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Actor Cillian Murphy to host shows on BBC Radio 6 Music

Cillian Murphy is set to join BBC Radio 6 Music for a run of shows covering Guy Garvey. The Peaky Blinders actor will be on-air Sundays, 2-4pm, from 3 March until Summer 2019, whilst Guy takes an extended break to work on his next album. Cillian Murphy, also known for his roles in the films Dunkirk, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Breakfast on Pluto and 28 Days Later, says: “As a music lover, mixtape obsessive and long-time 6 Music fan I couldn’t be more chuffed to be asked to sit in for Gu...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Programmes, Pluto, Cillian Murphy, Guy, Murphy, BBC Radio, Guy Garvey, Paul Rodgers, Bbc Radio 6 Music, Cillian

UK will not put officials at risk to rescue Isis Britons, says minister

Ben Wallace insists ‘actions have consequences’ in case of schoolgirl Shamima BegumThe security minister, Ben Wallace, has said he would not put officials’ lives at risk to rescue UK citizens who went to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, insisting “actions have consequences”.“I’m not putting at risk British people’s lives to go looking for terrorists or former terrorists in a failed state,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Islamic State, Iraq, UK News, Syria, UK security and counter-terrorism, Counter-terrorism policy, Ben Wallace, BBC Radio

Dermot O'Leary quits as National Television Awards host

The X Factor and BBC Radio 2 presenter is stepping down after hosting the ceremony for a decade.
Tags: UK, News, Dermot O Leary, BBC Radio

Daytime schedule changes for BBC Radio Solent

Louisa Hannan and Alun Newman are taking over the mid-morning show from Sasha Twining on BBC Radio Solent from March 4th. Sasha has been on the 10am – 1pm daily programme for the last three years, and has decided to step down. Her replacements will be Louisa Hannan, current host of the afternoon drivetime show, plus the show’s former producer Alun Newman. Louisa said: “Mid-morning is my favourite time of the day to be on air. The listeners are already into their day, and ready to share life e...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Sasha, BBC Radio, Louisa, Local Radio, BBC Radio Solent, Alun, Sarah Miller, Sasha Twining, Klfm, The South of England, Alun Newman, Louisa Hannan

When You Stop Repeating the Lies and Start Believing What God Says About You

A troubled home life. Feelings of insecurity. A longing for love. Self-hatred. For Malcolm Duncan these feelings developed into a destructive morning mantra he would repeat in the mirror throughout his earliest years. Then one night he had an experience that changed everything. Malcolm's moving story shows what can happen when we stop repeating lies about ourselves and start believing who God believes us to be. What lies are you believing, and what will you replace them with? More…
Tags: Podcast, Identity, Religion, Blog, Self-talk, Gospel, BBC Radio, Malcolm, On Spirituality and Change, New Creation, Self-image, Malcolm Duncan

Listen: GHOST's Four-Song Live BBC Radio Set Available For Streaming

Before Ghost's Tobias Forge got on a plane to show up to the GRAMMYs to look dapper as fuqq, he... The post Listen: GHOST's Four-Song Live BBC Radio Set Available For Streaming appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Ghost, Grammys, A/v, BBC Radio, Tobias Forge

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, even without Facebook being fined a dime. The FCO’s decision instead bans the social network from linking user data across different platforms it owns, unles...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tech, Eu, Facebook Messenger, Commission, European Commission, EC, Margrethe Vestager, Zuckerberg, Fco, BBC Radio

Three BBC staff appointed as Radio Academy trustees

Three BBC staff members – Dixi Stewart, Grace Hopper and Philippa Ayott – have been picked to join the Radio Academy board following a vote by the charity’s members. Dixi is Editorial Lead for BBC Radio and Music, Grace is a Radio 1 producer and Philippa is Daytime Editor at Radio 2. A fourth new Trustee has been co-opted onto the board at the same time – Nick Pitts, Content Director of Bauer’s Jazz FM, joins as part of his role as Creative Director of the Radio Festival. Each trustee will se...
Tags: Bbc, Industry, Radio, Academy, Sean, Bauer, BBC Radio, Philippa, Radio Academy, Matt Payton, BBC Radio and Music, Sean Childerley, Jonty Usborne Camilla Byk, Dixi Stewart Grace Hopper, Philippa Ayott, Dixi

