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UK coronavirus: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester — as it happened

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.59pm BST A streamlined application process will enable pubs and restaurants to get permission for on-street dining in around 10 days, a measure formi...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Glenfield, Alok Sharma, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak

UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.24pm BST Nick Rushton, the leader of Leicestershire County Council, appeared supportive of the new restrictions for Leicester and surrounding areas:P...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Leicester City Council, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Peter Soulsby, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson

BBC local radio Makes a Difference for a million people

The BBC is reporting that over a million people have either called or messaged their local BBC radio station during Lockdown. The 39-station network set up the Make a Difference campaign – a virtual notice board for those offering help and those needing support – back in March. All local stations are also still operating a revised schedule of mostly four-hour blocks of programmes, meaning some presenters are either leaving the network or being furloughed. The standardised coronavirus schedul...
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Coronavirus pandemic makes radio stronger than ever

Radio stations are reinventing themselves during the coronavirus pandemic and being rewarded with record online listening figures as a result. And a number of local commercial and BBC stations across the UK are stepping up their game with extra local content and interactivity with listeners. Some stations are reporting double-digit increases in online listening in recent weeks. Global says that there has been a significant increase in connected radio listening, with daily reach up 15% and hou...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Wales, Scotland, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, NHS, Manchester, Cambridge, John, LBC, Anna, Kent

Greatest moments of the decade: Leicester win Premier League

BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer recalls the 5,000-1 shock of Leicester City winning the 2015-16 Premier League title.
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I was there - When Leicester won the Premier League

BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer recalls the 5,000-1 shock of Leicester City winning the 2015-16 Premier League title.
Tags: News, Premier League, Leicester, Leicester City, BBC Radio Leicester, Ian Stringer

Jimmy and Summaya move to BBC Radio Leicester Breakfast

BBC Radio Leicester Drive presenters Jimmy Carpenter and Summaya Mughal are taking over the BBC Radio Leicester breakfast show for 2020. The new show will go out weekdays 6-9am on the station from Monday 30 December. Current breakfast presenters Ady Dayman and Jo Hayward will move to new roles. Ady will replace Jimmy and Summaya on Drive whilst Jo will read breakfast news. Jimmy – who is from Hinckley – is no stranger to early starts having worked on Chris Evans Radio 2 breakfast show for fi...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Leicester, Station, Jo, BBC Radio, Jimmy, Hinckley, BBC Radio Leicester, Chris Evans Radio, Ady, BBC Radio Nottingham, Radio Leicester, Jimmy Carpenter, Summaya Mughal

BBC Radio 1 announces 35 lucky presenters getting a one-off show

The 35 guest presenters to appear on BBC Radio 1 over the festive period have been announced… and the winners are: Ailbhe Máiréad, 28, from London (Radio 1 Rock Show) Aine Cronin-McCartney, 26, from Belfast (BBC Music Introducing on Radio 1) Cal Carthy, 24, from Hertfordshire (Radio 1’s Future Sounds) Carmen London, 31, from Tooting (1Xtra Takeover) Connor Coates, 26, from Belfast (Radio 1’s Dance Party) Dave Holt, 33, from Birkenhead (Late morning slot) DJ Astonish, 26, from Derby (1Xtra Ra...
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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

Radio winners at the British Sports Journalism Awards

BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Leicester and talkSPORT took home an award each at the Sports Journalists’ Association British Sports Journalism Awards in London recently. In the Radio Sport Factual or Feature category, the winner was BBC Radio Leicester for its Football Forum, with 5 Live highly commended for Pep Music. The winner for the Sports Commentator award was John Murray from BBC Radio 5 Live, with the network’s Mike Costello highly commended. And talkSPORT won the Radio Sport Live Broad...
Tags: England, London, Russia, Radio, Fifa, Sri Lanka, Talksport, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Leicester, John Murray, Bbc Radio 5 Live, Station News, Liam Fisher, Mike Costello

RAJAR Q4 2018: Regional and local radio round-up

Hits Radio in Manchester continues its downward trend in the latest listening figures, and now has 271,000 weekly reach compared with 325,000 last quarter. The station rebranded in June 2018, with its first set of quarterly figures after the relaunch down from 374,000 to 325,000. All of its sister stations in the Hits Radio Network are now branding as the ‘Hits Radio Network” at the top of each hour, and collectively the Hits Radio Brand has dropped from 6.43m to 6.16m weekly reach. The Hits ...
Tags: England, Top, Global, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Brighton, Yorkshire, East Midlands, South Wales, Kent, West Midlands, Jack, Sam, Signal, Guernsey

