In 2004 Chris Moyles took over the breakfast slot on BBC Radio 1 (frequency 97.0 - 99.9 depending on where you live). He and his team are on from 6.30am until 9.30am on weekdays and Saturday. His team include "Comedy" Dave Vitty, Aled Haydn Jones, Dominic Byrne, and Tina Daheley and sometimes can feature other guests.
The show is comedy based and Chris Moyles can creates diverse opinions with his sense of humor. Some people love him and others can hate him and his sense of humor. It's just down to opinion really.
During the show there is a lot of talking and not so much music. It features sports and news bullitins and presenters run quizes and questions for the listeners to answer. Just like any other radio show it has competitions and surveys ect. for listener involvment, but unless you like Chris Moyles and his humor, there is nothing special about this radio show.
Im frankly amazed this guy is still around - not only he is completely dated but frankly desperate to appear cool by bullying people and being dismissive of anything and everything. What an old format he is! Now pretending to want to help a charity by doing a three day marathon (which will be more of a challenge to us listeners) but what he really wants to get out of it is beating Ken Bruce's record og longest on air programme. He has the Guiness Book of Records people lined up to check it. That is no efferot for charity but one of those attempts by withering celebs to reignite their careers.
This man is refered to half jokingly as the savior of radio 1. His show is in the morning slot from half 6 to half 9. I listen to it in the car on the way into the city each morning. It has to be one of the most expensive shows on radio 1 because there is at least 4 or 5 different people on it each day talking and contributing.
Chris's appeal tends to be because he is a jokey guy who does tend to do quite risky and cheeky things in order to get laughs. In this way I think he divides opinion quite on purpose. In having people love and hate him it is a way to keep his show fresh and on the public's mind. It has been a successful ploy since his show is the longest running on the station at the moment.
The music is chart pop and suitable for that time in the morning. There is daily game shows and features from comedy dave. The banter for me is what makes the show and I find it a cheery wake up to the morning. A few other reviewers here have the opposite impression so really it is a case of try it for yourself but I think over time you will learn to enjoy the show on your drive to work like me.
I don't listen to a lot of radio, however one radio show which I love and have always enjoyed is the Chris Moyles show on Radio 1.
Chris Moyles hosts the breakfast time slot every weekday morning on bbc radio 1. He began this radio slot, when taking over from sara cox in January 2004. He quickly established a bit of a reputation as a cheeky lad, who was not afraid to court controversy with his outspoken opinions and 'don't give a damn' personality.
I have always found Chris Moyles to be very quick witted and cheeky. I really do get him, although I can understand why some people would find him really irritating. He has a marmite effect on people. you either love him or hate him. He does portray quite an arrogant and self assured image, but I think it is this arrogance, coupled with his sense of humour that make the show so entertaining.
The show runs for three and a half hours daily. I honestly do not know how they manage to keep the show so fresh and entertaining. I think alot of it's appeal is because it is quite spontanious. Although Moyles is the star of the show, he has a whole host of crew members around him, who contribute daily in discussions and banter that keeps the show funny and lighthearted. The team who work with Chris on the show include, comedy dave. He is a co writer of the show and very witty. He obviously has a close friendship with Chris and this chemistry between them radiates through to the listeners. I like Comedy dave, I find his dry sense of humour and rather monotone voice quite endeering. Then you have producers Aled Jones, (not the walking in the air Aled jones!!) and new guy on the block producer Sam. Aled is as camp as Christmas and I simply find him so entertaining. He is so charming and funny that he too adds a different dimention to the show.
Lastly there is Domonic Byrne who reads the news and also joins in on discussions. He too has a charming cheeky boy wit about him. When all of this team are put together it just gells. They all have a great ability to talk as if they are down the pub. The laid back, fun element of the show is certainly down to the skill of this impressive team.
Most days Chris Moyles will have a special guest on the show. This guest will usually join in on discussions, as well as answering a few questions that Chris may want to know. Chris has such a laid back attitude towards the guests that appear on his show that it, again, becomes like two friends chatting. I love the way Chris can break down barriers with his cheeky smile and no fear attitude. Guests on the show can range from music and tv personalities such as Peter Andre to Hollywood mega stars like Will Smith.
One of my favourite parts of the show is when Comedy Dave does his tedious link. This is when he goes through a huge array of subjects, linking each one until he gets to the song he is going to play today. I find this really clever and highly entertaining.
I really cannot imagine Radio 1 mornings without Chris Moyles. Him and his team certainly make a morning journey that little bit more bearable. The show is fun and highl amusing. I think if you are looking for highbrow debating then this show is not for you, however if you are after a bit of a giggle on the way into work then maybe this may just be your thing.
The music that is played on Chris Moyles show is quite modern, chart topping music. This is sometimes injected with a more contemporary edge sound. Usually from a new band that Chris has fallen for. But mostly the show is based around current pop chart music. I think this works well for this show. I think the general feel of this show lends itself to popular, young music as this is really the target audience.
In conclusion I think the Chris Moyles show is informative, fun and entertaining. In my opinion a much better radio presenter than previous breakfast presenters Sara Cox or Zoe Ball. He is cheeky and sometimes controversial but it's his honesty and outspoken ways that appeals to listeners as he is just an ordinary boy who did well for himself.
