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Arielle Free to present new dance show


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I think Arielle will be on Fridays in a couple of years, natural replacement for Danny Howard, just needs a few dance shows under her belt which she will get with this move. Could also see her stepping in for Jack and Sian when they’re off, she definitely has the talent for evenings and did a stint last summer (albeit it was cut short after that Ibiza incident). I don’t think there was much more for her to gain from doing early mornings and it will her to grow elsewhere. Hope we still get to hear her on the station, she’s one of my favourites. 

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3 minutes ago, BBCAaron said:

I hope they do keep Future Pop on the station and it isn’t completely axed.

Yes it’s staying but moving to Wednesdays 8-10. I’m surprised Mollie is still presenting it, because it’s very rare that Radio 1 do double-shifting, let alone permanently. I’d have thought it would be the perfect time to give it to Maia Beth

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Just now, Dan18F1 said:

Yes it’s staying but moving to Wednesdays 8-10. I’m surprised Mollie is still presenting it, because it’s very rare that Radio 1 do double-shifting, let alone permanently. I’d have thought it would be the perfect time to give it to Maia Beth

Mollie seems to be loving presenting Future Pop though. I hope it won't be prerecorded as it was on Friday mornings.

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1 hour ago, Jono said:

Arielle sounds like it's with her blessing. 

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I think after a while of the 3am alarms and early nights having the ability to have a normal week day life back probably is something that would be something for er to count as a positive. As it is said she has specialist music interest and probably enjoy exploring more new exciting projects along with the new show and can imagine that in the next stages of Radio 1 Dance when it moves to be a DAB+ station could imagine that she will be heavily involved in.

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People have commented on the shakeup being very London-centric, and this is doing nothing to quell those fears 🤣

It's pretty common for London office workers to go out on Thursday night, work from home on the Friday so they can recover in time to not ruin their weekend with a hangover. A Thursday night dance show sounds heavily aimed at that demographic.

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With Arielle's DJ career going from strength to strength it isn't a huge shock she doesn't want to keep getting up for earlies.

That Thursday night slot will suit her perfectly - still allows her to do her various DJ gigs over the weekend plus if she wanted one of the Friday night slots or Dance Anthems the next time one of those slots becomes free it gets her foot in the door there. And it's good we still get to hear her on Radio 1 in some form.

Pleased too that Arielle's new show hasn't come at the expense of Future Pop and that Future Pop has just moved days instead.

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I did think Arielle would move away from early breakfast before long. Her future is clearly part of the Radio 1 Dance family (plus her DJ career), plus it was unlikely she was going to progress to a more prime daytime slot at this point. If this enhanced Radio 1 Dance Station takes off, she likely be a big part of that. I can definitely see her on Friday nights eventually as well.

I'm interested to see what form her new Thursday night show takes, and if it offers anything different to the existing dance shows on R1.

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22 minutes ago, NathanS said:

I did think Arielle would move away from early breakfast before long. Her future is clearly part of the Radio 1 Dance family (plus her DJ career), plus it was unlikely she was going to progress to a more prime daytime slot at this point. If this enhanced Radio 1 Dance Station takes off, she likely be a big part of that. I can definitely see her on Friday nights eventually as well.

I'm interested to see what form her new Thursday night show takes, and if it offers anything different to the existing dance shows on R1.

 

Since they could do some live non-simulcasted content it would be good to have Arielle Free maybe doing Tuesday and Wednesday editions of her new dance show on Radio 1 Dance or have an exclusive content role on it.

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On 2/28/2024 at 2:56 PM, BraveInstance said:

People have commented on the shakeup being very London-centric, and this is doing nothing to quell those fears 🤣

It's pretty common for London office workers to go out on Thursday night, work from home on the Friday so they can recover in time to not ruin their weekend with a hangover. A Thursday night dance show sounds heavily aimed at that demographic.

Thursdays has been the new Fridays for nearly a decade. I don’t think it’s synonymous with London only. 

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