next presenter can't takeover as normal. Just seems inconsistent.
  16. Interesting! Vick Hope obviously has experience as she just came from Capital Breakfast. Will be great to hear them at that time!
  17. BBCR1_James


    As the news is simulcast across three stations I believe it’s a little more complex then this as each station uses its own Newsbeat intro. BBCR1 uses ‘1’, 1Xtra uses ‘1Xtra’ and AN uses ‘Asian Network’. So I believe what happens is each presenter plays there own ramp into the news (the bit where they talk over e.g ‘it’s 9:30 on Radio 1, it’s time for Newsbeat with Roisin Hastie’), then after the ‘1’, ‘1Xtra’ etc they will quickly fade up the Newsbeat studio which which will have the headline bed playing on a loop for the reader to read the headline over . Then the newsreader will press play on the ‘Newsbeat’ ident and main story bed when ready. The whole of Newsbeat is then controlled by the newsreader (clips and different FX) before the outro is played where the presenters on the individual stations will fade out the Newsbeat studio and resume the show. Each presenter obviously has to hit play at the exact second on their ramp otherwise they will miss the headline or be too early (which you hear sometimes when there is just the bed looping with no one talking). I presume the ramps are on faders so they can fade in and out if required (sometimes, if a bit late, Greg fades in the ramp a bit late just in time for the ‘1’ ident, but skipping the actual ramp). what is interesting, at breakfast when Greg always talks to Roisin, they have to leave a pause after the news to make sure 1Xtra/Asian Network have taken the Newsbeat studio off air otherwise they would hear Roisin talking to Greg without hearing Greg.
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    On Matts story at the weekend he showed the play out screen. as expected it looks like Anthems is pre-mixed in chunks (I don’t think full 30 mins though), I think chucks of 10-15 mins as he accidentally played the same one twice. Hit play on a track and it started playing one 3 or 4 tracks earlier and then went “woops we’ve already played that” so obviously has the wrong mix cued. They all seem to have whooshes as ins and outs. in terms of meta, on the play out screen it had the mix highlighted and then each track was just added as a note below, obvs for DJ reference but don’t know whether that’s linked to the ‘now playing’ as well.
  19. I don’t think he will go anytime soon. His show performs really well on Radio 1 and him and Chris work really well with the target audience. Can’t see why they would.
  20. Will be interesting to see who covers the chart. I have a feeling it will be Vick & Katie
  21. I agree I don’t really like Anthems anymore, feels unnecessary. They could just slip a couple of classic turns into the playlist throughout the day. Or make some classic mixes available on BBC Sounds. I always thought Party Anthems was good 6-7 as it kind of symbolised end of the working week and start of the weekend. Bit pointless 3-4. If they wanted to bring Annie Mac forward I would of done Official Chart 3-5 and Party Anthems 5-5:45.
  22. Does it say anywhere who is presenting Anthems and Party Anthems? I presume Jordan at the weekend. I wonder if Dev is presenting on a Friday as a big “Build Up” to the Official Chart With Scott Mills? Would make more sense then Scott presenting it (although Scott is really good on Party Anthems) I think. I wish they had left it at 6 though, makes more sense as start of the weekend kind of thing.
  23. I know Jack Saunders is recording his from home. I presume Annie may do the same and then only one of RMC will be live in the studio while the others join via audio link? I believe all co-presenters, so presumably Chris Stark, one of Matt & Mollie, one of Dev & Alice as well will join via audio link...don't know how they do that?
  24. Will be interesting to see who presents Radio 1 Anthems between Xmas and New Year. A lot of primetime available, I wouldn't of thought they would do it all with new talent? Probs breakfast and drive will have Matt & Jordan or something?
  25. Harpz Kaur is in for Scott on 23rd and Dev is in for Scott on 24th.
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