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Thought I’d start this up and see what everyone thinks: the point of this thread is essentially for you to leave your prediction of where you think Radio 1 will be in terms of schedule and general direction three years from right now. 
 

For my money, I think we’ll have a new breakfast show by then (probably Vick and Jordan, or possibly Jordan and Katie), and Scott may well have moved to weekends or even Radio 2 (though I hope not).  So I think you could see the likes of Katie Thistleton and Dean McCullough on weekday daytimes and I imagine some fresh faces on weekends.  
 

Sounds like a lot of change I know but Greg leaving breakfast would precipitate a pretty big shift (and one we can’t predict) considering it would most likely bring about one or both drive presenters leaving the slot.  I think it’s a safe bet to stay Jordan North will anchor the next breakfast show, it’s a question of who he’s paired with (most likely option obviously Vick, but maybe she stays and does drive solo?).  Greg I’m sure will leave breakfast in the next few years because by then he’d have done 6 or even 7 years and it would be time for a change.  
 

I can’t see RMC sticking around much longer than 2025 either - they’ve been doing primetime youth radio for a decade or more already and I think the live lounge is likely their ceiling at Radio 1.

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4 hours ago, GeekTalk51 said:

Thought I’d start this up and see what everyone thinks: the point of this thread is essentially for you to leave your prediction of where you think Radio 1 will be in terms of schedule and general direction three years from right now. 
 

For my money, I think we’ll have a new breakfast show by then (probably Vick and Jordan, or possibly Jordan and Katie), and Scott may well have moved to weekends or even Radio 2 (though I hope not).  So I think you could see the likes of Katie Thistleton and Dean McCullough on weekday daytimes and I imagine some fresh faces on weekends.  
 

Sounds like a lot of change I know but Greg leaving breakfast would precipitate a pretty big shift (and one we can’t predict) considering it would most likely bring about one or both drive presenters leaving the slot.  I think it’s a safe bet to stay Jordan North will anchor the next breakfast show, it’s a question of who he’s paired with (most likely option obviously Vick, but maybe she stays and does drive solo?).  Greg I’m sure will leave breakfast in the next few years because by then he’d have done 6 or even 7 years and it would be time for a change.  
 

I can’t see RMC sticking around much longer than 2025 either - they’ve been doing primetime youth radio for a decade or more already and I think the live lounge is likely their ceiling at Radio 1.

Quite some long term forecasting going on here. I think RMC are ok, not my kind of thing on Radio better fit somehow in the nighttime slot. Potentially Rickie & Melvin going back to commercial on heart radio Charlie Hedges maybe splintering on the same network Heart Dance or Capital Dance the don’t exactly fit. I think 2024 will be Greg James last surprised its now up to 4 years even now thats a long run for him. Maybe if he doesn’t get many commercial offers I mean he’s a popular lad and will leave quite young he’ll likely end up doing another big time breakfast or drive show but think he when he finishes at Radio 1 may have some more cover opportunities doing stuff like Radio 2 even maybe 5Live like Simon Mayo did after time on Radio 1 or some stuff like One Show or a television entertainment show game or quiz show. Think it would be time when he may start a family could focus time doing podcasts and book projects. Before starting the next big thing.

I do see it will be interesting what Radio 1’s target audience is listening to then and what radio is like then. I have a feeling maybe 2024 may have Annie Macmanus starting at 6Music but be interesting to see if there’d be a station for the likes of Toddla T, Rob Da Bank and likely Benji B after Radio 1 to have some of the fringe of specialist radio on radio return to national some how in a new private independent outlet.

I think Matt Edmondson, Mollie King will leave by then RMC. Think Clara’s time on Future Sounds should be short. Danny Howard would probably leave then if not back in later time slot. Think Katie Thistleton, Vick, Jordan, Arrielle Free should still be on Radio 1 (sure Arrielle has a dance track out at the minute so interesting to see if with that she still does daytime. Dean likely to be there. Maybe someone like James Cusack stepping in if becomes listeners favourite. Think there’d be some new shows and maybe some time changes again. Think there’ll be new specialist shows and presenters and specialist its something to keep fresh now and then.

