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On 9/10/2021 at 11:11 AM, Lily Georgia said:

Interestingly, a couple of R2 shows have been coming from the 8th floor this week - Vanessa Feltz and Ken Bruce.  Not sure of the reason.

I wonder if, as more and more of Asian Network's output shifts to Birmingham, whether R2 will find a new home on the 8th floor at some point...?

I mean you will see Maida Vale shutting in coming years can’t remember could be next year or few years after. I mean 6 Music will move out to Salford and Radio 4 not always from London for today show. I mean think there’d be temptation I mean to possibly spread out a bit in current building well newsbeat would’ve also moved out of the floor. Probably for some R2 presenters unless it’s green work going on in their studio but sure something like that didn’t happen long ago. I mean some benefits is to try to use the live lounge spaces for live sessions. I mean soon guess when stations start moving around and even for the stations of Radio 2, Radio 4, World Service imagine a state of the art more futuristic recording and producing facilities for more visual or social media content uses. Unless is it something to do with BBC Sounds stuff like Cheryl Cole’s or Katie Pipers playlist recording stuff guess will need more studios for sounds focused stud 

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  • 2 years later...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2022/bbc-further-reduces-property-footprint

The R2 & 6Music shows that are broadcast from Wogan House are gradually being moved to the 8th floor of Broadcasting House, i.e. the studios used by R1, 1Xtra and Asian Network.  Additional studios are being built there to supplement 82A-F.

Scott Mills is now using 82A (aka 82Mills) and Gilles Peterson is in 82C, with further shows/presenters making the move between now and the Spring.

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6 hours ago, Lily Georgia said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2022/bbc-further-reduces-property-footprint

The R2 & 6Music shows that are broadcast from Wogan House are gradually being moved to the 8th floor of Broadcasting House, i.e. the studios used by R1, 1Xtra and Asian Network.  Additional studios are being built there to supplement 82A-F.

Scott Mills is now using 82A (aka 82Mills) and Gilles Peterson is in 82C, with further shows/presenters making the move between now and the Spring.

I remember tuning in to Gilles Peterson’s last saturday and was broadcasting from a 1 xtra studio show referencing how a single deck made it harder for his new vinyl feature. The imporession he gave made the move to the 8 as more temporary but I assume that what you are saying is bang on and know they probably are reconstructing and rebuilding new studios.

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3 hours ago, BBCAaron said:

I remember tuning in to Gilles Peterson’s last saturday and was broadcasting from a 1 xtra studio show referencing how a single deck made it harder for his new vinyl feature. The imporession he gave made the move to the 8 as more temporary but I assume that what you are saying is bang on and know they probably are reconstructing and rebuilding new studios.

I find it strange they wouldn't have a pair of Technics in a 1xtra studio. Considering what it's mostly used for, drum and bass, hip hop etc. With DJ's mixing. Granted I know it's all mostly CDJ's nowdays for that, but usually the setups for DJ's usually have a pair of turntables included. For throwback sets, or DJ's doing something a little different.

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2 hours ago, DC said:

I find it strange they wouldn't have a pair of Technics in a 1xtra studio. Considering what it's mostly used for, drum and bass, hip hop etc. With DJ's mixing. Granted I know it's all mostly CDJ's nowdays for that, but usually the setups for DJ's usually have a pair of turntables included. For throwback sets, or DJ's doing something a little different.

They got one decks as in ones you can spin vinyl on but guess Gilles was used to the double turntables in 6 studios maybe should’ve used the phrase turntables.

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On 11/3/2023 at 10:26 AM, Lily Georgia said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2022/bbc-further-reduces-property-footprint

The R2 & 6Music shows that are broadcast from Wogan House are gradually being moved to the 8th floor of Broadcasting House, i.e. the studios used by R1, 1Xtra and Asian Network.  Additional studios are being built there to supplement 82A-F.

Scott Mills is now using 82A (aka 82Mills) and Gilles Peterson is in 82C, with further shows/presenters making the move between now and the Spring.

Quite poetic that he’s using the same studio he used for his Radio 1 show again.

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On 11/3/2023 at 11:26 AM, Lily Georgia said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2022/bbc-further-reduces-property-footprint

The R2 & 6Music shows that are broadcast from Wogan House are gradually being moved to the 8th floor of Broadcasting House, i.e. the studios used by R1, 1Xtra and Asian Network.  Additional studios are being built there to supplement 82A-F.

Scott Mills is now using 82A (aka 82Mills) and Gilles Peterson is in 82C, with further shows/presenters making the move between now and the Spring.

Wait, is 82Mills one of the big ones in the Live Lounge? I forgot, but if so that's luxurious to him.

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5 hours ago, IamNotFromUK said:

Wait, is 82Mills one of the big ones in the Live Lounge? I forgot, but if so that's luxurious to him.

Yes, it's the studio the Radio 1 breakfast show comes from, and Scott's old Radio 1 afternoon show also came from. 

 

They named it '82Mills' on the day he left Radio 1, so I suppose it's quite nice that he now gets to broadcast from it again on Radio 2.

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7 hours ago, NathanS said:

Yes, it's the studio the Radio 1 breakfast show comes from, and Scott's old Radio 1 afternoon show also came from. 

 

They named it '82Mills' on the day he left Radio 1, so I suppose it's quite nice that he now gets to broadcast from it again on Radio 2.

Even though it’s not the same station. It must provide the level of comfort of feeling like you never left. I wonder if Radio 2 ends up sharing the floor with radio 1 and having access to the live-lounge studios I wonder if there could be R2 and 6M recording sessions from that studio and maybe make it easier for different guests to make it onto a show on another BBC station

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2 hours ago, GeekTalk51 said:

Very very very nerdy and only 0.0000001% of listeners will notice (and we’re all probably on this forum), but Scott sounds much crisper, never liked how the Radio 2 mics sounded, sounds much more like he sounded on Radio 1 now.

I notice this also. Radio 2 mics sounds flat, while at Radio 1 studios the sound is more full, has more bass. This was extremely noticeable when Scott started doing Radio 2, because at his R1 show he used to have a slight echo on his mic. Later R2 technicians maybe changed some settings or we just got used to it.

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16 hours ago, IamNotFromUK said:

I notice this also. Radio 2 mics sounds flat, while at Radio 1 studios the sound is more full, has more bass. This was extremely noticeable when Scott started doing Radio 2, because at his R1 show he used to have a slight echo on his mic. Later R2 technicians maybe changed some settings or we just got used to it.

I think we partly just got used to it. 

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  • 4 weeks later...

I get why Maida Vale and Wogan House are being sold and it makes sense but it feels like there is somewhat of a endings to things both because of the history particularly with Maida Vale where R1, 1Xtra and Asian Network felt like their own thing together and likewise with 2 and 6M. But it is more possible with 1X and AN having many shows from Birmingham, and the others split between London, Salford and Cardiff. Presumably unless they are planning to move even more and Breakfast seems to be the one thing they would keep in London at some point very soon you will have Greg, Nadia, Zoe, Lauren and Nikita all broadcasting in Studios on the 8th floor. And of course with their successors, whoever they will be.

But its also curious about where they will do the live sessions, because the 2nd not live live lounge in Maida Vale as well as all the other studios there where most sessions on 6 Music or 2 or Radio 1 Specialist and evening show sessions being there. So I assume the Live Lounge on the 8th Floor might be used for sessions for R2 and 6M, or they will use other stuff in NBH like Radio Theatre. Salford is of course an option because on 6 Music it all seemed to be from Maida Vale whereas now NMF or Riley and Coe will have sessions in Salford. And I assume sessions on Huw Stephens show could be from Cardiff

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