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News UK hires Kate McCann from Sky News for talkTV

Sky News Political Correspondent Kate McCann is joining News UK in the new role of Political Editor at talkTV. Kate will appear across the talkTV primetime schedule, including regular appearances on Tom Newton Dunn’s weeknight news and current affairs show. She will also contribute to talkRADIO and Times Radio. Before joining Sky in 2018, she worked at The Daily Telegraph as senior political correspondent and The Sun as political correspondent. Kate said: “talkTV will be a new and distinctive...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, News UK, Kate, Daily Telegraph, Kate Mccann, Tom Newton Dunn, Scott Taunton, Talktv, Virgin Radio Times Radio The Sun The Times, CEO of News UK Broadcasting, Times Radio Before


News UK Broadcasting appoints new Executive Producer

News UK Broadcasting has made two senior appointments ahead of the launch of talkTV early next year, and its new global Piers Morgan show. Vivek Sharma, former Deputy Editor of ITV’s This Morning and currently Series Editor of Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 is named as Executive Producer, News UK Broadcasting, with responsibility for talkTV’s output. Meanwhile Ben Briscoe, currently Assistant Editor at Good Morning Britain, is named as Series Editor for the primetime global Piers Morgan s...
Tags: UK, London, US, People, Radio, Britain, Itv, Piers Morgan, News UK, Steph, Ben, Vivek, Fox Nation, Sky News Australia, Vivek Sharma, Scott Taunton


More radio presenters added to Radio Academy Festival line-up

The Radio Academy has added Radio 2’s Claudia Winkleman, Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, Hits Radio’s Fleur East and 6 Music’s Craig Charles to the line-up of the 2021 Radio Academy Festival. BBC Radio 2 and Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman will be in conversation with BBC Radio 1 presenter (and Strictly 2020 contestant) Clara Amfo, about Claudia’s signing to the Saturday mid-morning show earlier this year. Craig Charles will be in conversation about his brand-new daily afternoon show ...
Tags: London, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Craig Charles, Salford, Fleur East, Claudia Winkleman, London Bridge, Ben Cooper, BBC Radio, Claudia, Clara Amfo, Radio Academy, Radio Festival


talkSPORT expands Premier League international rights deal

talkSPORT has extended its exclusive international audio rights package with the Premier League for a further three years until the end of the 2024/25 season. The rights deal sees talkSPORT continue as the Premier League’s global audio partner – a role it has fulfilled since 2012. The agreement enables the broadcaster to distribute official live audio commentaries of Premier League matches to all countries around the world, outside of the UK and Ireland, with coverage presented by talkSPORT’...
Tags: Europe, UK, Australia, Radio, Ireland, Premier League, United Kingdom, North, Ally Mccoist, Talksport, Sam Matterface, Station News, Jim Proudfoot, Scott Taunton, News UK Broadcasting, Latin America Europe Africa Asia


Radio Academy Festival 2021 to focus on Redefining Talent

The Radio Academy Festival will be a streamed event this year coming live from the top floor of the News building in London. The topic is Redefining Talent and tickets are on sale now for the event on November 3rd. They include the BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore, speaking at the Radio Academy for the first time since taking control of radio output alongside TV, and Bauer Audio’s new Chief Content & Music Officer Ben Cooper. They’ll be joined by News UK Broadcasting’s CEO Scott T...
Tags: UK, London, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Charlotte Moore, Ben Cooper, BBC Radio, Radio Academy, John Pienaar, Scott Taunton, Ian Moss, Controller of BBC Radio, Nadia Jae, Aled Haydn Jones


News UK to launch new television channel talkTV

The owners of talkRADIO are planning to launch talkTV early next year with hourly news bulletins plus sport and entertainment shows. News UK says talkTV will offer a mix of programming from its stable of household brands, using talent from talkRADIO, talkSPORT, Virgin Radio, Times Radio, The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. The television station will also hire some new talent to join a schedule of prime-time programming for the evenings. Piers Morgan is one of those presenters, joining N...
Tags: New York Post, UK, Industry, Radio, Piers Morgan, The Sun, News UK, News Corp, Fox News Media, Talkradio, Scott Taunton, Talktv, Virgin Radio Times Radio The Sun The Times, Rebekah Brooks Chief Executive of News, News UK Broadcasting, News Building


