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Scott Mills and Chris Stark bring back the LOLathon

Scott Mills and Chris Stark are hosting another 24 hour LOLathon on BBC Radio 1 for Red Nose Day 2021. The afternoon presenters have done it twice before, with the first one in 2017 causing a few complaints to Ofcom for the middle of the night sex hour and non-innuendo bingo. This year, Radio 1’s LOLathon kicks off on Friday 5th March at 8am and continues until Friday 12 March culminating in the 24-hour marathon show hosted by Scott Mills and Chris Stark. The marathon will commence at 9am on ...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Ireland, Ofcom, Nick Grimshaw, Steve, Chris, Scott, Mollie King, BBC Radio, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Chris Stark, Bbc Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 Chart Show with Scott Mills gets rebranded

The BBC Radio 1 Chart Show with Scott Mills has been rebranded by the team at Imaging Blueprint. The package, created during lockdown, includes a new logo, main theme, ramps, donuts and genre beds. Imaging Blueprint Music Director, Small Paul, told RadioToday: “The challenge was finding the right vibe and logo to compliment it. The theme had to have momentum and a positive pace whilst incorporating the sound of ‘now’. “You can hear the main theme subtly sing ‘the official chart’ throughout t...
Tags: Top, Production, Radio, PAUL, BBC Radio, Scott Mills, Imaging Blueprint, Bbc Radio 1, Adam Burgess

Laura Busson rejoins BBC as Radio 2 Commissioning Executive

Former Radio 1 producer Laura Busson is returning to the BBC to take up a role as Commissioning Executive at BBC Radio 2. She joins from Bauer where she has most recently been Senior Executive Producer of the Hits Radio breakfast show and oversees talent development on the brand. Before moving to Bauer, Laura was at Communicorp UK as Programme Controller for Heart Yorkshire. During her 13 years at Radio 1, she was perhaps most famous for ‘Laura’s Diary’ feature on Scott Mills’ show, which was...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, Laura, Bauer, BBC Radio, Scott Mills, BBC Radio 2, Communicorp UK, Hits Radio, Laura Busson, Bauer Laura

Scott Mills to cover the big show on BBC Radio 2

Scott Mills will be covering for Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 when he takes a week off later this month. Scott has been on the station in the past hosting specials, and has also covered Rylan and Claudia Winkleman but this will be his first stint covering weekday afternoons. Steve’s regular stand-in, Craig Charles is busy filming new ITV series, Don’t Rock The Boat. Jordan North will cover the BBC Radio 1 afternoon show while Scott sits-in for Steve Wright.
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Craig Charles, Claudia Winkleman, Steve, Scott, BBC Radio, Steve Wright, Rylan, Scott Mills, BBC Radio 2

Showtime, BET Launch Co-Branded SHOxBET Channel, Replacing SHO Beyond

In January, not long after the merger of Viacom and CBS closed, CBS chief creative officer and Showtime Networks chief exec David Nevins asked BET Networks president Scott Mills to share some of the pipeline projects that Mills was most excited about. One of those series was Lena Waithe’s “Twenties,” which at that point hadn’t […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Showtime Networks, Cbs, Bet, Viacom, Mills, BET Networks, Lena Waithe, Scott Mills, Tom Christie, David Nevins, Showtime BET Launch Co

The BET Awards celebrate 20th anniversary amid pandemic and protests against systemic racism

Back in April, BET Networks’ president Scott Mills and the producers of the annual BET Awards recognized they’d have to cancel its popular four-day BET Experience and free fan fest at L.A. Live due to the continued spread of coronavirus, but they were adamant that the actual awards ceremony would be presented in some capacity. The crew swiftly pivoted the BET Awards, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, to a virtual broadcast without a live audience. The show will be hosted by comedi...
Tags: Music, TV, Beyonce, Microsoft, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Cbs, Jamie Foxx, Drake, Missy Elliot, Kansas City Chiefs, Angela Bassett

