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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...
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Coronavirus: Radio Listening Booms While Music Streaming Stalls

People staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic appear to be listening to more radio rather than music apps, figures suggest. The BBC reports: Global, which owns Capital FM and talk station LBC, said online radio listening had risen by 15%. The BBC said streaming of its radio stations had risen 18% since last week. Meanwhile, data from two US analytics companies suggested use of music-streaming apps such as Spotify had dipped by about 8%. According to trusted music industry monitor Buzz...
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Radio Listenership Soars, Streaming Less So…

Global, which owns Capital FM and talk station LBC, said online radio listening had risen by 15%. The BBC said streaming of its radio stations had risen 18% since last week. Meanwhile, data from two US analytics companies suggested use of music-streaming apps such as Spotify had dipped by about 8%. – BBC
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Global radio stations join in with mass applause

LBC, Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Smooth, Classic FM, Radio X and Gold will pause for a mass applause to thank NHS workers this week. All the Global stations will join the show of appreciation at 8pm on Thursday 26th March, encouraging people up and down the country to stand and clap at their windows, front doors, balconies and in their living rooms.   The call-to-action, which will amplify the sentiment of the online ‘Clap for our Carers’ campaign, was launched this morning at 0815 on-air. ...
Tags: Top, Global, Gold, Industry, Radio, NHS, Capital, Heart, LBC, Classic Fm, Broadcasting, Radio X, Smooth Radio, Capital XTRA, James Rea Global, LBC Heart Capital Capital XTRA


Long Beach’s 4th & Orange is looking beyond the city limits for fame

It’s a tight fit for the 4th & Orange inside the Dubshack, a home recording studio the members built out of a tiny garage in the backyard of a gray two-story home on a quiet Lakewood residential neighborhood. But from this small space where a set of drums almost blocks the front door, the band has released a few songs that have amassed millions of views on YouTube. And in the short year they’ve been together, the five-piece reggae-rock group 4th & Orange, named after the Long Beach corner where ...
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Tara Mills & Declan Harvey to host Radio Ulster Drive

Television news presenter Tara Mills and former Radio 1 journalist Declan Harvey are to take over BBC Radio Ulster’s drive time news programme. Tara has been a familiar face on BBC Northern Ireland for many years as a BBC Newsline presenter and reporter. Declan joined BBC Northern Ireland three years ago after working as a news journalist for BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat. Adam Smyth, Head of BBC News, NI, says: “Tara and Declan are great broadcasters and seasoned journalists. They will breathe ne...
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Labour leadership: Blaming 2019 defeat just on Brexit 'not honest', says Starmer at Guardian hustings - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the EU agreeing its negotiating mandate for the post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, and the Guardian’s Labour leadership hustings in ManchesterLord Steel quits Lib Dems after child abuse inquiry reportEU demands UK keep chlorinated chicken ban to get trade dealEU’s negotiating mandate for trade talks with UK – Snap analysis 7.23pm GMT Long-Bailey defends her plan for open selections. She says this could help Labo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Labour party leadership, Labour, Tony Blair, LBC, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Labour Party Deputy Leadership, Starmer, Lisa Nandy, Trade Policy


U.K. Government Announces New ‘Points-Based’ Immigration System, Mandating Foreign Workers Prove They ‘Can Speak English’

Boris Johnson’s government unveiled plans to end what it called the U.K.’s dependence on “cheap low-skilled labor” and deliver on its pledge to halt freedom of movement from the European Union after Brexit. Under a points-based immigration system to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, workers must prove they can speak English, have a verified job offer and meet a points threshold based on their specific skills, qualifications and prospective salaries, according to a government policy paper pu...
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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


RAJAR Q4 2019: New record for digital radio listening

Digital listening share has increased by 11% to a new record of 58.5%, up from 52.6% in Q4 2018 in the latest figures for Q4 2019. They were boosted by the launch of new national commercial digital stations, and the growth of listening online via smart speakers in home and DAB listening in car. Overall digital listening grew by 43.4 million hours or 8% year on year. Listening via online and apps grew by 28.5 million hours (or by 30%) to now account for 12.5% of all listening and 21.5% of digi...
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RAJAR Q4 2019: London and national brands round-up

Coverage of the general election helped 5 Live, Radio 4 and LBC each add half a million listeners across 2019. 5 Live is up from 4.9m to 5.4m in the Q4/2019 RAJAR listening figures, while Radio 4 has added a similar amount, rising from 10.4m a year ago to 10.9m now. LBC, including new digital station LBC News, posts a record high of 2.7m listeners (up more than half a million year on year), while talkRADIO is up more than 40% from 12 months ago to now have 433,000 listeners a week – another r...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Virgin, Capital, Magic, LBC, Dave Berry, Jack, Today programme, James Purnell


