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Old 11-04-2014, 20:11
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Okay so not really crap ie. the middle of the night but why isn't Scott Mills on at breakfast or rush hour?

I normally listen to Radio 1 for 15-20 minutes in the morning and evening in the car, well really only the morning because I can't be doing with Greg James' show.

This week Scott Mills has been covering breakfast and he is in a whole other league to Grimmy I've warmed to him since he first started but couldn't listen to Grimshaw much longer than the 20mins I do now but with Scott Mills' show this week I've been listening to the rest of the show later on iPlayer as I work.

Mills is by far the best presenter Radio 1 have.

Is the Scott Mills daily podcast thing just the show without the music? Would be good if it is as 80% of what R1 play is crap anyway.
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Old 11-04-2014, 20:18
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Okay so not really crap ie. the middle of the night but why isn't Scott Mills on at breakfast or rush hour?

I normally listen to Radio 1 for 15-20 minutes in the morning and evening in the car, well really only the morning because I can't be doing with Greg James' show.

This week Scott Mills has been covering breakfast and he is in a whole other league to Grimmy I've warmed to him since he first started but couldn't listen to Grimshaw much longer than the 20mins I do now but with Scott Mills' show this week I've been listening to the rest of the show later on iPlayer as I work.

Mills is by far the best presenter Radio 1 have.

Is the Scott Mills daily podcast thing just the show without the music? Would be good if it is as 80% of what R1 play is crap anyway.

I am not at all a Grimmy fan, in fact I think he is the worst R1 presenter ever. I dont feel a warmth from him over the airwaves, whereas Scott, John Peel, Wiley and Moyles really made me want to tune in again.

These days since DAB started to work properly work in my area I listen to Team Rock and Radio 6.
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Old 11-04-2014, 20:51
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I hated Scott when he covered Breakfast for Moyles as it meant Moyles wasnt there but I love having Scott on Breakfast atm and Matt has been doing a great job on Lunch and has some good features.
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Old 11-04-2014, 21:06
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i agree, scott is the best presenter on radio 1.

but....

the bosses at radio 1 are edging him out because he is over 35 years of age

booo

we heart you scott
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Old 11-04-2014, 22:06
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SM is a fantastic broadcaster. Ridiculous to marginalise him because of age.
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Old 11-04-2014, 23:08
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Scott's good and his show is good...but is he pulling in the audience Radio 1 has been told they need to get? IMHO BBC National radio shouldn't be driven by target audiences, it should be based on playing specific remits of music to anyone who chooses to listen.

That said, it IS driven by ages and the vast majority of Radio 1's demographic is under the age of 20. To that end, albeit a bit TOO childish at times, Grimmy probably IS playing the music and talking about the stuff his audience want to hear - I can't really criticise him for it because the station isn't designed to appeal to me. I'm too old.

Bit like Saga's car insurance; I don't think their marketing is great, but it isn't supposed to BE great to me because their product isn't aimed at me.
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Old 12-04-2014, 13:27
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Scott's good and his show is good...but is he pulling in the audience Radio 1 has been told they need to get? IMHO BBC National radio shouldn't be driven by target audiences, it should be based on playing specific remits of music to anyone who chooses to listen.
I've been thinking this for a while now. The BBC has proved that they cannot get the audience age of Radio 1 down to where they want it, so why bother? Aim the stations at 'types' of people. I'm 41 and my favourite listen at the moment is Captital Xtra!
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Old 13-04-2014, 06:40
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The answer is simple he is too old, this is blatant ageism by the BBC. What other organisation would get away with it? People should be judged on performance at work not age. Scott certainly wasn't demoted from drive due to his performance but due to his age.

I'm surprised this sort of discrimination is still legal in this day and age and pretty sure most companies would be in trouble if they had similar policies. Is more legislation needed to stop it?
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Old 13-04-2014, 06:54
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If Chris Moyles had of left the breakfast show a year or so earlier then Scott Mills would have been given it.

It's a shame he lost the drive time slot, his show was excellent in that time frame.
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Old 13-04-2014, 11:41
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Okay so not really crap ie. the middle of the night but why isn't Scott Mills on at breakfast or rush hour?

I normally listen to Radio 1 for 15-20 minutes in the morning and evening in the car, well really only the morning because I can't be doing with Greg James' show.

This week Scott Mills has been covering breakfast and he is in a whole other league to Grimmy I've warmed to him since he first started but couldn't listen to Grimshaw much longer than the 20mins I do now but with Scott Mills' show this week I've been listening to the rest of the show later on iPlayer as I work.

Mills is by far the best presenter Radio 1 have.

Is the Scott Mills daily podcast thing just the show without the music? Would be good if it is as 80% of what R1 play is crap anyway.

I know losts of people like Scott Mills, but I positively don;t.

Not that Nick Grimshaw is any better
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Old 13-04-2014, 13:56
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I know losts of people like Scott Mills, but I positively don;t.

Not that Nick Grimshaw is any better
I don't really like them either.

I agree that Mills seems to have been deliberately moved to a timeslot where most teenagers are at school/college/university.
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Old 13-04-2014, 19:15
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I would hardly call any slot on Radio 1 a crap slot let alone 1-4 in the afternoon.
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Old 13-04-2014, 19:48
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Loving the Scott Mill's love. When I clicked on this thread I thought surely they're referring to SM.
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Old 13-04-2014, 23:20
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I think Scott's been on his A-game since the 1pm move.
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Old 13-04-2014, 23:21
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I'm 18 and I never listen to grimmy however when Mills is on I listen every morning!

