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Liquidators appointed at Spectrum Radio Limited

Central London based Spectrum Radio has been issued with a Winding Up Order by the High Court of Justice. Spectrum is one of London’s oldest radio stations, having launched in 1989 to provide multiethnic, foreign language programmes originally on 558AM. Today the Spectrum Radio Network offers broadcast services from its premises in Southwark Street and has recently been advertising space available on DAB, and on 1584Khz AM, which is currently used by Love Sport and owned by A Spokesman Said L...
Tags: London, Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Southwark Street, Spectrum Radio, Spectrum Radio Limited, High Court of Justice Spectrum, Spectrum Radio Network, Spokesman Said Limited Ofcom


Design Thinking by Jimmy Mistry at ISME, ISDI, ISDI WPP and DICE Hospitality

Our dear friend Jimmy Mistry was invited to give a talk and lead an interactive discussion titled “Design Thinking” as a management tool to the students of ISDI and ISME Mr. Jimmy Mistry, CMD, Della Group delivered a knowledge session on “Design Thinking” as a management tool at ISME, ISDI, ISDI WPP and DICE Hospitality to 120 students. Under the leadership of Dr. Indu Shahani and immaculately designed 1,50,000 sq.ft finest education facility, it was indeed an interactive session with th...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Industry, WPP, ISME, Jimmy Mistry, Della Group, ISDI, CMD Della Group, DICE Hospitality, Indu Shahani


Free online broadcast engineering training launched

Radio TechCon has released the contents of its Radio Technology Masterclass for free. ‘An Introduction To Broadcast Engineering’ takes users through a virtual masterclass day, with videos covering how to build a studio, what equipment to choose, how central technical areas work, an overview of transmission, and internet and coding for radio stations. Each video is around 20 minutes long. The presentations feature industry experts from the BBC, Global, Bauer, Arqiva and Ofcom among others, and...
Tags: London, Events, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Radio Techcon, TBC Media Ltd, BBC Global Bauer Arqiva, Radio Technology Masterclass


Is Specialty Tea Having a Moment? – Part 1

This theme comes up so often that I had to check whether I’ve written about it here.  Nope; I wrote a blog post about tea popularity and tea cults  some months back, and only drifted into it a little there. This article  from that time frame claims that “Artisanal Tea in America Is Having a Moment,” which I think has been addressed here at T Ching by different authors across varying scope.   This more recent article  claims that “There is No Craft Tea Movement in America (Yet).”  So which is...
Tags: Tea, America, Industry, Peru, Laos, Specialty Tea, Craft Tea Movement, Ethiopia Costa Rica


Ofcom receives 51 objections to XS Manchester change

The feedback to Ofcom’s consultation about the proposal to change XS Manchester to Capital XTRA sees 51 objections and two in favour. Of the two welcoming the news, one is a local music company whilst the other simply comments “Since the last rebrand it’s been a dreadful station, put it out of its misery, sooner the better.” But over 50 people took the time to write to Ofcom to help block the move. Some of the comments include: What are you thinking? XS is a brilliant station that I listen t...
Tags: Top, Global, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Manchester, Greater Manchester, XTRA, Chris Moyles, Communicorp, Capital XTRA, Xs Manchester, Chris Moyles Johnny Vaughan, XS Manchester to Capital XTRA


Japan Readies Auto Industry for Coronavirus Complications

Yep, we’re still talking about the damned coronavirus. But how could we not, with the situation being obfuscated from all sides as the outbreak just seems to worsen? Both Japan and South Korea have reported their first deaths relating to the virus; meanwhile, the unsettling theory that 2019-nCoV was created in a Chinese laboratory has grown […] The post Japan Readies Auto Industry for Coronavirus Complications appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Government, China, Supply Chain, Production, Industry, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Suppliers, News Blog, Coronavirus, New Coronavirus Countermeasures Automobile Council


Former UKRD executives William Rogers and Dave Coull launch new consultancy

Almost a year after leaving UKRD, former Chief Executive Officer and Group Content Director, William Rogers and Dave Coull, have teamed up to launch a new specialist, boutique consultancy. Eat Your Greens will focus on the digital content and social media for small to medium enterprises, content delivery and marketing, change management and company culture. “Since leaving UKRD, Dave and I have provided support and advice to operations across a wide range of different sectors and businesses, inc...
Tags: Business, Top, People, Industry, Dave, Radio, Rogers, Bauer, UKRD, Dave Coull, Coull, William Rogers, UKRD Group


