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Scott Mills and Chris Stark bring back the LOLathon

Scott Mills and Chris Stark are hosting another 24 hour LOLathon on BBC Radio 1 for Red Nose Day 2021. The afternoon presenters have done it twice before, with the first one in 2017 causing a few complaints to Ofcom for the middle of the night sex hour and non-innuendo bingo. This year, Radio 1’s LOLathon kicks off on Friday 5th March at 8am and continues until Friday 12 March culminating in the 24-hour marathon show hosted by Scott Mills and Chris Stark. The marathon will commence at 9am on ...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Ireland, Ofcom, Nick Grimshaw, Steve, Chris, Scott, Mollie King, BBC Radio, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Chris Stark, Bbc Radio 1

Greg James and Bella Mackie launch new podcast

Greg James and Bella Mackie are working together on a new podcast for BBC Radio 5 Live called Teach Me A Lesson. Greg is working with his wife on the audio and will hand the microphone over to a different teacher every episode, aiming to uncover facts on subjects which might not have been covered in school. It will have a different topic every week, such as ‘Why do we get ill?’, ‘Are people born evil?’ and ‘How to win an argument by watching RuPaul’s Drag Race’. Greg and Bella said: “We don’t...
Tags: Podcasts, Radio, Bella, Greg, BBC Radio, Bella Mackie, Greg James, Bbc Radio 5 Live

David Attenborough won't return to Instagram

The broadcasting legend reveals to Radio 1's Greg James he's busy enough replying to letters.
Tags: News, David Attenborough, Greg James

I'm A Celeb stars sang Disney to keep private conversations off TV

The runner up has been chatting with Radio 1's Greg James about life in the castle.
Tags: UK, News, Disney, Greg James

BBC Radio 1 names 33 Christmas guest presenters

BBC Radio 1 has revealed the new schedule of 33 guest presenters set to take over the station across the festive period. New presenters will host one off programmes from Boxing Day until New Year’s Day in place of the regular line-up in an initiative first seen last year. Many of the presenters have taken an unconventional route to their first slot on Radio 1, including Will Kirk from Sheffield, whose day job is in marketing. Will has a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears and wears h...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Northampton, Manchester, Sheffield, Cornwall, Glasgow, Radio industry, Belfast, Birmingham, Ellen, Dublin, Bolton, Will, East London

The Lockdown Awards are heading to BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 will host The Lockdown Awards to celebrate some of the most weird and wonderful moments of 2020. Greg James will dedicate his breakfast show on Thursday 26 November to the event, taking a look back at some of his favourite moments from the past twelve months, handpicking the nominees and eventual winners himself across a series of categories, including Favourite Live Performance, Biggest Zoom Fail and Fitness Inspiration of the Year. The Lockdown Awards will also feature live musi...
Tags: UK, Top, Awards, Radio, Radio industry, Greg, BBC Radio, Greg James, Bbc Radio 1

Three radio presenters confirmed for I’m A Celebrity

Vernon Kay, Victoria Derbyshire and Jordan North have been confirmed as contestants in this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! BBC Radio 1 presenter Jordan North tweeted “The Cat’s out the bag….. It’s True!!!” after the news was confirmed on Sunday evening following days of speculation. He joins former Radio 1 and Radio X presenter Vernon Kay along with former 5 live host Victoria Derbyshire, both of which are well known for their television work. Vernon says: “I am hoping I can stay ...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Victoria, Jordan, Ian Wright, Mo Farah, Victoria Derbyshire, Vernon Kay, BBC Radio, North Wales, Vernon, Giovanna Fletcher, Emily Atack, Greg James, Shane Richie

Greg James goes five days a week at BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 is changing its schedule for 2021 with Greg James going five days a week and five new presenters joining the line-up. The news comes as Dev, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart are set to leave the network in December. In addition, Adele Roberts will move from Weekday Early Breakfast to Weekend Breakfast, whilst Arielle Free will become the new host of Radio 1 Dance and Radio 1’s Early Breakfast, moving from her current role as host of Weekend Early Breakfast. Greg moving to five days a...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Bbc, Radio, Nick Grimshaw, Santa, Alice, Alerts, Joel, Greg, Mollie King, Matt, BBC Radio, Gemma, Sian

