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Greg Burns returns to UK radio with Hits Radio show

Former Capital and Heart presenter Greg Burns is back on the radio in the UK with a weekend show on Hits Radio. Greg moved to Australia to host mid-mornings on Nova in Sydney in 2016 and is currently hosting the new Bauer show from Australia before returning to the UK in the next few weeks. His first show was yesterday, titled The Hits Radio Throwback, airing every Sunday from 7pm to 10pm. Programme Director for Hits Radio, Paul Gerrard told RadioToday: “Greg is one of the world’s hottest mus...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Australia, People, Radio, Sydney, Greg, Bauer, Virgin Radio, Greg Burns, Hits Radio, Paul Gerrard


Bauer design agency reveals Hits Radio national roll-out

One of Bauer’s design agencies has offered an insight into the future of the Hits Radio brand after writing about its recent work on its website. Thinkfarm, which works with Bauer designing and promoting some of its radio stations, created the brand identity and marketing campaign for Hits Radio. It appears to confirm that Hits Radio will replace regional brands to create one national station. On its website, it said: “Hits Radio will consolidate regional brands into one, national station off...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Bauer, Hits Radio, Hits Radio Network, Hallam Metro Free, Radio City Radio


New station sound for Hits Radio goes live with Wisebuddah

Hits Radio has unveiled a new station sound created in partnership with Wisebuddah. Wisebuddah says they mixed high energy music with sung vocals and the latest imaging techniques to create the new station sound, which incorporates a four note sonic identity. Hits Radio Network Programme Director, Paul Gerrard said: “We wanted a sound that was rammed with energy, passion and pride in a music radio brand that we believe will become world-class. The team at Wisebuddah took the brief and blew u...
Tags: Radio, Bauer, Production News, Chris Ward, Wisebuddah, Hits Radio, Hits Radio Network, Paul Gerrard, Wisebuddah Wisebuddah, Hits Radio Network Programme, Phil Tozer Wisebuddah Jingles


A powerful spyware app now targets iPhone owners

Security researchers have discovered a powerful surveillance app first designed for Android devices can now target victims with iPhones. The spy app, found by researchers at mobile security firm Lookout, said its developer abused their Apple-issued enterprise certificates to bypass the tech giant’s app store to infect unsuspecting victims. The disguised carrier assistance app once installed can silently grab a victim’s contacts, audio recordings, photos, videos, and other device informatio...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Security, Facebook, Privacy, Tech, Itunes, Italy, Computing, App-store, Spy, Online Marketplaces, Data Security


New national Capital Breakfast launches across the UK

Global has launched the first networked breakfast show on commercial radio in England, Scotland and Wales with the syndication of Capital Breakfast. Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay have replaced almost a dozen local breakfast shows on Capital-branded radio stations supported by a national advertising campaign which kicked off on Saturday night. Roman, Vick and Sonny are now broadcasting to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, East Midlands, North East, North West & Wales, Scotla...
Tags: UK, Top, Wales, Global, Toronto, Industry, Radio, Liverpool, Ofcom, Capital, Lancashire, Peterborough, Great Britain, Alerts, Shawn Mendes, Sonny


Podcast: Gary Stein talking Country Hits Radio and Radiodays Europe report

Roy Martin is in Lausanne for RadioDays Europe 2019 this week, and event host Paul Robinson joins us for a look back over the highlights of the conference. Stuart Clarkson also chats to Hits Radio Group Content Director Gary Stein about the upcoming launch of Country Hits Radio. James Cridland looks at the move by public service broadcasters to take more control of the platforms where their content is; and in David Lloyd’s RadioMoments it’s goodbye to Century, Zoe Ball leaves Radio 1 and we’l...
Tags: Europe, Bbc, Radio, David Lloyd, Lausanne, Bauer, Paul Robinson, Radiodays Europe, Roy Martin, James Cridland, RadioToday Programme, RTP, Stuart Clarkson, Broadcast Bionics, Gary Stein, Ian Deeley


TrailBlazer Firearms LifeCard .22LR – Credit Card Gun Review

Just when I thought I had seen everything under the sun that is firearms related, something new gets dropped in my lap. This time it was the LifeCard pistol from Trailblazer firearms. Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol in 22LR U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- I have to admit, the proof of this concept is brilliant: make a pistol that folds up into a compact package for ultimate concealability and make it a quality firearm. The LifeCard is a single shot compact rimfire pistol which folds up...
Tags: Guns, Mike, Patrick, Bauer, NFA, Ammoland TV, Firearm News, Concealed Carry, AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, Mike Searson, US Concealed Carry Association, 22 LR, Trailblazer Firearms, Aaron Voigt, LifeCard, Credit Card Gun Review


Trevor Bauer: Getting pulled with no-hitter intact was 'right decision'

