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Absolute Radio Country to air Elaina D Smith evening show

Bauer has signed up American country presenter Elaina D Smith’s evening show to broadcast on Absolute Radio Country. The syndicated programme, which is produced and presented in Nashville, Tennessee, will air Sunday to Thursday nights from 7pm. Elaina said “It seems impossible to even think of a word that describes my excitement about joining the Absolute Radio Country family. “Taking the show international is beyond my wildest dreams, and to do so with such incredible pros like Ricky Marshal...
Tags: UK, US, Radio, Nashville, North America, Nashville Tennessee, Bauer, Elaina, Station News, Absolute Radio Country, Ricky Marshall, Elaina D Smith, Pete Horspool, Paul Williams Ryan Kershner, Mackenzie Cooper


Joe Lynam leaves BBC Radio 4 for Newstalk in Ireland

BBC Radio 4 presenter Joe Lynam is joining Bauer’s Newstalk in Ireland as Business Editor. He currently presents the current affairs show ‘The Newsroom’ on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service while also presenting four Podcasts: Global News Podcast, Connected Investor, London Calling EU and EUNICast. The Irish native was also the BBC’s senior Business Correspondent for a decade. Joe has travelled the world with the BBC covering the financial crisis (2007-2010), followed by the Eurozone crisis (...
Tags: Eu, Bbc, People, Radio, Ireland, Joe, Bbc Radio 4, Bauer, BBC Radio, World Service, Joe Lynam, BBC News Channel Joe, Newstalk Breakfast Patricia Monahan Newstalk


Jazz FM and Scala Radio to share new Jazz meets Classical series

Jazz FM and Scala Radio are coming together with a brand-new series that will be heard across both networks on the same evening over six weeks. Scala Radio’s Jack Pepper and Jazz FM’s China Moses will explore the link between the two musical genres, introducing each other to the music they love, exploring the grey areas, crossovers and curious links. Special guests will include Maria Schneider and Nigel Kennedy with each episode finishing with a piece of live music, recorded especially for th...
Tags: China, Radio, Beethoven, Bauer, Maria Schneider, Wayne Shorter, Nigel Kennedy, Robert Mitchell, Station News, Jazz Fm, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Scala Radio, Bauer Media Audio, Scala Radio 's Jack Pepper, Scala Radio 8pm


Hot Radio hires new Commercial Director and joins RAJAR

Community station Hot Radio has hired its first Commercial Director and signed up to RAJAR. Alan Smith, who was previously with 2CR and Fire Radio, was most recently working for Bauer in Salisbury at Spire FM/GHR. Hot Radio, operating a community service for Poole and a digital service for the south coast, will also receive its first official listening figures in October after subscribing to RAJAR. Kevin Scott, Director said the time was right to join RAJAR as well as appoint a seasoned profe...
Tags: Radio, Alan, Alan Smith, Salisbury, Poole, Bauer, Alan He, Kevin Scott, Local Radio, Rajar, Community Radio, Hot Radio, RAJAR Alan Smith, RAJAR Kevin Scott Director, Dorset Biz News


Weekend radio schedule changes planned for KISS network

KISS has announced a refresh of its weekend programming with some new shows announced for 2022. Sam Darlaston & Omah Howard will be moving up to weekend mornings from 8-11am, while Tatum McGreal is a new addition to the weekend schedule, hosting afternoons from 2-5pm. She will continue to host Early Breakfast. Meanwhile, DJ and producer Anton Powers is to take on a second show KISS at weekends every Saturday from 5pm till 7pm in addition to his Sunday show at the same time. Elsewhere on the K...
Tags: Rebecca, Radio, Kiss, Bauer, ESI, Henrie, Station News, Swarzy Macaly, Tatum McGreal, Anton Powers, Henrie Kwushue, Rebecca Frank, Sam Darlaston Omah Howard, KISS Network KISS Fresh, Sam Omah


All change at Hits Radio with a new daytime schedule

Tom Green is taking over mid-mornings from Mike Toolan and Hattie Pearson is replacing Greg Burns on afternoons at Hits Radio. Mike Toolan will move to Drive, replacing Wes Butters but reuniting with Gemma Atkinson who remains in the 4pm – 7pm slot. The Hits Radio Breakfast show, presented by Fleur East along with James Barr and Matt Haslam, remains. Speaking about the new schedule, Hits Radio Content Director Paul Gerrard said “It’s brilliant to see both Tom and Hattie, who really shaped the...
Tags: UK, Radio, North, South Coast, Tom, Bauer, Tom Green, Hattie, Station News, Gemma Atkinson, James Barr, Greg Burns, Sheree Murphy, Wes Butters, Hits Radio, Mike Toolan