Chris Moyles can be likened to Marmite - you either love him, or you hate him. After listening to Sara Cox presenting the breakfast show from 2000, i did not think anyone could replace, nevermind excel at delivering this essential slot! Millions of people are entertained, Monday to Friday by the Moyles from 6:30AM until 10AM.
This 37 year old, Leeds born and bred DJ has forever had an interest in radio and began his journey whilst at school. His main break came when he started working for Capital FM but this was not due to last long, as he had a falling out with Neil Fox. Prior to this he'd been dismissed from The Pulse when he'd made some offhand remarks about the previous presenter. Clearly, his controversial nature was difficult to tame, but, he persevered and got into Radio 1 in 1997. Initially he began his stint on the early morning show - 4-7AM and began to get recognised for his work. His popularity increased and he bagged the Saturday 10-1PM slot and developed his audience ratings. Gradually, by filling in various other slots, his name became synonymous with Radio 1 and he was the obvious name to be filling in the shoes of Sara Cox for the Breakfast Show. As his name had reached a wide audience, through having his voice aired at all times of the day, his popularity was guaranteed to soar.
The ratings for The Breakfast Show in the first year were well beyond 1,000,000. Since then his ratings have gone to levels that have thrashed other breakfast shows, apart from Mr Wogan's Radio 2 show. At the height of his fame, he has reached 7.72 million listeners and become the stations longest serving breakfast presenter.
2004 saw the emergence of Moyles into mainstream presenting
Controversy has shrouded his time on the breakfast show as he has got more and more comfortable in his role - in particular, I recall him offering to take away, the then 16 year old Chralotte Church's virginity - very crude and this got the backs up of many listeners. He does have spates of homophobic and sexist outbursts, which obviously receive numerous complaints, despite this, I am still compelled to listen to him on route to work.
He has had some brilliant guests on his show - Will Smith, Jeremy Clarkson, Whoppi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, to name a few. Today, it was the turn of Jason Manford (for those of you who are not in the know, he's an exceptionally talented Comedian) - who was compared to Michael McIntyre - with Moyles favouring the latter. Manford recently became the proud father of twins and on air compared their welfare to looking after Tamagochi (handheld digital pet) an hilarious interview which can still be caught online http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/ chrismoyles/
The show, although hosted by Moyles, is not all about him and his ego. He shares it with Comedy Dave, Dominic Byrne, Aled Jones (no, not the singer), and Rachel Mallender, Matt Fincham, Tina Daheley and Producer Sam. The format of the show consists of a mixture of music, chat, news, the odd quiz (Carpark Catchphrase & Rob DJ's Monday Night Pub Quiz and, not forgetting the Tedious Link). The show ends with a link to Fearne Cotton, whose show begins at 10AM.
One of my favourite parts of the show is most definitely Car park catchphrase, which is an offshoot of Roy Walker's Catchphrase show that used to be aired way back when. This competition involves two listeners who are, surprise, surprise, in their cars, sing their horns to buzz in to give an answer.
You can register for Carpark Catchphrase using this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chrismoyles /carparkcatchphrase/
If you watch The Simpsons you'll recognise some of the prank names that are used by Mr Walker. He asks contestants if they know people from their area by various names, such as Earl. E Bird, Ben Dover, Amanda Huginkiss...you get the drift ;-). The competition then continues with contestants stating their car make and model and beeping their horns.
An example of a recent one - Mr Fish is appearing on a celebrity edition of the Jeremy Kyle Show. He's been accused of getting Chantelle pregnant after they met in a nightclub in Oldham. She says he might be the father of her baby, the father might also be her brother's mate Jeff, or indeed a lad called Daniel who works at Asda. Jeremy needs to do the DNA test, right here, right now. It really is a case of finding out which one of them...............answers on a postcard ;-)
What do you get for taking part? Apart from getting back on the next day to face another opponent...nowt. great entertainment, so I rate this part of the show. Another brilliant part of the show is the Tedious Link, which you can peruse at your own leisure at http://chrismoyles.net/mw/ tediouslinks.shtml.
On air Moyles displays an outrageously flirtatious nature, in particular with the likes of Davina McCall and Lilly Allen. With McCall there is the ongoing mockery he makes of the apparently dubious parentage of her child - that being that it is in fact his. All in the name of ratings, obviously, as he really isn;t all that and is in a committed relationship with Sophie Waite. An image of them wading through water on their holiday makes me think the attraction is not looks focussed - http://chrismoyles.net /gallery/albums/userpics /10027/normal_Heat0104-SophieChris.jpg
The catchphrase of 'I slept with Chris Moyles' was highlighted on air by Keith Chegwin and began a wave of T-shirts being sold with the slogan emblazoned on them. There is a video link which implies that Cheggers and Moyles spent the night together at http://www. bbc.co.uk /blogs/chrismoyles/2008/03/ my_secret _by_me_keith_chegwin.shtml
When it comes to parodies, no one does them better. Moyles released his album of parodies last year, consisting of his take on I Predict A Riot, Womaniser and Addicted To Base (if you're a fan, you might want to read my review on the notorious album).
You can download the 'Best Bits' of his show from the Radio 1 site. I know he can be outspoken, but I must admit, he does make me chuckle and puts me in a good mood ready to face the day. Love him or hate him, his weight loss may be decreasing slowly, but his ratings are slowly increasing!