Michael Jackson and George Harrison: Rare radio interview restored

Jackson and George Harrison met on BBC Radio 1 in 1979 - and a recording has now been found.
Tags: News, George Harrison, Jackson, Michael Jackson, BBC Radio

DJ Spoony to make BBC Radio 2 debut

Former Kiss, Radio 1 and 5 live presenter DJ Spoony is hosting his first show for BBC Radio 2 this month. He’ll cover for Craig Charles on the station’s funk and soul House Party show on Saturday 16th February, 10pm-midnight. Spoony was first heard on 90s pirate station London Underground before forming the ‘Dreem Team’ with Mikee B and Timmi Magic on Kiss 100 and Galaxy before joining Radio 1 in early 2000. On his own he hosted Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast show 2003-2006 as well as presenting...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, House, Craig Charles, London Underground, Craig, House Party, BBC Radio, DJ Spoony, Personalities, BBC Radio 2, Spoony, Ministry of Sound Radio, Premier League TV DJ Spoony

BBC Radio 1's Greg James adds 230,000 at breakfast

Since taking over Radio 1's flagship show in August, he has pushed the audience back above 5 million.
Tags: News, BBC Radio, Greg James

RAJAR Q4 2018: Digital radio listening remains static

The last three months of digital radio listening in 2018 remained almost the same quarter on quarter, with a slight increase from 52.4% to 52.6%. Yearly, however, the figure broke the halfway mark, jumping from 49.9 in Q4 2017. It has remained above 50% now for the last four surveys. Digital listening accounts for 51.5% of all BBC radio and 53.9% of commercial radio listening. Commercial radio’s digital share has increased as the availability and number of digitally distributed national comme...
Tags: Top, Digital, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Digital Radio, BBC Radio, Rajar, Digital Radio UK, Ford Ennals

RAJAR Q4 2018: National brands and London radio update

Radio’s total reach has dropped more significantly in London over the past 12 months than across the rest of the UK. Total UK radio audiences were down 0.9% in Q4/18 compared with Q4/17, but in the capital the drop was 3.9% – with some stations losing hundreds of thousands of listeners. But we can’t lose sight of the fact that 88% of the population still listen to the radio at some point each week. Despite Radio 1’s falling audience, Greg James added 231,000 listeners to his Radio 1 breakfast...
Tags: UK, England, London, Top, Scotland, Digital, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Liverpool, Manchester, Grimmy, Magic, LBC, Dave Berry

John Humphrys confirms his upcoming Radio 4 exit

John Humphrys has confirmed that he will leave the Today Programme in the autumn after 32 years, following speculation. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s The World at One this afternoon, the 75 year old says he should have left Today years ago but fears he will miss it. When asked how it felt to be leaving, he told The World at One: “I love doing the programme, I have always enjoyed it, always loved it. And I still (do), that’s the problem; I should have gone years ago, obviously I should have gone y...
Tags: Top, Africa, America, Bbc, People, Radio, John, Today programme, John Humphrys, DG, Bbc Radio 4, Alerts, Sarah Montague, BBC Radio, Montague, The World

John Humphrys to leave BBC Radio 4's Today by the end of 2019

The broadcaster, who has hosted the Radio 4 show since 1987, admits he "should have gone years ago".
Tags: UK, News, John Humphrys, BBC Radio

Young ARIAS awards now open for entries

The Young ARIAS, a new awards scheme celebrating radio and audio created by under 18s are now open for entries. Both the BBC and commercial stations will begin promoting the awards from Monday encouraging school radio stations, podcasts, homemade audio projects, community and hospital radio contributors and DJs to enter their work. With BBC Radio 1’s Matt Edmondson and Mollie King and KISS FM’s new Breakfast team Tom Green and Daisy Maskell on board as ambassadors, the Young ARIAS aim to wid...
Tags: UK, Awards, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Mollie King, Matt, BBC Radio, Tom Green, Arias, Ken Bruce, Radio Academy, Radiocentre, Siobhan Kenny, BBC Radio Theatre, Maskell