Bauer raises over £21m with Cash for Kids network in 2021

Bauer’s charity Cash for Kids has raised £21,391,718 in 2021 to help disadvantaged children. Over 522,627 sick and underprivileged children benefited from Cash for Kids’ campaigning, a 32% increase on the year before. Cash for Kids runs a number of initiatives throughout the year which is driven by Bauer brands including the Hits Radio Brand Network, Absolute Radio, Magic Radio, Take a Break, That’s Life, Grazia, Closer and Total TV Guide. In 2021, along with its Mission Christmas campaign, C...
Tags: UK, Industry, Radio, Fleur East, Bauer, Cash For Kids, Sally Aitchison, COVID, MBE MD of Cash for Kids, Life Grazia Closer


Absolute Radio to launch radio station named after a listener

A new radio station is set to launch named after an Absolute Radio competition winner. In the promotion called Absolute Radio You, listeners must describe their own perfect radio station including which five songs they would play to kick it off. Dave Berry announced the new service on his breakfast show this morning after teasing it for the past couple of weeks. The competition will run till the end of January and the personal station will run online temporarily in February. Absolute Radio Br...
Tags: UK, Radio, Dave Berry, Bauer, Absolute Radio, Station News, February Absolute Radio Breakfast


Biggest radio stories in 2021…. and some 2022 predictions

The UK radio industry didn’t see any major changes in 2021 compared to previous years, but that didn’t stop us from bringing you over 1000 unique stories on our website. Everything you read on RadioToday, our newsletters, social media and listen to via our podcasts are brought to you free of charge thanks to our sponsors, who we thank deeply for keeping RadioToday alive. We celebrate our 18th birthday next month too, when we’ll have a look back at how the industry has changed since we started...
Tags: Europe, UK, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Britain, Wireless, LBC, Graham Norton, Philip, Bauer, BBC Radio, Stephanie Hirst, Steve Allen, Republic Wireless


Bauer creates a Magic Christmas Quiz skill for Alexa devices

Bauer Media Audio has created an interactive Alexa Skill designed for families to use this Christmas. The Magic Christmas quiz tests players on their knowledge of Christmas songs, festive traditions, movies and TV. Hosted by Magic Radio Breakfast presenters Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, Bauer says the game extends the appeal of the Magic Radio brand into a new digital sphere, enabling a new form of audio engagement. The Alexa Skill complements a wider partnership with Bauer Media Audio and...
Tags: Amazon, Radio, Magic, Richard Dawkins, Alexa, Bush, Richie, Bauer, Ronan Keating, Magic Radio, Station News, Alexa Skill, Alexa Skills, Magic Radio Breakfast, Bauer Media Audio, Absolute Radio Breakfast


Jackie Brambles joins Greatest Hits Radio to host evenings

Former BBC Radio 1 presenter Jackie Brambles is joining Greatest Hits Radio to host the weekday evening show. She’ll replace Darren Proctor who is leaving to explore new opportunities. Simon Mayo announced the news of Jackie joining on his Drive show today (Thursday) saying “Jackie is a top radio presenter and I’m delighted we’ll be reunited at Greatest Hits Radio. At Radio 1 she was always a delight to work with – we always seemed to get hysterical at the same time. I’m really looking forwar...
Tags: UK, Scotland, People, Radio, Jackie, Alan Edwards, House Party, Darren, Bauer, BBC Radio, Ayr, GMTV, Simon Mayo, Jackie Brambles, Gary Stein, Greatest Hits Radio


Gemma Cairney joins Scala Radio to Take a Moment

Gemma Cairney is joining Scala Radio to explore the world of classical music throughout January. The station is inviting listeners to Take A Moment to enjoy the calming effects of classical music in the new year as part of a new series. Gemma said: “It has been calming and exciting starting 2022 by exploring a new genre of music with Scala Radio. Classical music is something quite new to me and I have really got something out of learning about the different eras of Classical and the variety o...
Tags: People, Radio, Bauer, Gemma, Scala, Gemma Cairney, Scala Radio, Scala Radio Classical