Bad Omen: Shutdown Extended in China’s Manufacturing Heartland

If you recall our piece from yesterday, automakers like Nissan are counting on Chinese workers to return to their factories on February 21st, thus preventing a widespread parts shortage that could idle plants on a global scale. That date would be the first day of resumed work in Hubei province following a government-mandated shutdown of […] The post Bad Omen: Shutdown Extended in China’s Manufacturing Heartland appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Supply Chain, Production, Industry, Autos, Nissan, Suppliers, Hubei, News Blog, Coronavirus, Manufacturing Heartland


talkRADIO fined £75,000 for George Galloway comments

National digital station talkRADIO has been fined £75,000 after three complaints about former presenter George Galloway were upheld by Ofcom. The station will also have to broadcast a summary of the regulator’s findings, relating to comments made on air between March and August 2018. The first complaint related to a discussion on the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, while the second and third concerned allegations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Ofcom ruled last year ...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, George Galloway, Salisbury, Alerts, Galloway, Talkradio, Yulia, Sergei Skripal, Labour Party Ofcom


John Pienaar joins Times Radio for Drive Time

BBC’s Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar is joining new digital station Times Radio to present the Drive Time show. John has been at the BBC for 28 years, and was previously a newspaper journalist. NewsUK says his new Drive Time show on Times Radio will ‘deal with the issues of the day in Westminster and beyond’. Personal news: after nearly three decades at the BBC I am leaving to join the soon-to-be-launched Times Radio as Drive Time presenter. 1/2 — John Pienaar (@JPonpolitics) February...
Tags: UK, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, John, Alerts, Pienaar, Stig Abell, Liam Fisher, John Pienaar, RadioToday Programme, Newsuk, Heidi Dawson, Times Radio, Times Radio Launch


Pure research says radio helps with loneliness

To celebrate UNESCO’s World Radio Day, new research has been released saying that nearly half of people rely on putting the radio on to help with their loneliness. Brits say they discover on average eight new artists a year through the radio and 50% of people also listen to radio whilst on the go or doing manual labour. The survey polled 2,000 Brits and reveals the extent of loneliness felt by Brits across the country. Despite living in an increasingly connected world, 1 in 5 of those surveyed ...
Tags: Technology, Industry, Radio, Unesco, Pure, Digital Radio, Amazon Alexa, Zoe Ball, Sara Cox Jeremy Vine, Gregg James, Emma Barnett Justin Webb Adrian Bruell, Becky Spelman


Coronavirus Infects Chinese Auto Market, Supply Chain Problems Persist

Not that there’s ever a good time for a global pandemic threat, but the coronavirus currently sweeping through Asia really could have scheduled itself more conveniently. China was already in the midst of an economic downturn when the virus reared its ugly head, with the country’s automotive sector having just moved backward for the second […] The post Coronavirus Infects Chinese Auto Market, Supply Chain Problems Persist appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, China, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Hyundai, Auto Sales, News Blog, Auto Parts, Chinese auto market, Coronavirus, Supply Issues, Part Shortages


France’s music publishing was worth $450m+ from latest reports

France’s music industry is growing each year and the latest publishing reports show how strong 2018 was. The latest figures from the French music publishing trade associations The CSDEM and CEMF show considerable growth in 2018. According to their reports two-thirds of 15,000 new French work published in 2018 were from new talents. Their Barometer of Music Publishing report analysed the country’s music publishing results between 2017-2018. They found that revenues were up 7% to €393 mil...
Tags: Publishing, Music, France, Music Industry, Industry, French, Deezer, Publishers, Artist / Label News, Qobuz, Music Publishing, Music Publishers


Lewis Carnie to leave Radio 2 in the summer

The Head of BBC Radio 2, Lewis Carnie, is leaving the station after 19 years. Lorna Clarke, Controller of Pop, confirmed the news to staff today, saying he would be a ‘hard act to follow’ when he departs in the summer. It hasn’t been confirmed what Lewis will be doing next, but in a message to staff at Radio 2 he said he’d be ‘very active in entertainment – there will be more on that when the time is right.’ Lewis Carnie told RadioToday: “After 19 glorious years at BBC Radio 2, it’s time to t...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Britain, Falkirk, Alerts, Lewis, Bruce, BBC Radio, Rylan, BBC Radio 2, Lewis Carnie, Zoe Ball, Wogan House, Central FM


Bauer Media joins Broadcast Journalism Training Council

Bauer Media has joined journalism accreditation body BJTC to support the development of journalism training. The Broadcast Journalism Training Council has over 60 members, including the BBC, Global, ITV, ITN, Channel 4, Sky News, AP, the NUJ, Reuters and AP. Its partnership with media employers ensures journalists are trained in the growing number of skills required in the rapidly changing world of broadcast and multi-platform journalism. Along with more traditional journalism skills, graduat...
Tags: UK, Ap, Industry, Radio, Bauer, Bauer Media, BJTC, Jon Godel, John Pickford, Broadcast Journalism Training Council, BBC Global ITV ITN Channel, Sky News AP, NUJ Reuters, Bauer Radio News


