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So over the last couple of weeks I've been thinking about what would be my ideal Radio 1 schedule. I used the template that it sometimes used on here when a new schedule is announced to insert my ideas, you can see it below. In this version, new permanent presenters are Jess Iszatt, Robyn Richford, James Cusack, Sarah Story and Fee Mack, with Adele Roberts, Grimmy and Annie Mac all leaving. What do you think? What is your ideal R1 schedule?

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3 minutes ago, R1Fan1 said:

So over the last couple of weeks I've been thinking about what would be my ideal Radio 1 schedule. I used the template that it sometimes used on here when a new schedule is announced to insert my ideas, you can see it below. In this version, new permanent presenters are Jess Iszatt, Robyn Richford, James Cusack, Sarah Story and Fee Mack, with Adele Roberts, Grimmy and Annie Mac all leaving. What do you think? What is your ideal R1 schedule?

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Cant say entirely agree with you feel Jordan on drive is bit too as expected personally would put him short period on late till him on breakfast maybe? Maybe with a team with one other presenter interesting you put Jess on earlies do feel she would join the station now would personally keep Vick and Katie together still as a team. Would scrap some of the movie, pop anthem mixes overnight. Don’t know about move to Jack Saunders to daytime but if it was case of doing a specialist show in daytime that would be good. Think would definately think having fee Mac on the station would be good don’t know whether would have her doing a chillest show. 
 

One thing I’d definatley interms of music programming would do is add an artist in residence show bit like the artist take over but one artist for matter of a month or six or so episodes presenting an hour at a time of new music they like or music they inspired by or listen to when chilling out could try with Young Blud, AJ Tracey, Ollie Alexander from Years and Years, Wolf Alice something that think would deliver unique content and listened to a bit on sounds would bring back the hype chart and the music review show 

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3 minutes ago, BBCAaron said:

Cant say entirely agree with you feel Jordan on drive is bit too as expected personally would put him short period on late till him on breakfast maybe? Maybe with a team with one other presenter interesting you put Jess on earlies do feel she would join the station now would personally keep Vick and Katie together still as a team. Would scrap some of the movie, pop anthem mixes overnight. Don’t know about move to Jack Saunders to daytime but if it was case of doing a specialist show in daytime that would be good. Think would definately think having fee Mac on the station would be good don’t know whether would have her doing a chillest show. 
 

One thing I’d definatley interms of music programming would do is add an artist in residence show bit like the artist take over but one artist for matter of a month or six or so episodes presenting an hour at a time of new music they like or music they inspired by or listen to when chilling out could try with Young Blud, AJ Tracey, Ollie Alexander from Years and Years, Wolf Alice something that think would deliver unique content and listened to a bit on sounds would bring back the hype chart and the music review show 


1. I don’t think putting Jordan on breakfast is a good idea because then Greg has to move and he’s still very strong.

2. I think Vick could do well on her own, same with Katie, give them a chance to shine by themselves away from Life Hacks.

3. Jack on weekends is a way for him to refine his daytime style - he was good when he covered for Grimmy so it’s something they may be working him to.

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1 hour ago, R1Fan1 said:


1. I don’t think putting Jordan on breakfast is a good idea because then Greg has to move and he’s still very strong.

2. I think Vick could do well on her own, same with Katie, give them a chance to shine by themselves away from Life Hacks.

3. Jack on weekends is a way for him to refine his daytime style - he was good when he covered for Grimmy so it’s something they may be working him to.

I just feel like if he’d move to daytimes it would be an odd if they just move to daytime entertainment and mainstream playlist as he’s strong music specialist broadcaster feel if he’s moved to daytime he should be able to bring that format to it. Feel like both Vick and Katie are suited to broadcasting together and in a conversationalist format and see Arielle as more of the music broadcaster so think i5 wouldn’t be use of etalents. 
yes it maybe a popular view Greg (maybe strong) on breakfast but think it helped Grimshaw before he moved to daytime prime slot in being in that later slot as there’s that more creative freedom.

but I find the need to have a different style for daytime more generic conventional style for daytime is a bit tired

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3 hours ago, R1Fan1 said:

So over the last couple of weeks I've been thinking about what would be my ideal Radio 1 schedule. I used the template that it sometimes used on here when a new schedule is announced to insert my ideas, you can see it below. In this version, new permanent presenters are Jess Iszatt, Robyn Richford, James Cusack, Sarah Story and Fee Mack, with Adele Roberts, Grimmy and Annie Mac all leaving. What do you think? What is your ideal R1 schedule?

