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I think I’d end up subscribed and listening to future soul seems to be doing good at stretching the specialist music again it’s going to be interesting to see if there’s going to be more shoes to fill the over night future soul seems that be something presented by Jamz Supernova or new presenter maybe. Think the Residency will work moved there interesting to see how the indie show got moved continually earlier but think that earlier will work think they could’ve moved dance introduce it to another slot in the schedule and gave Jack maybe three hours on a Thursday. Will be healthy competition with Radio X could Annie Be announced for Six Music

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Clara is a great pick for Future Sounds and although I've never really listened to RMC, it will be nice to have something different in that mid-morning slot. I've been listening to R1 for nearly 20 years and it's been a gradual evolution from Jo Whiley without a revolution. This could really shake things up.

Glad Danny Howard has been given a promotion but will miss him at that timeslot. During lockdown, that show has saved my Friday nights. He is a real talent. 

The only other downside I have is that I'd love for Jack Saunders' show to return the indie format for four days a week. 

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1 hour ago, Old Codger Fan said:

There's been a real dearth of strong personalities on mid-morning for years ... You may even have to go back as far as The Two Simons (Bates, Mayo) for when there was some really distinctive offering on at that time (Yes, I am THAT ancient ...) - so making RM&C 'mainstream' must be a good shout.

Think by the sounds of it could imagine they will make it sound a bit different from the days of Fearne, Jo and Clara probably more entertainment and features than just simple playlist may end up trying to compete with Kiss in mid mornings.

Can see a shake up in style of the shows tho wouldve switched Rock Show to Thursdays after Jack and future Soul to sunday evenings and made the power down after midnight. 

Can imagine more about future soul announced in coming time interms of presenter think I will look forward to that. Possibly the residency or essential mix could’ve replaced Diplo but think sound system makes sense as part of the R1 Xtra take over 

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It’s a bit disappointing that they’ve got rid of the evening entertainment slot really, I could have seen Grimmy fitting in there nicely between Clara and Jack Saunders but obviously that won’t happen now. Hopefully they are able to bring it back again in the future, maybe when RMC leave and aren’t taking up what seems like a lot of R1’s budget ?

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2 hours ago, Dan18F1 said:

It’s a bit disappointing that they’ve got rid of the evening entertainment slot really, I could have seen Grimmy fitting in there nicely between Clara and Jack Saunders but obviously that won’t happen now. Hopefully they are able to bring it back again in the future, maybe when RMC leave and aren’t taking up what seems like a lot of R1’s budget ?

I would’ve put Jordan north to do that but from 10-midnight kind of playing indie music and some classic indie anthems following with entertainment features a pub like atmosphere of just having sort of round table guests to comedians involved etc. Think Grim has already did an evening slot before so that would be an issue as he did 10-midnight. Do think that they could’ve pushed more chilled stuff over to an just creating this 10pm one hour thing the slots at night time have since they got rid of the old 9 hour of stuff like internet takeover artist takeover Phil Taggart and radio 1 stories has been a bit messy feel there needs to be more continuity and something that fits better as felt they ditched that radio 1 comedy Kerch thing they tried far to early, got rid of the specialist chart. Not as fan of having the pop anthems, 00s anthem, power down playlists taking up so much of the schuedules

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2 minutes ago, BBCAaron said:

I would’ve put Jordan north to do that but from 10-midnight kind of playing indie music and some classic indie anthems following with entertainment features a pub like atmosphere of just having sort of round table guests to comedians involved etc. Think Grim has already did an evening slot before so that would be an issue as he did 10-midnight. Do think that they could’ve pushed more chilled stuff over to an just creating this 10pm one hour thing the slots at night time have since they got rid of the old 9 hour of stuff like internet takeover artist takeover Phil Taggart and radio 1 stories has been a bit messy feel there needs to be more continuity and something that fits better as felt they ditched that radio 1 comedy Kerch thing they tried far to early, got rid of the specialist chart. Not as fan of having the pop anthems, 00s anthem, power down playlists taking up so much of the schuedules

Nah, Jordan is the rising star of the station, he’s on the highest profile weekend show (the 10am slot) and he deserves nothing short of a prime time daytime slot on weekdays (Drive ideally). Shunting him to nights would be a waste of talent and a big demotion from where he is right now.

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Just now, GeekTalk51 said:

Nah, Jordan is the rising star of the station, he’s on the highest profile weekend show (the 10am slot) and he deserves nothing short of a prime time daytime slot on weekdays (Drive ideally). 