What do people see the future of stuff like Radio 1 Relax and Dance and other stations of where presenters could move to any names to watch in industry?

Though think figures in Newsbeat may chop and change abit  

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5 hours ago, Darren m said:

I hope Scott is still on radio 1 in some form weather just doing the chart on Fridays dean will get a weekday gig and Jordan and vick on breakfast 

 

Can’t see him just keeping the official charts

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2025 seems ages away but of course it's  not. 

I personally hope we have no more shuffles until then think this is the best line up for many years. 

When Greg leaves the station i can see Vick and Jordan taking the slot. 

Matt and Mollie i have always seen as probably the best suitable replacement for Scott however I'm starting to think they are stuck with weekends. 

Jack Saunders is one to watch for me could even see him get a daytime slot. 

As for when Greg and Mills will leave who knows? I'm loving them too much to say goodbye yet.

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I agree Jack Saunders is a future daytime presenter.  When he has covered daytime he is much stronger than say Dean.

 

Greg is increasingly dipping his toe in serious broadcasting on Radio 4 and I can see his future lying in that direction.  Apart from anything else Radio 1 was his first job after uni and heading for 40 you can see him wanting to try other things.  He is a superb broadcaster and I think there is no limit to what he could do.  In many respects a younger (and better) Nicky Campbell.

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Isn’t his Radio 4 show quite jokey anyway? It’s basically clips from the BBC archive alongside some tedious theme… if Greg was to move away from music radio, I expect 5Live would be more his bag than Radio 4.

But, there’s no reason why Greg couldn’t remain on R1 in a lower profile slot after his Breakfast stint eventually (hopefully not anytime soon!) ends. There were those rumours that they offered Moyles the 10pm slot, for example.

Has anyone ever returned to a slot? Just thinking that Greg has obviously already done the 1pm show, so the only “new” move would be the Live Lounge.

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Just now, Ash101 said:

Has anyone ever returned to a slot? Just thinking that Greg has obviously already done the 1pm show, so the only “new” move would be the Live Lounge.

To answer my own question, I guess Matt & Mollie fit this. As they did 1-4 before Weekend Breakfast. Are there any examples on the weekday schedule?

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1 hour ago, Ash101 said:

To answer my own question, I guess Matt & Mollie fit this. As they did 1-4 before Weekend Breakfast. Are there any examples on the weekday schedule?

Not weekdays but... Dev did two stints on weekend breakfast. He did a very short stint when he moved over from 1xtra, replacing Nick Grimshaw... before he then moved to Early Breakfast. Of course, he moved back to Weekends in 2014. 

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1 hour ago, Ash101 said:

Isn’t his Radio 4 show quite jokey anyway? It’s basically clips from the BBC archive alongside some tedious theme… if Greg was to move away from music radio, I expect 5Live would be more his bag than Radio 4.

But, there’s no reason why Greg couldn’t remain on R1 in a lower profile slot after his Breakfast stint eventually (hopefully not anytime soon!) ends. There were those rumours that they offered Moyles the 10pm slot, for example.

Has anyone ever returned to a slot? Just thinking that Greg has obviously already done the 1pm show, so the only “new” move would be the Live Lounge.

I’ve always liked the idea of Greg moving to mid mornings after breakfast – in the guise of Simon Mayo, Who was very successful on mid mornings after leaving breakfast.

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I can't see Greg doing another show at the station when he's done with Breakfast. He has lived his dream but as others have said on here, he will surely be an asset to the BBC elsewhere. 

Next year is 25 years for Mills so a departure maybe 2024? I think it all depends on when Bruce or Mayo are ready to retire those are the 2 slots i get the feeling the station has in mind for him.

RMC is an odd one for me i like them just don't know if it works that time of morning do lord knows what will happen with them? Maybe Charlie solo and RM head over to weekends?

We have now reached 10 years of Mills on Afternoons (is this one of the stations longest running slots host?) His replacement i have always felt Matt and Mollie however it could be more Dean and Katie i did enjoy when they paired up.

