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  1. I notice the new Asian Network schedule doesn’t mention Newsbeat & that the 3-6pm show will be debate/news based.. so I wonder if they’re going to reverse the Lockdown news changed with this in October? The only real change that R1 still has is simulcast news at breakfast, I wonder if that’ll change? But Greg is such a pro that to clock starts each half hour aren’t too jarring anyway
  2. Agree, I always found the entertainment news bits quite laboured and unnecessary. If it's good enough then a presenter should probably be talking about it anyway! 'Entertainment news' for the sake of it benefits no one. The only positive part of Grimmy having it at drive time was the interaction he had with Sinead. But now with every show having multiple voices there really is no need.
  3. Yes I thought that, no noticeable different in audio & no drop outs like they’d have in the evenings! I know they all came in for a few days then but one was usually in a Newsbeat studio, not sure that’d be possible during the day…
  4. Listened to all the show's yesterday and just a few thoughts... Greg - It's such a great show, always has been & it has just felt right with helping settle in this new schedule. This morning he had Charlie, Sian & Vick all on for different reasons (live lounge promotion, 'top of the shops' game & a listeners review of drive time - respectively) promoting their shows and just giving Radio 1 that friendly family feel. My only criticism of Greg's show is that I wish they'd do something with the 10 till 10:30 half hour. It's basically just a re-hash of the "latest things" round up from just before 8am. Which is fine because I doubt many people will listen to the whole show like I do, but maybe a different game or daily feature would help finish the show off nicely. I do miss the craziness of when he show was on 6:30 till 7. RMC - I think they'll settle into this show really well. It is obviously different to what has come before when presenting the live lounge, but I like the idea of a bit more chat during the morning. I wish they'd carry over the 'night night nonsense' games from their evening show, as this added some nice variety (whereby they each come up with a game for the other 2 to play)... but it's early days so let's see what is to come. Scott - You can easily see why he is still on Radio 1. Yesterday's show was very entertaining, a good Whooooo game & some brilliant responses to the new WhatsApp number being added. He just understands the target audience, hence the longevity. Vick & Jordan - I was a little bit nervous upon hearing the announcement of this show, mainly because I felt Jordan was strong enough to take on a daytime show himself. But yesterday was a great debut. I really don't think this will turn out to be a Simon & Jo on Radio 2 situation. They connected really well, didn't really talk over one another (which is always a risk with new duos) and it all seemed really natural. Sounds like they've got some good features planned too, plus Jordan North asking what everyone is having for their tea is the MOST Jordan North drive time feature.. Vick being very sensible & organised vs Jordan's calamity lifestyle I think will really help the dynamic here... I dipped in a little bit to Clara, Jack & Sian too - which I think is a strong 'everyone in the right place' evening line up. I'm a little bit sad at the loss of the evening entertainment show, but I wonder if the increased cost of the daytime line (2 presenters left shows there to be replaced by 5!!) so it is understandable.
  5. It's a tough one that, because yes personally I was/am not a massive fan of the 3 day weekend idea. But you can understand the logic. At the time, you had Dev, Alice & Matt all pushing 5+ years on the weekend line up, so this move managed to give the schedule a shake up while giving them a 3rd day on air. 4/3 split does seem much fairer on presenters and production staff wanting to earn a 'full time' wage. However - I do think the better idea would've been to start the weekend at 1pm on Friday. Scott is already displaced by doing the chart, so having Matt & Mollie on that slot works fine. I'd like to see RMC follow on from Greg on a Friday now. But I don't think that will ever happen, as they'd have used this week's changes as the time to realign that.
  6. Are RMC all back in the studios together? With no one at home? Don’t think it’s been addressed on air and from their Socials yesterday it was only Charlie & Rickie in the main studio together…
  7. Oh yes! I do remember that week now, as they had to simulcast 1Xtra’s 9pm shows as they seemingly had no cover.
  8. Have RMC actually covered for Scott? I only remember them stepping in for Clara? It would make sense for it to be Matt & Mollie, seeing as they’re unlikely to land a full time daytime slot.. lots of cover is a bit of a sweetener! Could even then see Arielle or someone from Friday Early Breakfast covering their Saturday & Sunday slot.
  9. Looking down the BBC Sounds schedule for Monday now, it literally leaves Ricky, Melvin & Charlie and Scott Mills as the only shows without Radio 1 in their title. (Newsbeat doesn’t either, but that’s a 1X & Asian simulcast)
  10. I’d be shocked if RMC & Vick and Jordan are off together for more than a few weeks a year. They’ll surely just cover themselves by dropping down to a duo/solo. Matt & Mollie have covered for Scott as well as Breakfast this year, so maybe we’ll see that happen?
  11. I believe the guidelines set out earlier this year actually state that all station’s breakfast shows will be staying in London…. which feels like a strange decision as, like you say, a northern duo doing a future breakfast up north would be a real statement. I’d probably put money on the next afternoon show to be the one that relocates. Cannot see it being the Live Lounge (logistics with artists coming to London), or drive time if they’re planning to mould Vick & Jordan as the next breakfast duo. I think Radio 2 is a more interesting conversation for which of their shows will move out of London? As that lineup isn’t likely to change anytime soon! To me, the most logical would be a successor to Jeremy Vine & move it to Salford to use 5Live’s resources..
  12. Yes, I think it would’ve been mentioned if they weren’t going to be London based (like Dean). I do believe the requirement to have a daytime show outside of London isn’t for a few more years anyway…
  13. I think this is a bit harsh on Greg. He wouldn’t have decided to make Himself “front of stage” with this event. It’ll be the breakfast production team and the wider Radio 1 producers. He is presenting the biggest show on the station, so it does make total sense to have these things involve him. Getting Dean on board would’ve just confused things. He’s largely irrelevant until he starts properly & then eventually does more daytime cover.
  14. I totally agree, there’s no point slating Radio 1 because they weren’t in control. I think we all agree things got better once they were on the Saturday daytime. It’s difficult to say RE the protocol, because the next time it will be even worse in terms of disrupting normal schedules, as it’ll be the Queen. I believe the BBC on TV can’t show comedy programmes until after her funeral, so will Radio 1 have to tone it down/ditch the entertainment until this point too?
  15. Jordan getting Drive is definitely the right move. I am not quite sold on partnering him up with Vick though. Nothing against her but Jordan does great radio on his own.
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