Find drive straight would be too predictable think before Grimmy departed drive I think he would be suited to a slot where he can have more creative freedom or doing more experimental features and kind of show his range of bringing his comedy from his podcast to the radio then could end up with breakfast eventually but possibly with a team 

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2 minutes ago, BBCAaron said:

Find drive straight would be too predictable think before Grimmy departed drive I think he would be suited to a slot where he can have more creative freedom or doing more experimental features and kind of show his range of bringing his comedy from his podcast to the radio then could end up with breakfast eventually but possibly with a team 

He’s been all around the station (covered practically every daytime slot right through the week, including a week on Radio 1 Breakfast with Mollie King) if Radio 1 don’t give him the next big daytime slot (presumably Drive or afternoons) as soon as it opens up, the station will loose him to lucrative offers elsewhere.  Putting him on nights would send all the wrong messages and as I say, be an effective demotion.  Not to say it wouldn’t be a bloody good show, it definitely would!

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1 minute ago, GeekTalk51 said:

He’s been all around the station, if Radio 1 don’t give him the next big daytime slot (presumably Drive or afternoons) as soon as it opens up, the station will loose him to lucrative offers elsewhere.  Putting him on nights would send all the wrong messages and as I say, be an effective demotion.  Not to say it wouldn’t be a bloody good show, it definitely would!

Not neccasilry be doing more time than what he is now and be a means of finding style sometimes it’s worth a bit of positive mix up but would be good if had an evening show that could actually be made more watchable across different live social media platforms maybe if Jordan could do a more multi media show but think it would be good as now he doesn’t really have much interms of guests and think it could potentially find a new evening audience. Because I think it’s helpful to get that edge for it. If he’s on weekends he may still get offers to go else where but with drive at the moment he’s doing a lot of television work and that may come at conflict with that time 

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So it does sadly look like Jordan won't be getting a new slot.

I've looked at the schedule and I can't help but feel that they've gone about it wrong - either they've had another budget cut or they're trying something different.

Clara replacing Annie did seem logical - however, in no way did it need to end in this whole shuffle. Furthermore, nobody has really gotten a promotion from this, which is a shame (the last time someone was given a live daytime slot would've been Jack Saunders). It would've been more logical to have Vick Hope take the slot, as Katie could easily hold Life Hacks on her own.

The new schedule does also present some problems. They've lost the evening entertainment show, which, in my eyes, was an important show for them. Jack Saunders could've done this evening entertainment show, and Jess Iszatt could've done Future Artists in place of Jack. The Power Down Playlist's new slot makes no sense, going from a relatively upbeat show (Jack Saunders) to Power Down to specialist shows makes no sense either. Also, I don't understand why these shows have been shortened to an hour.

They've gone from having three hours of pre-recorded content to five hours and now to seven. What goes next?

And, finally, how is it not a no-brainer to have Jordan take on a daytime slot? He's got a massive following of the back of I'm a Celeb, and if there's a time to put an as-competent presenter as him in a prominent slot, it's definitely now. The longer they wait, the more his profile might fall, and the more commercial offers that may come in.

All of these changes feel a bit misguided IMO.

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18 minutes ago, R1Fan1 said:

So it does sadly look like Jordan won't be getting a new slot.

I've looked at the schedule and I can't help but feel that they've gone about it wrong - either they've had another budget cut or they're trying something different.

Clara replacing Annie did seem logical - however, in no way did it need to end in this whole shuffle. Furthermore, nobody has really gotten a promotion from this, which is a shame (the last time someone was given a live daytime slot would've been Jack Saunders). It would've been more logical to have Vick Hope take the slot, as Katie could easily hold Life Hacks on her own.

The new schedule does also present some problems. They've lost the evening entertainment show, which, in my eyes, was an important show for them. Jack Saunders could've done this evening entertainment show, and Jess Iszatt could've done Future Artists in place of Jack. The Power Down Playlist's new slot makes no sense, going from a relatively upbeat show (Jack Saunders) to Power Down to specialist shows makes no sense either. Also, I don't understand why these shows have been shortened to an hour.

They've gone from having three hours of pre-recorded content to five hours and now to seven. What goes next?

And, finally, how is it not a no-brainer to have Jordan take on a daytime slot? He's got a massive following of the back of I'm a Celeb, and if there's a time to put an as-competent presenter as him in a prominent slot, it's definitely now. The longer they wait, the more his profile might fall, and the more commercial offers that may come in.