Thank you for reading!
I have been listening to Radio 1 now for about 9 years and it provides me with many happy hours while sat at my desk at work.
I tend to catch the shows from 8:30am to about 4:30pm so I get a good 8 hours of this station a day, sometimes it is background noise as I am too busy to listen but I do try my best to listen to as much as possible.
I always though make sure I listen to the Breakfast Show with Chris Moyles as this sets me up for the day!
Background of Radio 1
Radio was launched at 7:00pm on 30th September 1967 and was aimed primarily at the 15-29 age group, the first DJ to broadcast on the station was Tony Blackburn and he was put on the prime breakfast show slot. In the 1060's/70's Radio 1 was quite unpopular with its target audience because a lot of its airtime was shared with Radio 2 and this station obviously didn't cater for that age groups needs but despite this it did become the most listened to radio station in the world with audiences of over 10 million for some of its shows and 20 million for the breakfast show.
The nineties saw a large addition of new shows and also the introduction of the new music genre shows in the evening.
The UK's new music first!
The Chris Moyles Breakfast Show
6:30am to 10:00am
Chirs Moyles became the breakfast show presenter on 5th January 2004 and had Comedy Dave at his side from the beginning. The show originally aired from 6:55am to 10:00am but in October 2007 they changed the start time to 6:30am.
Alongside Chris you have:
Comedy Dave - He is the co-presenter and is the genius behind a lot of the written comedy and games on the show.
Dominic Byrne - He is the newsreader and has been since Chris moved to the breakfast show.
Rachel Mallender - Since January 2004 she was one of the producers on the show and was also daytime producer but this month she was confirmed as executive producer of the show. You will regularly hear her contributing on the show.
Aled Jones - He is the welsh producer of the show and he also presents the Sunday Surgery on Sunday nights.
Tina Daheley - Tina took over from Carrie Davis as sportsreader in February 2010 as Carrie left to have a baby. You will also occasionally see her presenting 60 second news on BBC3.
Finally "to a lesser extent" :) Matt Fincham - He is the assistant producer and when things go wrong on the show he usually gets the blame!
The show lasts three and a half hours with the news and sport headlines every half past the hour. The show always starts with a lengthy cheesy parody which changes most days but it always goes along the same route of describing Chris Moyles as the "Saviour of Radio 1".
There is a lot of talking in the show and this has mixed reactions some people really enjoy it in the morning but some people can't stand listening to him going on and on. In a typical half hour there is probably about 20 minutes chatting between the team and about 10 minutes of songs. To be honest I enjoy all the talking, it makes it more interesting driving to work and sometimes their conversations have your stomach killing with laughter but I can understand why people do get annoyed.
He does get some good guests on the show and they are usually on between 8:00am and 9:00am, he always has a good laugh with them and isn't afraid to ask them questions that other people wouldn't. He doesn't like it if people are late for his show and he will make it clear on air and won't hold back what he thinks, I remember once he said Katie Price couldn't go on because she was 10 minutes late, classic :)
Throughout the year they travel to different places in the UK usually in the summer to broadcast the show and have random events such as karaoke evenings etc which you can get tickets to if you are lucky.
When they do play music they play some good songs usually whatever is in the top 20 and he does get some good new single releases.
They also make a lot of parodies on the show to popular songs which is great and some of them are really funny. It is usually Chris and Dave that make these.
Features in the Show
Rob DJ's Monday Night Pub Quiz
Rob is one of Chris's friends who writes quizzes for a pub in their hometown of Leeds every Monday evening and then on a Tuesday morning on the show Rachel picks 5 questions from the quiz and tests Chris, Dom, Dave and Tina.
Listeners are able to play along by texting in and they will usually read some of the texts on air. Until the BBC's fake competition scandal two listeners used to be able to join in live on air but obviously this was axed. The team have to write the answers down on cards and after all the questions have been read Rachel will ask them to show their answers. There is always some debate between the team over the questions and this is usually quite funny.
This is Dave's feature and is played every morning around 9ish. Dave links one song in the previous show to another with cleverly written facts to connect the two names of the song title or artist. After the song is played the link between the songs is checked for any mistakes and Chris plays comments from random celebrities they have had on the show either saying the tedious link was great or rubbish.
Car Park Catchphrase
This is probably the most popular feature of the show and is aired about 9:50am every day of the week apart from Friday. Two listeners sat in their cars listen to three catchphrases and beep their horn when the think they have the answer. The person who gets the most right then goes on to play the next day and this will carry on until they are knocked out by another listener. The listeners used to be able to win a car park catchphrase mug but since the competition scandal this was also axed.
The feature begins with the Car Park Catchphrase jingle, followed by Moyles introducing the feature by saying "Good Morning Car Park Fans!", Dominic Byrne is then invited to 'bum' along to the base of the Car Park Catchphrase jingle, followed by a chat with clips of Roy Walker. The two callers are then introduced, and then asked to beep their horn, to which comments are made by the team. The feature is then ended by a clip of Roy saying "Say goodbye Mr Fish... He's waving!"
Sometimes the comments Chris makes to the listeners playing makes you cringe but if you apply to go on the show you know what you are getting yourself in to, so you can't feel too sorry for them.
Some of the pre-recorded comments from Roy Walker are funny and so make him sound a bit stupid but they do make you laugh.
