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Boris Johnson as PM would horrify Scots, says Nicola Sturgeon

First minister calls Johnson a charlatan and says he would boost case for independenceThe prospect of Boris Johnson become prime minister would “horrify” Scots and boost the case for independence, according to Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister.The former foreign secretary is a “complete and utter charlatan”, Sturgeon told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Scotland, Conservatives, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Sturgeon, Conservative Leadership, BBC Radio, Scots, Nicola Sturgeon Scotland

Rugby World Cup 2019: BBC to broadcast exclusive radio commentary

BBC Radio 5 Live secures exclusive radio commentary rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Tags: News, Bbc, BBC Radio

'He's changing minds, he's being brave': Is Raheem Sterling the most influential sportsperson in Britain?

Is Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling the most significant sportsperson in Britain? A BBC Radio 5 Live special discusses the young footballer's growing influence.
Tags: England, News, Britain, Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, BBC Radio

Raheem Sterling: How speaking out on racism has helped make him a role model

Is Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling the most significant sportsperson in Britain? A BBC Radio 5 Live special discusses the young footballer's growing influence.
Tags: England, Sport, Britain, Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, BBC Radio

Miles Jupp to leave The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4

Miles Jupp is stepping down as host of The News Quiz at the end of the current series. The comedian, actor and writer, who has chaired over 80 episodes, will make his last appearance as host on Friday 31 May. Miles first appeared as a panellist on the show in 2009, when the programme was chaired by Sandi Toksvig. During Miles’ time as host, panellists have included regulars such as the late Jeremy Hardy, Susan Calman and Hugo Rifkind as well as Angela Barnes, Mark Steel, Andy Hamilton, Desire...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Bbc Radio 4, Miles, BBC Radio, Hugo Rifkind, Miles Jupp, Simon Hoggart, Ayesha Hazarika, Sandi Toksvig During Miles, Jeremy Hardy Susan Calman, Barry Norman Barry Took

Chris Evans draws a million listeners to Virgin

His replacement on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show Zoe Ball maintained a listenership of about 9m.
Tags: News, Virgin, Chris Evans, BBC Radio, Zoe Ball

Chris Evans's new Virgin Radio show attracts a million listeners

His replacement on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show Zoe Ball maintained a listenership of about 9m.
Tags: UK, News, Chris Evans, BBC Radio, Virgin Radio, Zoe Ball

RAJAR Q1 2019 – Zoe & Chris plus national and London radio round-up

Chris Evans and Virgin Radio both reached over a million listeners in the first quarter of 2019. The digital station’s audience has almost trebled compared with the last period of 2018 thanks to the arrival of Evans from Radio 2. In Q1/2019 it posts a weekly reach of 1.3m and total hours of 7.765m. A year ago those figures were 427,000 and 1.632m. Last quarter they were 447,000 and 1.686m. Chris’ breakfast show – which also goes out on new digital spin-offs Virgin Radio Anthems and Virgin Rad...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Virgin, Evans, Harry Kane, LBC, Lauren Laverne, James Purnell, Ashley Tabor, Chris Evans

RAJAR Q1 2019 radio listening results delivered to stations

Official listening figures for RAJAR Q1 2019 have been delivered to participating radio stations across the UK. The numbers are under embargo till midnight, and RadioToday will once again bring you the headlines as soon as the embargo has been lifted. All eyes will be on two of the major changes which took place around the beginning of the quarter, with Zoe Ball starting on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast and Chris Evans joining Virgin Radio. It is widely expected that Virgin Radio will be in for a sha...
Tags: UK, Top, Radio, Lauren Laverne, Chris Evans, Chris, BBC Radio, Tom Green, Rajar, Virgin Radio, Matt Deegan, Zoe Ball, Radiodays Europe, Francis Currie, Jack Radio, Virgin Anthems

Touched by God Through a Truck Driver’s Hands

One surreal morning some months ago, Merryn and I woke to the news that her father had been taken to hospital following a serious car crash, and my father had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. To complicate matters, my dad is also my mother’s full-time carer, and they all live in Australia. With both parents now needing care, and us so far away, some stressful days followed. But then a man named Helmut stepped into our lives. Here's what happened next. More…
Tags: Podcast, Australia, Retirement, Love, Religion, Blog, BBC Radio, Merryn, Life Mission, Helmut

Learn Philosophy with a Wealth of Free Courses, Podcasts and YouTube Videos

Used to be, a few thousand years ago, if you wanted to learn philosophy, you’d hang out in the agora, the public space in ancient Greece whose name turned into verbs meaning both “to shop” and “to speak in public.” Politics and metaphysics mingled freely with commerce. If a Socrates-like sage took a liking to you, you might follow him around. If not, you might pay a sophist—a word meaning wise teacher before it became a term of abuse that Plato lobbed at rivals who charged for their services. O...
Tags: Google, London, Greece, College, France, Bbc, Philosophy, Melvyn Bragg, King, Alain De Botton, Wheaton College, Nigel Warburton, Facebook Twitter, Plato, BBC Radio, Josh Jones

