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    IsaacM got a reaction from vorti in Let's play the whoooooo game   
    BBC iPlayer Radio.

    Whooooooooooooooo!
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    IsaacM got a reaction from Old Codger Fan in Is Radio 1 turning its back on indie music?   
    Replying now in April 2021, I think that Radio 1 isn't turning its back on Indie Music completely - but it is merely reflecting the musical landscape of the youth at this time. In the past week the music has been somewhat subdued, but in general there is less of a focus on Indie music and more on genres such as Pop/Dance and Hip-Hop. This next bit might be a disappointment to some, but recently I felt that TikTok had more of an influence in shaping the current Radio 1 playlist. That may have been instrumental in the lack of Indie Music in the playlist.

    When I saw this thread originally pop up in November, I would have agreed with the question - it was quite a shock to hear Clara Amfo announce in a 20 second ramp that she would be playing new music from the Foo Fighters!

    However now, we have new music from The Snuts. Alfie Templeman has recently got airplay. Twenty One Pilots returned with new music last week - Jack Saunders played it first. Even YUNGBLUD hosted an episode of The Indie Show last night and he played some of his favourite indie tracks on his show.

    Therefore - not completely turning its back on Indie Music. A few more guitars here and there wouldn't go amiss though.
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    IsaacM reacted to Lily Georgia in Studio order question   
    @Lee E In repsonse to your chatbox post, here are the current studio allocations for R1:
     
    Mon-Thurs
    Arielle 82F, Greg 82A, Clara 82F, Scott 82A, Grimmy 82D, Annie 82A, RMC 82D, Jack 82A
    Fri
    Early Breakfast 82F, Greg 82A, Jordan 82F, M&M 82D, Scott 82E, Annie 82A, Danny 82B
    Sat
    Adele 82D, Jordan 82F, M&M 82D, Charlie 82F, Target 82A, Tiffany 82C
    Sun
    Adele 82D, Jordan 82F, M&M 82D, Life Hacks (Katie in Salford, Vick in Salford or sometimes 82E), Sian 82B, Dan 82C
     
    If you want the same info for 1Xtra or Asian Network let me know.  1Xtra use the same 6 studios as R1, as do around half of Asian Network's shows - the rest come from Birmingham.
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    IsaacM 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!
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    IsaacM reacted to IamNotFromUK in Schedule Changes   
    That's pretty much it. You can't have C list presenter who used to play a lot of music during their regular show covering A level show like breakfast. As well as that, the logistics matter. For example, there's no point in having Grimmy or Scott covering breakfast if Matt and Mollie are available. That was the case 10 years or so ago when Scott was covering Chris Moyles and someone else had Scotts show or Greg James (who at the time was on afternoons) covered Scott (drivetime), but now we see it less frequently. I think this has to do with current line up, which is quite strong at the moment. Just think about it, 10 years ago the weekend line up was good, but not up to the weekday level. Edith Bowman was former daytime presenter who was demoted, same applies for Sara Cox and Vernon Kay (but still they filled in for Chris Moyles sometimes), Huw Stephens was more specialist kind of a type presenter. Now there's Adele Roberts, Jordan North, Matt and Mollie, Arielle Free. 
    I think the higher bosses make a call on who covers who in case of sick producer. For example, if Greg James is sick, I think Matt and Molle will get the first call, if he's unavailable, then it's Scotts turn, after him I think Jordan North.
    For Clara's show the obvious choice would be Adele Roberts and Katie Thistleton. If their unavailable, then it's Arielle Free.
    For Scott, it's Matt and Mollie, Jordan North as they're quite similar presenters in their style.
    For Grimmy, it's Jordan and maybe Adele or Arielle?
    There are exceptions if no one's avaliable. For example, Matt Edmondson covered breakfast during Christmas period. Don't get me wrong, he was really good, it's unusual to have him without Mollie on such high profile show. This means that no one else was available without tearing up the schedule completely. 
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    IsaacM got a reaction from TJ8 in Hello New Members!   
    Hi everyone!

    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!

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    IsaacM reacted to georgeh in Hello New Members!   
    Hi All. 
    I 've been here for a while, but only recently discovered this thread.  I am currently a student of navigation and maritime science. I 've listened to radio1 for a fair while on and off for ages, but only in the last year have started listening to It as my main radio station.  
     
    I 've posted and commented on a fair few posts over the last few months that I have been a member of the forums. I a huge fan of normally suspect in the terms of Greg and Scot+ Chris.  The other presenter I am also a fan of Include Jordan, Arielle Free and Annie mac( best with Grimmy). 
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    IsaacM reacted to Dan18F1 in Hello New Members!   
    Hey Isaac, 
    You’ll be very welcome here especially with your love of Jordan North! ? Hope you enjoy joining in with all of the discussions! 
     
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    IsaacM got a reaction from anothernerd in Hello New Members!   
    Hi everyone!

    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!

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    IsaacM got a reaction from Dan18F1 in Hello New Members!   
    Hi everyone!

    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!

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    IsaacM got a reaction from georgeh in Hello New Members!   
    Hi everyone!

    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!

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