Cheggers Pop Quiz
In January 2009 Car Park Catchphrase was replaced by another feature, starring Keith Chegwin called "Cheggers Pop Quiz". Within this Moyles asks two callers questions related to pop music and popular culture. The winning caller (the contestant who has answered the most questions correctly) returns the following day in a 'winner stays on' format. On Wednesday 29th July, Moyles announced that it would be the last edition and due to demand Car Park Catchphrase soon returned.
Where Am I?
This is a more recent feature created by Dave and runs at about 7:30am. This features the one and only Tim Westwood and the team excluding Dave have to guess where Westwood is in the world with the help from about 10 pre-recorded clips from Westwood. The team get more points the quicker they get the correct answer from the given clues.
This is my favorite feature of the show and airs between 9:00am and 10:00pm every Friday. For the first half hour Chris will play songs from a certain year and the rest of the team and listeners have to guess what that year is. Listeners can participate over text and a lot of texts will be read out during the feature they also get texts from various other Radio 1 dj's and other celebrities. At half nine Chris then asks them team for their answers and confirms the year.
From half nine to ten they team all get to play a song from the past that they like and the listeners can vote by text if they like the song or think it is rubbish. The songs played during this feature are always great and bring back memories, some songs can be old cheesy classics like backstreet boys, hanson etc.
There have been various other features including Celebrity Tarzan, Who Knows Dom and Girls Going to Football.
What I like about this show is that it is a team effort, they all contribute in their own way and this makes the show interesting and exciting and it wouldn't be half as good without them. The thing that is strange is Moyles brands himself the "savior of Radio 1" but without the rest of the team the show would be rubbish and wouldn't be worth listening to as listening to Moyles for 3 ½ hours would drive you mad, so really they should all be branded the saviors of Radio 1.
Don't get me wrong I do like Moyles and he does make me laugh but listening to his self obsessed, big headed personality would annoy me after a while. He does sometimes over step the mark and the show has had plenty of complaints to Ofcom but I think if you listen to the show regularly you know that the comments he makes do have you in stitches and I don't think he actually means any harm by them, I think he just likes to speak the truth and what he is thinking.
Like I said above the constant talking will annoy some people but it doesn't bother me I quite enjoy it in the morning I prefer to listen to their banter than listen to loads of songs, all the others shows provide the songs during the day so it doesn't bother me.
I will be sad when they do axe the breakfast show as I guess at some point they will do! As I don't really think you will be able to get another team as good as this breakfast team.
This show always puts a smile on my face in the morning and it is one show on Radio 1 that I try to listen to all of without fail!
Once upon a time, I used to listen to the Chris Moyles breakfast show on Radio One. I can't say I was ever a big fan, but once upon a time I thought it was okay. The music was good to listen along to on the way in to work.
However, over time I started to find that I was arriving for work in the morning quite stressy and irritable. A strange phenomenon, given that I am not normally a bad "mornings person". Giving this some thought, it soon became clear that it was listening to the Moyles show that was having this effect.
Yes, indeed, he was winding me up to such an extent that it was affecting the way I said good morning to my work colleagues. Not a good thing. Not good at all.
So what is it about the man that leads to an otherwise normal and well balanced person (me) turning into a murderous, strung out cowbag?
It could be that the man is a smug, self-adoring, sleazy, rude and obnoxious creep. He believes he is the world's funniest man. He gathers around him a group of mindless, fawning sycophants who are even less funny than him, presumably in a lame attempt to make him look better. He pokes fun at people for the way they look, the way they speak, pretty much anything that he can grasp at to try and elicit "a laugh". It is like basic playground bullying, which is bad enough in a 15 year old, but the guy is in his thirties and should know better. He loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice, and this has magnified to the extent that he now hardly ever plays any music on his horrible little show as it might take away valuable minutes where he could be sneering or having a "joke" at the expense of someone else. Why, after all, would anyone prefer to listen to music on a radio station, when they could be listening to his worldy wisdom and hilarious jokes. Why, indeed.
His cronies are just as bad. "Comedy" Dave, a misnomer if ever I heard one, seems to be there for the sole purpose of stroking Moyles' already over inflated ego. Together, they come up with hideously bad "spoof" songs which are presumably intended to be funny as well, given that that is normally the purpose of spoofing. They appear to have released this excruciating collection on a CD, which really does give some indication about how deluded they actually are about their own "talent".
I stopped listening to this show a very long time ago now, but sadly my sister who gives me a lift to work persevered with the show for quite a long time after this, despite my protestations. So it was that I continued to be exposed to the super-annoyance that is the Moyles show and continued to turn up at work already strung out like a wet dish rag. Even she has given up on the show now, and I cannot even begin to describe what a relief that is.
Perhaps those with a mental age akin to a boy just entering puberty might find the show amusing. I expect they also read Nuts and Zoo. I find it a hideous turn off and I for one would be not sorry if Moyles was removed from the show and never worked in "entertainment" again.
The Chris Moyles Show is now the longest running breakfast show ever to be broadcast on BBC Radio1. Chris first took the reigns of the breakfast show on the 5 January 2004 and has been entertaining us in the mornings ever since.
Being very opinionated and quite loutish at times, Chris is not to every bodies taste, however the strength of the show comes from the cohesion and interaction of the various personalities within the team. I have enjoyed listening to the show for about five years now and hope that it continues.