BBC Radio 1 to give young people a Minute of Me

BBC Radio 1 is offering a chance for young people around the country to share what makes them who they are. In Radio 1’s Minute of Me, he station wants to air anyone with a story to tell, from those who feel they struggle to be heard or seen by those around them, to those who feel they deserve to be celebrated and want the world to celebrate with them. Greg James says: “During the pandemic it feels like we’ve got closer to our listeners than ever. They’ve helped us through the bleak times ju...
Tags: Top, Radio, Radio industry, BBC Radio, Greg James, Bbc Radio 1, Aled Haydn Jones

Breakfast with Greg James extended to 10.30 at BBC Radio 1

Greg James is getting a new time slot of 7am till 10.30am as BBC Radio 1 returns to a new regular schedule from 1st September.
Tags: Top, Radio, Radio industry, Alerts, BBC Radio, Greg James, Bbc Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 puts corona blimp above Cardiff

BBC Radio 1’s Up Yours Corona promotion has taken a new turn today with a blimp emblazoned with the slogan on appearing above Cardiff. Photographed 60 metres in the air this morning from the grounds of Cardiff Castle, the blimp’s flight commenced as the search to find 193 people from 193 countries enters its final 24 hours. Led by Greg James, the station wants people from all over the world to deliver their ‘up yours’ on Radio 1 in time for the end of the breakfast show (10am) on Wednesday 2...
Tags: Top, Wales, Radio, Cardiff, Station, Greg, BBC Radio, Cardiff Castle, Greg James, BBC Radio Wales, Bbc Radio 1, Lottie Morley

BBC Radio Wales broadcaster Chris Needs dies aged 66

Singer Bonnie Tyler and BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James pay tribute to a "giant of Welsh radio".
Tags: News, Bonnie Tyler, BBC Radio, Greg James, BBC Radio Wales, Chris Needs

Greg James and Radio 1 say Up Yours Corona

BBC Radio 1 has launched a search to find one person from every country in the world to tell Coronavirus to do one. Led by Greg James, the station will attempt to find one person from every country on earth to send a big ‘up yours’ to Coronavirus using a phrase with a similar meaning in their own country. All Radio 1 shows across the week will be supporting Greg and calling on listeners around the world for help tracking people down to take part. The station will aim to find 193 people from ...
Tags: Germany, Radio, Station, Greg, BBC Radio, Esther, Corona, Sian, Greg James, Bbc Radio 1, All Radio

Fifty years of Bob Harris on air to be marked at Radio 2

Greg James will interview radio legend Bob Harris about his 50 years in broadcasting as part of the BBC Radio 2 summer schedules. The programme called ‘Bob And Greg’ airs on Saturday 22nd August at 9pm. The Radio 1 Breakfast presenter grew up with Bob’s famous whispering voice coming out of the radios at home as his father, Alan, has been a fan since Bob’s first broadcast on Radio 1 in August 1970. Greg will talk in depth to Bob about his life – including writing sleeve notes for an unknown E...
Tags: England, Bruce Springsteen, Top, John Lennon, US, Bbc, Radio, New Jersey, Elton John, Bob, Bob Marley, Craig Charles, Alan, Station, Aloe Blacc, Oasis

John Lewis and Partners launches digital radio site

A new microsite called Radio’s Digital Revolution has been launched by John Lewis & Partners. It’s the first execution of a wider campaign which Digital Radio UK has developed to roll out for retailers and manufacturers to help them communicate the live and on demand radio content currently available to consumers from the UK’s radio and audio broadcasters. The campaign showcases a host of UK radio and audio talent in a video montage, alongside artwork featuring Capital’s Roman Kemp; Heart’s ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Radio, Partners, Amanda Holden, Digital Radio, BBC Radio, Jamie Theakston, Ronan Keating, Greg James, Magic Radio, Digital Radio UK, Roman Kemp, Ford Ennals CEO Digital Radio UK, Harriet Scott, John Lewis Partners

British Podcast Awards 2020 winners announced

All the winners for the British Podcast Awards have been announced during an online event. Hosted by Clara Amfo and BBC 6 Music’s Rhianna Dhillion, with Claudia Winkleman, Louis Theroux, Ian Wright and Mel Giedroyc also taking part. BBC Radio 4’s Tunnel 29 won the best Radio Podcast, whilst BBC Radio 1’s breakfast presenter Greg James won Best Live Episode for Tailenders with Jimmy Anderson and Felix White. If you missed them, they’ll be broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra on Tuesday July 14th at...
Tags: Podcasts, Top, China, Bbc, Radio, Fifa, David Walliams, Anna, Jimmy Anderson, George Ezra, BBC Radio, Mel Giedroyc, Ellie, Greg James, Felix White, Sam Walker