Bauer was trying to throw the Indians' first no-hitter in 38 years, but Terry Francona pulled him after 117 pitches.
Tags: News, Bauer, Terry Francona, Trevor Bauer


Launch details and schedule for Country Hits Radio

Bauer’s newest radio station, Country Hits Radio, has launched this morning at 10 with Chris Young’s Raised on Country. Well known country music radio host Baylen Leonard kicked off proceedings and was joined by fellow station host Una Healy from The Saturdays. The full schedule is below, and includes Jennie longdon on Breakfast and Lou Nash in the afternoons. Later today, Ty Bentli will be broadcasting his 5pm show from The Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Former Signal 1 Breakf...
Tags: UK, Top, Sales & Marketing, Radio, Glasgow, Nashville, Zenith, Bauer, Chris Young, Jennie, Golden Square, Una Healy, Station News, Bauer Media, Jennie Longdon, Baylen Leonard


Bauer throws no-hitter through seven innings, sets MLB record

Trevor Bauer has been virtually unhittable this year and that continued in the Cleveland Indians' MLB win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Indians right-hander no-hit the Blue Jays through seven innings in Cleveland on Thursday before exiting after 117 pitches. While he had control issues, including five walks, he punched out eight hitters.
Tags: News, Blue Jays, Mlb, Cleveland, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Indians, Bauer, Trevor Bauer


Bauer pulled with no-hitter thru 7, Indians beat Blue Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer was pulled by manager Terry Francona after seven hitless innings and 117 pitches, and watched from the dugout as Toronto’s Freddy Galvis broke up Cleveland’s bid for a combined no-hitter with a leadoff single in the ninth inning of the Indians’ 4-1 win Thursday night. Bauer was attempting to throw […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Blue Jays, Cleveland, Indians, Bauer, Freddy Galvis, Terry Francona, Trevor Bauer


Indians’ Bauer is pitching no-hitter through 6 vs Blue Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. Bauer has thrown 97 pitches Thursday night at home. He has struck out five and walked five. The Indians haven’t pitched a no-hitter since Len Barker threw a perfect game in 1981 against Toronto. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Blue Jays, Mlb, Cleveland, Cleveland Indians, Bauer, Trevor Bauer, Toronto Blue Jays Bauer, Len Barker


Indians' Bauer is pitching no-hitter through 7 vs Blue Jays

Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Toronto Blue Jays            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Blue Jays, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Bauer, Trevor Bauer


Bauer pulled after 7 no-hit innings in Indians’ 4-1 win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer was pulled by manager Terry Francona after seven hitless innings and 117 pitches, and watched from the dugout as Toronto’s Freddy Galvis broke up Cleveland’s bid for a combined no-hitter with a leadoff single in the ninth inning of the Indians’ 4-1 win Thursday night. Bauer was attempting to throw […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Cleveland, Indians, Bauer, Freddy Galvis, Terry Francona, Trevor Bauer


Paul Keenan appointed President of Audio at Bauer Media Group

Paul Keenan has been appointed President of Audio at Bauer Media Group with the task of developing radio, webcasting and podcasts. Currently, Paul is CEO of Bauer and will aim to develop audio with a focus on digital transformation worldwide. He will continue to report to Veit Dengler who has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Bauer Media Group. “Radio and audio are in great health, enjoying the power of a sound boom and this is an exciting time to be leading a new wave of further ...
Tags: Top, People, Industry, Radio, Rob, Group, Alerts, PAUL, Bauer, Veit Dengler, Bauer Media Group, Paul Keenan, Bauer Media Group Radio, Rob Munro Hall Sven Dams Stefanie Hauer, Rob Munro Hall, UK Publishing Business Commenting


Simon Mayo to speak at 2019 Radio Festival

The first speaker for this year’s Radio Festival, taking place in London next month, has been announced as Simon Mayo. The event on Monday 13th May at the British Library is organised by the Radio Academy and is part of a cross-industry ‘Radio Audio Week’. This year’s festival theme is ‘The New Age of Audio’. Mayo launched Scala Radio last month, after leaving Radio 2 at the end of 2018 following a 37-year career with the BBC. His session at the Radio Festival will look at how Bauer’s new cla...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Simon, Bauer, Radio Academy, Radio Festival, Bbc Local Radio, Simon Mayo, Radio Audio Week, Scala Radio, RadFest19


‘Game of Thrones’ Featurette: How Season 8 Pushes the Boundaries of Visual Effects

Eight seasons, 80-plus hours of cutting-edge visual effects with which few other shows can compete. Game of Thrones has long pushed the envelope with special effects on television just by virtue of the sheer scope of this series, which has spanned years and continents — fictional or otherwise. And although they’ve had years of practice, creating the creatures, effects, and settings of Game of Thrones doesn’t get easier for the visual effects team behind the hit HBO fantasy series. As the final ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Game Of Thrones, Vfx, Video Clips, Bauer, Joe Bauer, Behind the Scenes Footage, Steve Kullback, Kullback


