“Every single month we came close to being fired.”

It’s a bit disappointing that Chris Moyles’ last moments on the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show is… a video. I mean, he’s a radio geek and all. He’s got a keen sense of the console. Why can’t he go the way he does best? Sure, the whole thing was being streamed on video live (which is how I actually managed to catch it, surprisingly), but he’s a radio guy above all. Why can’t he go the way he does best? But fine, it’s a closing cheesy song. Fine, way too cheesy, perhaps. Maybe that is how he wanted it.

Here’s one for sung jingles everywhere

Radio geek alert: this week is Chris Moyles’ last week on the Radio 1 breakfast show. My attachment: I listened to him a fair bit when I was in college (in between 6 Music, I’ll admit, and yes, hate me now). The sucky thing: I won’t be around to listen to his last two shows live, more so blog about them right after; work stuff get in the way. So let me do this instead: the first jingle he ever played on his first ever breakfast show eight years ago, all five minutes and twenty-two seconds of it. Yes, also, I love sung jingles, and there will be one less place for them in the world when Nick Grimshaw takes over two weeks from now. That first show, I hopefully can blog about.

After Chris Moyles says he’s leaving Radio 1 brekky…

…there’s what Fearne Cotton calls a “weird atmosphere”. Although I’m not entirely convinced she’s kept out of the dark on this. (That doesn’t explain the business-as-usual mood on the station, though. I mean, Fearne has to keep calm and carry on.) Anyway, after over eight years (and a bunch of laughs from me since my first year in college), Moyles is leaving the much-vaunted breakfast slot on BBC Radio 1 – his slightly pompous announcement here – and then, the tease: an announcement on who’ll replace him will be made at half past ten. Only the news leaked on who that is before the announcement: late night host Nick Grimshaw. A bit of a non-descript announcement on Radio 1, really, but the forums will go on overdrive, definitely. I only heard his show once (it’s way too early for me) and I like what I heard, but I wonder if he’ll translate well early in the morning? I can’t worry about that yet, though – two more months of Chris and his cheesy songs, one of the best things on radio ever.