The Radio 1 Breakfast Show
|Other names||The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw|
|Running time||210 minutes (6:30 am–10:00 am)|
|Home station||BBC Radio 1|
|Producer(s)||Victoria Easton, Fiona Hanlon|
|Exec. producer(s)||Andy Worrell|
|Recording studio||Studio 82A, Broadcasting House, London|
|Air dates||since 30 September 1967|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
The Radio 1 Breakfast Show is the flagship show on BBC Radio 1. Since 24 September 2012 it has been hosted by Nick Grimshaw, who took over from the show's longest-serving presenter to date Chris Moyles.
The first breakfast show presenter was Tony Blackburn, who spoke the first words on Radio 1 and remained in the slot for nearly six years. Other DJs who have hosted the breakfast show for more than five years are Mike Read, Simon Mayo and Chris Moyles. Moyles is the longest serving Radio 1 breakfast show presenter, having hosted The Chris Moyles Show for eight-and-a-half years.
|Blackburn, TonyTony Blackburn||30 September 1967||1 June 1973||5 years, 8 months|
|Edmonds, NoelNoel Edmonds||4 June 1973||29 April 1978||4 years, 10 months|
|Travis, Dave LeeDave Lee Travis||2 May 1978||December 1980||2 years, 7 months|
|Read, MikeMike Read||January 1981||April 1986||5 years, 3 months|
|Smith, MikeMike Smith||May 1986||May 1988||2 years|
|Mayo, SimonSimon Mayo||May 1988||September 1993||5 years, 4 months|
|Goodier, MarkMark Goodier||October 1993||December 1993||2 months|
|Wright, SteveSteve Wright||January 1994||21 April 1995||1 year, 3 months|
|Evans, ChrisChris Evans||24 April 1995||17 January 1997||1 year, 8 months|
|Mark and Lard||10 February 1997||10 October 1997||8 months|
|Kevin Greening and Zoë Ball||13 October 1997||25 September 1998||11 months|
|Ball, ZoeZoë Ball||12 October 1998||March 2000||1 year, 4 months|
|Cox, SaraSara Cox||31 March 2000||19 December 2003||3 years, 8 months|
|Moyles, ChrisChris Moyles||5 January 2004||14 September 2012||8 years, 8 months|
|Grimshaw, NickNick Grimshaw||24 September 2012||present||2 years, 7 months|
Nick Grimshaw replaced Moyles as host of the breakfast show on 24 September 2012. Features include Call or Delete – a game carried on from his previous show on Radio 1, where celebrity guests choose to either prank call a contact on their phone or delete their number altogether. Other segments include The Nixtape – which sees Grimshaw select 30 minutes of party-oriented music before a DJ comes in to mix listener requests to close the week, Happy Monday, a half hour of uplifting songs on Monday mornings, Showquizness, an irreverent daily quiz based around pop culture, Happy Hardcore FM, which sees listeners phone into the show to scream over happy hardcore beats, and the daily Waking Up Song, which features celebrities encouraging listeners to get out of bed to the sound of Pharoahe Monch. Grimshaw's incarnation of the breakfast show has received strong critical reviews through his tenure but has polarised public opinion, which is reflected in the show's often fluctuating listening figures - as of February 2015, the show has 5.9 million listeners, with a small increase in listenership of 100,000.
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