All of these changes feel a bit misguided IMO.

Think Jack Saunders honestly would work as cover sometimes on entertainment and the odd bit hear and there like Stephens did and like he did have the weekend afternoons before Levine. Though both Stephens and Lowe covered breakfast they were suited to specialist music and feel like Jack Saunders his passion for broadcasting new music and new talent would be wasted in an entertainment show like wouldn’t moved Lowe to entertainment. Felt should’ve been North or Snoochie Shy not a fan on the power down playlist for an hour Monday to Wednesday seems like a loss in overnight quality is the after hours dance shows going to be on from 11pm-1pm that poses question what broadcasts between 1-4pm still think they should scrap the dance stream. Feel like the music flagship and mid mornings will have some format changes.

what will go where SoundSystems airs with Jeremiah Asiamah or is it 2 per week. Presume there’s going to be announcement about future soul to me that should’ve gone Sunday evenings with either Rock Show moving to a day in week or Introducing.

but does anyone think radio 1 in next few years could scrap the rock show 

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1 hour ago, BBCAaron said:

Think Jack Saunders honestly would work as cover sometimes on entertainment and the odd bit hear and there like Stephens did and like he did have the weekend afternoons before Levine. Though both Stephens and Lowe covered breakfast they were suited to specialist music and feel like Jack Saunders his passion for broadcasting new music and new talent would be wasted in an entertainment show like wouldn’t moved Lowe to entertainment. Felt should’ve been North or Snoochie Shy not a fan on the power down playlist for an hour Monday to Wednesday seems like a loss in overnight quality is the after hours dance shows going to be on from 11pm-1pm that poses question what broadcasts between 1-4pm still think they should scrap the dance stream. Feel like the music flagship and mid mornings will have some format changes.

what will go where SoundSystems airs with Jeremiah Asiamah or is it 2 per week. Presume there’s going to be announcement about future soul to me that should’ve gone Sunday evenings with either Rock Show moving to a day in week or Introducing.

but does anyone think radio 1 in next few years could scrap the rock show 

Radio 1 seems to be in a mess about evenings, has been since Sloth’s show was commissioned (whoooo).  It keeps fluctuating and just when you think it has a stable lineup or at least stable timeslots and established shows, it ups and overhauls again in some other improbable way.  I really doubt the post 8pm line up revealed will last more than a year or so, it’s another stop gap before yet. another evening shuffle.  Clara is a great appointment, the rest, especially past 10PM, looks messy.

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I completely agree with that, maybe radio 1 need a specific evening commissioner? Daytimes sound like they’ll be really great with the new changes and an Arielle/ Greg/ RMC/ Scott and Chris/ Grimmy line up is very strong and weekend daytimes are very strong now too. 
 

However, the evenings look like they’ll be a complete mess now, there’s literally going to be 4 hours of basically nothing every night. Then there’s the fact that the specialist shows seem to have been halved in length, the fact that live shows seem to be ending at 10pm now, the random mix of power down playlist and introducing dance slotted in the evenings, it all just doesn’t make much sense and isn’t coherent in the slightest. 
 

I’ve been very impressed with the changes that Aled had made until this point, but this just doesn’t make sense. If it is to do with cost cutting (which I’m pretty sure I remember reading somewhere that the BBC haven’t got to make anymore cuts this year) then why would they promote a triple headed team to the mid morning show rather than keeping live shows running later? 
 

Even 1xtra has got live shows that run in the week from 6am - 1am. That’s going to be 2 hours longer than R1’s 5am- 10pm. Surely there must be some changes that will be happening later in the evening some point soon? 

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4 minutes ago, Dan18F1 said:

I completely agree with that, maybe radio 1 need a specific evening commissioner? Daytimes sound like they’ll be really great with the new changes and an Arielle/ Greg/ RMC/ Scott and Chris/ Grimmy line up is very strong and weekend daytimes are very strong now too. 
 

However, the evenings look like they’ll be a complete mess now, there’s literally going to be 4 hours of basically nothing every night. Then there’s the fact that the specialist shows seem to have been halved in length, the fact that live shows seem to be ending at 10pm now, the random mix of power down playlist and introducing dance slotted in the evenings, it all just doesn’t make much sense and isn’t coherent in the slightest. 
 

I’ve been very impressed with the changes that Aled had made until this point, but this just doesn’t make sense. If it is to do with cost cutting (which I’m pretty sure I remember reading somewhere that the BBC haven’t got to make anymore cuts this year) then why would they promote a triple headed team to the mid morning show rather than keeping live shows running later? 
 