BBC Radio Sheffield wins Gillard Station of the Year

It was BBC Radio Sheffield’s night at this year’s Gillard Awards – the internal awards celebrating the best of BBC Local Radio. Radio Sheffield won the most Gold awards, taking home three in total. Kat Harbourne and Jenny Eells won Best Presenter for their Naked Podcast, Toby Foster won Best Breakfast, and the whole team won Station of the Year. New Head of Audio and Digital Chris Burns welcomed a room full of people at Pride Park in Derby from the local stations, and acknowledged the new rec...
Tags: Top, Awards, Bbc, Radio, Derby, Anna, Gillard, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Somerset, BBC Surrey, Pride Park, Pudsey, BBC Radio Lancashire, Bbc Radio York, Chris Burns

Shortlist for BBC local radio Gillard Awards out

The nominations for the BBC Local Radio Gillard Awards have been announced, with Radio Humberside, Radio Merseyside and Radio Sheffield up for Station of the Year. The winners will be announced at an event on January 24th 2019 in January and published on RadioToday. BREAKFAST BBC Radio Bristol – Emma Britton BBC Radio Sheffield – Toby Foster at Breakfast BBC Tees – BBC Tees Breakfast with Neil & Amy BEST PRESENTER BBC Radio Berkshire – Sarah Walker BBC Radio Manchester – Mike Sweeney BBC Ra...
Tags: Top, Awards, Bbc, Industry, Radio, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Somerset, BBC Sussex, BBC Surrey, Bbc Local Radio, Bbc Radio Merseyside, Gillard Awards, Dave Callaghan, BBC Coventry, BBC Local Radio Gillard Awards, Breakfast BBC Tees BBC Tees Breakfast

BBC Local Radio evening shows start returning

BBC local radio stations are starting to back local programmes to their evening schedules after the BBC DG Lord Hall announced plans to scrap the syndicated evening show . Speaking at the Gillard Awards at Coventry Cathedral on the 50th anniversary of the launch of the UK’s first local radio station, BBC Radio Leicester, Lord Hall said the corporation would invest in BBC Local Radio to make it ‘even more local and more creative’. So we’re still collecting information on what each of the 39 l...
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Fun Lovin’ Criminal Frank Benbini joins Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester is launching a new Sunday evening show with Leicester-born singer, producer and songwriter Frank Benbini, drummer and one-third of the band Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Speaking about his new show, Frank said: “I’m really excited to bring my tunes and tales from my years in the music biz to the listeners of BBC Radio Leicester. Growing up in the city, Leicester has always been a big part of my life and I can’t wait to bring some of the music that I love back to it.” Sophie Shardl...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Leicester, Frank, BBC Radio Leicester, Personalities, Sophie Shardlow, Frank Benbini, Radio Leicester, Uncle Frank

Six o’clock Show returns to Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester is opening its doors to listeners to come and watch the return of the Six o’clock Show, the BBC’s first Asian radio show broadcast in English. The live show will feature a panel of past presenters on Sunday 29 April at 6pm. It will look back at what made The Six o’clock show so revolutionary in a time when Leicester had been branded ‘the most racist city in Britain’ by the national press. BBC Radio Leicester was the first station in Britain to run a five nights a week Asian...
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Mark Bakewell: Leicester Tigers coach uses stats to improve forwards' work rate

Leicester forwards coach Mark Bakewell tells BBC Radio Leicester he will not tolerate a lack of effort from the pack.
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Michael Carberry to replace Mark Cosgrove as Leicestershire captain

Ex-England opener Michael Carberry will replace Mark Cosgrove as Leicestershire captain, BBC Radio Leicester understands.
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Jim Davis joins the team at BBC Radio London

After 7 successful years presenting for BBC Radio Leicester and most recently their breakfast show, Jim Davis is joining BBC Radio London. From the 30th September Jim will join the line up at BBC Radio London, presenting overnights Saturday-Monday replacing David Prever and Jason Rosam. Saturday and Sunday 2-6am and Monday 1-4am. Jim previously presented the late night show for LBC Fridays and Saturdays and Heart radio. Jim says: “I’m really looking forward to getting back on the air in Londo...
Tags: London, Radio, Premier League, People News, Leicester, LBC, Jim, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio London, Jim Davis, On Air, David Prever, BBC Radio London From, Jason Rosam

New transmitters turned on in Leicestershire

An official switch-on event on Friday morning marked the introduction of four new DAB digital radio transmitters for Leicestershire. Together they will reach 250,000 listeners throughout the area, a fact which was celebrated at a special event at Brownlow Primary School in Melton Mowbray. Cat James, presenter of drivetime on Gem 106, Tom Watts and Claire Chambers of Capital East Midlands’ drivetime with Tom & Claire, and Helen McCarthy of BBC Radio Leicester, pressed the big green digital radi...
Tags: UK, Radio, Today, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Dab, Waltham, Midlands, Helen McCarthy, Melton Mowbray, BBC Radio Leicester, Gareth Evans, Digital Radio News, James Brownlow, Tom Watts, Ford Ennals CEO Digital Radio UK

