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Stockport’s Imagine Radio sold by Mondiale Media

Imagine Radio has been acquired by Like Holdings and Helius Media as a joint venture. The station, previously part of the UTV Radio / Wireless Group network, has been locally owned and operated for the last ten yeras by Mondiale Media and located in its local office. It was most recently branded as Imagine FM. Imagine Radio will be immediately be seeking a new home within Stockport, to coincide with the expansion and development plans for the station. The new owners are currently recruiting a...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Stockport, Alerts, Midlands, Paul Taylor, Holdings, Michael Taylor, KFM, The North of England, Imagine Fm, Imagine Radio, Like Radio, Mondiale Media, Like Holdings


Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector

General Motors’ decision to stop the flow of product to Ontario’s Oshawa Assembly plant by the end of 2019 has the province’s government promising cash and a slew of measures to keep the auto industry alive north of the border. Ontario holds the bulk of Canada’s auto-related manufacturing jobs, with the sector adding up to […] The post Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Government, General Motors, Industry, Canada, Gm, Autos, Ontario, Oshawa, News Blog, Oshawa Assembly, Auto Sector, Plant Cull Ontario Seeks, GM s Plant Cull Ontario Seeks


Camera industry is still decreasing with 24% drop in 2018

With Canon and Nikon announcing their full frame mirrorless camera, 2018 was an exciting year when it comes to camera industry. But how has this affected the overall results in gear manufacturing and sales? All this and more was explored in this video by LensVid. While the previous year brought us some long-awaited novelties: it […] The post Camera industry is still decreasing with 24% drop in 2018 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Industry, Cameras, Gear, Nikon, Market, Dslr, Mirrorless, Canon, Industry News, CIPA


Developer needed Tres Hermanos solar project to pay millions in debt, lawsuit alleges

The lead figure behind a failed solar farm on Tres Hermanos Ranch used promises of a big payday from the publicly funded project to stave off $3.5 million in personal debt, according to a new lawsuit filed against him by his wife’s family. William Barkett, a La Jolla-based developer, made loan payments via a company tied to the project and repeatedly reassured his in-laws that he would pay off the remainder once the solar deal was complete, the lawsuit alleges. Those assurances continued even af...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Sport, Industry, Soccer, Commerce, William, Local News, Usc, San Bernardino, Justus, La Jolla, George, Santa Clarita, Lisa


Commercial radio ignored in Greatest Radio Shows list

The Radio Times has named what it considers to be the ’30 greatest radio shows of all time’ – but every single one is a BBC programme. The magazine’s new edition contains a six-page feature counting down the shows – from Radio 3’s Private Passions at number 30 to Desert Island Discs at number 1. But the feature has attracted criticism that no commercial radio shows are included. Former radio executive John Myers wrote on Twitter: “I’m sorry, but this is the most insulting and ill informed art...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Brazil, John Peel, Anna, Radio Times, Hancock, John Myers, Radio Academy, Siobhan Kenny, Wogan Radio, Paul Donovan, John Peel radio, Light Programme


22nd D.I.C.E. Award Presenters Announced, Including Amy Hennig, Phil Spencer

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced the presenters attending the 22nd D.I.C.E Awards, which is set to kick off Wednesday, Feb. 13. The award show will honor the Hall of Fame award recipient Bonnie Ross, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of 232 Industries. The event will also feature several different panels with […]
Tags: News, Industry, Academy of Interactive Arts Sciences, D.i.c.e. Awards, Bonnie Ross, Amy Hennig Phil Spencer


Ofcom concludes BBC commissioning consultation

Ofcom has decided not to impose any additional requirements on the BBC following a consultation on its commissioning activities. But the regulator says it will make some modifications and clarifications around the interaction between the BBC public service and its commercial activities, by introducing guidance setting out the factors it would consider, in assessing whether the BBC has met its obligations regarding FRNDT (fair, reasonable, non-discriminatory and transparent) commissioning in t...
Tags: Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, NUJ


Frequency change request for Love Sport and Panjab Radio

Ofcom has received a request from Love Sport and Panjab Radio to swap the format of each licence. Love Sport currently broadcasts London-wide with a coverage area of over ten million adults on 558AM on the licence originally started by Spectrum Radio in 1990. The Kelvin Mackenzie-owned station launched in March 2018 on AM and DAB and has had a format change approved last year to remove finance news from its character. Panjabi Radio is covering North London on 1584AM on the licence won by Lon...
Tags: London, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Greater London, north London, Panjabi, Panjab Radio, Kelvin MacKenzie, Spectrum Radio, Love Sport Radio, Panjabi Radio, London Turkish Radio, ASSL, North London AM