5 Live and talkSPORT to broadcast all remaining Premier League games

BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT have reached an agreement with the Premier League to enable football fans to listen to live commentary of all 92 remaining top-flight matches when the season resumes later this month. No two fixtures will be at the same time for the first week after the competition resumes, meaning full match commentary of every match can be broadcast across both radio and TV initially. When matches are played concurrently they will air across 5 Live, 5 Live Sports Extra, talkSP...
Tags: Europe, Top, Bbc, Radio, Premier League, Station, Robbie Savage, Ally Mccoist, Talksport, BBC Radio, TBC, Clive Tyldesley, EFL, Scott Mills, John Murray, Sam Matterface

5 Live and talkSPORT to air remaining Premier League games

BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT have reached an agreement with the Premier League to enable football fans to listen to live commentary of all 92 remaining top-flight matches when the season resumes later this month. No two fixtures will be at the same time for the first week after the competition resumes, meaning full match commentary of every match can be broadcast across both radio and TV initially. When matches are played concurrently they will air across 5 Live, 5 Live Sports Extra, talkSP...
Tags: Europe, Top, Bbc, Radio, Premier League, Station, Robbie Savage, Ally Mccoist, Talksport, BBC Radio, TBC, Clive Tyldesley, EFL, Scott Mills, John Murray, Sam Matterface

Watch: BET president on media's role to effect social change

Scott Mills discusses how brands should participate in conversations around systemic racism.
Tags: Advertising, Bet, Scott Mills

Radio presenter special version of PopMaster planned

BBC Radio 2 has announced a special radio presenter version of PopMaster, which will air on the station on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of this month. Instead of just being in its usual 10.30am slot, the feature will run through the day on 25th May, with separate rounds taking place from 7.35am to 5.30pm. Presenters taking part in the quiz will include Zoe Ball, Greg James, Dotun Adebayo and Magic’s Ronan Keating – as well as other as-yet-announced BBC and commercial radio hosts. Ken Bruce ...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Radio, Magic, Radio industry, Jeremy Vine, Claudia Winkleman, Ken, Dermot O Leary, BBC Radio, Steve Wright, Ronan Keating, Scott Mills, Ken Bruce, BBC Radio 2, Sara Cox

BBC Radio’s Singalong becomes weekly event

The BBC’s Great British Singalong is to return every Thursday during UK lockdown on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network. The next 30 minute singalong on Thursday 9th April at 9am will be dedicated to the thousands of nurses working around the country. Last week, Greg James led the first singalong on Radio 1 with Dermot O’Leary (who was covering for Zoe Ball) on Radio 2, Lauren Laverne on 6 Music, Dotty on 1Xtra, and Harpz Kaur on the Asian Network. Greg James says: “Wel...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, Station, Lauren Laverne, Amol Rajan, Singalong, Dermot O'leary, BBC Radio, Yasser, Greg James, BBC Asian Network, Scott Mills, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Bbc Radio 6 Music

Radio 1 changes schedule during coronavirus crisis

BBC Radio 1 is making changes to its schedule during the coronavirus crisis so it can continue its output while helping presenters and staff protect themselves and others. The duration of daytime shows will increase, meaning fewer presenters will be in the studio throughout the day. Instead of five shows across the day 4am until 7pm, there will now only be four. A small number of presenters will therefore rotate each week. The new schedule will come into effect from Monday 30 March and will rem...
Tags: Top, Radio, Nick Grimshaw, Station, Matt, BBC Radio, Mollie, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Adele Roberts, Jordan North, Arielle Free, Haydn Jones Head of Programmes at Radio, Scott Mills Week

Radio 1 pulls another listener stunt with Greg James being ‘kidnapped’

On the 1st anniversary of Radio 1’s prank of putting Greg James into an escape room and asking listeners to help find him, they’ve pulled another one with Who’s Got Greg. There was a lot of media interest when Greg didn’t turn up for his breakfast show this morning (Wednesday 19 February) after a late night out at the BRITs, but as the day went on there was speculation that this could be another prank to hook listeners in. This was confirmed when Greg appeared on Scott Mills’ lunchtime show to ...
Tags: Top, Radio, Scott, Greg, Greg James, Scott Mills, Personalities, Bbc Radio 1, Greg Follow

