I know they do, but when ever I tune in it just seems to be a load of adults who never grown up, larking around. On my way to work I go through various music stations and I’ve never heard any music being played on the Chris Moyle’s show and in the afternoon it’s Sara Cox talking piffle with her “mates”. I must be getting old!
When radio 1 was first introduced it was a breath of fresh air for the younger generation (me at the time). It probably still is, but seeing as I've already made the transition into my dad, I can't possibly comment with any credibility, as is the case which CIG has just proven!
I can no longer listen to radio 1, but I accept that it's not aimed at my age group. So I listen to the DAB stations which have loads of rock content that does suit me.
If you're referring to the 90% commercial content of daytime national radio, well, that's the nature of mainstream primetime radio, and always will be.
But in the late '60s, the commercial playlist of the new Radio 1 gave me something new that was mine, something my parents wouldn't listen to. A real teenage radio station that didn't exist until Radio 1 came along.
through the car audio system - my music without the banter - and I agree with Colin - can flip through all the channels on my drive to work and find no music - just daft 'schoolboy/girl' banter and adverts