Radiocentre: Be a #ForceForGood on World Radio Day

Radiocentre is celebrating World Radio Day on Thursday focussing on how the medium makes a meaningful difference to people’s lives in the UK. As part of this it is asking stations to tweet their charity, cause-related and general good deeds under the hashtag #ForceForGood #WorldRadioDay. World Radio Day is an annual UNESCO initiative to highlight the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. It provides an opportunity to increase awarene...
Tags: Europe, UK, Top, Scotland, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Unesco, BAME, World Radio Day, Siobhan Kenny Radiocentre, Bauer Radio, Mental Health Minute, St Luke 's Chief Creative Office Al Young radio


Former Jazz FM boss launches new jazz service

A brand-new jazz streaming platform called jazzed has been launched by former Jazz FM CEO Jonathan Arendt as co-founder. “jazzed” bills itself as the world’s first dedicated audio-visual streaming destination for jazz and will offer an integrated experience for fans to listen, watch and read about the music they love. The service features hand-curated audio channels, exclusive video content, podcasts, documentaries, interviews and much more. The platform’s video content will offer music vide...
Tags: Top, US, CMO, Ceo, Industry, Radio, Bertelsmann, Coo, Sony Music, PPL, Jonathan Arendt, Jazzed, Frank Taubert COO, Marcel Engh


Nominations for the 2020 IRN Awards revealed

The nominations for the 2020 IRN Awards have been announced by Sky News presenter Kay Burley. There are 12 categories including the Student Journalist of the Year prize which is supported by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. The awards event itself will take place at Sky Cinema in west London on Thursday 26th March 2020, also hosted by Kay. IRN Editor and Chair of Judges, Dave Terris said: This is a stellar list of nominations representing the gold standard in commercial radio news a...
Tags: England, London, Top, Scotland, Awards, Industry, Radio, Sierra Leone, Sky News, Oxfordshire, Trump, Clyde, Kay Burley, Rebecca Cook, Dave Terris, Sky Cinema


Andy Carter to chair parliamentary commercial radio group

Former GMG Radio Group Managing Director Andy Carter has been appointed to chair the All Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Radio. Andy, who was elected as MP for Warrington South in December’s general election, spent two decades in the radio industry before leaving GMG at the end of 2013. The APPG is made up of MPs and Peers who have an interest in commercial radio, and was previously co-chaired by MPs Ed Vaizey and Steve McCabe, and Baroness Olly Grender. Mr Vaizey has now left parliam...
Tags: Top, Global, Industry, Radio, House, Andy Carter, Parliament, Ed Vaizey, Andy, McCabe, Vaizey, APPG, Steve McCabe, Baroness Olly Grender, Siobhan Kenny Radiocentre CEO, GMG Radio Group


Podcast Radio sets launch date in London

London’s first radio station devoted to podcasts is launching this week via DAB+. Podcast Radio starts at midday on Tuesday 11th Febuary on the South London/Surrey multiplex plus the North London trial. CEO Gerry Edwards says: “For listeners, Podcast Radio will enable them to discover and sample podcasts to find out what they like. For podcast producers, it’s a showcase and shop window for their content.” Consultant Paul Chantler, who has been working with Gerry to set up Podcast Radio for th...
Tags: UK, London, Podcasts, Top, US, Industry, Radio, north London, Gerry, Jo Wood, Gerry Edwards, Mike Parry, Paul Chantler, Podcast Radio, DAB Podcast Radio, South London Surrey


Podcast Radio to sets launch date in London

London’s first radio station devoted to podcasts is launching this week via DAB+. Podcast Radio starts at midday on Tuesday 11th Febuary on the South London/Surrey multiplex plus the North London trial. CEO Gerry Edwards says: “For listeners, Podcast Radio will enable them to discover and sample podcasts to find out what they like. For podcast producers, it’s a showcase and shop window for their content.” Consultant Paul Chantler, who has been working with Gerry to set up Podcast Radio for th...
Tags: UK, London, Podcasts, Top, US, Industry, Radio, north London, Gerry, Jo Wood, Gerry Edwards, Mike Parry, Paul Chantler, Podcast Radio, DAB Podcast Radio, South London Surrey


Brexit Bulletin: EU Talks Tough

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to get the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox every weekday.What’s Happening? European Union members are ratcheting up their negotiating demands.The U.K. should be subject to strict conditions on unfair competition, fishing and human rights after the 11-month post-Brexit transition period expires, according to a draft European Union negotiating mandate drawn up by member states and seen by Bloomberg News.Controversially, the governments also want to force the U.K. to conti...
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, White House, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Industry, Britain, Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Michael Gove, European Commission, Luxembourg, Boris Johnson, Sinn Féin


