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That's what I was thinking. Surely, Scott's show, with prank calls, immature humour and all that, appeals to younger audiences than what Greg does? Innuendo Bingo, the Tap End, all the banter with Chris and Beccy, those bits surely attract teenagers/students rather than more grown up people? Contrary to Greg, who hasn't really much going on on his show that might attract younger audiences.

It really does, Greg's show always seems boring and like there's nothing much going on. With Scott, you've got all the features like Innuendo Bingo, and Tap End etc...

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I REALLY want Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw to co-host a show together, hopefully 1-4 eventually. I dont know why this hasnt ever happened.

I'd love them to do a weekday show together too, but I guess it's because Annie Mac wouldn't be able to commit to a five day a week radio show all year round due to her other commitments. She's always touring the UK, she had a weekly gig in Ibiza last year and goes off to do shows in the states 2/3 times a year. Also she'd have to get Fridays off from the weekday show to do her dance show, which is clearly her passion and the main reason she's on Radio 1.

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Oh, shut up. All the daytime presenters at 1Xtra are good. Twin B and Trevor Nelson are fine, but Gemma will be brilliant on weekend breakfast

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3) Weekend breakfast hasn't been good since Nihal used to do it.

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we must all think the same as one user here. *rolls eyes*

Still really not seeing what people's big problem with Fearne is... She's in her ideal slot now really and won't be getting breakfast, quit assuming she will anytime soon.

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What's going to happen when Gregs show is on at 4 and doesn't get as many listeners as Scott's show used to get? Will they get swapped back, or will they just stay at the times they have been moved to?

The whole lot of this is gonna end in disaster. In fact, I predict it will go down in R1 history.... nothing ever changes. The youth obsessions were there in the 80s, and they are still there today.

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I have a feeling that moving Greg to the drivetime show pretty much guarantees he will maintain a high listenership. Most people won't change station because of it, so it will essentially be "Greg James adds 2 million listeners in his new slot" or whatever...

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Greg will be up against Simon Mayo. They both don't appeal to young audiences, so you might as well listen to the real professional. Seriously, Scott's show provides a stark contrast to Simon Mayo. Megalolz and all that. Greg does boring average radio with almost no wit at all. Why would you want to listen to that?

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I like Mayo. He's not really an entertainer, but a good radio presenter nevertheless. Especially if you take in mind that he's at Radio 2, where listeners expect different things from presenters than at Radio 1.

That said, Viv, wait 4 weeks and another un-entertainer will do a drivetime show on national radio. I'm amazed that anyone ever really considered putting him there (but I'm sure you know that already ;))

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I got a response back from the BBC regarding my complaint about the shift change.

Thanks for contacting us regarding Radio 1’s ‘Scott Mills’.

We note you’re unhappy at the forthcoming schedule changes to Radio 1, with ‘Scott Mills’ moving to weekdays 1-4pm and Greg James taking weekdays 4-7pm.

As Radio 1 Controller, Ben Cooper, said:

"These are exciting times at Radio 1 & 1Xtra. The latest changes are about attracting even more young listeners by bringing in new and fresh talent to the stations. At the end of last year we announced changes to the specialist music line-up, so I’m really looking forward to hearing the new line up in full when we launch in April."

The new schedule will come into effect from Monday 2 April 2012.

While we appreciate that some listeners will not appreciate change we do regularly update our programme mix to keep things fresh and to allow new programmes to come through. We realise that this may mean that certain programmes which are still appreciated by the audience may be moved or taken off air but we hope that this enables new programmes to develop and eventually prove as enjoyable to the audience.

I hope this information is helpful and would also like to assure you that we've registered your views on our audience log. This is the internal report of audience feedback we compile daily for all programme makers, commissioning executives, and senior management within the BBC. The audience logs are important documents that can help shape decisions about future programming and content and ensures that your points, and all other comments we receive, are made available to BBC staff across the Corporation.

Thanks again for contacting us.

Kind Regards

Stuart W***

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Extra points to the BBC for responding so promptly, even on a Saturday! That said, they didn't really say anything I didn't already know. However, the last paragraph makes it seem worthwhile to submit feedback. That is of course providing others do the same.

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It really does, Greg's show always seems boring and like there's nothing much going on. With Scott, you've got all the features like Innuendo Bingo, and Tap End etc...

I like the loveable mischief from Scott. The naughty giggling schoolboy approach. That appeals greatly. His relationship with Becky is terrific.

The Gregs and Feanes may be comfortable enough to do that one day but, gah Scotts doing it right now. Why not carry on?

I know everyones got to finish somewhere and even I remember hearing Scott as a pre mischief bland plain Jane DJ but id rather these finally bloomed succesful DJs just leave their slots when they are ready to move on rather than forced out. I dont expect Scotts current age to be anywhere near an age to cause concern to a radio station.

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Here's the response I got:

Thanks for your comments regarding the changes to BBC Radio 1’s schedule and our DJ line-up.

We work hard to try to provide a wide range of programmes for our audience, but do appreciate schedule changes can result in some people being disappointed or upset when their favourite DJs move.

The BBC Trust, whose job is to represent the views of licence fee payers, have challenged BBC Radio 1 to ensure we continue attracting young listeners and the station has always looked to evolve with our audience.

Developing new DJ talent is a key part of this and we believe the changes to the schedule will ultimately strengthen the overall range and depth of our specialist music offering. There will be new programmes for Skream & Benga, Toddla T, Charlie Sloth and Friction; and we will also introduce another four new presenters to the station in early 2012 as part of the In New DJs We Trust show.

We hope that this explains some of our thinking regarding the changes. We’re sorry you’re not happy with them, but hope you will at least give the new presenters a chance once they start in April 2012 before making a final decision about them.

Yours sincerely

BBC Radio 1

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