Streatham: one of three victims in 'life-threatening' condition– latest updates

Police confirm a man was shot dead in terrorism-related incident on Streatham High Road, south LondonFull story: Man shot dead by police in south London terror incidentWhat we know so farHave you been affected? 6.17pm GMT Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Labour MP for Streatham, told LBC radio:It’s obviously a completely terrible thing to happen in our area but the people of Streatham are resilient and they shouldn’t be afraid.The police do have the situation under control. 6.07pm GMT The British Red ...
Tags: UK, London, Crime, UK News, UK security and counter-terrorism, Red Cross, LBC, Streatham, Streatham attack, Bell Ribeiro Addy Labour, Solidarity Fund


Performers announced for The Global Awards 2020

Global has booked Ellie Goulding, Stereophonics, Camila Cabello, Tones and I and Aitch, plus Aled Jones and Russell Watson to perform at its Awards this year. The event, taking place once again at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, is happening on the evening of Thursday 5th March. Tickets are now on sale for anyone wanting to go – which will see a number of presenters from across Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC not only host the event, but be recognised f...
Tags: Awards, Global, Events, Radio, LBC, Ashley Tabor, Aled Jones, Russell Watson, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Global Awards, Rochelle Humes Roman Kemp, Aitch, Ellie Goulding Stereophonics Camila Cabello Tones


Twitter has created 'real problems' for left because it gives misleading view of public opinion, says Nandy - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 11.26am GMT Here are the main points from Lisa Nandy’s LBC phone-in.I’ve taken it off my phone, which means I’m slightly clueless about some of the things that people keep asking me about in the Westminster bubble. But it is a lovely place to be [ie, off Twitter].To be honest, if you start thinking that all of that is real [ie, Twitter], that’s where you get into real problems. And that has been a bit of a problem for the le...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Politics, UK, Technology, US, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Labour party leadership, Labour, Nigel Farage, Middle East, House Of Commons


Top cleric urges supporters not to attack US as Donald Trump says regime has backed down

Latest news: All 176 passengers killed as Boeing 737 crashes near Tehran Iran brands Britain America's 'partner in crime' over Soleimani death US says attack planned by Soleimani was 'days' from happening More than 60 people die after stampede at general's funeral US bans airlines from flying over Iraq and Iran ​ Two rockets hit Iraqi capital's Green Zone ​ Subscribe to The Telegraph, free for 30 days A senior Iraqi cleric has urged supporters not to attack the United...
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Iran under pressure to explain Tehran plane crash after 176 killed in Ukrainian jet disaster

Latest news: Iran launches missile attacks on US bases Criminal proceedings launched by Ukraine  Pictured | Three Britons among 176 dead ​Iran plane crash, in pictures Iran is facing mounting pressure to explain the destruction of a civilian airliner near Tehran hours after Iranian forces launched missile strikes against US forces. Three Britons were among 176 people killed when an Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737 plunged into a nosedive and exploded shortly after take-off from Tehran...
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Top cleric urges supporters not to attack US as Donald Trump says regime has backed down - latest news

Latest news: All 176 passengers killed as Boeing 737 crashes near Tehran Iran brands Britain America's 'partner in crime' over Soleimani death US says attack planned by Soleimani was 'days' from happening More than 60 people die after stampede at general's funeral US bans airlines from flying over Iraq and Iran ​ Subscribe to The Telegraph, free for 30 days A senior Iraqi cleric has urged supporters not to attack the United States as he claimed the crisis was over, shortl...
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The Global Awards return with new Podcast category

The Global Awards will take place once again this year and include a new category for Best Podcast. All Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC will come together in London on March 5th at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo. The new Best Podcast category will be voted for by the public and the shortlist includes David Walliams (David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast), Stacey Solomon (Here We Go Again with Stacey Solomon), Adam Bu...
Tags: London, Podcasts, Awards, Global, Radio, LBC, Hammersmith, Mabel, Stacey Solomon, Jericha, OBE Global, Rochelle Humes Roman Kemp, Aitch, David Walliams David Walliams, Stacey Solomon Adam Buxton, Adam Buxton Podcast


5 big events coming to the Queen Mary in 2020 beyond music festivals

In the past couple of years the Queen Mary has become quite a busy music festival venue thanks to various events organized by Goldenvoice, the music giant that has brought multi-act concerts like Once Upon a Time in the LBC and One Love Cali Reggae Fest to the ship’s adjacent events park. But the Queen Mary isn’t all about music since the ship is also busy with other events besides big music festivals. So to help you check out what else the Queen Mary will have to offer in 2020, here are five ev...
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Ruth Davidson returns to radio for LBC Christmas shows

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is joining LBC to host five Christmas specials next week. In An Inconvenient Ruth, the ex-radio journalist will look behind the public façade to uncover the achievements, challenges, victories and disappointments of her five guests each weeknight from 9pm till 10pm. Guests from Monday to Friday are former Chancellor-turned-Editor George Osborne, Labour peer Dame Joan Bakewell, the forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black, businesswoma...
Tags: Top, Global, George Osborne, Conservative, People, Radio, Britain, Boris Johnson, Ruth Davidson, LBC, Station, Ruth, Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Dame Sue Black, Tom Cheal, LBC Christmas