The show is on air Monday to Friday between 06:30 and 10:00. The show mainly consists of light hearted discussions about topical stories, banter between the team and playing the odd track now and again. The show is good fun and because they try to cram so much in, the team are usually running behind schedule. The format is mostly talk and Chris has been criticised in the past for not playing enough music.
There are a number of regular funny features on the show including the 'Monday Night Pub Quiz' which always causes arguments, 'Car Park Catchphrase' and 'Where's Westwood'. One of my favourite features is 'Dave's Tedious Link' which is broadcast everyday at about 08:58. Here Comedy Dave makes a link from the song choice the previous day to the song choice for today. The links are often very tenuous and are very well written. Once Dave has got to the end of his link, they play the song which can sometimes be quite random. At the end of the song, Chris reads out all of the texts that have come in from listeners pointing out the mistakes in link - brilliant!
The team also complete a number of broadcasts away from the studio and have broadcast from BBC radio stations around the UK. The show has also been broadcast from places further afield such as Germany during the last world cup and even Los Angeles.
MEET THE TEAM
Chris Moyles is the main man and holds the show together.
'Comedy Dave' is Chris's best mate and as his name suggests, writes most of the comedy features for the show. He's a bit like rain man with his amazing knowledge of the motorway network (although you wouldn't have thought this after his appearance on Celebrity Mastermind) and ability to memorise areas by their phone dialling codes.
Dominic Byrne is the newsreader whose witty sense of humour always has me in stitches. Dom's weather forecasts are so funny and are so vague, they tend to include every weather variation possible.
Tina Daheley has recently taken over from Carrie Prideaux as sports reporter. She has only been on the show for a few weeks so still finding her feet.
Aled Hayden Jones is the producer of the show and is really nice. He is also the presenter of the Sunday Surgery on the weekend and engages with the younger members of the audience really well. He is often sent off to various locations with a megaphone to promote the show or raise awareness of radio1 events.
Like most celebrities these days, Moyles has jumped on the merchandise bandwagon. Chris has written two books; 'The Gospel According to Chris Moyles' and 'The Difficult Second Book' which are based around his life and the radio show.
Chris has also written some song parodies for his show which are really funny. After a number of requests from listeners, Chris has finally released an album. The tracks featured are some of the best and include 'Lorry Driver', 'The Boy Does Plenty' and 'I Predict a Diet'.
Further information can be accessed at the following websites:
Official Breakfast Show - www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chrismoyles/
Unofficial Fan Site - www.chrismoyles.net
Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
The Chris Moyles Show. What a pathetic pile of drivel, interspersed by some good music once in a while. I used to listen to it all the time whilst driving to work and I did enjoy it once upon a time. But no longer.
The show is fronted by the lovely Chris Moyles. It's on Radio One in the morning and it lasts for a good few hours. It involves some music (usually music that's in the charts at the moment), some celebrity interviews, lots of random chatter and some funny bits. The lovely Chris Moyles is backed up by some of his henchmen. One of them used to be Comedy Dave but I'm not sure if he's still there or if he's gone on to pastures new.
It all sounds good so far, yes? Well, no. And the reason it's not good is the lovely Chris Moyles. Or maybe lovely isn't the right word to describe him. Maybe idiot is better. Or maybe there are even more apt words, although none of them are suitable for use on here.
Don't get me wrong, I used to listen to this show for many years and I did enjoy it. I enjoyed the banter, the music, the funny bits and the celebrity interviews. What I didn't enjoy was the way that Idiot Moyles thought he was above the law and that he was better than everyone else. That he could say what he wanted and get away with it. That annoyed me, but the good parts outweighed the annoying parts.
Gradually though, the annoying parts got heavier and the good parts got lighter. This probably coincided with Idiot Moyles' head swelling and his boots shrinking. I got more and more disillusioned with the show, until one day I just snapped.
The straw that broke this camel's back was the day that Idiot Moyles decided to slag off Nicola from Girls Aloud. He slagged her off, he said nasty things that got my back up (and I'm not even ginger!) and then, when he was pulled up about it by people, including Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud, he issued a pseudo apology and sounded more smug than ever. That smugness is really what made me switch off The Chris Moyles Show. I HATED it, I hated him and I hated his smug, sneering, idiotic voice.
So I decided then and there never to listen to his hateful show again. I still listened to Radio One, don't get me wrong, but only once the bitching hour had passed. I really enjoyed Scott Mills' show, which was on when I was on my way home from work. I really enjoyed that show. Unfortunately, I found that I was forgetting to switch my car radio from Radio One when I was getting out of the car on my arrival home, then getting into the car the next morning, turning the engine on and having my eardrums pierced by that Idiot.
So sorry, Scott Mills, I sacrificed your show so that I wouldn't have to listen to that mindless drivel, even for the amount of time that it took for me to switch channels. I haven't listened to Radio One since, and won't until they finally see the light and get rid of that idiotic buffoon.
Yes it's a rant, yes it's slightly off-topic but yes I wanted to get this off my chest. My rant is now over :o)
I have been listening to Chris moyles since he did the afternoon slot on radio one. I was at school at the time and so didn't get to catch it too often ,sometimes on the bus on the way home, but when I did I found him hilarious.
