Jump to content
Unofficial Mills

Katie Thistleton to join Going Home


Recommended Posts

I'm not convinced its a last minute decision, I just reckon the logistics of it needed more time to work out (e.g. will Katie be in London for the show or Salford, who would go into Katie's slot). So I reckon they announced Jamie first because they had to get on the front-foot from a PR perspective after Jordan's departure - but then once all the above was resolved they can announce the Katie addition.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Would love to know the full story behind the Going Home situation eventually. But we seem to have ended up in a decent place - Katie has long deserved weekdays so it's great to finally see her get a role. She seemed the obvious replacement for Jordan on his departure.

I do wonder if part of this is down to the backlash to Jamie's appointment or maybe even off-air pilots not being great with just Vick & Jamie.

Otherwise why not announce Katie joining when you announced Jamie becoming part of Going Home - it would've quelled a fair bit of the backlash for sure.

Do wonder if it may be a case though that one of Vick or more likely Jamie might then disappear after a year and you have Katie then with whoever remains.

Does mean Katie is moving to LONDON?!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Katie joining will definitely tone it down and potentially bring more normality to the show and the relatable factor which may have got lost in this show otherwise.

You can see why Aled has done what he has done and it's a good job. D&V did need to go or be split up and drive needed someone like Katie

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Katie’s Insta post almost made me teary - she’s so great. And when she says how much shock she’s in - plus how shocked she was at the Jordan news, makes me think this has all been done very, very quickly. Last week she was on holiday, this weekend she’s still doing her usual shows. 

Really feels that with the Jordan news they’ve realised they quickly need to sort weekdays. It’s a very unusual time of year to be making big changes - they normally wait till September.

And weekdays do now look much stronger. But now they need to sort weekends. Not looking forward to three days of Nat and Vicky - is that really a good idea? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Katie in her post put a picture of champagne glasses coming together and it looks like it's from when she was on holiday. So might not have been long.

I wonder if Vick might have had a say in things. With the likelihood of sounding like I am overreading things but Vick and Katie look more hugged together than with Jamie. 

I think Aled should have been a bit more brave and moved Dean and Vicky on.  It's nothing personal but it's just not worked. Vicky was on BBC Manchester and could see her going back there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, this has me turning the radio off on Friday and Saturday when Katie leaves that slot! So pleased for her though, she comes across as such a genuine and warm person, her announcement makes it really feel like this was a surprise offer to her. I can't help but feel that I wish she had been given her own weekday show - I would have loved her to be taking over from RMC.

But, she seems happy, she's joining drive time which is obviously a huge gig, and I wish her all of the success from here. I hope she doesn't get dragged into any of the Jamie-related backlash, she is a true asset to the station and deserves to be treated as so. (I was a fan of Jamie when he joined Matt, but the announcement doesn't seem to have gone down well on socials).

I hope this is a bit of a stop-gap I suppose, and that Katie gets to break free from this trio not too far in the future - she is definitely worthy and deserving of her own show.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Probably if she didn’t get moved up to join drive she could’ve ended up on a station like Capital with him. Atleast if Jamie Laing doesn’t last long on the station like when 1 Xtra signed DJ Cuppy. least they have a presenting team that someone did leave out of the team that they have someone to remain and give a sense of continuity. Given the fact that nearly every daytime programme is done as a team of presenters and not just one presenter it opens the station up to more regular changes between presenters.


31 minutes ago, coffeeandgin said:

I imagine Jordan must be pleased too to see his good friend Katie end up on Going Home following the departure and also moving down to that there London too so no doubt he, Vick and Katie will all still catch up every so often even if it’s off-air.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, StormcloudR1 said:

I'm not convinced its a last minute decision, I just reckon the logistics of it needed more time to work out (e.g. will Katie be in London for the show or Salford, who would go into Katie's slot). So I reckon they announced Jamie first because they had to get on the front-foot from a PR perspective after Jordan's departure - but then once all the above was resolved they can announce the Katie addition.

I agree…I think it’s been a big decision for her to relocate to London. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great news that Katie is joining Going Home full time. More than well deserved after working her way up, plus as good as being part of the Going Home team anyway. I'm not getting the recruitment of Jamie Laing tbf, especially after this announcement. The last thing we really needed was another trio on daytimes. It could go either way.. it'll either somehow work or it'll sound very crowded and disjointed. Will be interested to see if he's in it for the long haul, or whether he'll be quietly dropped as time goes on.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Posts