Samantha Moy appointed 6 Music Head of Station

BBC Radio 6 Music’s Head of Content Commissioning Samantha Moy has been appointed as the new Head of Station. Sam was previously the station’s Network Editor having originally joining 6 Music and latterly Radio 2 as Executive Producer, overseeing shows like Steve Lamacq and Steve Wright In The Afternoon. She started her career in radio at Kiss 100 in London, joining independent production company Somethin’ Else to produce programmes for Radio 1, Radio 2 and the BBC World Service. Sam then jo...
Tags: London, Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Sam, BBC World Service, Southbank Centre, BBC Radio, BBC TV, Steve Wright, Chris Moyles, Annie Mac, Greg James, Jo Whiley, Steve Lamacq

Free virtual Young Audio Masterclass planned

Radiocentre is running a free, live virtual event, Young Audio Masterclass, which will offer budding producers and presenters expert advice from radio and audio professionals on how they can find a career in the media industry. Taking place at 4pm on Wednesday 15th July, panellists including radio presenters, a podcast exec and a producer will share how they started out in the industry, what their top tips are for young audio lovers and how there is space for young people from all kinds of ba...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, Radio industry, BBC Radio, Steve Wright, George Butler, Greg James, Laura Whitmore, Radiocentre, Siobhan Kenny, Capital XTRA, Matt Edmondson, Rylan Clark Neal, Hits Radio 's Fleur East BBC Radio, Young Audio Masterclass

Radio stations in the UK support Blackout Tuesday

BBC, commercial and community radio stations are showing their support of Blackout Tuesday today (June 2nd). BBC Radio 1Xtra will broadcast special programming of music, discussions and debates in support of the Black community in the UK and around the world. There will be an extended 1Xtra Talks special hosted by Seani B and DJ Ace between 6-8pm which will give listeners a chance to share their views and opinions on the recent tragic events in the US surrounding the death of George Floyd and...
Tags: UK, London, Top, US, Bbc, Radio, Radio industry, Black, Zane Lowe, Bauer, BBC Radio, Annie Mac, Greg James, BBC Asian Network, Don Letts, Jo Whiley

Aled Haydn Jones appointed Head of BBC Radio 1

Aled Haydn Jones has been appointed as the new Head of BBC Radio 1. The former Chris Moyles Show producer will now head a team with Chris Price as Head of Music, Radio 1 & 1Xtra & Rachel McHalroy, Commissioning Executive, Radio 1 & 1Xtra, reporting into him, along with their team. Aled has most recently been Head of Programmes at the network after joining in 1998 to be a broadcast assistant on the Roadshow. He has also been a presenter on the station and producer on live music events and rec...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Alerts, BBC Radio, Chris Moyles, Greg James, BBC Asian Network, Helen Thomas, Bbc Radio 1, Haydn Jones, Lorna Clarke, Head of Radio, Aled Haydn-Jones, Chris Price as Head of Music Radio

RAJAR Q1 2020: London and national brands roundup

BBC Radio 2 has lost almost a million listeners in the last year, according to the Q1/2020 audience research from RAJAR. The reach of the UK’s biggest radio station fell from 15.356m at the start of 2019 to 14.362m over the first three months of this year. The two biggest commercial radio networks – Heart and Capital – both lost significant reach over the 12 months too. The Heart network lost 787,000 listeners to leave a reach of 7.737m, while Capital dropped 815,000 to 6.386m. When you add i...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Global, Bbc, Radio, Britain, NHS, Virgin, Capital, Heart, Magic, Radio industry, LBC, Lauren Laverne, James Purnell

Winners announced for Young Audio Awards 2020

All the winners from this year’s Young Audio Awards have been announced during an online awards ceremony hosted from home by Award Ambassadors Matt Edmondson and Mollie King from BBC Radio 1. They were joined by special guests including Annie Mac presenting Best in Music to 15-year-old Oli Hackett, whose show, Musicals My Way, is syndicated from his home in Corby and airs across 43 different radio stations around the world, including in the USA and Spain. Other presenters included TV and BBC ...
Tags: Usa, Awards, Spain, Radio, Radio industry, Jordan, Corby, BBC Radio, Annie Mac, Rylan, Perri, Greg James, Laura Whitmore, Matt Edmondson, Siobhan Kenny Radiocentre CEO, Tyler West