I was therefore really chuffed when in 2004 he took over the breakfast slot from 6.30am to 10am, which would mean that I could listen to it (when I was up that early that is, I was at uni by this time!)
Chris moyles is joined on the show by Comedy Dave, Rachel and Aled who are producers and Dom and Carrie who read the news. The first thing I love about the show is the group dynamic. Chris and Comedy dave worked together on the afternoon show and it is obvious that they genuinely are friends and drinking buddies. The whole team seem to genuinely be friends who hang out outside the show. This not only gives a really great dynamic to the show it also means that they aren't afraid to rib each other or take the micky. Carrie once said that she learnt pretty quickly never to mention in private anything that she didn't want to be talked about on the show, no topics were off limits.
The show is pretty tppical, they talk about anything and everything that is going on. They talk about the latest celebrity gossip hitting the headlines and often have celebrity guests. They have had some really top celebrities in their time, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Pink etc as well as some everyday celebs, Katie Price and Peter Andre. What is hilarious about the show is that they don't suck up to the celebrities and aren't afraid to say what they think. Chris in particular will ask any question and often does treat them as though they are ordinary people.
They also tell funny stories about nights out they've had together as well as giving back stage stories about gigs and celeb parties they have been to. This morning for example they were playing clips of Aled at the Brits aftershow parties.
Every Tuesday they have 'Rob's Monday night quiz' which originated after they used to regularly go to a Monday night pub quiz run by their friend Rob. They now have the questions the next day to answer and they all get scored. It is absolutely hilarious not only listening to their answers but trying to play along with them.
Most importantly they play good music as well. Not as often as some people would like, there is a lot of talking, but the music they do play is good. Chris will often refuse to play songs he considers rubbish, which gives him a bit more integrity as a dj if you ask me. They also often play parodies of songs that they have written and recorded. They are often childish and silly but are always hilarious. They even produced an album of all their parodies.
Many criticise Chris for being arrogant and rude, he has labelled himself the saviour of radio one and quite often will laugh at callers who phone in, but I think they are missing the point. It is all part of his humour and his act, he plays up to it to be funny and the show wouldn't be the same without it. And apart from anything else he really is the saviour of radio one. The breakfast show is the highest rated radio one show and pulled the station back after a serious rating slump it was going through.
If you haven't already, try listening to this in the morning on the way to work, it is the only thing that cheers me up on the drive into the office and is the only thing that can get me laughing that early in the morning!
The main appeal of this show is Chris Moyles tries to be as honest as possible and to be honest he is just a normal bloke who seems to be enjoying himself on the air with a group of his pals. Or so he'd like you to believe...........
The fact is that he is time honoured as a radio DJ, keeps abreast of youth culture and secretly in his earlier days has worked hard at his trade. Moyles has emerged organically through the underbelly of radio broadcasting and his earlier grafting is paying dividend today. The fact that he sounds like a bufoon occasionaly, whilst not contrived, is done in a self conscious way as he knows clearly the public need him as someone to sound off early in the morning about non specific randomness.
He is a well needed dose of light-heartedness and his spoofs of songs are very entertaining in a non offensive way as they are completely tongue in cheek.
His supporting cast, the pawns in the illusion, serve Chris well in his show and they themselves have become minature success stories, like a powerhouse sitcom, with a million spin offs.
Radio ONE - Chris Moyles Show
Date of Birth - 22 February 1974
The Chris Moyles Show runs from 06:30-10:00am
URL - www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chrismoyles/
Salaried at - 494,000 (£) 2009 plus perks that makes him head and jam rolls above the rest.
"Redemption- an element of salvation to express deliverance from sin"
To find anything wrong with Radio One DJ Chris Moyles script while on air is like taking anyway the freedom of speech clause which is part of our democratic rights. I'm not profusely going to back Moyles stance on any particular message, but he has a 'giveth' right to skip through show after show and boldly walk through the mayhem of BBC red tape that rocks our land of political correctness. - It must be a painstaking job to sift through the scripts and strip them to pieces that in turn severe your character by jumping hoops. Just to get my point across in an amicable way, I've an editing team that squeezes my arm whenever I over step the mark. I've a numb arm.
If Moyles is like me, it is absolutely irritating to find that your character has to be dulled down to fit a mainstream genre. Most of his material is equipped with a outlandish hand of quick wit and dry humor that many people have written to Ofcom to complain about. The thing is, that the more complaints Moyles has the bigger the listener groups become. He did average at 7 Million new listeners at his peak about 5 years ago, just as his now flag-ship morning slot took hold and got lazy Moyles fans nursed out of their hazy student hang-overs.
The self proclaimed 'Saviour of Radio One', may have lost an edge of recent as listener figures dwindled this last quarter; but I hasten a guess that if he is truly a 'saviour' he will rise again on the third day and create a storm-fest for the media. You can't keep a good 'saviour' down. Christopher Moyles for all his sins, including being a Leeds fan, will inevitably live on and deliver himself into another media form apart from radio. Moyles talents could end up with him being a future 'X Factor' judge; he's certainly got the role for it by dining in the media savvy hot spots. Best friends with Vernon Kay that could see Moyles flitter off into Strictly Come Prancing' and get a lift home with Vernon's glittery wife Tess Daly.