BBC Local Radio to present 47 Blue Plaques

David Bowie, Sandy Denny, John Peel, Alfie Boe and Factory Records are among the music legends honoured by BBC Local Radio and the BBC Asian Network with 47 Blue Plaques for BBC Music Day. The initiative is part of BBC Music Day on Thursday 15 June, a UK-wide annual celebration of music that aims to unite communities and generations through their love of music. Singers, musicians, song-writers, producers and broadcasters, as well as significant locations that played a major role in musical heri...
Tags: UK, London, Sweden, John Lennon, Bbc, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Fox, Radio, Britain, Today, Brighton, David Bowie, Elton John, Paul Mccartney, John Peel

Claudio Ranieri: BBC Radio Leicester's open letter after saying goodbye to ex-Foxes boss

BBC Radio Leicester reporters write an open letter after sacked Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri invited them in for coffee.
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BBC vs talkSPORT in Sports Journalism Awards

Entries from the BBC’s local radio stations for Leicester and Somerset join 5 live to compete against talkSPORT in the broadcast categories of this year’s British Sports Journalism Awards. In the Broadcast Sports Presenter category, 5 live’s Mark Chapman and Eleanor Oldroyd are both shortlisted, alongside Mark Saggers and Jim White from talkSPORT. Four programmes from 5 live are nominated for the Radio Sport Factual or Feature award, while from local radio the BBC Radio Leicester commentator I...
Tags: Awards, Bbc, Radio, Leicester, Leicester City, Somerset, Jim White, Talksport, Industry News, 5 Live, Allen Stanford, Ian, BBC Sport, BBC Radio, Mark Chapman, Dan Walker

RAJAR Q4 2016: Regional and local round-up

Here we take an in-depth look around the commercial radio groups outside London, and the BBC Local Radio network across England to see how stations performed in the Q4 2016 RAJAR figures when compared the same period a year earlier. The network of BBC Local Radio stations in England grew its audience over the 12 months by 122,000. The stations now reach 6.552m people (up from 6.43m in Q4 2015). There were good gains at BBC Three Counties Radio (up 32,000 year on year); BBC Radio Devon (up 39,0...
Tags: England, London, Wales, Scotland, Global, Bbc, Radio, Liverpool, Today, Bradford, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Swansea, Yorkshire, TFM, Capital

BBC radio presenters appear in court accused of child sex offences

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have worked for BBC Radio Leicester, accused of inciting boys to commit acts of gross indecencyTwo BBC radio presenters have appeared in court accused of committing a series of sex offences against four boys in the 1990s.Married couple Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have both worked for BBC Radio Leicester and Birmingham-based BBC WM, spoke only to confirm their names and address during a five-minute hearing in Leamington Spa.
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AUDIO: Kent batsman out for handling ball

Listen to commentary from BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Radio Kent as Kent batsman Sean Dickson is given out for handling the ball.
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BBC Radio Leicester hosts off-air after charges

The reason for Tony and Julie Wadsworth's absence from BBC Radio Leicester over the last few months has been made public.
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Two BBC radio presenters charged with sex offences against children

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have presented on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM, face charges relating to four childrenTwo BBC radio presenters have been charged with sex offences against four children. Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have presented on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM in Birmingham, are due to appear before Warwickshire magistrates court on 11 May.Warwickshire police said Tony Wadsworth, 68, of Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, has been charged with five counts of inciting a boy unde...
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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri given sausages by reporter

Claudio Ranieri is presented with 'Claudio Sausage' during Leicester pre match press conference. Not so very long ago, Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri issued a journalist with a challenge after being alerted to the fact that a local butcher had named a new sausage after the affable Italian. Indeed, when BBC Radio Leicester reporter Ian Stringer informed Ranieri about the pork-based tribute that had been made in his honour, the Foxes boss declared: "Right, I supplied the pizza --...
Tags: Claudio Ranieri, Leicester, Leicester City, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, Barclays Premier League, Chris Wright, Ranieri, Claudio, BBC Radio Leicester, Ian Stringer

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy faces up to two weeks out due to groin surgery

• BBC Radio Leicester reports striker requires minor groin surgery• Vardy could miss Leicester’s back-to-back clashes at TottenhamJamie Vardy is set for up to a fortnight out through injury, according to reports. Related: Claudio Ranieri’s safety-first principle means Leicester have nothing to lose | Stuart James Continue reading...
Tags: Football, Sport, Claudio Ranieri, Leicester, Leicester City, Jamie Vardy, Vardy, Stuart James Continue, BBC Radio Leicester, TottenhamJamie Vardy