BBC fails to attract commercial radio to BBC Sounds app

The BBC’s aim to bring outside services to its Sounds app has so far been met with rejection from the commercial sector. In its Annual Plan this year, , the BBC says it is interested in opening up BBC Sounds to other podcasts and commercial radio. The invite was first offered in 2018 but no content from Bauer, Global, Wireless has appeared so far despite talks going on since 2018. The commercial radio groups are not happy with the terms being offered, which would include the need for brands ...
Tags: Google, UK, Podcasts, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Commercial radio, Bauer, Bbc Sounds, Bauer Global Wireless, James Purnell Director Radio Education


Major national marketing plan starts for Scala Radio

Simon Mayo, Angellica Bell and Mark Kermode are the stars of a new national marketing plan for Scala Radio. The creative will be focused upon ‘Classical Music for Modern Life’ targeting the station’s core audience of ‘cultural explorers’ passion for music. The campaign has several creative executions inspired by the Scala filter of 70% familiar and 30% surprise. The national campaign combines large format outdoor sites including the Westway Tower, Four Dials at Westfield Stratford, and The Wa...
Tags: Facebook, Top, Sales & Marketing, Radio, Westfield Stratford, Waterloo, Bauer, Angellica Bell, Southbank, Scala, Simon Mayo, Mark Kermode, South Kensington Underground, Scala Radio, Simon Mayo Angellica Bell, Anne Marie Lavan


Mix96 breakfast show team drive to France in an EV

Mix96 is celebrating Green Month throughout March and is sending its breakfast show presenters to France in an electric vehicle. Ben Moseby and Nia Visser are driving from Aylesbury to its twin-town of Bourg-en-Bresse in a Nissan Leaf – a round trip of 1200 miles. The duo set off on Tuesday morning and Ben tells RadioToday: “I hold the Guinness world record for naming Beatles songs from their opening lyrics so it can’t be harder than that right? ….Right?” Nia adds: “I’ve bought snacks and dri...
Tags: France, Radio, Nissan, Ben, NIA, Bourg, Bauer, Aylesbury, Bourg en Bresse, Station News, UKRD, UKRD Group, The Midlands, Mix96, Max Hailey, Green Month


Bauer launches Scala Singles Chart on Scala Radio

A new classical music chart has launched on Scala Radio – the Scala Singles Chart countdown – each Saturday at 10am. The Top 20, compiled by the Official Charts Company, reveals the most streamed classically inspired songs from the past week. The Official Scala Singles Chart is based on classically influenced tracks, including music from the classical genre, plus orchestral versions of popular music. Only tracks released within the past 12 months are eligible, and only two chart entries pe...
Tags: UK, Radio, Programmes, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Official Charts Company, Andrea, Bauer, Station News, Scala Radio, Scala Radio the Scala Singles Chart, Official Scala Singles Chart, Amo Soltanto Te ft Ed Sheeran, Ali Di Liberta


Phil Riley appointed as Senior Independent Advisor at Bauer

Bauer Media Group has appointed Phil Riley as Senior Independent Advisor to the recently acquired Lincs FM, Celador Radio and Wireless Local Stations. In this new role, Phil will advise and support the interim Managing Directors and CEOs whilst the CMA completes its review and the businesses continue to operate as stand-alone entities. Phil Riley was most recently on the Board at Celador, before it was sold to Bauer Media. He’s held a number of senior roles across the industry including at Ch...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Cma, Phil, Bauer, Radio Academy, Bauer Media, Celador, Phil Riley, Bauer Media Group, The Midlands, European Radio, Paul Keenan, Lincs FM Celador Radio and Wireless Local Stations, Chrysalis Radio


UKRD purchase by Bauer to be looked at by Competition and Markets Authority

Bauer’s recent acquisition of the UKRD group will be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority, with the stations being run under a Hold Separate arrangement until it is complete. It means that all four groups bought by Bauer this year – Celador Radio, Wireless local, Lincs FM Group and UKRD – need to be kept as separate businesses pending the reviews by the government agency. The CMA investigation into the acquisitions of Celador, Wireless and Lincs was announced earlier this mon...
Tags: Top, Global, Industry, Radio, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Alerts, Bauer, Bauer Media, UKRD, Lincs FM Group, Celador Radio Wireless, Celador Wireless and Lincs, Minster Stray Yorkshire Coast Radio KLFM, Spirit Spire Wessex, Celador Wireless