Drive when Vick and Jordan get Breakfast could end up in the hands of Jack Saunders? 

Clara i think will still be Future Sounds host

Jack if he goes to daytime will be replaced by one of the young talents.

Adele would be good for her to still be on if not as previously mentioned could see RM taking it.

If Dean has moved to Daytimes then maybe James Cusack secures this slot?

Matt and Mollie if they don't get weekdays i think they will move on? And once again maybe a Matty Ciabi or Elliot Derby get this slot? 

Chart show could be Vick and Jordans?

Dance Anthems is so big can't see it being moved and probably still Charlie or Arielle? 

Life Hacks is ready for a Sam and Danny? 

Who knows what will happen however i love Radio 1 as it is right now and look forward to a few more years of it yet.

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Suspect Mills is waiting for Bruce or Wright

Curveball... Sara moves and he gets R2 drive? whatever happens he is waiting for that almost certianly... I get the impression he is being lined up for Bruce's slot, although "The dep never gets the gig" so.... maybe the Wright slot is the one they are poiting him towards in which case the chart would need a new host (katie?)

If he got the 0930 - 1200 slot then he cold keep the chart still

R1, V&J will for sure be breakfast, no questions

Matt and Mollie will never get to weekdays now too late, they will be the consistent anchor of weekends around all the new names

RMC on Drive I can see if v&J go to Breakast, Arielle the Live Lounge show new early breakfast presenter with Dean or Katie in 1-330 weekdays 

What will be interesting is what happens with Dance Anthems over Charlie's upcoming maternity leave - It's obvs that Rickie and Melvin will run 1030 - 1 as a duo (although could get someone like Katie to be a 3rd and cover Charlie??) same as when Mollie is off, Matt Solo altough wonder if Scarlett Moffatt will cover her? as they can have 9 months off can't they? 

Dance Anthems Maternity cover - Arielle is Obvs but the does alot of gigging Saturday's unless they have kind of "booked" her already, regardless if she is doing months cover then she will have to take some weekends off as well

Danny is too big now to be there on a Saturday afternoon, although imagine him, Sarah and Ariele sharing it? other clear choice is Sarah or Jack Saunders

Scott is into double shifting alot these days - so would he be down for it for 9 months? Do 5L then dance anthems... stranger things have happened? he covered it when Danny was on it a few times.. Could this be when Scott comes off of weekdays and covering Charlie's Mat leave bridges the gap between R1 and R2 ?

Of course after that Charlie could do what Sara did when Scott "covered" drive and not want to come back to Saturday afternoons, bearing in mind she'll have a baby (although I can see her having the baby at work and have he/she raving in their push chair with daddy lol)

 

 

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Why does Mollie need cover for 9 months? I quite like the idea of Katie doing the RMC show, although they won’t do it. The show works fine with any combination of the three, that’s clear from the fact that when Charlie hosted the show by herself for a couple of days they didn’t even advertise it. 
 

I think they will give dance anthems to a new presenter and then Charlie won’t come back when she returns to Rickie and Melvin.

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1 hour ago, Lee E said:

Suspect Mills is waiting for Bruce or Wright

Curveball... Sara moves and he gets R2 drive? whatever happens he is waiting for that almost certianly... I get the impression he is being lined up for Bruce's slot, although "The dep never gets the gig" so.... maybe the Wright slot is the one they are poiting him towards in which case the chart would need a new host (katie?)

If he got the 0930 - 1200 slot then he cold keep the chart still

R1, V&J will for sure be breakfast, no questions

Matt and Mollie will never get to weekdays now too late, they will be the consistent anchor of weekends around all the new names

RMC on Drive I can see if v&J go to Breakast, Arielle the Live Lounge show new early breakfast presenter with Dean or Katie in 1-330 weekdays 

What will be interesting is what happens with Dance Anthems over Charlie's upcoming maternity leave - It's obvs that Rickie and Melvin will run 1030 - 1 as a duo (although could get someone like Katie to be a 3rd and cover Charlie??) same as when Mollie is off, Matt Solo altough wonder if Scarlett Moffatt will cover her? as they can have 9 months off can't they? 