Opinion: RadioToday industry predictions for 2020

One thing is for sure – radio is changing at an incredible pace. Keeping up with emerging products and making full use of smart technology is key. But whilst the art of ‘input’ is changing, the ‘output’ has remained fairly static for many decades. Listeners can still hear a friendly voice on the radio at all hours of the day – the major difference is where the voice is located and when they were recorded. But let’s dig deeper down into the industry and see what 2020 might bring. Last year we ...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Northern Ireland, Ipswich Town, Heart, Devon, Cma, Chris Evans, Commercial radio, Digital Radio, Cumbria, Alerts, Bauer, Aire

DJ Scott Mills to hit the deck on MSC GrandiosaDJ Scott Mills to hit the deck on MSC Grandiosa

Some 500 agents to attend launch party next month
Tags: Travel, Scott Mills, DJ Scott Mills, MSC Grandiosa

BET Names Traci Lynn Blackwell Head of Scripted

Traci Lynn Blackwell has joined BET has head of scripted programming. Blackwell joins BET from the CW, where she led current programming. As executive VP, scripted programming, Blackwell will lead all originals efforts for BET Networks’ linear channels and streaming service BET Plus. She will report to BET Networks president Scott Mills. “Traci brings an […]
Tags: News, Bet, Cw, BET Networks, BLACKWELL, Traci, Scott Mills, Traci Lynn Blackwell

Eurovision v FA Cup: Scott and Chris make their case

Scott Mills and Chris Stark have two very big and very different events taking place on Saturday.
Tags: UK, News, Eurovision, Chris, Scott, Scott Mills, Chris Stark

FA Cup semi-finals: Scott Mills and Chris Stark predict the scores

Radio 1's Scott Mills predicts this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals as Brighton face Manchester City and Chris Stark's beloved Watford take on Wolves.
Tags: Football, Manchester City, Brighton, Watford, Scott Mills, Chris Stark

Lawro's Premier League & FA Cup predictions v Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills to predict this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals and Premier League fixtures.
Tags: Football, Radio, Premier League, BBC Sport, Lawro, Mark Lawrenson, Scott Mills, DJ Scott Mills

Radio 1's Scott Mills attempts the Welsh national anthem

Rugby star Shane Williams tries to teach Radio DJ Scott Mills to sing Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.
Tags: News, Shane Williams, Scott Mills, Radio DJ Scott Mills

Heart Yorkshire’s Laura Busson joins Hits Radio

Hits Radio has appointed Laura Busson, formerly of BBC Radio 1 and Heart Yorkshire as Senior Executive Producer for Breakfast and Talent Development. Laura joined Heart Yorkshire in 2015 as PC after 13 years at BBC Radio 1 where she was known nationally for the “Laura’s Diary” feature on Scott Mills’ show. She went on to produce many flagship shows at Radio 1 including The official Chart and Greg James. The brand new role will work closely with the Hits Radio breakfast team both on and off th...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Manchester, Yorkshire, Laura, Bauer, BBC Radio, Greg James, Scott Mills, Heart Yorkshire, The North of England, Hits Radio, Hits Radio Network, Paul Gerrard, Laura Busson

Two former Capital producers join Absolute Radio

Rob Watson is joining Absolute Radio as Programme Manager, whilst Sam Van Geffen joins as Producer of the Dave Berry Breakfast show. Formerly an Executive Producer of Capital/Capital Extra, Rob will replace Dave Masterman who leaves the station in February. Rob will be responsible for developing and mentoring new on-air/off-air talent as well as leading upcoming major station initiatives and integrated branded content partnerships. Sam Van Geffen was most recently producer of the Capital Brea...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Liverpool, Rob, Sam, Bauer, Rob Watson, Scott Mills, Absolute Radio, Dave Masterman, Paul Sylvester, Capital Breakfast, Bauer Radio, Audio Always

Here it is… Our radio industry predictions for 2019…

Once a year we pretend to be radio futurologists and predict the future of radio, with our annual radio industry predictions. The truth is, with deregulation and the continued movement of the top talent in the industry, anything could happen in 2019. So we’ve gone for some tongue-in-cheek predictions this year along with one or two which have a more than 50% chance of happening. Comments are open for a few days if you want to add yours! Happy New Year! January Global announces details of netw...
Tags: Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Oxford, Northern Ireland, Glasgow, LBC, Bauer, Paul Smith, Emma Bunton, Steve Allen, Iain Lee, Scott Mills, Bbc Local Radio, Simon Mayo

