Hip, yoof radio station BBC radio 1 is refusing to play Robbie Williams new single because he is too old!

Hip, yoof radio station BBC radio 1 is refusing to play Robbie Williams new single because he is too old!

Apparently Radio 1 has moved to reinforce its youth credentials by refusing to put Robbie Williams’s No 1 single Candy on its playlist, with breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw saying the 38-year-old was too old for his audience and ‘not relevant’. personally I don’t care if they Robbie Williams or not but having an arbitrary age limit on what you play on the radio is so odd that it has even left the radio station wide open to criticism from the likes of Neil Foxy Fox and that takes some doing.

Strange as many of youth audience seem to be packing out big rock and metal gigs and there seems to be no desire to play that kind of music on Radio 1.

What is the age cut off point? what is considered ‘too old’, is the 28 year old Nick Grimshaw too old? are they going to play songs made by people under 25? under 20? will they play music that teenagers like? or what they think teenagers like or what they think teenagers should like?

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  1. I think it shows what a mess that station is in – maybe it’s empathising with it’s teenage audience by having a massive identity crisis! I can;’t stand Robbie Williams, like, but Nick Grimshaw calling anything or anyone irrelevant also shows a complete lack of self awareness.

  2. gave radio 1 a couple of hours ,oh dear ….and this age thing seems to be a bit random and arbitary,…….as i see it ?Robbie is no1 in the hit parade so should be played….any back to 6 for me

  3. there is a HUGE difference between not *playlisting* and refusing to play the track full stop

    i’m assuming from all the hoohaa about this that suddenly r1 is now playing anything by any artist over the age of 30 at any time or point in their entire weekly output ?

    no, thought not

    if a radio station doesnt want to *playlist8 a track thats entirely their right – i personally cannot stand playlists as with stations like r1 and commercial stations all that happens is that you end up hearing the same 5 songs every bluddy hour all day – which is why i listen to stations like amazing radio and others occasionally like beatwolf 6 music etc

  4. missed out an important word:

    i’m assuming from all the hoohaa about this that suddenly r1 is now NOT playing anything by any artist over the age of 30 at any time or point in their entire weekly output ?

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