    • I do think if you distracted by talking you wouldn’t put a podcast on in the car. To me unless you used to driving so often that you don’t get distracted and drive for long distances it feels suited to podcasts. I find it odd including Ryan Seacrest or Howard Stern as I don’t know who listens to them in the U.K. Can imagine Chris Evans distracting and annoying on radio in general same for Chris Moyles. I can imagine Scott as not too distracting maybe even in his radio 1 days although if I was a driver I could find Innuendo Bingo or Funny Business distracting based on the humour of the features but Scott’s got a very soft gentle tone of voice doesn’t come across as loud or in your face. I think when you are on in the working day where people maybe listening as said in car, in the office or tradespeople on a job listening to the radio theres a certain style needed
    • Yes, good on you doing your own music blog website. I get that point with the 100% all new music can be alienating but think thats more if the station were to do more totally new bands and artists the thing that new music shows that preceded Jack have always have reflected big artists national and international who have been around for a while be that few years to a decade or two whether playing new stuff from artists to Dua Lipa, Coldplay or Nia Archives. I find its bizarre how music curation has changed a lot in the last decade as what I like of what radio can do well is that ability to hear an audible description of a new artist and information about their music with sense of opinion and thought from the presenter and an interview with the switch to sound features and spotify playlists. It’s not that same magazine effect that Steve Lamarq and Jo Whiley could be an audible magazine show like the NME to Zane Lowe’s radio 1 show complimenting Gonzo which Saunders has revived for MTV
    • I would argue against that, I once drove my car into a post listening to Scott Mills.  But it was back in the day, he was doing Stupid Street with Chappers at the time!
    • My perspective when saying ‘alienating’  was from a listener , a new listener to a new music show where every track is unfamiliar can be alienating. When I used to run a music blog website and took my eye off the ball it could be hard to get finger back on pulse. I remember first listening to after 7pm on radio 1 and it feeling like a different world of music completely as a teenager- I think this format knocks them barriers down and makes a smooth transition from daytime playlists to new music show  taking listener deeper down as show progresses yeah you are bang on with setting the agenda - what a great influential role to have  
    • Fair play to Jordan north who’s got himself to 5th least distracting, but Greg has managed 8th MOST distracting, and Rickie who is 12th most distracting.
    • 29th April has Alyx Holcombe in for Daniel P Carter on the Rock show and Nels Hylton in for Alyx on Introducing Rock. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday 6th May (May Day Bank Holiday) schedules are completely different. Looks like it's a Countdown to Radio 1's Big Weekend day. Changed timeslots in the morning as well with no presenters listed. 6am-10am (Breakfast slot changed from 7am-10:30am) 10am-1pm (Mid morning/early afternoon slot changed from 10:30-12:45pm) 1pm-3:30pm (As normal) 3:30pm-6pm (No Newsbeat) 6pm-8pm (Replaces New Music Show) Rest of evening schedule as normal.
    • What does that even mean? 😂
    • Not sure what it really means, but Scott Mills is one of the least distracting DJs according to new research. https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-13283609/Most-distracting-radio-podcast-hosts-driving-revealed-Mark-Wright-Chris-Evans-list.html It says Radio 1 though, which is not only inaccurate, but also I can only imagine it applying to his Radio 2 show. How many sounds effects did he used to play on Radio 1, ha.
    • I would rather do the new music show than the breakfast show early starts, being cheery and entertaining isn’t my vibe and being hip and on trend. With new music it’s a different kettle of fish that could get my teeth into and enjoy researching and planning of the show and coming up with ideas and making my mark in away that I don’t think I have the ideas for a breakfast. I don’t see how it could be alienating but I enjoy the niche and speciality of expertise that new music shows gives it’s good spot of giving you the headlines and setting the agenda of mainstream music.
    • Absolutely, Jack is such an incredible broadcaster already, incredibly entertaining with such brilliant music knowledge and his excitement is contagious, I've never really listened to New Music Shows like Future Sounds but I'm instantly invested in new music due to his show, as I'm sure many others are too.  yes the effects are a little strange but after listening back they're strangely charming when you get used to them. 
    • Jack has smashed it He was born for this show, he said he’d been dreaming of it and you could tell. Such passion and energy as always with Jack but in a show that can grab people’s attention and drag them down the rabbit hole of new music if you had a keen interest in discovering new music but haven’t in a while, new music shows can be alienating with no familiarity until you ‘get into it’ - the new show has ensured you can ease into to get back into sync . i love the Zane influences - he will be the forefront of where every emerging and returning artist wants to be with this show . Very excited for this chapter
    • Oh I though they were nbh studios   
    • Yes, I feel that unless it’s for a special sessions with a large ensemble band that for live sessions going out live on the radio. Never saw why they haven’t used the live lounge studio and feel that room could be used more.  
    • Interesting now Zane has for apple interviewed anything from an artists that have charted and doing less interviews with new and emerging talents chatting to Shakira, Usher, Kelly Clarkson and Shania Twain. Yes, that is a positive thing about Jack Saunders. Although I don’t mind it from time to time for a presenter to be honest and spill an unsavoury opinion about music on the station like Annie did with Fall Out Boy.
  • Create New...