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  1. Any suggestions on what they could do to reverse this? I’m a media geek, so obviously view the BBC differently to the average 20 something. But I’m a fan of the Beeb. I watch lots of shows & listen to lots of Radio 1 & BBC Sounds podcasts.
  2. Shortly after they announced they were leaving Kiss, their big boss there also announced his departure. I don’t think it was a coincidence they took the R1 show once they knew he was off. After all, new bosses like to put a stamp on things & they’d been doing the show for 12 years. As mentioned above, they would be fine content wise on a daytime show because they did breakfast for so long. But I get the impression (especially when it was 9-11) they enjoy the more risqué side of the show. The only slot I could see them moving into is 1-4, either weekends or weekends. (Jordan is th
  3. Being careful as in the BBC is open to huge scrutiny in times like these. I suppose all media outlets are, but the BBC especially should be seen to do ‘do it right’ as the state broadcaster. Broadcasting 1 programme across all BBC Radio left no room for errors. I can imagine the current Covid situation didn’t help things. Maybe the simulcast wouldn’t have lasted so long if staffing levels were at a normal level in the actual building. This decision wasn’t made in the 10 minutes between the palace’s announcement & the simulcast starting. For whatever reason, this was the plan. We’
  4. Biggest problem here is that the BBC is the state broadcaster for the UK. They didn’t air anything except news on TV last night, BBC One & Two showed the same. Four was suspended. They have a duty to announce the news in a respectful way, hence the simulcast. Maybe Radio 1 should’ve gone back to music earlier, but even if they did it would’ve only been instrumentals for longer. This has nothing to do with R1 management and would’ve been decisions made by the highest & the Beeb. From what I’ve read elsewhere today, these are plans that are in place way ahead of time. Stuff isn
  5. I can’t see Charlie going back to a commercial station. She’s only recently taken over Dance Anthems anyway. I believe shortly after RMC left Kiss, the big boss there also departed. I believe the 2 are connected. They’d had a good run on Breakfast and probably expected some changes under new management. Rickie & Melvin have always done more TV together/solo than Charlie anyway. I can’t really see them splitting them up on a permanent R1 basis anytime soon.
  6. Tulisa holding her arm up at the start of every X Factor live show to show her “The Female Boss” tattoo. Whoooooooooooo
  7. To show it’s not London-centric and to be so called ‘better connect with audiences’. Ironically if you look into the details of moving most of the BBC News teams around, they’re going to spend a heck of a lot more money in years to come - even in areas they’ve just saved 😬
  8. Thought he sounded great this evening. Looking forward to hearing him cover drive later this week.
  9. Agree. I don’t understand the value to the listeners, but seems to be another example of management suits making decisions for the sake of decisions. You’re also left with the situation where Radio 1 have enough studio space in London to broadcast 24/7. What happens there when certain bits of output are coming from elsewhere? I’m not sure they can downsize. Would they move Radio 2 across from Wogan House?
  10. don’t think early breakfast counts, pretty sure it was said in the proposal a key daytime slot
  11. Totally agree with this! Maybe not so unpopular this one, but I really miss Alice.
  12. That’d be a Nick Grimshaw route if he does move into daytime I suppose. I would’ve tipped him more for the Annie Mac slot though, but actually maybe Clara or Sian would be a better fit for that in years to come.
  13. Will Manning hasn’t been on Radio 1 has he?
  14. Yes, not happy to have moved (I expect) but happy to still have the regular work. Looking forward to hearing him do the chart
  15. I wonder if it’s a processing thing with Scott? R1 uses a lot of processing on presenters voices to match the music and overall sound of the station. Speech stations don’t necessarily need that



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