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Community Level 4exup35

exup35

hit and miss,

AdvantagesGreat for introducing the public to new artists and music

Disadvantagesbland, dumbed down, daytime playlist and content, tries too hard to be with it

"...teeth as nobody outside the BBC seems to dare say anything bad about her. The only one of any note was T4 presenter Maquita Oliver, who used to host the early breakfast show before Chris. On remarking that the best way to save Top of The Pops would be to "get rid of the devil woman that is Fearne Cotton" (something I agreed with), it wasn't long after that Maquita Oliver found herself out on her backside - pity, as she was a far better DJ than Fearne ..." Read review
07.03.2011

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Community Level 3lilly2006

lilly2006

*My Saviour* Review with images

AdvantagesYou wake up with Moyles

DisadvantagesYou get home with Mills

"I first started listening to Radio 1 about 3 or 4 years ago and since then i have never switched back to local radio. Apart from the great music old and new, you also have great DJ's. I listen to Radio One in the morning around 7.45 on my way to work till about 9 and then on my way home from 5pm to 6pm. So generally i listen more to Chris Moyles breakfast show and Scott Mills in the afternoon. ------------------------------------------------- The ..." Read review
22.02.2006

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Community Level 4bigbtommy

bigbtommy

'ONE' MORE TIME

AdvantagesEvenings.

DisadvantagesPop.

"...channel run by our fine BBC and plays music. Many people have criticised it because it's pop pap, but it seems to be getting better. There seem to be less N'Sync and Britney 'songs' being released, so Radio 1 is improving. -[ The DJs ]- Many of the DJ's seem to be too self-interested, and spend more time chatting than playing music. And most of them know next to nothing about music of any kind. So whos on then? SARA COX. God, is this woman ..." Read review
24.08.2001

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Community Level 3scottyk

scottyk

There's talent now after Bannister made Blood

Advantagestalent on show is better than ever before. At last..some dance!

Disadvantageseverything goes in cycles...when will it end?

"If anyone saw the recent documentary on ex-Radio 1 controller Matthew Bannister will know that the station has been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. For anyone who didn't, basically the story went like this. In the early nineties the station was in the dolldrums. Dinosaur dj's like Bruno Brookes and Dave Lee Travis ruled the airwaves and listening figures were waining. Then Matthew Bannister came in and became the axeman in ..." Read review
09.02.2001

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Community Level 6purdy

purdy

ROCKS MY WORLD

AdvantagesVariety of music, fun and banter

DisadvantagesDAVE PEARCE

"From reading some of the opinions on the category of Radio 1 – l have found a mixed bag of feelings. Basically Radio 1 – you either love it or loathe it. Overall l love it – l always have done. The Past Back in the days when Simon Mayo hosted the Breakfast show, Simon Bates did the morning slots – remember the true stories with the awful background music, and Steve Wright did the afternoon bit – Steve was my personal ..." Read review
04.10.2001

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Community Level 3RuthHolohan

RuthHolohan

Mark and Lard, and Chris Moyles.

AdvantagesEntertaining chat, cheesy tunes.

Disadvantageschat and tunes if they are not your scene!

"Now I can't claim to be an expert on what happens on Radio 1 in the evening, but while I'm at work this station keeps me sane (and awake!). Mark and the boy Lard (aka Northerners Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley) host the Mark and Lard show between 1pm and 3pm, which is an entertaining blend of chat, games and cheesy tunes. You always know where you are with Mark and Lard as they follow the same format every day although they introduce new features ..." Read review
14.07.2001

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Community Level 5Solex

Solex

No longer number 1

AdvantagesSome good music and shows....