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Impressive! - How do we nominate you for next Controller?

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Nice ideas. I really like the idea of Greg, Vick, Scott, Jordan & Clara all on in that order. Clara is definitely best suited as an Annie Mac replacement in the future, 100% agree.

Although I would rather have Greg on a Friday, I don’t like the 4 day thing creeping back via your idea. Vick on a Friday too with the weekend starting at 1pm via Matt & Mollie seems a nice compromise 

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1 hour ago, Old Codger Fan said:

Impressive! - How do we nominate you for next Controller?

I think personally would scrap the Dance stream permanently think it’s an odd idea to create the stream  and would scrap the just generic playlists of this. Think the station could equally balance with more indie alternative and ,Lee multi genre sounds 

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1 minute ago, Ash101 said:

Nice ideas. I really like the idea of Greg, Vick, Scott, Jordan & Clara all on in that order. Clara is definitely best suited as an Annie Mac replacement in the future, 100% agree.

Although I would rather have Greg on a Friday, I don’t like the 4 day thing creeping back via your idea. Vick on a Friday too with the weekend starting at 1pm via Matt & Mollie seems a nice compromise 

Personally would end up moving most weekday time shows to shorter lengths with Jack Saunders doing morning music specialist after breakfast 9-11 for two hours then 11-12:30 GroupChat with Vick Hope and Katie Thistleton and some contributors and different features embedded enough to include some segments that would scrap the 15 minutes Newsbeat and launch a newsbeat podcasts but Group chat would feature different stuff like LifeHacks and Newsbeat stuff but with some of main playlist tracks with 12:30-13:00 with Anthems some good new dance anthems club anthems with some throwback bangers then usual entertainment shows in afternoon for time being 

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55 minutes ago, BBCAaron said:

Personally would end up moving most weekday time shows to shorter lengths with Jack Saunders doing morning music specialist after breakfast 9-11 for two hours then 11-12:30 GroupChat with Vick Hope and Katie Thistleton and some contributors and different features embedded enough to include some segments that would scrap the 15 minutes Newsbeat and launch a newsbeat podcasts but Group chat would feature different stuff like LifeHacks and Newsbeat stuff but with some of main playlist tracks with 12:30-13:00 with Anthems some good new dance anthems club anthems with some throwback bangers then usual entertainment shows in afternoon for time being 

I do admire your tenacity with the morning schedule suggestions that have as much chance of happening as there is of Chris Moyles returning to R1 breakfast! I agree with you that the station needs to keep on pushing its distinctiveness, but the daytime schedule needs to be cohesive and that schedule isn't... Perhaps we could have some elements of the 'groupchat' format you mentioned being embedded in other shows throughout the day, and as such boosting the speech output a bit, and could even include a bit more new music. But that's the furthest they could and should go in order to keep a consistent daytime station sound.

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2 hours ago, Ash101 said:

Nice ideas. I really like the idea of Greg, Vick, Scott, Jordan & Clara all on in that order. Clara is definitely best suited as an Annie Mac replacement in the future, 100% agree.

Although I would rather have Greg on a Friday, I don’t like the 4 day thing creeping back via your idea. Vick on a Friday too with the weekend starting at 1pm via Matt & Mollie seems a nice compromise 

I'm doing a second version with some changes mentioned both on here and on DS, will add Greg and Vick to Fridays. 

EDIT: Here is said second version. Changes Made:

1. Weekend starts on Friday 1pm - Greg and Vick do their regular show, Jess does a two hour Early Breakfast followed by 30 minutes of Best New Pop.

2. Annie Mac stays as the host of Dance Party on Fridays 6pm - 8pm.

3. Katie Thistleton hosts The Chart on Friday and Life Hacks on Sunday. She'd be joined by a different co-presenter each week, allowing for more issues to be covered.

4. Arielle Free hosts breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 10am. 

5. Weekend Early Breakfast runs from 5am to 6.30am, hosted by Robyn Richford on Saturdays and Sundays. R1 Anthems at 6.30am with Arielle Free.

 

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If I had to revamp the schedule tomorrow, I’d put together the following.

Weekdays:

4-7am: Arielle Free.

7-10am: Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James.

10am-1pm: Vick Hope.