Podcast: Spire FM Managing Director Ceri Hurford-Jones

Outgoing Spire FM Managing Director Ceri Hurford-Jones looks back on the last two decades running Salisbury’s local radio station ahead of his departure from UKRD next week. RadioToday’s Stuart Clarkson and Roy Martin chat through the big industry stories of the week; and David Lloyd’s RadioMoments include 40 years of Steve Allen at LBC and radio’s coverage of the abdication in 1936. Processing by Ian Deeley. Voiceover by Hannah Patterson. Original music by Mcasso. This is just one of the wee...
Tags: Radio, LBC, David Lloyd, Salisbury, Steve Allen, UKRD, Roy Martin, RadioToday Programme, RTP, Stuart Clarkson, Broadcast Bionics, Mcasso, Ian Deeley Voiceover, Hannah Patterson, Ceri Hurford Jones, Spire Fm


KXNG CROOKED & Bronze Nazareth – “Gravitas” (Album Review)

KXNG CROOKED is a West Coast veteran from Long Beach, California that got his start signing to the infamous Death Row Records in the early 2000’s. Eventually, he left the label in 2004 after they shelved his debut & released a handful of mixtapes that helped grow his profile. This was enhanced by his membership in the now defunct supergroup Slaughterhouse, who would go onto release their 2009 self-titled debut with E1 Music as well as their 2012 sophomore album welcome to: OUR HOUSE with Shady ...
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LBC to broadcast election night in HD video online

LBC is to broadcast a fully-integrated results show on the radio and in HD video on Global Player on election night. Britain Decides will be live on air as the polls close at 10pm from three locations at Global’s studios in Leicester Square and from battleground seats across the UK. Based in LBC’s main studio, Iain Dale and Shelagh Fogarty will anchor the eight-hour election programme whilst LBC News presenter Martin Stanford will be live in a brand-new augmented reality studio. In the Elect...
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Is This Prince Andrew’s Death Rattle? U.S. Epstein Document Cache Could Sink Beleaguered Prince

Dan KitwoodPrince Andrew is named in a cache of secret legal documents detailing explosive new allegations against Jeffrey Epstein that could be unsealed by a U.S. judge before the end of the year.The revelation is just one of many fresh blows to have landed on Andrew, leaving him reeling in the aftermath of his disastrous BBC interview.Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s Creepy Parties With Prince AndrewAndrew is facing growing calls to voluntarily co-operate with the FBI and is being dropped by sponsors ...
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Nick Conrad quits BBC for election then steps down as candidate

BBC Radio Norfolk’s former breakfast presenter Nick Conrad has withdrawn from standing as a candidate in the general election, just days after leaving the BBC. Nick did his last show on the Norwich-based station last Thursday (31st October). At the end he told listeners: “I’m back with you tomorrow at 6.30, have a cracking day” – but then Chris Goreham did the programme on Friday saying he was ‘sitting in’ for Nick. Earlier this week he was announced as the Conservative party’s candidate for ...
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Hammond Quits Parliament After Expulsion by Johnson: U.K. Votes

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg was forced to apologize after saying some of the 72 people killed in the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London might have survived if they’d shown “common sense.’’ The comments angered victims’ families and stoked criticism from opposition parties that the ruling Conservatives are out of touch.Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Boris Johnson of seeking ...
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Trump says Johnson's Brexit could rule out US trade deal

US president uses LBC Radio interview with Nigel Farage to promote co-operation between Brexit party and ToriesDonald Trump has intervened in the UK’s nascent election campaign, calling on Boris Johnson to team up with Nigel Farage to form an “unstoppable force” and claiming Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad for your country”.Speaking to Farage on LBC Radio, the US president also said Johnson’s Brexit deal could prevent the UK from agreeing a trade deal with the US. Continue reading...
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'Corbyn would be so bad for your country': Trump tells Farage – video

The US president has taken the unusual step of using an interview with Nigel Farage on LBC radio to intervene in the UK general election. Trump said that Jeremy Corbyn would be 'so bad' for the UK and that Farage and Boris Johnson would be an 'unstoppable force' if they were to work together Brexit: Trump says parts of Johnson's deal would obstruct US-UK trade agreement - live news Continue reading...
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Trump tells Farage that Corbyn would take UK to ‘such bad places’ – video

The US president has taken the unusual step of using an interview with Nigel Farage on LBC radio to intervene in the UK general election. Trump said Jeremy Corbyn would be 'so bad' for the UK and that Farage and Boris Johnson would be an 'unstoppable force' if they were to work together Brexit: Trump says parts of Johnson's deal would obstruct US-UK trade agreement – live news Continue reading...
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Trump says Johnson and Farage could form 'unstoppable force'

US president claims on LBC Radio that Jeremy Corbyn would take UK to ‘such bad places’General election: latest news - liveDonald Trump has intervened in the UK’s nascent election campaign, calling on Boris Johnson to team up with Nigel Farage to form an “unstoppable force” and claiming Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad for your country”.Speaking to Farage on LBC Radio, the US president also said that Johnson’s Brexit deal could prevent the UK from agreeing a trade deal with the US. Continue reading...
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