Bauer Media to launch Country Hits Radio via local DAB

Bauer is starting its third new radio station this year as Country Hits Radio gets ready to launch on a number of DAB multiplexes in the UK. Country Hits Radio launches on April 5th via DAB in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Humberside, Tyne & Wear, Teesside, Glasgow,, Edinburgh, Tayside, Inverness and Ayr. Bauer is to remove Kiss Fresh from the above local multiplexes to make room for Country Hits Radio. Country Hits Radio is targetting modern c...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Global, US, Industry, Radio, Nashville, Alerts, Bauer, BBC Radio, Chris Stevens, Una Healy, Bauer Media, Chris Country, Jennie Longdon


Cool FM & Downtown Radio in Ofcom breach for inaccurate news

Cool FM and Downtown Radio have been found in breach of Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code for reading out inaccurate news. A complainant alerted Ofcom to a news bulletin that they considered inaccurate on June 18th 2017 at 4pm. The newsreader said: “The man who killed Colin Horner in front of his three-year-old son has been charged with murder..” The cover journalist who read out the inaccurate news was hired by the station at the same time the Bauer Radio Awards were taking place in London. The un-n...
Tags: London, Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Northern Ireland, Bauer, Horner, Cool FM, Colin Horner, Downtown Radio, Bauer Radio Awards, Cool FM Downtown Radio


Podcast: Roundtable radio discussion including Scala Radio launch

In our monthly roundtable discussion for March, Trevor Dann is joined by Steve Parkinson and Brett Spencer from Bauer and Lorna Clarke from Radio 2 and 6Music to discuss more radio upheavals and recommend some top audio. James Cridland looks at some new figures on listening via smart speakers and in David Lloyd’s Radio Moments – John Peel makes his Radio 1 debut while Zane Lowe departs; Keith Skues turns 80 and Radio 210 launches. This is just one of the weekly podcasts produced and published...
Tags: Radio, Zane Lowe, Bauer, James Cridland, RadioToday Programme, Trevor Dann, RTP, Brett Spencer, Broadcast Bionics, Keith Skues, Steve Parkinson, Lorna Clarke, Scala Radio, David Lloyd 's Radio Moments John Peel


Scottish radio stations dominate at IRN Awards 2019

Half of the prizes at this year’s IRN Awards have been won by reporters or teams from Scottish radio stations. Six of the 12 awards are on their way back to Scotland following the ceremony at the Sky Cinema in west London, which was hosted by Sky News presenter Kay Burley. Four of those six were won by Bauer – for Clyde, Forth, West FM and MFR/Northsound journalist Bryan Rutherford. The other two went to Global’s Newsroom Scotland. Among the English winners there were three each for Global an...
Tags: London, Top, Scotland, Awards, Global, Industry, Dave, Radio, Yorkshire, Tsa, Sky News, LBC, Andy, North East, Bauer, Ayrshire


Content Development Director at Bauer for Victoria Easton-Riley

Bauer Media has appointed Victoria Easton-Riley as Content Development Director for the Hits Radio Network in Scotland. Most recently, Victoria produced the Hits Radio Breakfast Show with Gemma, Gethin and Dave and, previous to that, was producer on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. This newly-created role will see Victoria responsible for the development of Bauer people, talent and content for the Hits Radio Network broadcast teams across Scotland including Clyde 1 and Forth ...
Tags: Top, Scotland, Bbc, People, Dave, Radio, Nick Grimshaw, Victoria, Stuart, Clyde, Bauer, BBC Radio, Radio Network, Absolute Radio, Bauer Media, Gary Stein


Bauer Media has closed down Sam FM Thames Valley

Bauer Media has quietly closed one of the radio stations it bought recently. Sam FM Thames Valley – which was one of the 27 radio stations Bauer acquired from Celador Radio less than a month ago – is no longer on-air and has been removed from the Sam FM app and website. The station did broadcast on DAB in the Reading area, and started life after JACK fm was replaced by The Breeze on 107FM in 2017. Sam FM Thames Valley shared all programmes with Sam FM South Coast, which is now owned by Nation...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Southampton, Jack, Sam, South Coast, Alerts, Bauer, Thames Valley, Bauer Media, Celador, Sam Fm, Celador Radio, Bristol Swindon, The South of England


Bauer Media enters Hold Separate after recent radio acquisitions

The Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Bauer Media to run Lincs FM Group, Celador Radio Group and Wireless local stations in England and Wales as stand-alone businesses until an investigation has taken place. Whilst Hold Separate is active, Carol Edwards will be running the Celador Radio group, Iain Fowler will be running the Wireless stations and Keith Briggs will be running the Lincs FM Group stations. The length of the investigation is unknown at this point. Bauer tells RadioTod...
Tags: England, Top, Wales, Industry, Radio, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Alerts, Bauer, Carol Edwards, Bauer Media, Lincs FM Group, Celador Radio, UKRD Group, Iain Fowler, Lincs FM Group Celador Radio Group