FCA Paid $77 Million in Civil Penalties to Sell Cars People Actually Want to Buy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles paid $77 million in U.S. civil penalties late last year due to its failure to adhere to 2016 model year fuel economy requirements. In December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a report claiming the industry faced millions in fines from 2016 and that one manufacturer was expected to pay […] The post FCA Paid $77 Million in Civil Penalties to Sell Cars People Actually Want to Buy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Industry, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Nhtsa, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Fuel Mandates


This new Instagram account reveals photo industry’s most hilarious secrets

We all have our “dark secrets” and do things that we would never admit to our clients or fellow photographers. And Instagram account Industry Confessionals brings them all out in the open. It’s a selection of anonymous confessions and secrets from the photography industry, and it will make you laugh, cringe, but sometimes also relate. […] The post This new Instagram account reveals photo industry’s most hilarious secrets appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Inspiration, Industry, Photographers, Creative Industry, Photography Industry


Chris Evans says talkRADIO is changing to talkNEWS

Chris Evans has told listeners to his Virgin Radio breakfast show that Wireless’ talkRADIO is going to rebrand as talkNEWS – and suggested Nick Ferrari and John Humphrys would be great signings. Speaking on Friday’s show at around 7.15am, he referred back to a reference to ‘talkNEWS’ on the previous day’s show. “The reason I called it talkNEWS on the radio yesterday,” he said. “Is because I know something that nobody else knows, and it slipped out. It’s going to be called talkNEWS.” The chat ...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, Wireless, Rebekah brooks, LBC, Programmes, Today programme, John Humphrys, Chris Evans, NICK, Chris, Alerts, Nick Ferrari, Virgin 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


Bauer buys Wireless Group’s local radio stations

Wireless has sold its local radio stations in England and Wales to Bauer Media. The news comes at the end of a week when the radio group has already purchased 36 radio stations from Lincs FM Group and Celador Radio. Wireless stations Radio Wave, Wish FM, Tower FM, Wire FM, Peak FM, Signal 1, Signal 2, Signal 107, The Wave, Swansea Sound, Pulse 1 and Pulse 2 are all part of the deal. Wireless’s 80s digital services are also part of the deal. The group of radio stations originally came togethe...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Wales, Industry, Radio, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wireless, Belfast, Signal, Alerts, Bauer, Drogheda, Dublin Cork, Virgin Radio


Connect FM and Heart Herts sold by Adventure Radio

Communicorp has made its first radio acquisition with the purchase of Connect FM in Kettering and Heart in Hertfordshire from Adventure Radio. RadioToday understands Communicorp will continue to licence the Heart brand from Global, but will now rebrand Connect FM – currently a hit music station – as Smooth Radio to become part of the East Midlands regional service. Connect FM operates as a stand-alone full service for Kettering (previously KCBC), Peterborough (previously Lite FM) and Corby (l...
Tags: London, Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, East Midlands, Corby, Hertfordshire, Alerts, Kettering, Communicorp, The Midlands, Radio Essex, Adventure Radio, Connect Fm, KCBC Peterborough


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: 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


RAJAR Q4 2018: The quarterly Infographic is here

The quarterly RAJAR Infographic is here with all the data you need for Q4, 2018, including All Radio Listening, Average Hours Per Listener and Digital Platforms.
Tags: Industry, Radio, Rajar


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


Diamond Bar, Chino Hills to buy share of Tres Hermanos Ranch, ending years of fighting

Ending three years of legal battles and subterfuge over one of the largest remaining open spaces in Southern California, Diamond Bar and Chino Hills have agreed to pay $4 million to gain of the 2,500-acre Tres Hermanos Ranch. Together with the City of Industry, the three cities will control the property through a seven-member board called the Tres Hermanos Conservation Authority, according to a settlement agreement going before all three City Councils this week. A cow grazes the hillside o...
Tags: News, Environment, Sport, Development, Industry, Soccer, Breaking News, City Council, Chino Hills, San Gabriel Valley, City of Industry, Diamond Bar, Investigative Reporting, City of Commerce, Helling, Top Stories OCR


IRN Award nominations revealed for 2019

Bauer leads the commercial radio groups with 23 nominations for this year’s IRN Awards, just ahead of Global’s 19. There are also four for Wireless and three each for Premier Christian Radio and the Jack FM Oxfordshire news teams. Making up the nominations list are single nominations for each of Quidem, Bob FM and Central FM. There is one nomination for Lincs FM Group’s Yorkshire News Team, which we have counted in the Bauer total after news of the group’s purchase earlier today. The nominati...
Tags: London, Awards, Global, Industry, Radio, Swansea, Wireless, Sky News, Joan, Tim Farron, Geraint Thomas, Clyde, Kay Burley, Bauer, Dunblane, IRN