Even 1xtra has got live shows that run in the week from 6am - 1am. That’s going to be 2 hours longer than R1’s 5am- 10pm. Surely there must be some changes that will be happening later in the evening some point soon? 

I think it’s either a funding issue, or some sort of messy stopgap.  Aled has begun turning Radio 1 back into a really great radio station across the board, but on evenings it’s really taking a plunge looking at these changes, and  I just can’t imagine that’s by design, at least not long term design.

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16 minutes ago, Dan18F1 said:

I completely agree with that, maybe radio 1 need a specific evening commissioner? Daytimes sound like they’ll be really great with the new changes and an Arielle/ Greg/ RMC/ Scott and Chris/ Grimmy line up is very strong and weekend daytimes are very strong now too. 
 

However, the evenings look like they’ll be a complete mess now, there’s literally going to be 4 hours of basically nothing every night. Then there’s the fact that the specialist shows seem to have been halved in length, the fact that live shows seem to be ending at 10pm now, the random mix of power down playlist and introducing dance slotted in the evenings, it all just doesn’t make much sense and isn’t coherent in the slightest. 
 

I’ve been very impressed with the changes that Aled had made until this point, but this just doesn’t make sense. If it is to do with cost cutting (which I’m pretty sure I remember reading somewhere that the BBC haven’t got to make anymore cuts this year) then why would they promote a triple headed team to the mid morning show rather than keeping live shows running later? 
 

Even 1xtra has got live shows that run in the week from 6am - 1am. That’s going to be 2 hours longer than R1’s 5am- 10pm. Surely there must be some changes that will be happening later in the evening some point soon? 

Yes to be fair 1 Xtra is seeming to be managed ok at the movement think post pandemic why they can get events and guests in their probably wider reach may improved. Glad you agree with how sketchy the nights are found when they axed Nemone’s show on 6 Music there was tiny bit of that over there. But yes it just needs to be in sync and not really providing something that suits the audience at that time of day feel with Power down being 1 hour there could be the case that quite abit becomes pre recorded but recently when these announcements happening I think what about the overnight times. Also do feel since the show length has got shorter there is less specialist music on the station it seemed used to be bout 10 hours overnight needs to re address the balance as some of the night time mixes and some radio 1 playlists for sounds could be centred more around new music though I think that Best New Pop could be positioned in the Saturday slot of early breakfast or another weekend slot to commit to actually delivering more new pop think if I was radio 1 controller as made clear would embed Life hacks in a weekday magazine topical show but think that Sunday afternoon slot could go to best new pop. 

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22 minutes ago, GeekTalk51 said:

I think it’s either a funding issue, or some sort of messy stopgap.  Aled has begun turning Radio 1 back into a really great radio station across the board, but on evenings it’s really taking a plunge looking at these changes, and  I just can’t imagine that’s by design, at least not long term design.

I kind of feel that Aled with daytime has been riding on safe pragmatic decisions felt Ben Cooper least had an idea where station going and where he wanted to get it and had a clear direction. Aled seems unclear providing more safe mainstream content but its tad bit bland in some areas 

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35 minutes ago, BBCAaron said:

I kind of feel that Aled with daytime has been riding on safe pragmatic decisions felt Ben Cooper least had an idea where station going and where he wanted to get it and had a clear direction. Aled seems unclear providing more safe mainstream content but its tad bit bland in some areas 

Ben Cooper presided over a pretty poor era, a lot of talk about bringing in young audiences, but with no trousers to back it up, and a pretty underwhelming breakfast show from Nick Grimshaw (not as bad as people said though, and set a clear marker away from the dinosaur style of Moyles) Aled understands in order to get young people to listen to the radio, you need to actually DO GOOD RADIO alongside all the other multi platform things Radio 1 is a world leader in when it comes to youth radio brands.  

With the new daytime lineup come September, Radio 1 will be sounding the strongest it’s sounded in years.  And new talent is finally being nurtured and coming through; I’ve never been more optimistic about the future of the network as a relevant and viable force in youth radio, these people know what they’re doing, and it increasingly feels like Ben Cooper presided over a wasted era of timidity and self flagellation, as opposed to actually fighting to win these 16-24 audiences, rather than deciding their desertion of live radio content was a total forgone conclusion.

