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When are you too old to stop listening to BBC Radio One?

By citizenmike  |  Posted: February 22, 2014

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DJ Nick Grimshaw from BBC Radio One

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When are you too old to listen to BBC Radio One?

The average age of the 11million listeners of the station is 32 despite efforts to attract a younger audience, it has been revealed.

Station bosses have made efforts to bring in a younger crowd with moves such as giving DJ Nick Grimshaw the popular Breakfast show. They even launched a YouTube chanel to attract those aged 15 to 29.

Station controller Ben Cooper said that the average age 'keeps him up at night', but admitted: "You can't tell people to stop listening."

But Mr Cooper will take comfort in the fact that 18 is the most common age of a Radio One listener.

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  • Moietmoi  |  February 24 2014, 8:00AM

    BBC need to stop and have a rethink- most people listen to the radio in their cars and the lower half of the 15-29 year old group can't drive or would struggle to afford the cost of a car. That alone will bring the average age up.

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  • cortezcortez  |  February 23 2014, 4:52PM

    Sorry I missed the E out

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  • jackson99  |  February 23 2014, 3:35PM

    Radio One should be about the music buit all we hear are are the DJ talking about themselves all the time. They not important - just play the the tunes and shut up!!!

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  • citon  |  February 23 2014, 11:21AM

    Hart FM? Oh deer.

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  • zinboya  |  February 23 2014, 11:03AM

    I stopped listening to Radio 1, when the Ginger winger came on, tried it again when they brought in Gobby Moyles,a guy who had i,m the Man complex ego, have not listened since.

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  • citon  |  February 23 2014, 10:05AM

    I stopped listening to Radio 1 when I was about 15, over four decades ago. Mainly I suppose because of the presenters that they employed, who tried to make it an extension of a primary school playground. Some Radio 1 presenters like Steve Wright, once imported into Radio 2, became civilized and professional. Sadly the same can't be said of others like the Ginger Whinger. Since Sir Terry got elbowed, the Radio 2 breakfast show became "Play School, radio version".

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  • nickthompson  |  February 23 2014, 8:35AM

    "When are you too old to stop listening to BBC Radio One?" I would say 6 years old, and that to many would be 6 years too long.

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  • cortezcortez  |  February 22 2014, 6:41PM

    Why should there be an age limit if you like music.Radios 1&2 will always have a large following because they play more music and less advertising there again if you don't like music you can always listen to Hart FM

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