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  1. Couple of weird things - so I'm assuming they wanted to book Matt and Mollie to cover breakfast, but Matt wasn't available. I find it weird that they don't either get Mollie to do it solo, or failing that the logical thing to do would be go for someone else, Scott + Chris/Alice + Dev/Jordan solo etc. Why have someone covering a cover for a whole week? It's very weird. They clearly really don't want to have Scott covering because that would be the logical thing to do - odd that Alice is covering without Dev, do we think this is a deliberate choice or Dev just wasn't available? On the Schedule as well it very confusingly says the show title "Jordan North" and describes it as Alice sits in for Grimmy... Who's doing this Scheduling? - Also Jordan covering breakfast means he can't cover drive (which he seems to be first choice for these days), having to ask someone else who doesn't normally do it (Alice) to cover without her co-presenter? Idk it just seems like they've made some very odd choices Just some thoughts... any opinions?
  2. Greatest hits still feels to me like a hangover from 2017 they just won't drop
  3. Where's this rumour from? Would be an odd move I think
  4. People have been saying this sort of thing a lot lately, if I'm being totally honest I think that the whole daytime schedule needs an overhall. Clara is far less entertaining than other presenters who would work well in that slot, eg. Jack Saunders, Mollie King, Arielle Free, Adele (there are loads of possibilities to replace her). Honestly I think she's lucky to have lasted that long As much as I hate to say it, I think Scott's days are numbered. These days his show has just started to sound tired to me, he's still good but I think a jump to radio 2 and doing something different would be good for him. Either that or something big is needed to make it sound fresh again, eg. A new member of the team And Grimmy... he's better on drive, but there are loads of other presenters who would do a far better job in that slot, like Dev and Alice, or Jordon, or Adele. I always listen to MisterJam on 1xtra when I'm driving home because he's x1000 better, his show always has stuff going on and is so interesting (tbh I'd like him to replace Grim but that's unlikely). Finally, I think weekends need some new faces to come in full time. For the last 5 years there have been barely any new presenters at R1 and those who have started are progressing soooo slowly. They haven't had someone new on weekdays since 2015. I feel after having a big push on getting younger faces in, they haven't kept up that drive for younger listeners and it's all very comfortable. Tbh I feel like the station these days is aiming for an average audience of around early 30s in content, then late teens - early 20s in music style. It just doesn't quite 'work' But just my humble opinion. There are also bits I think work really well at the moment - I like Greg's show (though I think more games with other R1 DJ's and some more event radio would be good), nighttimes sound good (Annie, Jack, the kiss 3). Matt and Mollie and Dev and Alice are really good solid shows I think. Some changes would just make it that bit more fresh and really improve the lineup
  5. Would he ever do R1/R2 breakfast if offered?
  6. Just for fun, I'm curious as to what people will think the schedules will look like in about 3-4 years time. It would probably be expected by then most of Greg, Clara, Scott, Nick etc will have left, and they'll have to have some fresh blood (though that doesn't seem to be coming through at the moment). This is my prediction: Weekday 4-6:30, a young new presenter 6:30-10, Greg James Breakfast 10-1, Mollie King (I would like to hear her cover this slot actually!) 1-4, Dev and Alice 4-7, possibly Jordon, possibly someone new who will eventually take breakfast 7-9, Jack Saunders Weekend 6-10, Cel and Katie 10-1, Arielle free 1-4, Matt Edmondson 4-7, Friday = Scott on chart, Saturday = Mistajam, Sunday some new presenter What do we think? Any of that likely/unlikely? What is your predictions?
  7. So, Maya She's on twice a week and has been for nearly a year now, but does anyone else just feel like she doesn't fit in to radio 1? She never seems part of the team or that she cares about her show, there's literally no mention of her on any other show unless they're taking the piss out of her, she never covers and still makes basic mistakes, does anyone else just feel like she doesn't fit in at the station? I'm surprised she hasn't been sacked yet to be honest Or does anyone have a very different opinion and want to talk me around?
  8. Here we go, 2018 seemed to be a big year for R1 schedule, so time to make some predictions for next year (though probably not as many changes as this year) Personally, I think Clara's time will be up on mid morning, maybe a swap with Adele so Clara on earlies and Adele on mid morning? Or possibly Jordon takes mid morning? I also think that (sadly) Scott might leave his afternoon show (but stay on the chart) and do cover for R1/R2. He'd be replaced on afternoons by probably Alice (with or without Dev), or failing that Matt and Mollie. Finally, less likely but Grimmy may be vuneruble towards the end of the year, maybe going to an evening slot or something? That might be more like 2020 though. Think everyone else is pretty safe in their slots, I'm keen on the overall lineup atm What does everyone else think?
  9. Just a thought, Mollie seems to be getting a lot of promotion at the moment. She's on a lot of the trails, co-presenting the teen awards and got the silver ARIA for best newcommer... Anyone think promotion may be in the bosses mind? Personally I think she's great. Possibly the mid-morning show whenever Clara leaves?
  10. Can't Jordan just sit in for Clara? He's a big boy now, and it stops the whole schedule jumping about. Its annoying how he's been around for so long but he's no trusted with a mid morning show, despite being a great presenter
  11. Thought I'd start a new topic to collect our opinions for those listening First thoughts: he starts with 3 songs in a row. Classic Grimshaw
  12. Opinions: say Scott and Chris had never met and therefore he would never have been on the show. Do we think Scott would still be on radio 1? I personally think while Scott is very good, Chris is such a bit part on the show and keeps it sounding very 'young' and relivent. I don't know if it would have lasted without Chris. Scott is the stronger presenter, but Chris really gives a lot of 'heart' to the show
  13. As a 22 year old, and a secondary teacher so I work with teenagers, I quite like it. It's what is in the charts now and what I normally listen to. I prefer it to all the pop stuff they used to play and one direction personally. It's like when a few years ago there was loads of dance music on the playlist, it's just got to reflect what's one trend. It'll probably change again in the next couple of years!
  14. Might this mean a promotion is on the way for Alice in the next year or two? Maybe her and Dev on drive if grimshaw doesn't last?
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