Podcast and smart speakers research reveals listening numbers

Forty-one percent of UK residents age 16+ have listened to a podcast in the last month, according to The Infinite Dial 2021 UK. The Infinite Dial 2021 UK was conducted by Edison Research and sponsored by Bauer Media Group UK and Spotify. The study surveyed 1,000 UK residents age 16+ on a variety of measures including online digital audio platforms, radio, social media, smart speakers, and more. Findings from the study show several strengths in the audio space in the UK, including podcasts. S...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, UK, Instagram, Podcasts, US, Snapchat, Radio, U K, Bauer, Edison Research, Larry Rosin, Graham Bryce, Bauer Media Audio UK, Bauer Media Group UK, James Cator Spotify


Sir Michael Parkinson and Norah Jones lead Jazz FM’s Festive schedule

This year’s festive schedule at Jazz FM includes special shows by Sir Michael Parkinson and Norah Jones. Sir Michael makes a return to the Bauer station following his series earlier in the year. “Parky – My Kind of Jazz at Christmas” will give him the opportunity to play his favourite Great American Songbook Christmas favourites and will also feature some timely performances from the Parkinson TV archive. There will also be special programmes on Christmas Day from singer Norah Jones and Yol...
Tags: Hollywood, US, Norah Jones, Bbc, Radio, New Orleans, Michael, Clarke Peters, Bauer, NOLA, National Jazz Archive, Tony Bennett, Michael Parkinson, YolanDa Brown, Clare Teal, Station News


Absolute Radio attracts Asmodee UK for its first radio campaign

Game publisher and distributor Asmodee UK has partnered with Absolute Radio and its presenters Andy Bush and Richie Firth to launch its first radio campaign. The six-month campaign will run until April 2022, with the aim to raise awareness of Asmodee’s board games, such as Dobble, Catan and Ticket to Ride, and encourage more people to play more games more often. As well as being the company’s biggest ever marketing campaign, it marks the first time it has advertised on radio and comes as rec...
Tags: UK, London, Sales & Marketing, Radio, Bush, Richie, Bauer, Absolute Radio, Bauer Media, Andy Bush, Asmodee, Richie Firth, Claire Sturgess, Absolute Radio Network, Bush Richie, Asmodee UK


Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Lt. Col. Harold Bauer

By Katie Lange Medal of Honor Monday USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Marine Corps Lt. Col. Harold W. Bauer was an ace pilot whose actions during World War II were instrumental to winning one of the Pacific’s greatest battles. While he eventually went down with his aircraft, his leadership and bravery in the preceding months earned him the Medal of Honor. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Harold W. Bauer, Medal of Honor recipient. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Harold W. Bauer, Medal of Honor recipient. Bauer was b...
Tags: Japan, Guns, Department Of Defense, Marine, Philippines, Hawaii, Marine Corps, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Vanuatu, Quantico, Bauer, Efate, Naval Academy, Guadalcanal, Pensacola Florida


Two Bauer stations switch to 100% Christmas music

Magic in the UK and Downtown Radio in Northern Ireland have both dropped their usual playlists and flipped to 100% Christmas music. In London, Magic breakfast presenters Ronan and Harriet kick-started the festive tunes on November 26th, whilst in Ireland, Downtown changed format on December 1st with the help of Leona Lewis. Downtown Radio Content Director Stuart Robinson explains it’s the third time the station has changed at Christmas and it was worth the risk in previous years: “We were del...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Northern Ireland, Magic, Gary Barlow, Leona Lewis, Harriet, Bauer, Ronan, Station News, Stuart Robinson, Downtown Radio, Ireland Downtown


Three new presenters added to Pure Radio Scotland schedule

Pure Radio in Scotland has made some changes to its schedule with presenters from Original and Bauer joining the station. Fraser Thomson joins Pure from the Greatest Hits Network to host 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday, whilst Stuart McCully from Original 106 is taking over the weekday 4pm to 8pm slot. Ross Turnbull, who has been filling in around the Pure schedule is given his own show in a new slot for the station, weekend mornings 7am to 10am. Robin Galloway, Group Head of Presentation and pr...
Tags: Scotland, People, Radio, Ross, Bauer, Tayside, Ross Turnbull, Pure Radio Scotland, Fraser Thomson, Stuart McCully, Robin Galloway Group Head of Presentation, McCully Fraser