In interview with Polly Graham, Artistic Director of Longborough Festival Opera

What links Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Cavalli’s La Calisto? It sounds like the sort of question Paul Gambaccini might pose to contestants on BBC Radio 4’s music quiz, Counterpoint.
Tags: Religion, Wagner, BBC Radio, Cavalli, Don Giovanni, Paul Gambaccini, Polly Graham, Anna Bolena Mozart

Four new fellowships awarded by the Radio Academy

Gwyneth Williams, Steve Taylor, Paul Chantler and Betsan Powys have been awarded Fellowships of the Radio Academy. They were given The Radio Academy’s highest honour for their dedication and contribution to the world of radio and broadcasting. Gwyneth Williams, former BBC Radio 4 Controller, was awarded her Fellowship by BBC Group Managing Director, Bob Shennan, who said: “Gwyneth has been a brilliant and tireless champion of Radio 4 and indeed everything that’s wonderful about radio. “She h...
Tags: UK, Top, Wales, Awards, Bbc, People, Radio, United Kingdom, Stephen Hawking, Cardiff, Tetley, Taylor, Bob Shennan, Steve Taylor, Steve, Huw Edwards

2019 search for ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 launched

The annual search for 30 people under the age of 30 working in radio got underway at this year’s Radio Festival in London today. Each year, the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 celebrates the UK radio and audio industry’s most promising young professionals. Now in its eighth year, the national search identifies the most talented and exceptional future stars spanning all areas of the industry. ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 alumni; Grace Hopper, Louisa Wells, Reece Parkinson and Becca...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Awards, Industry, Radio, 30 Under 30, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Leicester, Radio Academy, Bfbs, ReelWorld Radio Academy, Jo Bucci, Becca Bryers, Anthony Gay ReelWorld, Grace Hopper Louisa Wells Reece Parkinson

James Purnell: Changing to stay the same with BBC Sounds

James Purnell, BBC’s Director of Radio and Education, has spoken at the Radio Festival about a new public service algorithm to improve BBC Sounds. The Director says the BBC wants to make sure it is recommending radio programmes, podcasts and music to listeners not just based on what they already enjoy but also in a way that meets our public service values. A team in the BBC’s Design and Engineering division is already working on the tools and components that will make up what is being called...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, UK, Podcasts, Top, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Paris, Tony Hall, South America, Bristol, Birmingham, Guildford, James Purnell

Backstop still needed if May departs, Irish foreign minister says

Simon Coveney urges Tories to back the prime minister’s Brexit withdrawal billIreland’s foreign minister, Simon Coveney, has told the Conservative party that getting rid of Theresa May will not remove the need for a Brexit backstop for the Northern Ireland border.Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme he pointed out that a no-deal Brexit, which some of May’s potential successors have been considering, would require checks on goods travelling across the border. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Conservative, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Brexit, BBC Radio, Simon Coveney

Scalable, low cost technologies needed to repair climate, Cambridge professor suggests

Cambridge University has proposed setting up a research center tasked with coming up with scalable technological fixes for climate change. The proposed Center for Climate Repair is being co-ordinated by David King, an emeritus professor in physical chemistry at the university and also the UK government’s former chief scientific adviser. Speaking to the BBC this morning King suggested the scale of the challenge now facing humanity to end  greenhouse gas emissions is so pressing that radical optio...
Tags: Europe, UK, Climate Change, Tech, Global Warming, Bbc, BBC News, David, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Kingdom, Cambridge, Cambridge University, GreenTech, King, UK Government, BBC Radio

Danny Baker responds to 5 Live sacking over royal baby tweet

The broadcaster says he left BBC Radio 5 Live 'by mutual agreement' after tweeting about the royal baby.
Tags: UK, News, BBC Radio, Danny Baker

Danny Baker sacked from 5 Live over chimp tweet

Danny Baker has been sacked from his Saturday morning slot on BBC Radio 5 Live, after apologising for a tweet about the royal baby. He posted an image on Wednesday evening showing a clothed chimpanzee holding hands with a couple, along with the caption ‘Royal Baby leaves hospital’. He quickly deleted the tweet after accusations it was racist, but screengrabs been shared widely on social media and used by the national press. Danny had apologised for what he called a ‘stupid unthinking gag’, an...
Tags: London, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Gary Lineker, Alerts, BBC Radio, Danny, Julia Hartley Brewer, James O Brien, Bbc 5 Live, Danny Baker, Geoff Lloyd, Trevor Dann, Fuckem Danny Baker

Sir David Attenborough wants you to remix his 70 year old Indonesian recording

Legendary naturalist and beloved documentary maker David Attenborough is calling on producers to trance-ify his old field recordings. You’re never too old to get on the EDM scene, as Sir David Attenborough is proving at 93 with his call to arms of electronic producers. Sir David has shared a field recording of sacred gamelan music in Bali that he made 70 years ago in the hopes that it will be remixed. The 3 minute recording of traditional instruments was recorded during a search for a K...
Tags: Music, Remix, Bali, Bbc, Fun, Dance, David, Electronic Music, David Attenborough, Techno, Trance, Edm, Producers, BBC Radio

