tavypilgrim wrote:In other thoughts have you ever considered playing more metal on the show?
No we haven't. Radio 1 has played metal, even on the playlist, but the breakfast show plays to the widest demographic of Radio 1's audience. Metal just isn't popular enough across the population as a whole to justify a play on breakfast.
That's what bothers me, demographic will be low when you have the rock show at midnight!! I have too much to watch/read to use iplayer. I like metal/rock as well as lots of other instrument based bands such as Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs. But even if you don't including metal, I think less and less of these bands are played, and I mean daytime before 7pm when audience is highest. As an example as at a friends who had the radio on and thought it was Radio 1 until I noticed it was 1 xtra, basically there's not much difference in what both stations play!!. And that's my big worry, by the end of the decade bands in the traditional sense will go the same way as metal and will not be popular enough to played (just look at the current top 10). Vicious circle something not popular unless it gets played on a morning (big audience), but it's deemed not popular so won't get played!!