I still think Mills connects well with the 16-29 year age group that R1 keep chasing after, especially with the addition of Chris Stark which has really future proved Mills' shows a little longer.


Grimmy has had long enough to attract a young audience and it hasn't worked.

Get MILLS on breakfast for a few years for him to leave on a high and then bring Greg James on brekky
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Old 14-04-2014, 02:42
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He's lucky to stil have such a prominent slot after all these years on the station.He's leaving next year anyway
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Old 14-04-2014, 06:38
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He will have a show on the temp 4 day Radio 2 Eurovision station, which may lead to other things?
http://radiotoday.co.uk/2014/03/radi...or-eurovision/
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Old 14-04-2014, 07:40
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SM is by far the best on r1 and i cant wait till he arrives on r2 doing sat mornings
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Old Yesterday, 01:42
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Scott Mills is possibly the reason I've never listened to R1 at drive-time or the new slot he is in. I guess he does an adequate enough a job to warrant such a long contract at his age but I don't approve of him personally.

Radio 1 doesn't appeal to me anymore. For a few years I would have tuned into Moyles everyday then maybe catch a bit of Fearne's show but then they just got stale. If anything Radio 2 or Kiss are my likely stations now. I'm almost 24.
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Old Yesterday, 09:17
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He's lucky to stil have such a prominent slot after all these years on the station.He's leaving next year anyway
when he leaves next year a network drive show on capital would blow greg james out of the water
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Old Yesterday, 11:53
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I think Scott steps it up alot when he does breakfast, he sounds so different than in the afternoon but 2 weeks is enough in the mornings I find him very irritating after an hour or so.

I think Grimmy has gotten loads better the longer he has been on breakfast and I really enjoy listening to him now
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Old Yesterday, 14:35
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Scott Mills is possibly the reason I've never listened to R1...

...I don't approve of him personally.
(My bold.) Interesting word. Care to elaborate?
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Old Yesterday, 15:35
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Scott is by far the best established talent Radio 1 have, you can tell how much he lives and breathes radio as opposed to the likes of Fearne Cotton who you can practically hear grabbing her coat as soon as Newsbeat hits at 12.45pm.

Adding Chris Stark as a permanent member of the team was a stroke of genius, they have great chemistry, the show still sounds tight and fresh, and some of the features they do are hilarious - The Kunis interview, Lisa and Steve, etc.

The blatant ageism by the BBC is so wrong in this day and age. They've tried bringing the average age down and it isn't working anywhere near as dramatically as the charter says it has to, so why not do as others have suggested and aim stations at a type of person rather than an age group.

I think there's an identified need for a station between Radio 1 and Radio 2, they are just too far apart in the audiences they aim at and there's a whole bunch of people who feel marginalised by Radio 1, and not 'old enough' for Radio 2. A Mills and Stark breakfast show on the hypothetical Radio 1.5 would be fantastic and a ratings winner, complemented by Sara Cox, Jo Whiley and others.

An idea for the BBC - integrate 1Xtra into Radio 1 entirely, shoot exclusively for that younger audience and use the freed up bandwidth to create this 1.5 station.
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Old Yesterday, 16:46
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The blatant ageism by the BBC is so wrong in this day and age. They've tried bringing the average age down and it isn't working anywhere near as dramatically as the charter says it has to, so why not do as others have suggested and aim stations at a type of person rather than an age group.

I think there's an identified need for a station between Radio 1 and Radio 2, they are just too far apart in the audiences they aim at and there's a whole bunch of people who feel marginalised by Radio 1, and not 'old enough' for Radio 2. A Mills and Stark breakfast show on the hypothetical Radio 1.5 would be fantastic and a ratings winner, complemented by Sara Cox, Jo Whiley and others.

An idea for the BBC - integrate 1Xtra into Radio 1 entirely, shoot exclusively for that younger audience and use the freed up bandwidth to create this 1.5 station.
The commercial stations are united against a radio 1.5 and are open why.
http://www.radiocentre.org/latest-in...mercial-sector
why does commercial radio care so much about the age of Radio 1’s listeners? The answer is deceptively simple, and we need to be honest about it. The deliberate targeting of the public investment at commercial radio’s audience hits us where it hurts – in the pocket – to the tune of some £50 million a year in lost revenue.
Over the last ten years, BBC Radio has gradually poured more money into competing for commercial radio’s heartland audience of 25–44 year olds (the listeners most important to our advertisers), and it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that this deliberate strategy has meant growth in BBC audience at the expense of the commercial sector. This in turn has a direct impact on the profitability and viability of commercial radio. Indeed, we estimate that the targeting of listeners from commercial radio by BBC Radios 1 and 2 since 1999 now costs the industry around £50m a year, and have highlighted this to the BBC Trust.
when he leaves next year a network drive show on capital would blow greg james out of the water
Heart might want him back?
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Old Yesterday, 17:48
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I prefer Mills to Greg James, I've never really connected with Greg, but apparently drives audience increased when he took over, so what do I know
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