1-4pm: Rickie, Melvin and Charlie.

4-7pm: Radio 1 Drive with Jordan North.

7-10pm: Future Sounds with Nick Grimshaw.

10pm-1am: Scott and Chris (late night entertainment show). 

Weekends: 

4-7am: James Cusack.

7-10am: Weekend Breakfast with Katie Thistleton.

10am-1pm: Matt and Mollie.

1-4pm: Clara Amfo.

4-7pm: Jack Saunders.

7-10pm: Life Hacks with Gemma Bradley.

10pm-1am: Radio 1 Artist Takeover.

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42 minutes ago, R1Fan1 said:

Good idea, but Scott and Chris are never gonna go to 10pm-1am, they’re far too high profile.

On one hand I agree with you... On the other hand, Chris Moyles was offered exactly that slot after coming off breakfast (and declined it of course). Would be a way of keeping them on the station much longer perhaps with a post-watershed show covering the late-night student crowd.

Though hopefully any talk of moving off weekday daytime is still a way off, given the quality of the show right now.

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1 hour ago, Bluestraw said:

On one hand I agree with you... On the other hand, Chris Moyles was offered exactly that slot after coming off breakfast (and declined it of course). Would be a way of keeping them on the station much longer perhaps with a post-watershed show covering the late-night student crowd.

Though hopefully any talk of moving off weekday daytime is still a way off, given the quality of the show right now.

Think maybe in like the more conclusive or one of maybe for a week would be food to have a special late night show would get. Jordan for a year to do something like it yes for the student crowd or maybe those on the late shift maybe with getting comedians on and a bit like his podcast would be good if could have an on air pub atmosphere which early stages of the indie show on a Thursday night felt like that would be fun to get some features lisnterns could feel involved in the conversation and maybe some where could have a late night show like that that at times could go on roads bringing it to students. Think a late night entertainment would provide a food service for supporting mental health and loneliness without neccasarily talking about it. More of a feeling of a feel like a distraction of stresses of day and something that feels relaxed and a feel of company would be good could revive some of style of including later live lounge. I think before going on to permanent daytime slot would be good to hear Jordan get away with a style you can’t on daytime which could make him that creative for a daytime slot.

I understand why Moyles would’ve refused that do feel that by the end of his era he started to sound less in touch with Radio 1s audience think sometimes he may have seemed more outspoken or controversial on air to what radio 1 is today.

 

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5 hours ago, BBCAaron said:

Personally would end up moving most weekday time shows to shorter lengths with Jack Saunders doing morning music specialist after breakfast 9-11 for two hours then 11-12:30 GroupChat with Vick Hope and Katie Thistleton and some contributors and different features embedded enough to include some segments that would scrap the 15 minutes Newsbeat and launch a newsbeat podcasts but Group chat would feature different stuff like LifeHacks and Newsbeat stuff but with some of main playlist tracks with 12:30-13:00 with Anthems some good new dance anthems club anthems with some throwback bangers then usual entertainment shows in afternoon for time being 

Worth pointing out...the 15 minute Newsbeats cannot be dropped. It's in their broadcasting licence as dictated by Ofcom.

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2 hours ago, GeekTalk51 said:

If I had to revamp the schedule tomorrow, I’d put together the following.

Weekdays:

4-7am: Arielle Free.

7-10am: Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James.

10am-1pm: Vick Hope.

1-4pm: Rickie, Melvin and Charlie.

4-7pm: Radio 1 Drive with Jordan North.

7-10pm: Future Sounds with Nick Grimshaw.

10pm-1am: Scott and Chris (late night entertainment show). 

Weekends: 

4-7am: James Cusack.

7-10am: Weekend Breakfast with Katie Thistleton.

10am-1pm: Matt and Mollie.

1-4pm: Clara Amfo.

4-7pm: Jack Saunders.

7-10pm: Life Hacks with Gemma Bradley.

10pm-1am: Radio 1 Artist Takeover.

Wouldn’t put Gemma Bradley for lifehacks and that would be far too late for a show like that but could still work equally at that time I like Katie for a show like that as she’s more infersted in mental health and journalism and done some work around it think need people that know the show would return the artist stake over but for one artist taking over a few weeks for one hour like they do on 6M
Nick Grimshaw a soldi no for future sounds he’s interested in music but isn’t as such a music specialist broadcaster that’s not where his specialities lie. It would seem too much a demotion for him or an odd move.