Days are looking slightly murky at present with radio one, he is losing ratings. Reports are rife stating that his unshaven grey shade is frightening off listeners; the web camera is usually off him and focused on a tired pen on the radio one table. Moyles in my opinion is not shy in provocation and evidently probably will opt for a few more hours in bed with his girlfriend Sophie Waite, so long there is a Jammy Dodger beside his clock radio and a Leeds United DVD set at 'Play'. - Moyles has a dysfunctional quiver when matters of seriousness transforms topics on his morning show, which for him is a gallant shifty at 4 am; two matchsticks and a gallon of Red Bull along with a jump lead attached to his headphones has cause concern for animal activists. Moyles is no animal, he just behaves like one; actually he moisturizes; I don't know what part but he's well known for it. The metro man thrives in Moyles, thanks to Sophie; that is as far as it goes.
When it comes to the EU and Brussels and the pound, Moyles is a true gritty Yorkshire lad with Hovis values born and bread, pun intended. He hates Brussells loves his Mam's Yorkshire puddings and as a fan she has rang in to his shows on occasions usually to waft a wooden spoon towards his rhetorical rear. Oh she has an Irish charm; that bares many a true verse, she can talk for Ireland and frequently does. - His Pa, is a postie, and young Moyles licked many a Queens head before his days at Capital Radio in 1996. Burst on the scene with a mouth larger than his big loaf, his young outlook and cheeky stance with an utter disregard to the establishment suffice to say brought in the punters. Gladly and proudly admits he is working class and rich. Global warming is above his head; and soon the ice-caps will be able to fit in his glass of Gin and Tonic. - However, behind the clown and bravado spirited fool is a clever conscientious round man who agreed to a 20% pay cut this last year, to help the BBC in their diminishing fund resources. He also was a main character behind the highly successful 2008 Children in Need Appeal in climbing Kilamanjaro; doing great impersonations of Gary Barlow low on oxygen' proving he's not just a man-mountain but he can climb them to. An estimated 17 Million was made on that venture alone.
I witnessed a tender Moyles moment way back in the early Sophie days when he sang on air Christine Agulara's 'Beautiful' to his new love. The torrid of listeners came flocking, he wasn't only a loud mouthed Northern lad with no grace, but one that couldn't sing either. It filled my tear ducts up with laughter, Moyles ticked the loveable rogue box for the girlies. That was a good move from the DJ maestro; it wasn't about getting groupees sending their Prada lingerie to his mail-box; that is vulgar in his eyes. Now if jam doughnuts were sent that would have been a different story.
Controversy is no long lost stranger to Moyles, he shakes it's hand and offers it a cold Peroni; whatever, your views it is provocation that keeps the intrigue going, the listeners like the edgy fiasco, the boyish banter that comes from waking up to the Chris Moyles Show. Sailing close to the wind of immediate career demise and indecent dialogue is a flirt for Moyles, like a long cold pint winking at him across the mahogany bar. This all in all is an engaging ingredient to a young audience who he still captivates with filth and sleaze in the best possible taste. Sadly, his listener ratings have dropped by nearly 700,000 in the last three months, to just over 7.5 Million; the BBC have been fidgety with the fact Moyles only signed a one year contract of late, so at the grand old age of 35, his sparkle could be fading. Temptations of venturing into lucrative deals elsewhere must be on the horizon; though it could be just a freedom thing. The boy from Leeds 'done good', with a mouth the size of his beloved Leeds goal, seems to be ahead of the game.
Now with experience rattling about with beer lodged in his lobe, it would be a defining maturing time whether his young audience will continue being loyal you his cheek. His self claim of a mid thirty man going on twenty, maybe a ploy to keep his show on track with the help of his Side-kick Comedy Dave, 'the knockem dead' Rachel, 'Don't Wake Early' Dom, 'Right Said' Aled, 'Marry Me' Carrie, and simply Matt Fincham. - Roy Walker makes a guest appearance on his auto-cue endlessly giggly and innovative for the ageing TV presenter's street credibility. John Culshaw brought special VIP realism into the show as a frequented guest, for his impressions were pitched perfectly for radio. - Moyles has not changed his team format to that greater deal for the 12 years being at Radio One. Loyalty is boundless, to those close to him, maybe that's to do with the steadfast loving home-life he's had. Blatantly rude snipes and quick wit is said with a hyena's tongue cheekiness, is endured by so many yet by many who've not got a clue.
On September 7th 2009, Moyles and the team had broken the longest breakfast time radio show duration record; beating Tony Blackburn, ex King of the Jungle stint in the morning hot seat. If, that didn't massage his ego further for the 'Saviour of Radio One' nothing will, unless Holly Willoughby got out the vegetable oil. - I did actually get in contact with Moyles years ago concerning Jo Wiley's non flexible dialogue auto-cue which was what I assumed was on a daily loop while on her shift. Ground-Hog Day revisited. It was noticeable that afterwards her drone was less irritating, and more fascinating. Her styled improved thereafter. My email daily stalking persistence paid off; I didn't get a reply, but the message got through. Problem is I then had nothing to complain about. I'm still going through therapy as I write this.
