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By Nicky
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Not playlisting Target is probably the most shocking Playlist choice i've seen on the station in a while, to be honest. Superb track.

Speaking of playlists, I noticed that Panic at the Disco!'s 'I Write Sins Not Tragedies' was playlisted today. Surely they're not re-releasing this already... Did you lot have it on the playlist when it was first releasd, and have you had any reason as to why its being re-released? Anything to do with winning the MTV VMA award? And any thoughts of how heavy it will be played?

Sorry... The song got me massively into the band, and i'm curious. Camisado would have been a better choice then to re-release a song thing I thought done alright first time round.
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By Aled
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Nicky wrote:Not playlisting Target is probably the most shocking Playlist choice i've seen on the station in a while, to be honest. Superb track.

Speaking of playlists, I noticed that Panic at the Disco!'s 'I Write Sins Not Tragedies' was playlisted today. Surely they're not re-releasing this already... Did you lot have it on the playlist when it was first releasd, and have you had any reason as to why its being re-released? Anything to do with winning the MTV VMA award? And any thoughts of how heavy it will be played?

Sorry... The song got me massively into the band, and i'm curious. Camisado would have been a better choice then to re-release a song thing I thought done alright first time round.


Hey, we're not saying there are not people who will like the song. But there's only room for around 50+ songs on our playlist and there are lots of factors as to why songs get on.

Will find out more about Panic! track
By Nicky
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Aled wrote:
Hey, we're not saying there are not people who will like the song. But there's only room for around 50+ songs on our playlist and there are lots of factors as to why songs get on.


Sorry, wasn't having a go. I understand the logistics there...You should have discreetly swapped it in for the lil' Chris song. Sure nobody would have minded :D While i'm here though, have you ever had to backtrack and add a track onto the playlist because how of successfull its become since its release? Shakira's "Hips don't lie" comes to mind as the most successfull song I don't think i'm heard on radio 1. Or is it a case with songs like that where its A list or nothing?

Aled wrote:Will find out more about Panic! track


Apprieciate it :)
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By Mafro
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Panic at the Disco! are awful, I thought they were a novelty act when I first heard them. Anyway, still on the subject of the playlist, Aled, what is your favourite song of the moment?
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By Longview01
#248381
Embraces Song doesnt get played on radio 1 and suddenly Danny is on the news saying "we are gonna split"

Attention Whores
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By Longview01
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surprise surprise

now they are not spiltting up
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By Yudster
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Longview01 wrote:Embraces Song doesnt get played on radio 1 and suddenly Danny is on the news saying "we are gonna split"

Attention Whores


Yes, Dom announces the split on the news and Chris and Dave are all "ooh, why didn't they give us the exclusive, they're our friends blah blah blah" - nobody mentions that they might just be a little jarred off that their new single has been rather pointedly left off the playlist. I'm not quite sure who was being more childish, Embrace for deliberately not telling them, or Chris and Dave for pretending they didn't know why! I wonder if anyone will put Danny's toys back in his pram for him?
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By fish heads
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You say that as if it is Chris and Dave who construct the playlist and have diliberatly left them off.
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By Yudster
#248396
fish heads wrote:You say that as if it is Chris and Dave who construct the playlist and have diliberatly left them off.


No, not at all - I am saying that it looks as though that is what THEY (Embrace) are thinking. Even though they know it doesn't work like that.
By David
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Aled, with all the attention Embrace were getting on R1 this morning, does this mean the playlist team may think about at least giving Target a few plays?
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By kaykay2
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Aled will u marry me
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By Yudster
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Aled, on your birthday, I thought it was a really nice moment when the others played you a message from your boyfriend. You sounded genuinely moved - did you really not know it was going to happen? That was one of my favourite shows.
By ILoveDaveVitty
#248475
Aled,

No questions...still loving the show!

xxxxx
By stevotrash Esq.
#248488
Aled wrote:
stevotrash Esq. wrote:
Aled wrote:
Eddie wrote:Aled, why did you say "Please God no" When someone said bring back Mark and Lard. They were absolutely excellent and I think (most) people on here agree with that.


They had a small but very dedicated group of fans, which is what you'd want for a specialist show, for a daytime show you want broad appeal. Colin and Edith put on a million after taking over. I felt like I was listening to my dad and his mate listening to Mark and Lard.

