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Christmas & New Year (Dec 21-Jan 22)


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6 hours ago, NathanS said:

I like the look of that schedule. I assume Scott & Dean are live, with the rest pre recorded. Shame breakfast doesn't start till 8, I used to like waking up and tuning straight in. The Greg James rogue promises programme sounds interesting indeed. It's a running thing on his show. No 'filler' playlists either. Double Scott Mills on Christmas day too.

I mean seems like Scott is getting quite a bit of work feel like his Christmas Day evening will be made a playlist highlight on the bbc sounds app. Think it seems like there will be for a while some worthwhile content to seek out and listen to on Christmas Day. If don’t catch live theres going to be some decent stuff to listen back on the iplayer and feel BBC Sounds will make thing to highlight in Christmas programming package. Felt that a breakfast 6 o’clock or 7 o’clock start works better given that some listeners may wake up earlier on Christmas Day and having breakfast then but depends on what shapes peoples Christmas routines

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Week running up to Christmas has been published, at the moment... It appears to be normal, only difference is Matt & Mollie are off on Christmas Eve instead with Katie in for them, and Greg is off on the 20th, with Matt & Mollie are in for him. 

 

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1 minute ago, Darren m said:

Ok thanks for info 

It could, of course be subject to change so keep an eye over the coming weeks. It could be possible Greg is off all that week (with Matt & Mollie not being on their own show on Christmas Eve).

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2 hours ago, R1Fan1 said:

New Years Eve is James Cusack from 6pm to 10pm and then Jordan North from 10pm to 1am.

Good to see Jordan still doing the NYE show. It's become almost a tradition now, like Scott on breakfast. I did wonder whether he would still do it or not now he moved to drivetime. Good to see James Cusack pop up again as well. 

 

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2 hours ago, NathanS said:

Good to see Jordan still doing the NYE show. It's become almost a tradition now, like Scott on breakfast. I did wonder whether he would still do it or not now he moved to drivetime. Good to see James Cusack pop up again as well. 

 

Think Jordan will do that forever - same as Scott he's a proper workaholic

It's nice to see them doing those slots, in the days of Moyles Grimmy on breakfast and Greg on drive they hardly used to work over Christmas, I seem to remember Grimmy finishing about the week before and not coming back until about 5th Jan and Greg the same when he was on drive Jordan and Scott seem to want to do more - unless of course it's contractual

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On 11/26/2021 at 11:57 AM, Lee E said:

Think Jordan will do that forever - same as Scott he's a proper workaholic

It's nice to see them doing those slots, in the days of Moyles Grimmy on breakfast and Greg on drive they hardly used to work over Christmas, I seem to remember Grimmy finishing about the week before and not coming back until about 5th Jan and Greg the same when he was on drive Jordan and Scott seem to want to do more - unless of course it's contractual

I think with Jordan and Scott seen to be people with flexible work schedules and probably there’s contracted agreements to allow for extra work and special programming like Christmas and New Year. Think Nick probably had more weeks allocated of it felt like that anyway. I do feel that the New Years night should’ve always had a dance specialist and some mixes that Radio 1 typically do to soundtrack nightlife and party sounds. With the poppy playlist feel should be left to Radio 2.

I think having some party anthems themed playlists in the day would’ve been good like

Indie Party with Jack Saunders 

Pop Party with Mollie King

Soul Party with Victoria Jane 

then go to the chart

then have the evening with presenters like Jeremiah Asiamah, Sarah Storey with maybe some mini essential mixes thrown in. I mean if listening to Radio on New Year’s Eve either be 6 Music or Capital Dance 

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