Nation purchases five radio licences in England

Bauer Media will transfer five radio licences to Nation Broadcasting as part of a deal to buy Celador Radio and Lincs FM Group. Four of the licences are local stations whilst the fifth is a large regional service covering the Solent area. Following Bauer’s purchase of Celador and Lincs today, Nation will take control of Lincs FM Group-owned KCFM in Hull, and Celador’s The Breeze in Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton (which operates as one station), along with regional station Sam FM South...
Tags: England, Top, Wales, Industry, Radio, Southampton, Sam, Hull, Alerts, Bauer, London Wales, Bauer Media, UKRD, Celador, Nation Radio, Nation Broadcasting


Bauer Media continues to grow with two acquisitions

Bauer Media has bought itself 33 analogue radio stations and three digital services after buying Lincs FM Group and Celador Radio, but will sell some of those for competition reasons. KCFM will be sold to avoid problems with Bauer’s current station in Hull, Viking FM, along with Sam FM South Coast to avoid issues with Wave 105. The Breeze Solent, which is made up of licences in Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, will also be sold on. Nation Radio has already agreed to buy these stations....
Tags: England, Top, Industry, Radio, Bournemouth, Cbe, Sam, Ipswich, Lincolnshire, Winchester, South Coast, Alerts, Bauer, Paul Smith, Wakefield, Bauer Media


Celador’s radio stations sold to Bauer Media

Bauer Media has bought all of Celador’s radio stations, which includes 25 analogue stations and two digital services. They consist of the Sam FM and Breeze network of stations, Fire Radio, Radio Norwich, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, Dream 100 and Town 102. Celador Radio Broadcasting was formed in October 2008, which immediately followed the entertainment group’s acquisition of its first radio station, Original 106 FM, a regional licence covering the Solent area of South England. Celador re...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Sam, Alerts, Bauer, Bauer Media, Celador, Lincs FM Group, Solent, Celador Radio Broadcasting, South England Celador


Bauer Media acquires Lincs FM Group

Bauer Media Group has bought Lincs FM Group, which comprises of nine licences across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Rutland. The company has also bought Celador’s radio division, which includes 25 anlogue stations and two digital services. Paul Keenan, CEO Bauer Media UK and European Radio commented: “The UK’s love of radio shows no signs of diminishing and we are investing to extend our reach and broaden our offer. Radio enjoyed record revenues last year and continues to exceed advertiser expec...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, Yorkshire, Sam, Alerts, Rutland, Bauer, Keenan, Bauer Media, Celador, Lincs Fm, Lincs FM Group, KCFM, Bauer Media Group


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


10 best books for entrepreneurs and inventors

Explore the 50 inventions that made the modern world.There is rich advice in the literature of start-up development.Learn about the interconnectedness of innovation and business development. Businesses rise and fall. A chance invention transforms an entire industry, sometimes the entire world. Through the many trials and tribulations of trailblazers and entrepreneurs, a few things have been learned over the years. Navigating the complex world of business, start-ups and technology can be intimi...
Tags: Books, Business, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Computers, Industry, Innovation, Richard Branson, Invention, Bell Labs, Branson, Harvard Business Review, Newport, AT T, Collin, Harford


Global’s Richard Park takes time off after operation

Global’s Director of Broadcasting Richard Park is said to be ‘doing very well’ following an emergency operation last weekend because of a small bleed around the brain. In an email to staff at the commercial radio group, Founder and Executive President Ashley Tabor said that the medical procedure was ‘unexpected’ and that Richard had hardly any symptoms so luckily the problem was caught very early. Ashley said: “I’m very pleased to report that the operation was successful, he’s doing very wel...
Tags: Top, Global, People, Industry, Radio, Richard, Ashley Tabor, Alerts, Ashley, Chrysalis, Richard Park, Broadcasting Richard Park, Gareth Andrews, Stephen Miron, Ashley Richard


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


NADA 2019: Toyota Promises Dealers More Utility Vehicles, Plans to Ignore EVs

While the closing day of the 2019 National Automobile Dealers Association meetup revolved around charitable opportunities, engineering equality in the workplace, and a talk from author, pro golfer, and USAF veteran Major Dan Rooney on the merits of personal accountability, the rest of the event focused more directly on the auto industry. One of the larger […] The post NADA 2019: Toyota Promises Dealers More Utility Vehicles, Plans to Ignore EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Usaf, Industry News, Toyota Motor Corporation, NADA, Dan Rooney, National Automobile Dealers Association, News Blog, Product Planning, Dealer News, NADA 2019