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53 minutes ago, GeekTalk51 said:

Ben Cooper presided over a pretty poor era, a lot of talk about bringing in young audiences, but with no trousers to back it up, and a pretty underwhelming breakfast show from Nick Grimshaw (not as bad as people said though, and set a clear marker away from the dinosaur style of Moyles) Aled understands in order to get young people to listen to the radio, you need to actually DO GOOD RADIO alongside all the other multi platform things Radio 1 is a world leader in when it comes to youth radio brands.  

With the new daytime lineup come September, Radio 1 will be sounding the strongest it’s sounded in years.  And new talent is finally being nurtured and coming through; I’ve never been more optimistic about the future of the network as a relevant and viable force in youth radio, these people know what they’re doing, and it increasingly feels like Ben Cooper presided over a wasted era of timidity and self flagellation, as opposed to actually fighting to win these 16-24 audiences, rather than deciding their desertion of live radio content was a total forgone conclusion.

I find that it was a strong era risky snd willing to offer multi media and a whole host of verity of programming now the station seems to be more stale and predictable and not reaching a new audinece but tapping a pre existing audience. Cooper seemed to be trying to tap the whole concept of getting 16-24s tuned in and not ignoring them as a generation lost from live radio as that would be bad for the BBC it’s hard with covid for some of the event and multi media bits but interms of programming and diversity of ideas it was a stronger period then 

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1 hour ago, GeekTalk51 said:

Ben Cooper presided over a pretty poor era, a lot of talk about bringing in young audiences, but with no trousers to back it up, and a pretty underwhelming breakfast show from Nick Grimshaw (not as bad as people said though, and set a clear marker away from the dinosaur style of Moyles) Aled understands in order to get young people to listen to the radio, you need to actually DO GOOD RADIO alongside all the other multi platform things Radio 1 is a world leader in when it comes to youth radio brands.  

With the new daytime lineup come September, Radio 1 will be sounding the strongest it’s sounded in years.  And new talent is finally being nurtured and coming through; I’ve never been more optimistic about the future of the network as a relevant and viable force in youth radio, these people know what they’re doing, and it increasingly feels like Ben Cooper presided over a wasted era of timidity and self flagellation, as opposed to actually fighting to win these 16-24 audiences, rather than deciding their desertion of live radio content was a total forgone conclusion.

Agree with you about the current state - Aled is doing great work already, and it's no surprise really having heard him on air in the Moyles days it is clear he knows radio exceptionally well. Even decisions like keeping Scott & Chris on shows he's clear about the direction - he's just interested in what appeals to the youth market, he doesn't care about the age of the presenter! There is perhaps some work to do on evenings in the longer term, but I'm sure he's got a 5 year plan in mind (or several plans, as of course he can't tell who will choose to leave!)

Indeed Ben Cooper claimed he was doing some 'big things' to appeal younger, like axing Moyles, but even that could have been handled very differently. He lost a major radio talent from the BBC simply because he wanted to be seen to be moving forward, whereas actually Moyles' ratings for the youth demographic were no worse than Grimmy's - it's just he also kept older listeners too. The station is fortunately no longer afraid of 'average listener age', as long as it's appealing well in the target demo.

Not sure about the description of Moyles' style as dinosaur...He produced some exceptionally strong radio and I suspect his shows only feel 'old fashioned' these days because things have moved on so much in the interim. Back then, Scott's style was also different and he was noticeably the weaker of the two, but he's gown immeasurably since! 

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13 minutes ago, Bluestraw said:

Agree with you about the current state - Aled is doing great work already, and it's no surprise really having heard him on air in the Moyles days it is clear he knows radio exceptionally well. Even decisions like keeping Scott & Chris on shows he's clear about the direction - he's just interested in what appeals to the youth market, he doesn't care about the age of the presenter! There is perhaps some work to do on evenings in the longer term, but I'm sure he's got a 5 year plan in mind (or several plans, as of course he can't tell who will choose to leave!)

Indeed Ben Cooper claimed he was doing some 'big things' to appeal younger, like axing Moyles, but even that could have been handled very differently. He lost a major radio talent from the BBC simply because he wanted to be seen to be moving forward, whereas actually Moyles' ratings for the youth demographic were no worse than Grimmy's - it's just he also kept older listeners too. The station is fortunately no longer afraid of 'average listener age', as long as it's appealing well in the target demo.

Not sure about the description of Moyles' style as dinosaur...He produced some exceptionally strong radio and I suspect his shows only feel 'old fashioned' these days because things have moved on so much in the interim. Back then, Scott's style was also different and he was noticeably the weaker of the two, but he's gown immeasurably since! 

