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1 hour ago, Lily Georgia said:

R1 didn’t get anything wrong - there’s a BBC royal obit protocol which surpasses any station-level decisions and applies to all BBC output. Nobody at R1 had any say in it.

It’s a bigger debate - is the BBC’s protocol in the public interest?

Yes and think it’s in the debate whether people see it as ‘impartial’ kinds of feeds into the politics of broadcasting it’s like when think of it when the Queen passes and ‘London Bridge Falls Down’ so to say that protocol will be enacted beyond BBC and British institutions like New Zealand wouldn’t be allowed to play any songs by Queen and their flags fly at half masts etc. Think it think goes into the constitutional politics and the politics of whether the BBC or Media is in broadcast bias for or against. Think the BBC obit mode for BBC Defunders, Anti monarchist Republicans, monarchists think aired views and things got bit heated because abonromal moments spark strong reaction.

Well on the day of course listeners weren’t as happy to have simulcasts and change of playlist but what it did. Was the words of the top brass the Director General and people who in charge of the board of the BBC made the calls assume so the Radio 1 and Pop Team Lorna nor Aled I’d imagine had say over any decisions just told to broadcast the audio news output then go to the somber emergency playlist.

Think it’s definately question in public interest but much of the general protocol can imagine are done for this stuff with Ofcom and under the BBC charter that the government and Parliament sign of and department of media has to deal with.

 

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4 minutes ago, Ash101 said:

I totally agree, there’s no point slating Radio 1 because they weren’t in control. I think we all agree things got better once they were on the Saturday daytime.

It’s difficult to say RE the protocol, because the next time it will be even worse in terms of disrupting normal schedules, as it’ll be the Queen. I believe the BBC on TV can’t show comedy programmes until after her funeral, so will Radio 1 have to tone it down/ditch the entertainment until this point too?

Yes will be elongated but will imagine that they may not do as much at all playlisted stuff then could imagine day after when it comes to Parliament pledging elligence to the king and any statement from the Prime Minister or in that case any statements from King Charles the 3rd would likely to be broadcast across radio. Could imagine BBC One would do a lot of News for a few days bringing out Huw Edwards, Fiona Bruce.

Can imagine commercial stations like Heart FM, Capital, Kiss .. would be disrupted longer than what did for Duke Of Edinburgh 

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2 hours ago, Lily Georgia said:

R1 didn’t get anything wrong - there’s a BBC royal obit protocol which surpasses any station-level decisions and applies to all BBC output. Nobody at R1 had any say in it.

It’s a bigger debate - is the BBC’s protocol in the public interest?

Fair point, I worded it badly. R1 management did nothing wrong as they were simply powerless. But I stand by my view that the BBC badly misjudged their plan for R1 and there was no need for the station to either simulcast news that afternoon nor stick with quite the music / tone it did after.

But anyway, I realise this has gone massively off-topic!! Perhaps one more thing to fix is Fridays. It would make sense to me in September to put RMC on Friday mornings (perhaps with a bit more of a 'weekend vibe' to their Friday show if they still want Fridays to stand out a bit). Given that Scott does the chart (and enjoys it) I'd leave Matt & Mollie on afternoons as they are, and at least then the 'Friday is the weekend' starts a little more logically in the afternoon...

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7 minutes ago, Bluestraw said:

Fair point, I worded it badly. R1 management did nothing wrong as they were simply powerless. But I stand by my view that the BBC badly misjudged their plan for R1 and there was no need for the station to either simulcast news that afternoon nor stick with quite the music / tone it did after.

But anyway, I realise this has gone massively off-topic!! Perhaps one more thing to fix is Fridays. It would make sense to me in September to put RMC on Friday mornings (perhaps with a bit more of a 'weekend vibe' to their Friday show if they still want Fridays to stand out a bit). Given that Scott does the chart (and enjoys it) I'd leave Matt & Mollie on afternoons as they are, and at least then the 'Friday is the weekend' starts a little more logically in the afternoon...

I agree with the obit broadcast and would think some sort of Friday Entertianment mid morning show would be good as when Live Lounge month returns in future would like it not just new over four days, could’ve done stuff like club Charlie between 12:00-12:45 Fridays possibly then giving then Sarah Storey in that case Dance Anthems or a newer presenter if Charlie Hedges wouldn’t want to do a six Dayer 

Do think if I was doing the BBC Radio for then would do at least Radio 1 Relax stuff for a short bit then. The point you made that I agree with

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The one thing I would fix is for them to play all songs that are over 6 months old in full when played. This means more of less all the songs on Anthems (the show that's on between 10 and 11am) would be played in full rather then shortened. I can't stand Radio 1 Anthems as it is now. It really upsets me when they cut sort all these amazing throwbacks so I avoid Anthems like the plague. They are murdering the throwback tunes and I think that's absolutely dreadful. I think having them in the mix is alright but they shouldn't start cueing the next song into the mix until there's no more than 30 seconds left of the current song. Throwback Tunes Matter. They should NOT be cut short.

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15 minutes ago, anothernerd said:

During anthems go back a little further in time. Rather than just do late 90s 00s some 10s rinse and repeat.

I think now and then do themed ones maybe stuff that was played less and stuff heard in specialist shows or just tracks don’t hear that often. They did go back further under ‘Greatest Hits’ when it started out in 2017 didn’t mind it too much then as Iiked the 3 hours then but still popular on BBC Sounds as downloaded and streamed but does feel like it’s tad bit tired

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I agree on this too. I'm not a fan of the shortening and mixing of songs. When Greatest Hits first started 10-1, the songs were played in full. Radio 1 aren't fully against playing older tracks from the mid 90's and earlier, especially where dance music is concerned. The likes of Spice Girls and Oasis seem to get a regular look in on features like 10 minute takeover etc. 

Goes without saying that younger people like older tracks, but as a CHR station, it'd be quite jarring if they went back further more often. Still, better than Capital who go back 5-6 years at most if they chuck in a non playlist track.

 

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I agree on this too. I'm not a fan of the shortening and mixing of songs. When Greatest Hits first started 10-1, the songs were played in full. Radio 1 aren't fully against playing older tracks from the mid 90's and earlier, especially where dance music is concerned. The likes of Spice Girls and Oasis seem to get a regular look in on features like 10 minute takeover etc. 

Goes without saying that younger people like older tracks, but as CHR station, it'd be quite jarring if they went back further more often. Still, better than Capital who go back 5-6 years at most if they chuck in a non playlist track.

 

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