Kelvin Mackenzie wants auction for national licences

Kelvin Mackenzie is calling for analogue national licences to be put up for auction. The DCMS has asked for responses by February 22nd to a consultation, and there is a Radiocentre roundtable on Tuesday with DCMS in attendance. “Boris Johnson’s policy guru Dominic Cummings has never made a secret of wishing there was a centre Right radio or television station in the UK along the lines of the successful Rupert Murdoch owned Fox News. I share that view and always have. The Left have got the BB...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Opinion, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Premier League, Ofcom, Treasury, Fox News, Boris Johnson, LBC, Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation, News Corp


BBC Radio 5 Live removes studio cameras from website

The live studio video feed for BBC Radio 5 Live has been removed from the station’s website. Until recently, users could watch what was happening in vision 24/7, with multiple cameras covering the studio, and one in front of each presenter. The live camera stream would automatically mix itself, switching cameras to whichever studio microphone had the most dominant audio going through it. When no audio was heard (during pre-recorded clips or phone calls), a wide studio shot was used. But this ...
Tags: Bbc, Industry, Radio, BBC Radio, Bbc Radio 5 Live


Jaguar Land Rover to Idle Factories in Britain Next Month

Jaguar Land Rover has decided to stall production at two of its British factories for several weeks. Starting in late February, JLR intends to stop work at both its Castle Bromwich Assembly and Solihull plants until the end of March. The factories won’t be totally inactive for the duration; the manufacturer claims there will be […] The post Jaguar Land Rover to Idle Factories in Britain Next Month appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Industry, Britain, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Solihull, Industry News, Tata Motors, JLR, News Blog, Plant Closures, Factory Idle, Castle Bromwich Assembly


Capital’s Summertime Ball moves to Tottenham

Capital’s Summertime Ball is moving from its previous home at the Wembley Arena to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2020. The date has also been announced today by Global, as Saturday 6th June. The largest football club stadium in London has been created as a home for both sport and entertainment, and is also one of the most technologically advanced in existence, with fully cashless payment systems, high-density Wi-Fi and 100% mobile coverage. Capital’s flagship music event heads to Tottenham...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Global, Industry, Radio, Wembley Stadium, Tottenham, Capital, Ellie Goulding, Ashley Tabor, Wembley Arena, Tottenham Hotspur StAdium, Mark Ronson Khalid Maroon, Halsey Jonas Brothers, Rita Ora Calvin Harris


JACK2 to swap with JACK3 on 107.9 in Oxford

Ofcom has approved a Format change request which will see JACK 3 replace JACK 2 on 107.9FM in Oxford. JACK 2, which currently plays a mix of new and recent chart music for 15-29 years olds, will swap with ‘JACK 3’ playing ‘easy hits for the over 50s.’ The published Format will change from “The station will be the voice for young Oxford through a mix of primarily new and recent chart music with local news, sport and local information, phone-ins, and special local features targeting 15-29s in t...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Oxford, Jack, Cic, Jack 3, The South of England, Jack Media, Jack 2, ReesRussell LLP, N Wilcock


Types Of Tools And The Importance Of Choosing The Right Tool

Everyone has heard “the right tool is a key to the right job”. From morning to till the night, we use many tools to kick start our day or make our day-to-day life simple and convenient. Like a spoon and Read more… The post Types Of Tools And The Importance Of Choosing The Right Tool appeared first on Internet Marketing, Guest Post, B2B Marketing, Latest Technology, SEM, SEO Tips.
Tags: Seo, Industry, The Right Tool, Testing & Measurement


Lengthy terms and conditions on radio ads to end

Radiocentre has published new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Confirmed Industry Guidance which will help reduce long terms & conditions on radio ads. It will help advertisers execute more concise terms and conditions in radio adverts while complying with regulatory obligations. The guidance forms part of a wider campaign by the industry in both the UK and Europe. Under the new guidance, Ts&Cs will still be carried but they will be shorter and more concise, meaning the average listener is...
Tags: Europe, UK, Top, CS, Industry, Radio, Fca, Alerts, Radiocentre, Kia Motors UK, Paul Philpott, Siobhan Kenny Radiocentre, Ts Cs, Trevor Robinson


BBC local radio stations to drop INRIX voiced bulletins

INRIX will no longer provide presenter-read travel bulletins for 39 BBC local stations from June as part of changes at the radio network. Instead, staff at each station will read their own bulletins, in a bid by the BBC to bring local voices back to the bulletin. In an email to all staff this morning, Chris Burns, Head of Audio & Digital, BBC England, said “completely customisable traffic and travel scripts will be sent to each station to be read out by a member of staff”, adding that the cha...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Inrix, Bbc Local Radio, INRIX INRIX, Chris Burns, Audio Digital BBC