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More changes on the way in September

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Arielle Free joining to present Weekend Early Breakfast; Friday 4am - 6am, Saturday & Sunday 5am - 7am
Mollie King hosting Best New Pop; Friday 6am - 6.30am
Weekend Breakfast with Matt & Mollie; Friday 6.30am - 10am, Saturday & Sunday 7am - 10am
Radio 1's Wind Down; Saturday 4am-5am

Radio 1's Chillout Anthems; Sunday 4am-5am

Yet again we see more new talent introduced without seeing the departure of any current presenter on the station. How long do we think until a big name is dropped from the weekday schedule to make way for a new show (presumably) for some of the current weekend line-up?

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Wow, when you put it like that you can see how much of a mess it is! Practically no consistency. They should have moved the weekday breakfast start time to 6 and kept the weekend breakfast start time as it was. Arielle deserved Friday early breakfast but if they insisted on making a weekend early breakfast show too then surely 1 hour (5-6) would've sufficed given that we didn't actually need one anyway!

Either way, I'm pleased for Arielle and holding onto the thought that they've passed Jordan up on this again because he'll be getting a regular weekday show soon enough

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Well done to Arielle. She deserves it. I reckon R1 have more announcements on the way. Perhaps Jordon has a new show. Also feels like Adele’s going to be binned off daytime soon. Feel like Clara’s  next to go as well...

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1 hour ago, anothernerd said:

Well done to Arielle. She deserves it. I reckon R1 have more announcements on the way. Perhaps Jordon has a new show. Also feels like Adele’s going to be binned off daytime soon. Feel like Clara’s  next to go as well...

I think you could be right, although i actually think Adele is more talented and more listenable than Clara.

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On 7/29/2019 at 1:27 PM, anothernerd said:

Well done to Arielle. She deserves it. I reckon R1 have more announcements on the way. Perhaps Jordon has a new show. Also feels like Adele’s going to be binned off daytime soon. Feel like Clara’s  next to go as well...

I think Jordan should take over drivetime. 

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On 7/29/2019 at 12:17 PM, THIS IS THE BBC said:

The most complicated schedule of all time!

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Any truth in the rumour that Mike Duce is taking over the drivetime show in September? I don't get why they swapped Grimmy and Greg when they already did that in 2004 between Chris Moyles and Sara Cox.

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27 minutes ago, RakHousePilfer said:

Any truth in the rumour that Mike Duce is taking over the drivetime show in September? I don't get why they swapped Grimmy and Greg when they already did that in 2004 between Chris Moyles and Sara Cox.

I haven’t heard this rumour anywhere other than on here, source?

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2 hours ago, Mike123 said:

I haven’t heard this rumour anywhere other than on here, source?

Can't remember where I heard it now.

 

Anyway, I think if they were going to keep Grimmy on Radio 1, they should have kept him on breakfast. I believe that he was only swapped with Greg specifically to see him there until the end of his contract and if he's still there this time next year I'll be very surprised. I think Matt and Mollie, or Jordan North, should get the drivetime show now.

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2 hours ago, RakHousePilfer said:

Can't remember where I heard it now.

 

Anyway, I think if they were going to keep Grimmy on Radio 1, they should have kept him on breakfast. I believe that he was only swapped with Greg specifically to see him there until the end of his contract and if he's still there this time next year I'll be very surprised. I think Matt and Mollie, or Jordan North, should get the drivetime show now.

None of this is very dynamic, they need something exciting to give drivetime a kick up the arse, Jordan is a solid music jock, Matt and Mollie are very commercial radio, not to mention off target in terms of style.  I think Greg’s doing pretty well, good stopgap for breakfast, Nick I would imagine is a very temp fix indeed on drive.

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7 hours ago, Mike123 said:

None of this is very dynamic, they need something exciting to give drivetime a kick up the arse, Jordan is a solid music jock, Matt and Mollie are very commercial radio, not to mention off target in terms of style.  I think Greg’s doing pretty well, good stopgap for breakfast, Nick I would imagine is a very temp fix indeed on drive.

How long is a temporary fix though? He’s been on it nearly a year now. I guess time will tell with his contract which I’m sure I’ve seen on here somewhere ends soon?

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1 hour ago, James8787 said:

How long is a temporary fix though? He’s been on it nearly a year now. I guess time will tell with his contract which I’m sure I’ve seen on here somewhere ends soon?

I’ve always assumed it was contractual, or just until they have some new talent ready to take over.

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3 hours ago, James8787 said:

How long is a temporary fix though? He’s been on it nearly a year now. I guess time will tell with his contract which I’m sure I’ve seen on here somewhere ends soon?

He was probably on a 2-3 year contract with the BBC. So when that runs out. I assume that’s when he’ll go!

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15 hours ago, James8787 said:

How long is a temporary fix though? He’s been on it nearly a year now. I guess time will tell with his contract which I’m sure I’ve seen on here somewhere ends soon?

I'm 99% sure I read somewhere that his contract ends in 2020, but if they're doing Hide & Seek again next summer then that means one of three things

1. His contract runs out at the END of 2020
2. He'll get moved to a smaller show (swap with Jordan North possible? Who knows)
3. His contract has been renewed

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I'm really happy for Arielle but still find the "Friday is weekend" thing confusing, now more than ever. Just have 3 different schedules for weekdays, Friday and weekends, easy as that.

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I wonder if the changes to the start time of ‘Weekend Breakfast’ will mean we’ll see a shake up to features and content in the show?

For example, they open the lines for “Pop Luck” about 6:50 and play it about 7:15.

I think the show is sounding quite stale already, so could probably do with it?

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Listened to all 3 of Arielle’s shows this weekend on catch up and I thought it sounded good. It was similar format wise to Weekday early breakfast but I suppose there is only so much that you can do at 5am. 

I thought Arielle had loads of energy which is needed for that show and from what she was saying it sounds as if it’s a year long ‘experiment’ to see if it works having a live show at that time. 

Anyway, I enjoyed it and it would be nice listening to it if I’m ever up that early. Has anyone else had a chance to listen to it? 

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