anothernerd reacted to BBCAaron in Your Ideal Radio 1 Schedule
I said before, I do like your idea.about bringing Rock & Indie Shows into more mainstream or a slot with stronger listenership. It would be good if 6Music & Radio 2 relaunched and rebranded it’s Indie & Rock programming something possibly could be a sections on BBC sounds like it would be good if sort of had a redesign or regthink of how to link cross network content based on different genres and moods. E.g Funk & Soul next to Future Soul … think know there’s sections but think that it would be encouraging for someone who listens to Radio 2 Rock show could be linked or plugged Radio 1s one think trailing and mixing it up would be good would be good if even if Radio 1 Xtra launched an Alternative Rap & Rnb show with some emo rap to comes under umbrella
anothernerd got a reaction from BBCAaron in Grimmy to leave Radio 1
It’s sad isn’t it. I was never the biggest Grimmy fan. But I’ll admit he was a bit asset to the station. His early breakfast stuff want that bad. He just had a tough act to follow. I’m gonna miss him. It blows that Annie and Nick are going back to back but I guess that’s nice they’re leaving around the same time. Also makes me think they’ve had a new show offer.
anothernerd got a reaction from radio1fan in Annie Mac to leave Radio 1
Of all the DJ’s to come and go she’s one who should be in the conversation for biggest impact ever. Growing up she’s always been the voice of dance music. I regret not tuning in each week for her now. But when I did. I always loved her passion. She’s a great loss to the station.
anothernerd reacted to R1Fan1 in Who is your favourite Radio 1 Presenter right now?
@anothernerdhere is the timetable you requested:
anothernerd reacted to radio1fan in Annie Mac to leave Radio 1
It’s going to be sad to Annie leave after so many years at Radio 1, but it definitely feels like she wasn’t pushed and that it was her own decision.
Clara getting Future Sounds is a promotion for her though, and I for one can’t wait to hear the new show, as she definitely has a talent for new music radio.
anothernerd reacted to Lily Georgia in Schedule Changes
I used to work at a radio station (not R1, think smaller!) so I have a bit of an insight into this, although I'm sure it varies.
Where I worked, around half of the presenters were staff and half were freelancers. Staff had to request leave and have it approved - freelancers could just say they were 'unavailable' but we would expect a reasonable amount of notice (apart from sickness) so that cover could be arranged. At R1 I believe all of their presenters are freelance.
We would have a list of presenters who could cover each show - their suitability would be based on profile, experience, other work/commitments, so lots of factors. There would always be a preferred cover presenter for each show, and I think you can see that at R1 certain people tend to cover certain shows regularly - often they try to find someone 'similar' to cover.
If more than one daytime presenter were off at the same time then you would also consider how the day 'sounded' in terms of different voices i.e. avoiding 3 male or 3 female presenters in a row, for example, so there was variety to the sound as you went through the day.
Part of my job was to book presenters to cover leave but the overall decisions around who could cover each show was made by the editor - the manager in charge of the station. I would make the phone calls to arrange short notice cover, although at weekends there would always be a manager 'on call' who could make those decisions too.
In my job, finding cover presenters was always fairly easy - it was much harder to cover a producer or newsreader who went off sick!
anothernerd reacted to NathanS in Ideal Schedule out of current crop
Tbf, despite the stick he gets from the general public, i do think he's good at what he does. He's a good DJ. However, he worked his way up from weekend breakfast/Sunday nights, through to evenings, then the second longest breakfast show. There's nowhere else to go now, apart from back to weekends. When the move to drive came, i did enjoy the show and it did start off with some good new features, but personally for me it's now suffering from the same fate his breakfast show did towards the end. Apart from when they have a guest on here and there, the show only has a handful of features which have become a bit stale. Especially with Jordan's rising profile, i think it's now perfect time for a change. Even if it is a direct swap in the interim.
anothernerd reacted to welovemoyles in Aled New Radio 1 Station Controller
So proud and excited for Aled. What do we all reckon will happen with the station going forward as it was hinted there will be exciting changes.
There will be a heavier social media and digital presence that's almost a guarantee.
The daytime music playlist may be looked into a bit more he's such a big pop music fan so can see it becoming more 80% pop chart hits and 20% Alternative genres.