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3 minutes ago, NathanS said:

Worth pointing out...the 15 minute Newsbeats cannot be dropped. It's in their broadcasting code as dictated by Ofcom

I would actually embed some of it into a new topical show that could discuss culture lifestyle entertainment and news somewhere between newsbeat and life hacks so giving air time to it as it’s the case they got to do an hour of news throughout 30 mins to 6O mins and feel that would be good to find different ways of doing it as think it’s not getting its best out of that slot and would try to embed with one daytime show elements of what here on 1 Xtra's Talk on Sunday night inspiring more live interactive conversations with mixed with music so don’t have that big 15 minutes of news but also maybe focused on live conversion but maybe some stuff could do focusing some of the newsbeat bits would be good maybe if move to do some documentary podcasts and some bulletin and daily podcssts 

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I’ve been thinking recently what the most plausible changes might be at Radio 1 between now and the end of the year. These aren’t necessarily what I agree with or what, just my guess as to direction of travel.

Adele Roberts leaves the network. It feels like she’s been on borrowed time since she left Early Breakfast, and her Weekend Breakfast gives me the same feeling Dev’s brief solo stint on weekends 1-4 had, as in its just a stopgap on her way out of the station.

Vick Hope is promoted. Be it with Katie or not, she’s clearly been poached for a reason, and a step up the ladder in some form or another must be on the cards soon.

Jordan North gets Drive. Whether it’s this year, next, or even further than that, he’s on course to take over from Grimshaw, and it’s a question of WHEN not IF.

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2 hours ago, GeekTalk51 said:

I’ve been thinking recently what the most plausible changes might be at Radio 1 between now and the end of the year. These aren’t necessarily what I agree with or what, just my guess as to direction of travel.

Adele Roberts leaves the network. It feels like she’s been on borrowed time since she left Early Breakfast, and her Weekend Breakfast gives me the same feeling Dev’s brief solo stint on weekends 1-4 had, as in its just a stopgap on her way out of the station.

Vick Hope is promoted. Be it with Katie or not, she’s clearly been poached for a reason, and a step up the ladder in some form or another must be on the cards soon.

Jordan North gets Drive. Whether it’s this year, next, or even further than that, he’s on course to take over from Grimshaw, and it’s a question of WHEN not IF.

Still don’t know that Jordan may end up on drive just feel sometimes it’s like once the cover never presenter like some probably felt Huw Stephens would’ve presented Zane Lowes show when he left and guess times when probably so many people felt that Scott could’ve ended on breakfast and Dev could’ve been thought of doing drive couple years ago. Again it was Zoe Ball for Radio 2 breakfast not Sara Coz. So think could be always the brides made never the bride interesting to see whether at one point he could go commercial but that maybe few years away but see him like Vick Hope doing more television work he’s entertaining to watch on television food on game of talents on the weekend.

Find maybe with Vick Hopes poach at time it might suit her maybe because she’s more of a leading presenter and probably does cover and possibly control the desk maybe more pay and seems more flexible to the five a day long haul breakfast as she’s able to do more television work and probably have more social life than waiting for the alarm clock. 

I mean there’s a possibility in the future coming year or two like to see Katie get a promotion with her as Katie is really good to listen to and comes across quite relatable and good at audience intersection and overall good presenter.

Adele Roberta possibly she could like dev go commercial do something like Heart FM, Hits Radio or Hits Pride aswell or something like Magic (oddly) could see her doing some freelance and the odd bits cover else where could maybe do over nights on Radio 2 if OJ gets a better slot but could see her doing some television voice overs and the odd television appearance and bits.

it be interesting to know whether could enter a more of a period where there’s more radio and television cross over and presenting.

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3 hours ago, BBCAaron said:

Still don’t know that Jordan may end up on drive just feel sometimes it’s like once the cover never presenter like some probably felt Huw Stephens would’ve presented Zane Lowes show when he left and guess times when probably so many people felt that Scott could’ve ended on breakfast and Dev could’ve been thought of doing drive couple years ago. Again it was Zoe Ball for Radio 2 breakfast not Sara Coz. So think could be always the brides made never the bride interesting to see whether at one point he could go commercial but that maybe few years away but see him like Vick Hope doing more television work he’s entertaining to watch on television food on game of talents on the weekend.