Dance Anthems Maternity cover - Arielle is Obvs but the does alot of gigging Saturday's unless they have kind of "booked" her already, regardless if she is doing months cover then she will have to take some weekends off as well

Danny is too big now to be there on a Saturday afternoon, although imagine him, Sarah and Ariele sharing it? other clear choice is Sarah or Jack Saunders

Scott is into double shifting alot these days - so would he be down for it for 9 months? Do 5L then dance anthems... stranger things have happened? he covered it when Danny was on it a few times.. Could this be when Scott comes off of weekdays and covering Charlie's Mat leave bridges the gap between R1 and R2 ?

Of course after that Charlie could do what Sara did when Scott "covered" drive and not want to come back to Saturday afternoons, bearing in mind she'll have a baby (although I can see her having the baby at work and have he/she raving in their push chair with daddy lol)

 

 

I think it's unlikely Scott would keep the chart at R1 once he is fully on R2 daytimes. I also doubt he'll end up on mornings unless they are happy to have a different sort of show in that slot, I do think there is merit in the idea of drive though, could be a big shake-up with Zoe leaving, Sara to breakfast, Scott to drive and eventually a female presented on lunchtimes to keep the gender balance...

You're right people can have a long time off on maternity but somehow doubt either of the ladies in question here will take that full extended break. Never know I suppose how someone will feel as a new mum though.

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6 hours ago, Bluestraw said:

I think it's unlikely Scott would keep the chart at R1 once he is fully on R2 daytimes. I also doubt he'll end up on mornings unless they are happy to have a different sort of show in that slot, I do think there is merit in the idea of drive though, could be a big shake-up with Zoe leaving, Sara to breakfast, Scott to drive and eventually a female presented on lunchtimes to keep the gender balance...

You're right people can have a long time off on maternity but somehow doubt either of the ladies in question here will take that full extended break. Never know I suppose how someone will feel as a new mum though.

With them wanting to move a daytime R2 show out of London, I could see OJ Borg getting a promotion from overnights, of course... He broadcasts from Salford already. I'd say he's one to watch for either Ken or Steve Wright's show. I can definitely see a scenario where Zoë leaves entirely and Scott gets drive. I think it's almost a guarantee that Sara Cox will make it to the breakfast slot eventually. 

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Mollie isn’t pregnant? Unless I’ve missed something?

I can totally see Rickie and Melvin just doing mid mornings between them, no need to add a third person into an already established duo. I think Sarah makes more sense for Dance Anthems. It gives her a nice profile boost for a few months & like has been said, Arielle does a lot of DJing at the weekend.

R2 is a bit more of a up in the air situation. But I think Sara is definitely a more long term solution for Breakfast. Scott on Drive would be great and then maybe Tina Daheley or Victoria Derbyshire to take the midday show eventually - from Salford. 

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11 hours ago, NathanS said:

With them wanting to move a daytime R2 show out of London, I could see OJ Borg getting a promotion from overnights, of course... He broadcasts from Salford already. I'd say he's one to watch for either Ken or Steve Wright's show. I can definitely see a scenario where Zoë leaves entirely and Scott gets drive. I think it's almost a guarantee that Sara Cox will make it to the breakfast slot eventually. 

Agree about the Salford part, but suspect as @Ash101 says it would be someone like Tina Daheley or Victoria Derbyshire taking the show from there. Doubt OJ will make it to a prime weekday slot.

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25 minutes ago, Bluestraw said:

Agree about the Salford part, but suspect as @Ash101 says it would be someone like Tina Daheley or Victoria Derbyshire taking the show from there. Doubt OJ will make it to a prime weekday slot.

At one point, I'd agree on the latter point... But I'm starting to think he'll get a better slot. We'll see I suppose. I think Victoria Derbyshire may well actually be a shoe in for the the vacant Newsnight job. She was stuck on News Channel shifts after the loss of her show, but she's increasingly been reading the main BBC One bullitens as well. Tina Daheley would be an excellent replacement for Jeremy Vine (who I think would probably be the next change on daytime), although of course relocating out of London can always limit taking the job on (see BBC Breakfast).