Local DAB digital radio arrives in Cumbria and north Lancashire

Two new DAB digital radio multiplexes are now live in north Lancashire and Cumbria. The new networks collectively carry 28 digital radio services including local FM stations BBC Radio Cumbria, CFM, Heart North Lancashire & Cumbria and Smooth Radio Lake District broadcasting in DAB or DAB+ for the first time alongside a host of new and additional services. The new DAB digital transmitters went live this morning from nine sites across the two networks, with one network, operated by Bauer Digita...
Tags: UK, Digital, Industry, Radio, North, Lancashire, Carlisle, Ben Cooper, Lake District, Cumbria, Keswick, Cfm, Bauer, Morecambe Bay, Mark Elliott, Simon Mayo


This is Distorted announce collaboration with Sister Bliss

Union Jack Dance is to air an in-depth documentary series celebrating the history of British dance music produced by This is Distorted. Funded by the Audio Content Fund, Dance Britannia is a six-part series presented by DJ Sister Bliss, a founder member of faithless. The series will be a one-of-a-kind behind-the-scenes journey into some of the biggest British dance artists and albums of the last 30 years, airing early 2022. The Bliss will talk candidly to her fellow UK dance icons about thei...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Bliss, Radio, Bauer, Station News, Scala Radio, Jack Media, Union Jack Dance, Andi Durrant, Sister Bliss, This Is Distorted, Blissy


Anish Kapoor & the Blackest Black in the Universe in Venice, Italy at the Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin + Gillo Dorfles at the Cini

Anish Kapoor & Taco Dibbets at Gallerie dell'Accademia  Background painting: Madonna of the Treasuers by Tintoretto (1567)  Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) "I'm going to ask Anish Kapoor why he's got exclusive rights to the blackest black in the universe and why he won't let other artists use the color," I said to some colleagues over at the Giorgio Cini Foundation.  On the morning of Friday, November 12, we were at the Cini for the inauguration of Ghiribizzi  or "Whims," an exhibitio...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, London, John Lennon, Nasa, Amsterdam, Madonna, Venice, Florence, Freud, Anish Kapoor, Venice Italy, Plato, Bauer, Tiziano, Mumbai India


Hits Radio Pride Future Star winner announced by Bauer

Ben Johns has been named Hits Radio Pride’s Future Star winning a residency on the Bauer Media LGBTQ+ radio station. The Future Star competition, launched in August by Hits Radio Pride in partnership with BT, saw budding presenters submit demos to win the opportunity to present their own show on the station. Having received the most public votes out of the final eight, Ben will host his own radio show every Sunday throughout December from 2-7pm, with his first show recorded from the top of t...
Tags: London, Bt, People, Radio, Ben Jones, Ben, Bauer, BT Tower, Matt Batchelor, Bauer Media Advertising, Hits Radio Pride, Ben Johns, Bauer Media LGBTQ


Anish Kapoor & the Blackest Black in the Universe in Venice, Italy at the Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin + Gillo Dorles at the Cini

Anish Kapoor & Taco Dibbets at Gallerie dell'Accademia  Background painting: Madonna of the Treasuers by Tintoretto (1567)  Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) "I'm going to ask Anish Kapoor why he's got exclusive rights to the blackest black in the universe and why he won't let other artists use the color," I said to some colleagues over at the Giorgio Cini Foundation.  On the morning of Friday, November 12, we were at the Cini for the inauguration of Ghiribizzi  or "Whims," an exhibitio...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, London, John Lennon, Nasa, Amsterdam, Madonna, Venice, Florence, Freud, Anish Kapoor, Venice Italy, Plato, Bauer, Tiziano, Mumbai India


Bauer to move Free Radio out of Brindleyplace in Birmingham

Bauer is moving out of Brindleyplace in Birmingham after over 20 years as its lease expires at the end of 2021. A new smaller space in 54 Hagley Road will provide studios and offices for two programmes each day, the new West Midlands wide breakfast show with JD & Roisin, and the regional afternoon show on Greatest Hits Radio with Andy Goulding. Free/BRMB moved to Brindleyplace just over 20 years ago, only its second home following its launch from Aston Road North in former Alpha Television St...
Tags: UK, Industry, Radio, Birmingham, West Midlands, Bauer, Broad Street, Midlands, Roisin, Free Radio, Hagley Road, Gary Stein, Brindleyplace, Hits Radio Brand Network, Andy Goulding Free BRMB, Aston Road North