The schedule will remain un touched for a while as he would've had a real say over changes in the past year or so. However i would expect anytime now an announcement that Jordan North has got Friday-Sundays 10-1 when Lockdown schedule is over.
What's everyone's thoughts?
anothernerd reacted to IsaacM in Hello New Members!
My name is Isaac and I’m currently a Computer Science student. I am also a massive radio geek as well – I’ve been listening to Radio 1 now for 6 years and to The Official Chart for nearly 6 and a half years.
I’ve been a long time lurker on this forum (5 years I think!) and I’ve loved reading the comments and posts about Radio 1 ever since I found this. I’ve always wanted to join in the fun with comments and posts of my own but I’ve either delayed putting it off or been too shy to make a move. Hopefully, with everything strange going on, now is the right time.
I look forward to getting more involved with the forum during times of big discussion here, whatever happens to Radio 1. Maybe a new presenter might join. Maybe Scott Mills will do 9 years in the afternoons. Maybe Jordan North will get the primetime slot he deserves. But for now … thanks for having me!
anothernerd reacted to Dan18F1 in The UM Dream Schedule for R1
Thank you for organising this! The results are very interesting but mostly what I expected really. Although I didn’t realise this forum had so much love for Arielle but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I would be very happy for a future radio 1 schedule to look like that.
anothernerd reacted to THIS IS THE BBC in The UM Dream Schedule for R1
The UM Dream Schedule for R1
There are four parts to this results post:
My interpretation of the dream schedule based on the results Pie charts for the votes for each show Chart of the top 25 presenters based on total number of votes across the poll Other fun facts (including popularity of double acts) My interpretation of the dream schedule based on the results
Where a presenter is the most popular choice for multiple slots, they are chosen for the one where there is no alternative who is both popular and available (i.e. the presenter in second place has been chosen elsewhere).
Despite the fact that Matt and Mollie were voted most popular for weekend breakfast, as Matt was more popular on his own overall (throughout the entire poll), I have decided to put Matt solo down for that slot.
Weekdays (Mon to Fri)
04:00 to 06:30 – Adele Roberts
06:30 to 10:00 – Greg James
10:00 to 13:00 – Arielle Free
13:00 to 16:00 – Scott and Chris
16:00 to 19:00 – Jordan North
Scott Mills for Chart on Fridays
19:00 to 21:00 – Annie Mac
21:00 to 23:00 – Rickie, Melvin and Charlie
23:00 to 01:00 – Jack Saunders
Weekend (Sat to Sun)
04:00 to 06:30 – Gregor Davidson
06:30 to 10:00 – Matt Edmondson
10:00 to 13:00 – Nick Grimshaw
13:00 to 16:00 – Dev and Alice
16:00 to 19:00 – MistaJam for Dance Anthems on Saturdays
Cel and Katie for Life Hacks on Sundays
Pie charts for the votes for each show
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See key points at the top of the document for more information on this.
Chart of the top 25 presenters based on total number of votes across the poll
Scott Mills Jordan North Greg James Arielle Free Chris Stark Dev Alice Levine Matt Edmondson Annie Mac Nick Grimshaw Charlie Hedges Jack Saunders Katie Thistleton Adele Roberts Clara Amfo Melvin Odoom Rickie Haywood Williams Cel Spellman MistaJam Mollie King Gregor Davidson Riyadh Khalaf Huw Stephens Maya Jama Phil Taggart Other fun facts (including popularity of double acts)
There were 63 responses. 67% of responses favoured including Friday in the weekday schedule, leaving only 33% favouring a three day weekend. The most popular new presenters were (in no particular order): Riyadh Khalaf, Abbie McCarthy, Gregor Davidson, Jessica Maciel and Vick Hope. Matt Edmondson is more popular alone than with Mollie. Dev and Alice are more popular together than apart. Dev was slightly more popular than Alice. Cel and Katie are more popular together than apart. Katie is more popular than Cel. Scott and Chris are more popular as a duo than Scott is solo. The only new double act suggested a significant number of times is Annie and Grimmy. Rickie, Melvin and Charlie were always voted as a trio other than for dance anthems where Charlie was preferred solo.