I think Mark is a genius broadcaster and suited so well to Radio 2.


Fair point with the whole mainstream arguement but describing their show as listening to a dad and his mate is disparaging. Their show was clever, original, scripted radio which alot of people didn't get/like rather than just being two old blokes just nattering on.


Using my dad as an example wasn't suggesting either Mark and Lard or my dad aren't brilliant people! It was merely a suggestion of the age that they sounded. More work went into their shows than almost any other radio show I know. Not arguing there at all.


Personally their quirky, non-mainstream show lodged in the daytime slot offered a perfect remedy for the offerings of every other local and national commercial station... which was nice.

As the beeb are supposed to be catering broad tastes and offering alternatives, do you think that the placing the unsual/specialist shows towards the evening part of the schedule is a always a good thing?

Cheers
stevo
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By Aled
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stevotrash Esq. wrote:
As the beeb are supposed to be catering broad tastes and offering alternatives, do you think that the placing the unsual/specialist shows towards the evening part of the schedule is a always a good thing?


Yes. The BBC DOES try to cater to everyone, so if you're 25 or under which part of the BBC caters to you? BBC3 which not that many under 25's watch or Radio 1. If we put minority programming on in the daytime catering to a small segment of the under 25's what's there for everyone else? The BBC would have nothing. It's right that in daytime there's as broad of an appeal as possible for 25's and under.

That makes sense to me.
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By Aled
#248501
ILoveDaveVitty wrote:Aled,

No questions...still loving the show!

xxxxx


Oh good. :) thank you
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By Aled
#248502
Yudster wrote:Aled, on your birthday, I thought it was a really nice moment when the others played you a message from your boyfriend. You sounded genuinely moved - did you really not know it was going to happen? That was one of my favourite shows.


No, not at all. The boyf doesn't like the spotlight, doesn't really have anything to do with radio, or my media world - doesn't even listen to the show. So for him to do that meant a lot to me.
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By Aled
#248503
kaykay2 wrote:Aled will u marry me


Of course.
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By Aled
#248504
btw I don't write the Aled guides. I just voice them. Dave writes them which I still think are very funny.

It works more for the people who live in the area we're talking about. Because the comedy element comes from the fact that I get facts wrong which makes them either very offensive or just silly. I think they still work.
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By Quincy
#248582
aled if i wear a t shirt with chris's face printed on the front of it to the basingstoke book signing do you think he will think im some kind of oddball? and perhaps even not sign my book. that would make me sad :(
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By Johnny 1989
#248595
Back on the playlist thing.....

Aled does Chris wish he could play a few more songs from yesteryear?

Songs from about 5-10 years ago, like he used to on his afternoon show (I used to remember back in the early days of his afternoon show he used to play songs from 5 year previous), so wondered that if he didn't have to keep to the playlist would he play more songs from the past.

Or would we be getting into dangerous territory here letting Moyles play what he wants & he would start playing Simple Minds and Hue & Cry for example? :wink:
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By Walter Sobchak
#248693
Also on the playlist subject........
who sits around the table to choose what is or isn't on the playlists? Producers, D.J's? or is there no such table?
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By Andy B
#248731
"Who decides which tracks are playlisted?
The new playlist is compiled at a meeting chaired by the Head of Music each Thursday and is published online at 4.30pm. Producers from all the daytime shows attend, together with representatives from specialist shows; however everyone from the Controller to the work-experience person can, and frequently does voice their opinion!"

From - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/playlist_faqs.shtml
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By Boboff
#248805
Aled, you mention that the station is targeted at those under 25, being ever so slightly older than that, similar in age to the DJ'd in fact, am I wrong to enjoy the show, and frankly should I grow up and stop living in the past ?
Unfortunately when I was under 25 Radio 1 was frankly rubbish ! ( playing minority stuff during the middle of the day ), ok so it was 10 years ago, so Chris wasn't on the station, so there you go, I am 35, put an old man minds at ease here.

What are the demographics of the audience, and how have the changed over the last ten years, which shows have seen the demographic spread in the most facinating way, and how does the BBC envisage broadening or narrowing its appeal to ensure that target programming is possible ?

No, please don't send me to Radio 2 !
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