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Time for some positivity! We are all Radio 1 geeks here, so why do you love the station so much? What causes you to turn your dial to Radio 1 over all the other offerings? 

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I’m really enjoying rmc in the mornings then Scott and Chris and Jordan and Vick I think they have a very good line up now hope they don’t change come September. I think James cussack will get a show at some point too 

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For me, it’s the playlist, the presenters and the news output. 

Radio 1 has a much wider and more varied playlist than its commercial rivals, and I love the fact that they devote more airtime to smaller artists, many of whom just aren’t being played by competing stations.

The presenters on Radio 1 are given greater freedom to be themselves on air, rather than having to stick to short and sometimes very infrequent links, which greatly reduces the personality of a presenter in my opinion. Listeners are therefore much more able to connect with presenters, and are often featured as part of their shows. Greg in particular features listeners for much of his show, which is what makes it such a fun and entertaining listen. 
 

Newsbeat provides regular bulletins which make the news of the day to more accessible to young people, without any patronisation. Radio 1 are the only radio station I know of that air two long-form (ie longer than 2/3 minutes) news bulletins each weekday, which is therefore a unique service.

Overall, Radio 1 know how to make radio interesting and exciting for a generation of people who have many options when it comes to entertainment, and are succeeding at getting them to listen.

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3 hours ago, harryjms said:

It plays the music I like, without ads, with really great imaging, and fun presenters! What more could you ask for?

I think to me it goes more than that (don’t really care about imaging too much) but its that the station plays music other stations wont. If you tuned into capital you get pop and dance tracks often same tracks on rotation. Stations like BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music at the BBC play indie, rock, house, pop grime, drums and bass, soul, R&B established artists and artists you yet to hear.

I think that for anyone who loves music Radio 1 in is that place where music obsessions begins get your new favourite bands and artist obsessions. Enjoy the drop of a new track as a hottest record from an artists hotly anticipated return.

You get the conversations that no other youth station covers (except 1Xtra) chatting about mental health, exam stress, new beginnings and how to understand what going on in the world around you.

Does that with two tones informative, education and explanatory stuff.

But, also stuff like Greg James has done before surprising listeners who had a tough time and a thank you thing. And sometimes the texts and tweets Scott Mills will get about how people fiound tough times and the show helped them.

it’s a station that helps a listener find themselves and help navigate through things with joy and entertainment. That as say KISS or Capital will lack that approach

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But September will look forward to trying Future Pop and Rock Introduces. I’m at least like the way that recently it seems that BBC Sounds starting to give more love to indie, rock and alternative programming. 

15 hours ago, Darren m said:

I’m really enjoying rmc in the mornings then Scott and Chris and Jordan and Vick I think they have a very good line up now hope they don’t change come September. I think James cussack will get a show at some point too 

 

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22 hours ago, radio1fan said:

For me, it’s the playlist, the presenters and the news output. 

Radio 1 has a much wider and more varied playlist than its commercial rivals, and I love the fact that they devote more airtime to smaller artists, many of whom just aren’t being played by competing stations.

The presenters on Radio 1 are given greater freedom to be themselves on air, rather than having to stick to short and sometimes very infrequent links, which greatly reduces the personality of a presenter in my opinion. Listeners are therefore much more able to connect with presenters, and are often featured as part of their shows. Greg in particular features listeners for much of his show, which is what makes it such a fun and entertaining listen. 
 

Newsbeat provides regular bulletins which make the news of the day to more accessible to young people, without any patronisation. Radio 1 are the only radio station I know of that air two long-form (ie longer than 2/3 minutes) news bulletins each weekday, which is therefore a unique service.

Overall, Radio 1 know how to make radio interesting and exciting for a generation of people who have many options when it comes to entertainment, and are succeeding at getting them to listen.

Think with Newsbeat it offers representation that isnt always reflected across over BBC News outlets its focus on teenage mental health, eating disorders, sexual assault, online abuse, climate change. It I often isn’t given the power to do more of the good stuff it does. Its one of the best news youth brands and good when comes to doing Q&A’s and breaking information to easily digestible and readable chunk. 

I do think it’s approach to news and representing youth issues of public importance playing new music from new talent is definately strong bit of the stations USP

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