Going back on topic... They've paired up Dean and Katie several times now, although they are good broadcasters in their own right (Katie, especially), if they wanted to maintain a duo on afternoons, I think this is the route they're going down now. Ricky, Melvin & Charlie may well remain where they are for the rest of their R1 career, although any change to afternoons or drive, it wouldn't be a bad punt to put them there.

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On 4/17/2022 at 3:44 PM, AndyK77 said:

I agree Jack Saunders is a future daytime presenter.  When he has covered daytime he is much stronger than say Dean.

 

Greg is increasingly dipping his toe in serious broadcasting on Radio 4 and I can see his future lying in that direction.  Apart from anything else Radio 1 was his first job after uni and heading for 40 you can see him wanting to try other things.  He is a superb broadcaster and I think there is no limit to what he could do.  In many respects a younger (and better) Nicky Campbell.

He may be stronger than Dean McCullough but that would weaken his credibility and his talent existing in music specialist broadcasting think if he did end up on daytime or would have to be like Huw Stephens retaining two type of shows a weekend daytime and a specialist show. Jamz Supernova did that on 1Xtra for short bit but his time on daytime may be short two years if he did.

Think where is career will go may be more comparable with where Simon Mayo where did time 5Live then Radio to then stations like Scala, Greatest Hits … his career post radio 1 will be filled and varied and like Mayo may end up being an author of fiction as wrote childrens’ novels

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9 hours ago, Ash101 said:

Mollie isn’t pregnant? Unless I’ve missed something?

I can totally see Rickie and Melvin just doing mid mornings between them, no need to add a third person into an already established duo. I think Sarah makes more sense for Dance Anthems. It gives her a nice profile boost for a few months & like has been said, Arielle does a lot of DJing at the weekend.

R2 is a bit more of a up in the air situation. But I think Sara is definitely a more long term solution for Breakfast. Scott on Drive would be great and then maybe Tina Daheley or Victoria Derbyshire to take the midday show eventually - from Salford. 

Sarah Storey I feel would fit in excellently with doing Dance Anthems cover and hope would be able to put her spin on it would assume it will be the RM show while Charlie’s taking her leave maybe the odd day when need a cover presenter

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7 hours ago, NathanS said:

At one point, I'd agree on the latter point... But I'm starting to think he'll get a better slot. We'll see I suppose. I think Victoria Derbyshire may well actually be a shoe in for the the vacant Newsnight job. She was stuck on News Channel shifts after the loss of her show, but she's increasingly been reading the main BBC One bullitens as well. Tina Daheley would be an excellent replacement for Jeremy Vine (who I think would probably be the next change on daytime), although of course relocating out of London can always limit taking the job on (see BBC Breakfast).

Going back on topic... They've paired up Dean and Katie several times now, although they are good broadcasters in their own right (Katie, especially), if they wanted to maintain a duo on afternoons, I think this is the route they're going down now. Ricky, Melvin & Charlie may well remain where they are for the rest of their R1 career, although any change to afternoons or drive, it wouldn't be a bad punt to put them there.

I wouldn’t pair Katie & Dean up permanently think we reached the peak of duo presenters and think few ok and don’t need new duos for sometime to come. Think when here Katie if hopefully she gets a slot that’s more than a weekly show think she could hold it down permanently.

Interms of Katie Thistleton’s credentials as ambassador for mental health charities and trained councillor just hope station give her a podcast or some means of doing digital content and special radio 1 programmes on supporting listeners with mental health.

I could see Katie being one of the broadcasters with career at Radio 1 will lead to her doing various continued radio shows, podcasts, books, columns and television shows. If she was to present with Dean it would be ok Radio but radio duo that may last shorter than Dev and Alice. I see both careers would quickly travel in different directions 

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8 hours ago, Bluestraw said:

Agree about the Salford part, but suspect as @Ash101 says it would be someone like Tina Daheley or Victoria Derbyshire taking the show from there. Doubt OJ will make it to a prime weekday slot.