Virtual Young Audio Awards to be streamed live

The radio and audio awards for under-18s has been rescheduled and will take place virtually from 3pm on Thursday 7 May 2020. Originally scheduled to take place at the BBC Radio Theatre last month, the virtual ceremony will be free to view via the Young Audio Awards’ YouTube page. Matt Edmondson and Mollie King from BBC Radio 1, plus Hits Radio’s Fleur East, BBC Radio 1’s Greg James, 5 Live’s Laura Whitmore and Radio 2’s Rylan Clark-Neal will be handing out awards from their own homes. Prizes i...
Tags: UK, Boston, Awards, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Trinity, Mollie King, BBC Radio, Greg James, Laura Whitmore, Zeina, BBC Radio Theatre, Siobhan Kenny Radiocentre, Matt Edmondson, Rylan Clark Neal

BBC Radio’s Singalong becomes weekly event

The BBC’s Great British Singalong is to return every Thursday during UK lockdown on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network. The next 30 minute singalong on Thursday 9th April at 9am will be dedicated to the thousands of nurses working around the country. Last week, Greg James led the first singalong on Radio 1 with Dermot O’Leary (who was covering for Zoe Ball) on Radio 2, Lauren Laverne on 6 Music, Dotty on 1Xtra, and Harpz Kaur on the Asian Network. Greg James says: “Wel...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, Station, Lauren Laverne, Amol Rajan, Singalong, Dermot O'leary, BBC Radio, Yasser, Greg James, BBC Asian Network, Scott Mills, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Bbc Radio 6 Music

BBC Radio stations unite for Great British Singalong

The BBC’s national music stations are uniting on Thursday for the Great British Singalong designed to lift the nation’s spirits. BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network will come together at 9am this Thursday, with each station bringing along one song that they think the public will love to join in with, wherever they are. Greg James will be leading the singalong on Radio 1 with Dermot O’Leary (who is covering for Zoe Ball) on Radio 2, Lauren Laverne on 6 Music, Dotty on 1X...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Lauren Laverne, Dermot O'leary, BBC Radio, Greg James, BBC Asian Network, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Bbc Radio 6 Music, Zoe Ball, Bbc Radio 1xtra, Asian Network, Harpz Kaur

Radio 1 changes schedule during coronavirus crisis

BBC Radio 1 is making changes to its schedule during the coronavirus crisis so it can continue its output while helping presenters and staff protect themselves and others. The duration of daytime shows will increase, meaning fewer presenters will be in the studio throughout the day. Instead of five shows across the day 4am until 7pm, there will now only be four. A small number of presenters will therefore rotate each week. The new schedule will come into effect from Monday 30 March and will rem...
Tags: Top, Radio, Nick Grimshaw, Station, Matt, BBC Radio, Mollie, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Adele Roberts, Jordan North, Arielle Free, Haydn Jones Head of Programmes at Radio, Scott Mills Week

Roman Kemp and Greg James retain TRIC awards

Roman Kemp has retained the Radio Programme award for Capital Breakfast whilst Greg James is once again voted best Radio Personality at the TRIC Awards. It’s the second year in a row both radio presenters have won the same award – see last year’s article. Roman’s dad Martin Kemp surprised Roman for his award him by presenting it to him on stage. 5 Live’s The Peter Crouch Podcast won Best Podcast. Television & Radio Industries Club event was held the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday ...
Tags: London, Top, Awards, Radio, Chris Evans, Grosvenor House Hotel, Greg James, Martin Kemp, Roman Kemp, Radio Programme, Best Podcast Television Radio Industries Club, Winner of Radio Programme

Greg James and Dotty win big at UK radio awards

The pair won the Radio Academy awards for best new show and best music breakfast show respectively.
Tags: UK, News, Greg James, Radio Academy

Greg James and Dotty win big at radio's Arias awards

The pair won the Radio Academy awards for best new show and best music breakfast show respectively.
Tags: UK, News, Arias, Greg James, Radio Academy

Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2020 – Winners

The winners at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2020 have been revealed at an event at the London Palladium. The BBC took home 17 awards including Emma Barnett for Best Speech Presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James for Best New Show, The 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Dotty forBest Music Breakfast Show and Elis James and John Robins for Funniest Show on BBC Radio 5 Live.  Bauer Media radio brands were recognised on the night with Absolute Radio winning Gold for their c...
Tags: UK, England, London, Top, Scotland, Awards, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Swansea, Worcester, Chris Evans, Sri Lanka, Peter Crouch, Talksport, Alerts