Reckless Daughter - A Portrait of Joni Mitchell ~ David Yaffe

My love for all things Joni has been well-documented on here down the years so I couldn't think how on earth I had missed Reckless Daughter - A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe, published in October 2017,  And then I knew exactly how, because I had been here with my lovely and completely un-reckless but very adventurous daughter... I had spent October 2017 in New Zealand with Offspringette, and missed all the articles and publicity. By the time I arrived home it was all about Philip ...
Tags: Books, Jack Nicholson, Bob Dylan, New Zealand, Warren, Warren Beatty, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Jack, Joni Mitchell, Philip Pullman, Leonard Cohen, Bryan Adams, Joan Baez, Carly, BBC Radio

Simon Mayo talks openly about Radio 2 exit

Simon Mayo says that he thought he’d be with the BBC until he retired, and he’d not expected that his time at BBC Radio 2 would end how it did. He reveals this in an interview with the Daily Mail’s Event Magazine which says, he wasn’t told face to face about adding Jo Whiley as co-host on the drivetime show. Instead, he says that, “My agent rings up and says, ‘You’ve got to have a co-presenter’. And I said, ‘Oh, really? That’s interesting.’ “It was not how I imagined the end of my career at ...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, LBC, Marvin Gaye, Mozart, Simon, Jo, Gilbert, Mayo, BBC Radio, Sullivan, Whiley, Scala, William Orbit

Watch: The dream & reality of playing in the Super Bowl

BBC Radio 1Xtra's Reece Parkinson is in Atlanta for the Super Bowl, meeting both young college players and pro players.
Tags: News, Atlanta, BBC Radio, Reece Parkinson

Super Bowl 53: The dream and reality of playing in America's biggest game

BBC Radio 1Xtra's Reece Parkinson is in Atlanta for the Super Bowl, meeting both young college players and pro players.
Tags: America, Atlanta, Sport, BBC Radio, Reece Parkinson

Super Bowl 53: How Atlanta's music scene of drip, dabs & viral hits influences sport

Before Super Bowl 53, BBC Radio 1Xtra's Reece Parkinson explores Atlanta's music scene and discovers how the tunes and dance moves it has inspired have crossed in to sport.
Tags: Atlanta, Sport, BBC Radio, Reece Parkinson

Zane Lowe To Keynote Music Biz Conference

Music Biz, The Music Business Association, has announced Zane Lowe of Beats 1 and Apple Music as the latest industry figure to keynote 2019 Music Biz Conference. The Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, and Global Head of Artist Relations and Host for Apple Music will give a keynote interview on Sunday, May 5th at 5 PM. In addition to leading Apple Music’s artist relations team for the world, Lowe oversees Beats 1, Apple Music’s global livestream and oversees feature shows hosted by Nicki Minaj, ...
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Nashville, Apple Music, Zane Lowe, Bruce Houghton, Lowe, JW Marriott, Dre, BBC Radio, Music Business Association, Music Business Association Music Biz, MTV UK, Host for Apple Music, Vincent Lars Ulrich Charli XCX Drake, OVOSOUND Radio Frank Ocean Pharrell Williams

Wisebuddah produces branding for new Radio 2 shows

Following the week of new programmes starting on BBC Radio 2 in January, Wisebuddah has created a montage of all the new jingles and themes it has created. The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show sees four brand new Show Openers, whilst Sarah Cox has two new Openers as well as a makeover for All Request Friday. Both shows air a new shared Sports theme and have also had various music elements created by Wisebuddah for their regular features.   In addition, Wisebuddah created bespoke themes for Trevor Nel...
Tags: UK, Radio, BBC Radio, Trevor Nelson, Rylan, Production News, BBC Radio 2, Wisebuddah, Rylan Clark Neal, Audio and Sound, Sarah Cox, Words Paul Plant MD of Wisebuddah Jingles

