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  1. Glad I wasn’t the only one who was confused by Aled’s quote about lockdown. Maybe a mistake?

    I don’t think this is such bad news for Radio 1 - or Greg on Breakfast - because all youth stations are down. If you look at Matt Deegan’s blog, he states it’s higher % of older listeners who are going. There is just not enough younger people coming in to replace them. This is kinda good news for the Radio 1 team as it means the content is on target. There’s just a wider issue that the target audience doesn’t listen to radio overall as much. 

    Adam Bowie’s blog states the % for which each show is down. We don’t know the numbers, so it’s hard to gauge too much. But it’s the first time we’ve had a breakdown of any sort:

    Greg is down 7.9%
    RM&C 12.4%
    Scott & Chris 4.5%
    Vick & Jordan 7.5%

    The BBC Sounds data out today also shows Under 35’s listening and RM&C are the only daytime show not to make the Top 10, plus losing the highest %. Does not look great for them.

  2. Should Vick & Jordan take some holiday coordinated together? 

    Easier said than done, I know, but that’s another week with the drive show not quite being “normal”. They’ve not had a long run together in a few months now? (Including by this time next month!)

  3. Not sure if it’s been noted here that next Monday, is Katie & Vicky on for Scott and Dean is in for Jordan with Vick. Then it’s Katie & Dean on 1pm for the rest of the week. 

  4. 19 minutes ago, ImMaxClaydon said:

    Once Greg has done this show, which I suspect will be within the two years (as Chris Moyles said in a Podcast a couple of years ago, nobody will ever beat his record of 8 and a half years, they'll be too old and untrendy long before then)  much like Moyles, he'll leave the station. However, I think he will stay at the company barring some huge offer coming in from Commercial Stations (could only see it being Global), can very much see his future at the BBC at either Radio 4 or 5 Live. I think it's very likely we see him on Test Match Special at some point, the perfect sort of guy for it in the future.

    Not sure I agree with that comment from Moyles.

    He did not want to adapt his style (he's still doing the same type of show on Radio X!) - whereas I see Greg as much more of a Scott style presenter. He adapts, changes to suit the 'current' sound of Radio 1 and more importantly keeping the listener as the star of the show means he could easily go on for 6+ years. (Whereas Grimmy had the celebrity culture that was getting a little bit boring towards the end of his time).

  5. Mollie isn’t pregnant? Unless I’ve missed something?

    I can totally see Rickie and Melvin just doing mid mornings between them, no need to add a third person into an already established duo. I think Sarah makes more sense for Dance Anthems. It gives her a nice profile boost for a few months & like has been said, Arielle does a lot of DJing at the weekend.

    R2 is a bit more of a up in the air situation. But I think Sara is definitely a more long term solution for Breakfast. Scott on Drive would be great and then maybe Tina Daheley or Victoria Derbyshire to take the midday show eventually - from Salford. 

  6. Just now, Ash101 said:

    Has anyone ever returned to a slot? Just thinking that Greg has obviously already done the 1pm show, so the only “new” move would be the Live Lounge.

    To answer my own question, I guess Matt & Mollie fit this. As they did 1-4 before Weekend Breakfast. Are there any examples on the weekday schedule?

  7. Isn’t his Radio 4 show quite jokey anyway? It’s basically clips from the BBC archive alongside some tedious theme… if Greg was to move away from music radio, I expect 5Live would be more his bag than Radio 4.

    But, there’s no reason why Greg couldn’t remain on R1 in a lower profile slot after his Breakfast stint eventually (hopefully not anytime soon!) ends. There were those rumours that they offered Moyles the 10pm slot, for example.

    Has anyone ever returned to a slot? Just thinking that Greg has obviously already done the 1pm show, so the only “new” move would be the Live Lounge.

  8. I love Katie and Jordan together. But it’s a shame we’ve not had any solo Jordan since he started on Drive! We’ve had 2 weeks of Vick (when J had Covid and the week after next!).

    Obviously it seems R1 are in a bit of a pickle week after next as Matt & Mollie are away filming still, Scott and Jordan off too. I still don’t understand why they haven’t put Katie on Drive like she always covers and someone else in for Scott?

    I’d quite like to have heard Sam & Danni do it for a week. Also on the subject on them, shame they can’t cover Matt & Mollie!

  9. Matt & Mollie are presenting a new dating show for Discovery+, so I wonder if they’re off filming that?

    Surely it makes more sense for Katie to cover with Vick - seeing as she does most of the time. And having Dean solo or someone else cover for Scott and Chris?

  10. I guess it’s more noticeable on air now than before because we basically have shows that carry on as normal (well apart from Katie depping on drive) across the whole schedule. All daytime and then Matt/Mollie going solo when the other is off as has been said, I guess for whatever reason they’ve kept this dynamic on R1. Chris goes on with someone else on 5L when Scott isn’t available… I don’t think you’d build a show like this now, but it’s history/how it came about mean this basically “is what it is”.

  11. 13 hours ago, abertom said:

     Not sure how it saves costs? Presenters get paid an amount for doing so many shows per year. Anymore than that they get paid extra 

    Definitely. I can imagine any Radio 2 cover work comes at a cost per show agreement, instead of any blanket yearly amount. There’s no way it’d save money. You’d surely command a higher price to work double in a day then a lower one?

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