Listen: Paul hits winning runs as Capitals knock out Sunrisers

Delhi Capitals play Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL eliminator - listen to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra online only commentary.
Tags: News, Ipl, PAUL, BBC Radio, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Tributes paid to former BBC Radio presenter Kelly Jobanputra

Tributes have been paid to former BBC Radio 6 Music presenter and producer Kelly Jobanputra who died after being hit by a train on April 26th. The 40-year-old mother of two young children was pronounced dead at the scene close to Swindon station. Kelly’s father has since revealed she was struggling with her mental health before her death and told The Sun newspaper that he wanted “people to understand that while people may look fantastic on the outside it doesn’t really tell you everything ab...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, The Sun, Swindon, Kelly, BBC Radio, Stooke, Vik, Dan Chisholm, Kelly Jobanputra, Asda Kelly, John Stooke, Kels

Matt Edmondson and Daisy Maskell to host Young ARIAS

BBC Radio 1’s Matt Edmondson and KISS presenter Daisy Maskell will host the first Young ARIAS at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. The event is taking place on Friday 17th May during Radio Audio Week and aims to inspire young broadcasters and bring fresh voices into the audio industry. Hundreds of Schools and under 18s from across the country have entered the Young ARIAS, which includes prizes such as industry mentorship, state of the art equipment and the chance to host their own radio show o...
Tags: UK, London, Awards, Bbc, People, Radio, Mollie King, Matt, BBC Radio, Arias, Radio Academy, Radiocentre, BBC Radio Theatre, Matt Edmondson, Radio Audio Week, Young Arias

Broadcasters unite once again for Mental Health Minute

Commercial Radio and the BBC are once again uniting to broadcast a one-minute message in support of mental health awareness. For the second year Mental Health Minute will feature globally famous voices and unite stations all over the UK, from national networks such as those run by Global, Bauer and Wireless, to smaller local stations and community stations, together with BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, and 5 Live.  The minute message will air simultaneously on May 13 at 10.59am and will focus on the v...
Tags: UK, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Cambridge, Duke, Commercial radio, BBC Radio, Dame Jessica Ennis Hill, Radiocentre, Mental Health Awareness Week, Bill Best, Duke of Sussex, Mental Health Minute, George Butler George

Frank Skinner joins Radio Festival 2019 line-up

Absolute Radio’s Saturday morning presenter Frank Skinner will appear at the Radio Festival this year in conversation with fellow comedian and presenter Matt Forde. Frank will talk about his decade on-air, why he’s most like his real self when he’s behind the microphone and why his is the only radio show to feature an AE Housman alarm. Also just confirmed, BBC Radio 5 Live’s Drive show presenters Anna Foster and Tony Livesey will be the hosts of this year’s event, which takes place at the Bri...
Tags: Top, Digital, Events, People, Radio, British Library, BBC Radio, SVP, Skinner, Harper Collins, Frank Skinner, Radio Festival, Housman, Anna Foster, Tony Livesey, Camilla Byk

BBC Radio presenter, Kelly Jobanputra, dies in a tragic train accident at the age of 40

Former BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Kelly Jobanputra has died after being hit by a train...
Tags: BBC Radio, Kelly Jobanputra

Greg James and James Purnell sign up for Radio Festival

The Radio Festival will include sessions from BBC Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Greg James, and the BBC’s Director of Radio and Education James Purnell. Other new sessions announced today are from Google News’ Brenda Salinas and Katy Leeson of Social Chain. James Purnell will be joining RadFest to share his thoughts on the importance of treasuring radio amidst significant change in the industry and in people’s listening habits. During his session, he’ll explore the creative opportunities t...
Tags: Google, UK, Top, Digital, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, British Library, James Purnell, Google News, Glastonbury, Digital Audio, BBC Radio, Greg James, Radio Academy

The Morning Watch: ‘Avengers’ Stars Get Immortalized in Cement, Hurl Playground Insults & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch as the original cast members of The Avengers have their hands and feet immortalized in cement at the historical TCL Chinese Theatre. Plus, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson sling playground insult...
Tags: Movies, Danai Gurira, Scarlett-Johansson, Chris-Hemsworth, Thanos, Avengers, Jeremy-Renner, Tcl, BBC Radio, Hemsworth, Kevin Feige, Johansson, Video Of The Day, Chris-Evans, Robert-Downey-Jr, Don-Cheadle

1Xtra and Asian Network search for new voice talent

BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network and BBC Contains Strong Language have launched a talent development scheme to find new voices. Working together with poetry organisations across the country, the Words First scheme is looking for people who are passionate about spoken word in any form. From rappers and MCs to poets and lyricists, anyone with an interest in developing their spoken word skills can apply from 26th April until 10th May 2019. Jude Yawson (pictured), a writer and poet who recently...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, Britain, Newcastle, BBC Radio, Stormzy, Yasser, BBC Asian Network, Station News, Bbc Radio 1xtra, Yasmin Evans, Asian Network, Mark Strippel, Reece Parkinson, BBC Contains Strong Language

London Marathon: Radio 1's Adele Roberts explores the world of runners

BBC Radio 1's Adele Roberts takes at the various kinds of runners who may be taking part in this year's London Marathon.
Tags: London, Sport, BBC Radio, Adele Roberts