Jeremy Hunt admits Brexit may be delayed to avoid no deal

Foreign secretary says article 50 extension may be necessary if deal agreed close to deadlineFollow all the latest on Brexit with our live blogThe foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has admitted article 50 may have to be extended to avoid the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal on 29 March.The government had consistently ruled out seeking an extension and on Tuesday whipped its MPs to vote down an amendment to ask for a delay. But, speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Hunt conceded a del...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Jeremy Hunt, Northern Irish politics, Article 50, Brexit, Hunt, BBC Radio

BBC rejects News UK-funded report on 5 live

The BBC says it rejects the headline findings of a report by academics at the University of Kent into the levels of news and current affairs output on Radio 5 live. The university’s Centre for Journalism was given a £25,000 research grant by News UK, the parent company of talkSPORT and talkRADIO operator Wireless, to produce the report, which finds that 5 live is not meeting Ofcom’s requirement that 75% of output should be news and current affairs. The report claims the station’s 2018 output...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Israel, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, News UK, Wireless, Talksport, Alerts, BBC Radio, University of Kent, UTV, Bbc Radio 5 Live

BBC Local Radio looking to attract younger audiences

BBC Local Radio is changing its music policy in a bid to increase community visibility and appeal to younger audiences. The network of 39 stations will also hold open auditions to find new radio presenters as part of its mission to reinvent itself. Last year each station reintroduced a local evening show, with new talent making up the majority of the new programmng. Shows fronted by diverse new talent including the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid, a finalist from The Voice, and the 24-yea...
Tags: England, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Leeds United, Tony Hall, Kyle Walker, Voice, Hull, Hall, Wolverhampton, Alerts, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Manchester, Pembroke College Cambridge

Zoe Ball takes over 500 Words competition at Radio 2

Zoe Ball today launched BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words 2019, the short-story writing competition for children aged between 5-13 years of age. Zoe thanked Chris Evans for creating the feature and running it for the last eight years, and revealed that this year’s live final will take place at Windsor Castle on Friday 14 June. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall returns as an Honorary Judge and, to mark today’s launch, features in a specially-created animation. The competition is now open and th...
Tags: England, Radio, Cornwall, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Programmes, Chris Evans, Charlie Higson, Chris, BBC Radio, Breakfast Club, Zoe, Windsor Castle, Oxford University Press OUP, Station News, BBC Radio 2, Oup

Dianne Oxberry’s cause of death confirmed by husband

BBC radio and television presenter Dianne Oxberry died after a very short battle with ovarian cancer, her husband Ian Hindle has confirmed. Ian has launched a Just Giving page to raise funds to kick start a charity in Dianne’s name. “The money raised will be used to help families and individuals who have, or are suffering from, this aggressive disease,” Ian says. “The aim is also to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its after-effects, particularly where families have suffered sudden l...
Tags: UK, Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Manchester, Met Office, Ian, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Manchester, Steve Wright, Dianne, Personalities, Simon Mayo, Rod McKenzie, The North of England

Nicky Campbell misses radio show after kidney stone attack

The presenter had to miss the BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast show to receive treatment in hospital.
Tags: News, BBC Radio, Nicky Campbell

Nicky Campbell off-air after being rushed to hospital

BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast show co-host Nicky Campbell missed his programme Tuesday morning after being taken ill at home and admitted to Salford Royal Hospital. In a tweet, Nicky Campbell said: “Good morning from Salford Royal Hospital where I was rushed last night after a kidney stone attack. Blimey. Some pain that! Amazing care from compassionate professionals.” Chris Warburton was called in as a last minute substitute for Nicky and presented this morning’s show alongside Rachel Burden. Ra...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, BBC Radio, Nicky, Personalities, Bbc Radio 5 Live, Nicky Campbell, Salford Royal Hospital, Chris Warburton, Rachel Burden Rachel