I only see OJ on daytime radio 2 if was early breakfast or for few weeks interim before a new daytime show was to launch like how Chris Hawkins did before Craig Charles launched his show. Wouldn’t be surprised if several years down the line OJ ended up on commercial 

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7 hours ago, NathanS said:

At one point, I'd agree on the latter point... But I'm starting to think he'll get a better slot. We'll see I suppose. I think Victoria Derbyshire may well actually be a shoe in for the the vacant Newsnight job. She was stuck on News Channel shifts after the loss of her show, but she's increasingly been reading the main BBC One bullitens as well. Tina Daheley would be an excellent replacement for Jeremy Vine (who I think would probably be the next change on daytime), although of course relocating out of London can always limit taking the job on (see BBC Breakfast).

Going back on topic... They've paired up Dean and Katie several times now, although they are good broadcasters in their own right (Katie, especially), if they wanted to maintain a duo on afternoons, I think this is the route they're going down now. Ricky, Melvin & Charlie may well remain where they are for the rest of their R1 career, although any change to afternoons or drive, it wouldn't be a bad punt to put them there.

I see Victoria Derbyshire maybe getting the Radio 2 slot when next vacant can’t imagine Jeremy Vine staying too longer at 2. But feel Newsnight likely Clive Myrie, Faisal Islam, Ros Atkins (unlikely would be popular contender I’d imagine)

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On 4/18/2022 at 7:48 AM, TheSaviourisHere said:

I can't see Greg doing another show at the station when he's done with Breakfast. He has lived his dream but as others have said on here, he will surely be an asset to the BBC elsewhere. 

Next year is 25 years for Mills so a departure maybe 2024? I think it all depends on when Bruce or Mayo are ready to retire those are the 2 slots i get the feeling the station has in mind for him.

RMC is an odd one for me i like them just don't know if it works that time of morning do lord knows what will happen with them? Maybe Charlie solo and RM head over to weekends?

We have now reached 10 years of Mills on Afternoons (is this one of the stations longest running slots host?) His replacement i have always felt Matt and Mollie however it could be more Dean and Katie i did enjoy when they paired up.

Drive when Vick and Jordan get Breakfast could end up in the hands of Jack Saunders? 

Clara i think will still be Future Sounds host

Jack if he goes to daytime will be replaced by one of the young talents.

Adele would be good for her to still be on if not as previously mentioned could see RM taking it.

If Dean has moved to Daytimes then maybe James Cusack secures this slot?

Matt and Mollie if they don't get weekdays i think they will move on? And once again maybe a Matty Ciabi or Elliot Derby get this slot? 

Chart show could be Vick and Jordans?

Dance Anthems is so big can't see it being moved and probably still Charlie or Arielle? 

Life Hacks is ready for a Sam and Danny? 

Who knows what will happen however i love Radio 1 as it is right now and look forward to a few more years of it yet.

I think some new specialist presenters and new specialist shows titles stuff like Future Fusion (if Radio 1 ever did fancy having a less westernised new music show. Mix of stuff like AfroBeat or when had Asian Beats show), Future Beats could succeed Benji B’s show, Radio 1’s Chilled Dance playing chilled out dance tracks. I fancy them maybe doing something bit like 6M then and having Radio 1’s Artists In Residence suggested something like it before artists like Griff, Holly Humberstone or who ever artist radio 1 plays creating playlists.

Dance Anthems will be still there but hope would move to have less classics and more todays and future stuff used to like it when they had a guest mix from dance family or a DJ.

Cant see Jack Saunders on drive not Matt & Mollie on daytimes I can’t see them lasting beyond the end of 2024 without suggesting Matt would leave the station.

Clara I think could be then on way out of station.

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On 4/17/2022 at 6:24 PM, NathanS said:

Not weekdays but... Dev did two stints on weekend breakfast. He did a very short stint when he moved over from 1xtra, replacing Nick Grimshaw... before he then moved to Early Breakfast. Of course, he moved back to Weekends in 2014. 

Wonder if like Dev Griffin, Gemma Cairney, Adele Roberts and Clara Amfo if by that time we could have a 1Xtra presenter taking over early or weekend slot even though think the new future opportunities will fill the gaps 

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