Disadvantages....but also some bad music and shows

"...airwaves. Over the years, BBC Radio 1 has grown and grown in popularity and has been the most popular radio station in the UK for many years, although it was overtaken recently by a resurgent Radio 2. But of the two, Radio 1 is actually more popular around the world, as more people can tune in on the internet. Overall, in the UK, 11.2 million people switch the radio on and twiddle the knob to 97-99fm every week and listen to a wave of shows ..." Read review
22.03.2002

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Stop....carry on with Radio 1

AdvantagesMark and Lard, Chris Moyles

DisadvantagesSara Cox

"Listening to Radio 1 generally gives me a couple of laugh out loud moments every day as well as a chance to dance around like a mad women. Since my son was born I have been around the house a lot more during the day. I listen to the Radio whilst giving him his breakfast, we have a sing and a dance whilst tidying up in the morning and we have it in the lounge when Harvey is playing with his toys. Basically it is on all day. I can't really comment ..." Read review
03.07.2001

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Community Level 5stoffy

stoffy

Radio Ga-Ga

AdvantagesMore varied playlist than commercial stations

DisadvantagesSara Cox, too much banter

"Radio 1 is one of those things that you can never avoid, like a cold at Christmas or Carol Vorderman. Millions upon millions of people rely on Radio 1 to play them their favourite songs, and to broaden their horizons as to which new music they should be listening to. I remember back in the days of Steve Wright and Nicky Campbell (although, alas, not Noel Edmonds and Tony Blackburn…). They playlist was mainly chart, and you would occasionally ..." Read review
23.12.2001

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Community Level 2em_moreton

em_moreton

The BBC goes youth

AdvantagesMark and Lard, Dance output

DisadvantagesPlaylist is too small, too much repetition

"...voice. Then there was panic at BBC HQ, "we aren't geting enough young 'uns listening. We need the Yoof Factor". Chris Evans came in and allegedly saved the station single handedly. Then he decided he was bigger than the BBC and demanded Fridays off. Now OK, the Breakfast Show meant getting up at an ungodly hour but for goodness sake. I would work 3 hours a day for that amount of money, no matter what time I had to get up. Besides the ritual humiliation ..." Read review
05.05.2001

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Community Level 1KEN2010

KEN2010

THATS WHY IT'S CALLED RADIO 1

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"I did not know how much i missed radio 1 until last week when someone turned the station over at work to classic fm. I was horrified and after a good two minutes of listening to it i turned back to radio 1 just in time for mark and lard. These pair are absolute comedians of the radio waves. You can listen all day to them. They regular comedy scenes that have you in stitches. STOP ------ CARRY ON! That was another of there sayings in a show they called ..." Read review
16.09.2000

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Community Level 2mintboy

mintboy

Tune in you Muppets. Now!

Advantagesextremily funny at all times

Disadvantagesnone

"No questions about it, this is the best show on radio. In an age where TV comedy has taken over and radio has been forgotten Chris, Dave, Mel and, reluctantly, Reese have rebelled and produced a show that is definitely worth listening to. Chris Moyles is the star of the show and the others make it work around him. It is a blend of striking comedy and up to date music, there are also opportunities to phone in. The show deals with current affairs ..." Read review
27.07.2000

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Community Level 3MikeScoates

MikeScoates

Radio 1 will always be No.1

AdvantagesWant to know what's in the charts? This is the one for you.

DisadvantagesVery pop orientated, not bad unless that's not your cup of tea.

"For generations now, Radio 1 has continued to be at the forefront of entertaining up and coming teenage youth by providing the latest information on pop music and chart music. As us 30 somethings get a bit older, Radio 2 starts to sound like Radio 1 did in the late 80's, and so we migrate, but Radio 1 still remains at the forefront of providing the teenage generation with their staple diet of popular music. Even today, I still find it entertaining, ..." Read review
06.09.2000

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Community Level 3Guzman

Guzman

Not what I want from a radio station

AdvantagesPlease see text

DisadvantagesPlease see text

"...generally poor programming that the BBC radio stations deliver I have been driven away from the national broadcaster to stations such as X-FM 104.9. These independent stations still in general hold true to the credo of individuality which is vastly more satisfying. On that note I shall end this diatribe. ..." Read review
05.06.2001

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Community Level 2Beany

Beany

How dare they call it Radio 1.

AdvantagesNone that I can think of.

DisadvantagesBoring and repetitive.

"Are you in the unfortunate position as I am where you have to listen to the radio at work? In all the factories I have worked the radio is blasting out the same music day in day out for 40 hours a week. In one factory they had the sense to ‘hot-wire’ everyone in to a multi-choice radio link so at least if you were not keen listening to music you just didn’t plug in. The employees had a choice of 4 channels, all of which were pop ..." Read review
11.08.2001

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