Anish Kapoor & the Blackest Black in the Universe - Venice, Italy at the Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin + Gillo Dorles at the Cini

Anish Kapoor & Taco Dibbets at Gallerie dell'Accademia  Background painting: Madonna of the Treasuers by Tintoretto (1567)  Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) "I'm going to ask Anish Kapoor why he's got exclusive rights to the blackest black in the universe and why he won't let other artists use the color," I said to some colleagues over at the Giorgio Cini Foundation.  On the morning of Friday, November 12, we were at the Cini for the inauguration of Ghiribizzi  or "Whims," an exhibitio...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, London, John Lennon, Nasa, Amsterdam, Madonna, Venice, Florence, Freud, Anish Kapoor, Venice Italy, Plato, Bauer, Tiziano, Mumbai India


Bauer Academy launches new programme focused on mental health

Bauer Academy has teamed up with Where’s Your Head At? to launch WYHA Wellbeing Ambassador. It’s a brand-new programme focused on mental health and wellbeing designed and delivered by Dr Pauline Bell, an experienced Health Care & Professions Council registered Counselling Psychologist. Pauline has extensive experience of working in the NHS, private and third sector mental health and psychological services. In addition, Pauline is an experienced Training Facilitator and has been delivering men...
Tags: Industry, Radio, NHS, Bauer, Pauline, Bauer Media, Bauer Academy, Pauline Bell, Health Care Professions Council, WYHA, Courtnay McLeod Academy, Bauer Media We


Paul Keenan appointed COO on Bauer’s new executive board

Yvonne Bauer is setting up a new Executive Board with four members including Paul Keenan as Chief Operating Officer. Paul will replace Veit Dengler who has been in the position for the last four years. Other members on the board will include Yvonne Bauer as owner and CEO of Bauer Media Group, Gerald Mai, who will be appointed Chief Legal Officer, and Anna Sedgley who remains as CFO. Yvonne Bauer comments: “Our mission as of now is to maximise the potential of our Business Areas and to create ...
Tags: Europe, UK, People, Radio, Group, Coo, Bmg, PAUL, Bauer, Executive Board, Gerald, Veit, CLO, Veit Dengler, Bauer Media Group, Paul Keenan


The Native Fish Coalition

Have I talked about the Native Fish Coalition here? Honestly, I don't recall. The last year or so will do that to you. If I have, well... I'm going to again. And if I haven't, well... shame on me. Either way, let's make up for lost time.There are a lot of conservation groups out there, both big and small. Most all of them do great work. You probably receive weekly mailings from several of them (ahem, TU), but the one I am really excited about is the Native Fish Coalition (NFC). I'm a relativel...
Tags: Alabama, Sport, Paypal, Pennsylvania, Conservation, Fishing, Nfc, New England, Bauer, WINSTON, Michael Agneta, Red Brook Tenkara, Native Fish Coalition, Native Fish Coalition NFC, Schuylkill River Cleanup, NFC NFC


Venice Is Alive: Venice Film Festival, Accademia Galleries, Venice Glass Week & Variety Party at Hotel Danieli + More

The Adriatic Sea seen from the roof terrace of Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido - Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) It seems like every cultural organization in Venice schedules events and openings around the same time that the Venice Film Festival kicks off. There is a slew of international press in town, and the hope is that the press will attend and shine a headline or two their way — so we’ve got major openings at the Gallerie dell’Accademia and Palazzo Grassi (Hypervenezia) and ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Youtube, Egypt, Venice, Helen Mirren, Christ, Moses, Jesus Christ, Dolce Gabbana, Adriatic, Venice Italy, Variety, Red Sea, Bauer, Adriatic Sea


More singers added to Magic of Christmas at the London Palladium

Mica Paris, Emeli Sandé, James Arthur and Jamie Cullum have been added to the line-up for Magic’s Christmas event at the London Palladium. Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, who are presenting the event, announced the final line-up live on the Magic Breakfast Show this morning. Breakfast co-host Ronan Keating will also be performing on the night alongside the previously announced Rag’n’Bone Man and Will Young. Tickets for the show are now sold out and the only way to be there is to win on Magi...
Tags: Music, London, Radio, Magic, Bauer, Ronan Keating, Jamie Cullum, Magic Radio, London Palladium, Station News, Harriet Scott, TBI Media, Magic of Christmas, Mica Paris Emeli Sandé James Arthur