Moyles was in many was dinosaur like it was essential that he went at the time after several inappropriate and discriminatory comments he made on air that could offend listeners. Cooper had the responsibility to make it seem like a worn down station that didn’t have the same values as many young people did and could have come under pressure for failing it’s younger bracket that’s why someone like Grimshaw was suited to the role after all it was a white male straight atmosphere at the station at the time even though had some diversity not reflected in values Cooper did the right thing knowing it had to attract some minority groups and not making them felt by their presenters as outcasts or unwelcome by the comments Moyles had made in his tenure.

it wasn’t a matter of ratings at the time it was about reaching a more younger audience and seeming to have the values of the youth audience and be an inclusive stair on that felt Ben Cooper tried to do.

with axing Moyles wasn’t an age thing but he didn’t reflect young Britain. Especially as young people have different standards.

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26 minutes ago, BBCAaron said:

Moyles was in many was dinosaur like it was essential that he went at the time after several inappropriate and discriminatory comments he made on air that could offend listeners. Cooper had the responsibility to make it seem like a worn down station that didn’t have the same values as many young people did and could have come under pressure for failing it’s younger bracket that’s why someone like Grimshaw was suited to the role after all it was a white male straight atmosphere at the station at the time even though had some diversity not reflected in values Cooper did the right thing knowing it had to attract some minority groups and not making them felt by their presenters as outcasts or unwelcome by the comments Moyles had made in his tenure.

it wasn’t a matter of ratings at the time it was about reaching a more younger audience and seeming to have the values of the youth audience and be an inclusive stair on that felt Ben Cooper tried to do.

with axing Moyles wasn’t an age thing but he didn’t reflect young Britain. Especially as young people have different standards.

The comments you refer to were made way before he was axed... He was extremely popular amongst the youth demographic, so not sure the values aspect came into it. Grimmy was indeed a major change in direction but he was also very celeb-obsessed, which itself isn't exactly super inclusive.

But I guess this is just part of the industry - different presenters will have different fan-bases and we can't all like the same! I'm not enough of a fan to follow him to Radio X as the music there isn't for me, but I do think he was exceptional during his R1 time and I didn't like the direction of the show with Grimmy. I realise many (like you) will disagree though, fair enough!

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I'm going to stick my oar in here (again!) and say that I think Jack Saunders at 8pm is a great move. Entertainment at mid-morning (RM&C) should be a higher priority, and I've always found Saunders a bit too 'lively' past 10pm. Plus, there was a thread on here some time ago bemoaning the downgrading of Indie* - so 8pm raises it's profile again, and will be a positive choice for those of us who would rather stick with the radio than switch to the TV, in the evening. 10pm for chill material works for me, too - It will compete with Gideon Coe on 6 for my affections.  It's really not like me to be so welcoming of change, so surprised myself by writing all this! 

(* broadly speaking - anything made by non-millionaires, where you can hear (at least some) real instruments, and non-autotuned vocals).

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20 minutes ago, Old Codger Fan said:

I'm going to stick my oar in here (again!) and say that I think Jack Saunders at 8pm is a great move. Entertainment at mid-morning (RM&C) should be a higher priority, and I've always found Saunders a bit too 'lively' past 10pm. Plus, there was a thread on here some time ago bemoaning the downgrading of Indie* - so 8pm raises it's profile again, and will be a positive choice for those of us who would rather stick with the radio than switch to the TV, in the evening. 10pm for chill material works for me, too - It will compete with Gideon Coe on 6 for my affections.  It's really not like me to be so welcoming of change, so surprised myself by writing all this! 

(* broadly speaking - anything made by non-millionaires, where you can hear (at least some) real instruments, and non-autotuned vocals).

I agree that Jack moving to 8pm is a good change, but it’d be better if it was a more mainstream entertainment show (like RMC’s), and then have maybe Jess Iszatt do his current 10pm show.

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41 minutes ago, R1Fan1 said:

I agree that Jack moving to 8pm is a good change, but it’d be better if it was a more mainstream entertainment show (like RMC’s), and then have maybe Jess Iszatt do his current 10pm show.

Agree, two things would make it better, 

1. Jack’s new 8pm slot having some entertainment features interspersed with his curation of new music.

2. A coherent 10pm-midnight offering, with a live presenter; not averse to chilled, but if you’re going to do it do it properly!

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