The runaway lip of Moyles has rubbed shoulders with the Complaints Commission Ofcom regularly, no doubt he will be getting a Christmas Card from them probably saying 'Happy Winter Festival' in gold lettering. Just to infuriate his brash British traditions. Sadly, the demise of the true British society could end colourful characters within the media of radio. Ofcom have no direct clout, but they are a mercury reading to the general consensus; the general consensus is over reactive. Moyles Breakfast Show still entertains 7 Million active listeners; a lot of the complaints come from individuals who switch on to Moyles items halfway through. It is easy to misconstrued listening script, when taken out of context. Moyles had a foe in the late great John Peel when Moyles first joined Radio One. It all changed dramatically at an awards night when Moyles spoke to Peel at length. A great 'unlikely' friendship emerged. - All Moyles asked Peel to do was 'just listen to the show from start to finish'. Peel did so and afterwards endorsed its greatness fully. There is a deep warmth and raw humanness rooted in all his shows; he doesn't pledge to be deemed as a youth role model for the youths to aspire to. Moyles sees that there is only a certain amount of responsibility in producing the shows, if he digs too deeply into the realms of responsibility, Moyles would stay in slumber land until a more reasonable hour.
Due to the postal strikes Moyles redemption package will be delayed until July next year. Until then, we want more Moyles, Dooyoo?
Chris Moyles has had a pretty good run of it in the post of the hottest slot on radio, that being the weekday breakfast show on Radio 1. His show airsfive days a week from 6.30 until 10.00 and the show has meant that he has also managed to get a TV show although to be honest he certainly has a face (and body ) that is made for radio as he is not a pretty sight.
He has a northern accent as he hails from Leeds but the accent is not too broad, if it was I would not have been able to stand listening to him as it is not an accent I lile, I cannot stand to listen to Sara Cox for example.
At times his show can be really funny however the problem is he does like the sound of his own voice and sometimes he can prattle on for much too long wrogly assuming that everyone wants to hear about his celebrity lifestyle, I do wish he would play more music sometimes.
The strength of the show comes from the fact that he has a pretty good team with him on air, Dave is his sidekick and moderately funny while Rachael gets a lot of stick for her West Mids accent and Aled gets stick as he is openly gay and quite effiminate but he does not care at all. Finally there is Carrie who reads the sport and Dom who reads the news.
It can be quite entertaining at times but I do feel the slot needs freshening up a bit with a new DJ who can inject some fresh blood and life into the breakfast show.
Chris Moyles breakfast show can be hear weekday mornings from 6.30 - 10 on Radio 1 97 - 99 FM.
Chris Moyles is, in my own personal opinion, the marmite of breakfast time radio. You either love him or hate him because he irritates the hell out of you. You won't find any "airs and graces" with this cheeky chap who quite often comes out with humour that is pushing borderlines.
I find him extremely hilarious, he takes criticism on the chin, makes no bones about the fact that he is part of uk's overweight population.
I would describe his humour as quite sarcastic, if guests phone in for say "carpark catchphrase" he will blatantly take the mickey out of them, but somehow pulls it off in a way that doesn't offend them.
He can't take all the credit for his breakfast show as a huge part of the shows success is the way the whole breakfast show team gel together.
You have comedy Dave (director of comedy) , who's humour I would describe as quite dry is Chris's sidekick.
Aled Jones is the day time producer, he is very open about his sexuality which of course leads too a lot of on air mockery from Chris regarding his private life. You have to love Aled as on air he doesn't come across as the sharpest tool in the box, and he has a school boy coyness about him. It is fair to say that he is the one team member who is at the brunt of most of their jokes.
Dominic Byrne is the shows News reader (and can also be found on cbeebies SPACE PIRATES as the voice of Zorb).
Carrie Davis reads the sport news and there is Rachel the producer.
All of the crew are very vocal on air and the different mix works really well.
The show a lot of the top 40 music.
The crew are quite often openly opinionated.
This isn't every body's cup of tea but if you haven't listened to them before give them a listen.
The Chris Moyles Show
Chris Moyles is a Radio 1 DJ who has his own show, aired each weekday morning from 6.30am to 10am. He is joined by his team, made up of the producers, Rachel Jones and Aled Hayden Jones, Carrie Davies, the show's sports reporter, Dominic Byrne the newsreader and Comedy Dave, Moyles's sidekick and partner in crime.
Chris Moyles has been around for some years now, and calls himself "the savior of Radio 1". I used to really enjoy listening to him, I found him to be topical, funny and witty. In fact, I used to laugh out load while listening to him and looked forward to tuning in each day. Sadly, I don't find myself enjoying his show half as much as I used to.
There is a lot more chatting than music and Moyles has gone from being amusing to sounding slightly sarcastic and bitchy on most subjects. The show isn't really about topical discussion any more, and seems to be more of a forum for Moyles to pass opinions on everyone and everything, often to the point of being quite unpleasant.
I also read his book, "The Gospel According to Chris Moyles" and was very disappointed. The whole book seemed to be Moyles slagging off people who had not rated him in the past, and boasting of his success. Now I can appreciate that it would be satisfying to prove people wrong, but sometimes maintaining a bit of dignity can send the most powerful message of all. I couldn't help feeling that his book would have been more enjoyable had it followed that format.
Clearly, Moyles still has a lot of fans, but I am afraid that I am no longer one of them. I find that what used to be funny and fresh, has become dated and boring and no longer entertaining for me. I now tune in to an alternate radio station on the way to work and can't see this changing any time soon! I have given the show 3 stars, simply because I know he still has a large following, of which, I am not one.