Radio 1

Challenging the Norm of Charity Comms at Cannes

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

The tide is shifting. Backing social change is authentic, credible, tangible and doable. So let's use creativity and commitment - with more than a hint of bravery - to achieve the biggest humanitarian victory of the 21st century. Making malaria no more.

The TARDIS Is On 'Coronation Street' And 'Doctor Who' Fans Are In Meltdown

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

The TARDIS from ‘Doctor Who’ has been spotted on the set of ‘Coronation Street’, sparking a meltdown from fans of the sci-fi show. SEE ALS...

Schofe's Prank Call To Christine Bleakley Is Cruel But Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Phillip Schofield has revealed a whole new side to himself, by playing a dastardly prank on his ‘This Morning’ co-star Christine Bleakley. SEE...

Fearne Bids Farewell To Radio 1 As She Hosts Last Show

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Fearne Cotton bid an emotional farewell to her Radio 1 listeners today (22 May), as she hosted her last ever show. The DJ is leaving the station a...

Grimmy's Radio 1 Breakfast Show Records 12-Year Listener Low

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show has slumped to its lowest ever audience since the DJ took over from Chris Moyles in 2012, marking a 12-year low for the...

Fearne Cotton's Best Ever Live Lounge Guests

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

After 10 years behind the microphone, Fearne Cotton has hosted her last show on Radio 1. As regulars listeners will know, the highly-coveted 10am ...

Radio 1 - Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Ben Cooper | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

Looking at today's Rajar figures is like a publisher only looking at the book sales from a high street bookshop, rather than taking into account how they are doing on Amazon. Or nearer to home, a singer who only looks at CD sales, rather than taking into account digital downloads, streaming and ticket sales. Young people still love music, young people still love hearing about what is important in their lives and young people still love Radio 1 - they are just consuming it in different ways. Radio 1 is the biggest radio station in the world on YouTube.

Madonna Accuses Radio 1 Of Ageism

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Madonna has accused Radio 1 of refusing to play her new single because of her age. SEE MORE: Madonna 'Felt Incarcerated' By Guy Ritchie Madonna C...

Here's Why Everyone's So Gutted Zane's Left Radio 1

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Some of the biggest stars of the music world have tweeted their thanks to Zane Lowe, on his final day as a Radio 1 DJ. The New Zealand-born presen...

BBC Radio 1 - Online Bullying Is an Issue for Young People, so It's an Issue for Us

Ben Cooper | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

I'm proud our audience see Radio 1 as a safe and trusted guide, beyond making sense of the abundant musical landscape. I believe Radio 1 should continue to grow its reputation for championing the positive ways young people can change their culture in society today.

Watch Radio 1 Reporter Crumble As Jennifer Plays The Best Prank Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston has shown that she’s up for a laugh, helping Radio 1’s Scott Mills pull a rather cruel - but totally hilarious - prank on Chris S...

BBC Radio 1 - Don't Just Count Our Listeners

Ben Cooper | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

Sixty-three per cent of Radio 1 listeners over the age of 30 claim to be parents, so there will be a lot of shared listening with teenagers - as any frazzled parent will testify to keeping their offspring happy in the car or kitchen by putting their station of choice on. That issue of shared consumption really messes with judging the success of your brand by average age, just look at the average age of a CBeebies viewer who is 27 years old. So, if you are looking for a better way of assessing whether Radio 1 is successful at attracting 15-29yr olds, maybe you should look at mode, the most common age of a listener, which is 17 years old.

The Rise of Like

Adam Hamdy | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Hamdy

During a packed day of filming I realised that I've come down with a serious affliction: I'm a 'liker'. Likers are people who use the word 'like' in a variety of ways that have nothing to do with a comparison or expressing a fondness for something. I had that Matrix moment of self-awareness when I heard myself saying the words, "I was like, you can't do that."

No Porridge For 'Hairy Cornflake' As DJ Walks Free From Court

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis said today he was "mortified" and "really disappointed" over his indecent assault conviction as he again criticised prose...

Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis Convicted Of Indecent Assault

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been convicted of indecent assault by a jury at Southwark Crown Court. The former Top of the Pops presenter was clea...

Why Radio 1 Moving The Rock Show to Sunday Night Is Smart. Really Smart.

Paul Piggott | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Sunday 7 September 2014 saw the launch of Dan P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show in its new (and brilliantly positioned) Sunday night slot on BBC Radio 1. It's a big statement, and one that should be congratulated, from the most important media outlet for new music in the UK.

When Mike Smith Told Chris Moyles To His Face What He Thought Of His Show

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Mike Smith, who died on Friday, once told Chris Moyles to his face that he wasn’t a fan of modern radio broadcasting, nor of Chris Moyles’ own par...

Former Radio 1 Presenter Dead At 59

PA | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Former Radio 1 presenter Mike Smith has died at the age of 59. Smith, who was married to fellow television personality Sarah Greene, died in hospit...

Going to Ibiza for the First Time...

DJ Monki | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Monki

Today I joined Grimmy, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and MistaJam on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show to kick off the weekend... Ibiza is the world's most iconic dance music location and to be a part of Radio 1's infamous dance line-up on one of the biggest weekends on the island is crazy.

Greg Addresses 'Strictly' Rumours

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Radio 1 DJ Greg James has revealed that he won’t be taking part in the upcoming series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The DJ was apparently top...

Marley and Me: John Tobler Reflects on a Reggae Legend

Roger Crow | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Music journalist John Tobler has spent decades chatting to iconic musicians. I spoke to him about his interviews with reggae legend Bob Marley...

Edith Axed In Radio 1 Shake-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Edith Bowman has been axed from Radio 1 in a huge shake-up following budget cuts. The Scottish DJ is one of many Radio 1 veterans being axed by th...

WATCH: Kylie Loses It Thanks To Hugh Jackman

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

When Hugh Jackman decided he wanted to play Innuendo Bingo on Radio 1, regular host Scott Mills was unable to present the segment - leading to none ot...

Take The Stairs, Paxman Told After Saying BBC Lift Music 'Hell'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Jeremy Paxman has been told to "take the stairs" by the controller of Radio 1 Extra after the Newsnight presenter complained BBC elevators were made "...

Ask Anyone Who Can Remember Britpop Where They First Heard It, and the Answer Is Usually Radio 1

Joe Harland | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Harland

Where did you first come across London Grammar? Perhaps on the radio, though of course you could also have found it on Spotify, or via a shared link on Facebook. Where did you first get an earful of German Whip? It might have been on DAB, but equally it may have been Tumblr, or via Playlister, or on YouTube. However, ask anyone who can remember Britpop where they first heard the anthems of that era, and the answer is usually a great deal simpler: Radio 1.