Rylan Clark-Neal joins BBC Radio 2 weekends

Rylan Clark-Neal will present a brand new Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2 from January 2019, replacing Zoe Ball. Since coming fifth on The X Factor in 2012, Rylan won Celebrity Big Brother in 2013 and has been a presenter across TV and radio. Earlier this year, Rylan joined Radio 1’s Scott Mills as the co-host of BBC Four’s Eurovision coverage out in Lisbon, following his appearance as a guest judge on the BBC’s Eurovision: You Decide. Rylan was nominated for Best Presenter at the 2016...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Lisbon, Bbc Four, Alerts, BBC Radio, Zoe, Rylan, Scott Mills, Personalities, BBC Radio 2, Zoe Ball, Lewis Carnie Head of Radio, Rylan Clark Neal

James Purnell wants an official podcast chart

BBC Director, Radio & Education James Purnell says he would like to see an official way to measure the popularity of podcasts. Blogging after a few weeks of popular 5 live podcasts covering the World Cup, he says it would help commercial podcasters and distributors speak about their value to advertisers and let the BBC measure the value it’s getting from the licence fee for audio content and services. James says the BBC has already started talking to colleagues at Apple about how to do it. A ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, UK, Podcasts, Top, Opinion, Bbc, Radio, NHS, James Purnell, James, Scott Mills, Rajar, Matt Deegan, Bruno Brookes, Love Island

Official Singles Chart to include music videos

Streaming and downloading of videos and official audio clips will count towards the UK’s singles countdown starting from the chart published on July 6. The change comes as services such as Apple Music and Spotify add video to their platform and as YouTube launches their first subscription service in the UK. The Official Singles Chart is unveiled by Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm to 5.45pm every Friday afternoon. Official Charts Company chief executive, Martin Talbot, said: “This is a si...
Tags: UK, Top, Youtube, Radio, Music News, Official Charts Company, BBC Radio, Scott Mills, Bbc Radio 1, Derek Allen, Martin Talbot

Here’s What BET Will Look Like Without Longtime CEO Debra Lee

Debra Lee has left the building. For the first time in more than two decades, BET Networks is under new management after the longtime CEO departed the company last week, 32 years since she first arrived at BET. Now, the company is moving forward under president Scott Mills, who rejoined BET in January (Lee relinquished...
Tags: Advertising, Bet, Lee, BET Networks, Debra Lee, Scott Mills, TV Upfronts

Greg James and Nick Grimshaw swap Radio 1 shows

Nick Grimshaw is coming off the Radio 1 breakfast show after six years to host drivetime in a direct swap with Greg James. Greg joined Nick live on air this morning to share their news with listeners. Nick began hosting The Radio 1 Breakfast Show in 2012 and this week, he became the second-longest running breakfast show presenter in the station’s history after Chris Moyles. Now he is passing the breakfast show baton over to Greg, who joined the BBC from student radio. They will start their ne...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Grimmy, Nick Grimshaw, NICK, Greg, Mollie King, Chris Moyles, Greg James, Scott Mills, Personalities, Station News, Bbc Radio 1, Asian Network

Scott Mills: Swansea 'won't know what's hit it' at Biggest Weekend

BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills says Swansea "won't know what's hit it" as it prepares for The Biggest Weekend.
Tags: News, Swansea, BBC Radio, Scott Mills, DJ Scott Mills

Scott Mills does the double on Radio 1 and Radio 2

Scott Mills will be one of the first people to end a show on Radio 1 and start a show on Radio 2 at the same time. He’s hosting his usual weekday afternoon programme from 1 till 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May, then he’ll be on BBC Radio 2 from 4 till 7pm with a specialist “Remix” show. Both programmes will be live – although we’re expecting the first link on Radio 2 to be pre-recorded just in case Scott doesn’t make it from Radio 1’s studio on the top floor of New Broadcasting House, to...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, New Broadcasting House, Scott, BBC Radio, Scott Mills, Personalities, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Tony Blackburn, Wogan House