Find maybe with Vick Hopes poach at time it might suit her maybe because she’s more of a leading presenter and probably does cover and possibly control the desk maybe more pay and seems more flexible to the five a day long haul breakfast as she’s able to do more television work and probably have more social life than waiting for the alarm clock. 

I mean there’s a possibility in the future coming year or two like to see Katie get a promotion with her as Katie is really good to listen to and comes across quite relatable and good at audience intersection and overall good presenter.

Adele Roberta possibly she could like dev go commercial do something like Heart FM, Hits Radio or Hits Pride aswell or something like Magic (oddly) could see her doing some freelance and the odd bits cover else where could maybe do over nights on Radio 2 if OJ gets a better slot but could see her doing some television voice overs and the odd television appearance and bits.

it be interesting to know whether could enter a more of a period where there’s more radio and television cross over and presenting.

I still think Jordan on Drive is inevitable. I can't think of many recent examples but Moyles covered breakfast a good deal before getting the show, I'm sure there are many others. I'd say if he ISN'T covering Grimmy the next time he's off, then it's almost guaranteed the show will be his. As for your examples - Scott on breakfast just wasn't right after Moyles, they had to go for a complete younger refresh with Grimmy; Dev was never good enough for weekday daytimes; Huw wasn't the right replacement for Zane. Nothing to do with them covering I think...

Agree can see Adele moving off to commercial radio - though like Dev probably not because she chooses to, but because R1 doesn't renew her contract. I think she (like Dev) will do well there though.

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2 hours ago, Bluestraw said:

I still think Jordan on Drive is inevitable. I can't think of many recent examples but Moyles covered breakfast a good deal before getting the show, I'm sure there are many others. I'd say if he ISN'T covering Grimmy the next time he's off, then it's almost guaranteed the show will be his. As for your examples - Scott on breakfast just wasn't right after Moyles, they had to go for a complete younger refresh with Grimmy; Dev was never good enough for weekday daytimes; Huw wasn't the right replacement for Zane. Nothing to do with them covering I think...

Agree can see Adele moving off to commercial radio - though like Dev probably not because she chooses to, but because R1 doesn't renew her contract. I think she (like Dev) will do well there though.

Totally with you there; Adele is a fantastic presenter I just get the feeling she isn’t “Radio 1” anymore, not in 2021, at least not for much longer.  
The cover DJ CAN get the main gig, but generally they stop covering for a while first, so if Jordan stops covering Drive sometime soon, as you say, he’s a shoe in, somehow this consensus among everyone who follows these things in any detail had formed that Jordan is practically anointed as the next Drive DJ, and I fully agree.

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9 minutes ago, GeekTalk51 said:

Totally with you there; Adele is a fantastic presenter I just get the feeling she isn’t “Radio 1” anymore, not in 2021, at least not for much longer.  
The cover DJ CAN get the main gig, but generally they stop covering for a while first, so if Jordan stops covering Drive sometime soon, as you say, he’s a shoe in, somehow this consensus among everyone who follows these things in any detail had formed that Jordan is practically anointed as the next Drive DJ, and I fully agree.

I can see somewhere by the year out she did good on early breakfast but like any would be moment for time fo change 

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2 hours ago, Bluestraw said:

I still think Jordan on Drive is inevitable. I can't think of many recent examples but Moyles covered breakfast a good deal before getting the show, I'm sure there are many others. I'd say if he ISN'T covering Grimmy the next time he's off, then it's almost guaranteed the show will be his. As for your examples - Scott on breakfast just wasn't right after Moyles, they had to go for a complete younger refresh with Grimmy; Dev was never good enough for weekday daytimes; Huw wasn't the right replacement for Zane. Nothing to do with them covering I think...

Agree can see Adele moving off to commercial radio - though like Dev probably not because she chooses to, but because R1 doesn't renew her contract. I think she (like Dev) will do well there though.

I think with Jordan time will tell still see him covering Grimmy in the future tho as could’ve been the case the day Grimmy done the brits announcement he could’ve been out doing television recording. I mean you could be right. But sometimes people who make the decisions on the schedule often don’t go on to present the show they covered occasionally if taken over in sabbatical or maternity leave and or extended leave for medical related illness then if the presenter who they were covering for announces they decided to never return to station then some occasion they become long term but what I’m saying is don’t bank on it as sometimes the speculation the major speculation that happens on this forum doesn’t always happen.

But wait and see

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