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From BBC News:

'Radio 1 has 120,000 fewer listeners compared to this time last year.

Its breakfast show, hosted by Chris Moyles, now attracts 7.4 million listeners every week - down from 7.5 million in the first three months of 2011 and 7.7 million last year.

Sister station BBC Radio 1Xtra has reached its highest ever figures, with nearly a million people listening every week.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14389081

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well they have lost me as a listener, i haven't listened to R1 in Oooo six weeks maybe two months now, i only listened to a bit of Moyles in the morning & a bit of Fearne, but i listened to the afternoon all the way through, but i simply had enough of Greg, he is just the same as he was when he first started on the afternoons, i still expected him to bring back "flash flash", he seems way out of his depth & if he is established, why does he keep moving about to cover for other DJ's ?

the people at work also got fed up with listening to it, it now more than ever plays the same stuff over & over again & most of the music blurs into one long drone, it seems to be either R'n'B shit or bland Indie bordering on depressing Emo, i know R1 isn't supposed to compete with the commercial stations, well it doesn't, it competes with R1-Xtra & 6-Music from what i have heard.

i now listen to a non-profit local community based station :)

GOOoooooooood BYYyyyyyyeeee Radio One.

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I'm definatly not listening as much as it's summer, but listened to it for a couple of days in the first week and have came to a conclusion:

Replace Fearne with someone else, I know Annie can't do it because of Ibiza and stuff but someone else could step in? Maybe Huw to bring back the more musical side of it like Jo.

Swap Greg with Matt. Greg is just boring, maybe give him a slightly smaller slot? And I think Matt is excellent on Wednesdays, and when he covers for weekends.

And get rid of shitty pop that is on at the moment. EG. Cher Lloyd, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, etc etc. :|

I'm happy that Nero are number one this week, maybe we'll get rid of this crap music that's floating around....

Rant over :hahaha:

The sheep is not a creature of the air.

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I (as always) feel Coxy, Scott and Moyles are the only decent ones left. Sadly who knows for how much longer. once they go, I'm offksi too.

The general dumbing down, chavviness and poor playlist are all a combination of factors which is driving people away. The BBC Trust want more and more younger listeners, but sadly it's driving away the long-term ones. R1 are at risk of sounding like a radio equivalent of C Beebies, and it has to change.

I've pretty much been forced in the direction of certain R2 and R4 shows.

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It actually was. I remember Scott describing that time in pre-brekkie as a particularly emotional time. No wonder, getting up at that time of day. He had more to him than Greg though. A better presenting style somehow.

I like Greg James, but the show tends to be very bland. I'm wondering if a sidekick would help.

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When I first joined UM I listened to Scott religiously, but now it's more about Moyles than anything. That's the main Radio 1 show that I listen to a lot of. I still listen to Scott's podcast but I don't tend to bother with anything live other than Moyles. It's weird how habits change like that but there you go. I find all the other daytime shows dull as hell. Basically it's just 'hello' followed by two records, some awkward banter and then more songs. Oh, and sometimes a guest who are also super dull and just there to shift records/books/whatever. It's really only Chris' show that remains as something I actually want to listen to.

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I listen to Scott, Chris and Matt pretty religiously and Huw and Sara on the weekends. But, I agree they need to change the playlist, maybe with some more specialist shows on in daytime. I know I sadi this before but Huw taking over from Fearne, and Matt for Greg? They are defiantly dumbing the whole station down, and I know that R1 is meant to be for 15-24 year olds (?) but I know loads of people who are over that age who listen. My uncle's nearly 50 and he still listens!

If they carry on with all the dumbing down, then are they are going to lose listeners.

I liked the station how it was before with Jo and everyone. :(

This new controller better do something.

The sheep is not a creature of the air.

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