Graham Norton joins Virgin Radio UK for weekends

After news of his departure from Radio 2, Wireless has confirmed the signing of Graham Norton to do Saturday and Sunday shows for Virgin Radio. His new programmes will launch in the New Year and Graham will continue to present his Friday night chat show on BBC 1. During his appearance on Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio breakfast show on 30th September, Graham had commented on how nice the studios were and how close they were to his home in Wapping. Evans went on to spend a large part of the hour-lo...
Tags: Europe, UK, Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Evans, Graham, Radio industry, Chris Evans, Graham Norton, Norton, BBC Radio, BBC Radio 2, Virgin Radio, Scott Taunton


Stig Abell named Executive Editor at Wireless

Former Times Radio launch director Stig Abell is to stand down from his role as Editor of the Times Literary Supplement to become Executive Editor for radio and podcast division, Wireless. Former Sunday Times Editor Martin Ivens will be the new Editor of the TLS. Stig has been working with Wireless CEO Scott Taunton and Programme Director Tim Levell to develop the brand and tone of Times Radio, which launches next week. In April, he was named co-host of the Times Radio breakfast show (Monday...
Tags: UK, Top, People, Radio, The Times, David Dinsmore, Martin Ivens, Martin, Stig, Mir, William Collins, Stig Abell, Scott Taunton, Tim Levell, Times Radio, Aasmah


Ross Kempsell makes Wireless return with Times Radio

Former talkRADIO, talkSPORT and Virgin Political Editor Ross Kempsell is returning to Wireless to become Special Correspondent for Times Radio. Ross left the group a year ago to take up a role as Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister in the Downing Street Policy Unit. The move into politics followed a high profile interview during which Boris Johnson revealed he likes to paint model buses in his spare time. Ross’ new job at Times Radio, which launches later this month, will see him covering ho...
Tags: UK, Top, People, Radio, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ross, Radio Academy, Talkradio, Scott Taunton, Ross Kempsell, FameFlynet, Tim Levell, Times Radio, Special Correspondent for Times Radio Ross, Times Radio Programme


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


Times Radio schedule revealed ahead of summer launch

The schedule for News UK’s Times Radio will include Aasmah Mir, Stig Abell, Luke Jones, Jenny Kleeman, Matt Chorley and Cathy Newman. The new national DAB station will launch on Sound Digital this summer advert-free, financed by The Times newspaper. Monday to Thursday breakfast will be hosted by recently departed BBC Radio 4 presenter Aasmah Mir, along with the station’s launch director Stig Abell. The breakfast show from Friday to Sunday will be presented by Luke Jones, also previously with...
Tags: Top, Radio, News UK, The Times, Times, Station, Alerts, BBC Radio, Jenny Kleeman, Cathy Newman, Carole Walker, Sound Digital, Stig Abell, Luke Jones, John Pienaar, Scott Taunton


talkSPORT and BBC win at Sports Journalism Awards

BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, talkSPORT and a number of BBC local radio stations picked up awards at the Sports Journalism Awards in London this week. talkSPORT won the blue ribbon Network of the Year award with Jim White and Natalie Sawyer’s mid-morning show, White & Sawyer winning Best Radio Show/ Audio of the Year. The station’s Bloodgate documentary was highly commended with a silver accolade for its investigation into the rugby fake blood scandal following talkSPORT’s move into ...
Tags: England, London, Top, Awards, Bbc, Radio, Premier League, Bulgaria, Station, Gary Neville, BBC World Service, Jim White, Peter Crouch, Talksport, Steve Jones, Lee


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


News UK confirms the launch of Times Radio

The Times, The Sunday Times and Wireless have confirmed the launch of Times Radio will take place later this year. The station will broadcast nationally on DAB and online, and will be in addition to talkRADIO rather than in place of it. Times Radio will be ad break free, with commercial opportunities for sponsors across the schedule. It will provide a daily schedule of news, analysis and commentary with former 5 Live producer Tim Levell as Programme Director. News UK Chief Executive Rebekah B...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, The Times, Wireless, Rebekah brooks, Sunday Times, John Witherow, Alerts, Julia Hartley Brewer, Stig Abell, Liam Fisher, Scott Taunton, Times The Sunday Times, Jimmy Buckland


Eamonn Holmes replaced by Dan Wootton on talkRADIO

The Sun’s Executive Editor Dan Wootton is to replace Eamonn Holmes on talkRADIO Drive from February 2020. Dan has hosted a weekly weekend show on the digital station since March 2018, and more recently Friday Drive, but will now be promoted to a full-time show, whilst continuing his work on the newspaper. Wireless CEO Scott Taunton said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that he has committed to expanding his contribution to talkRADIO, bringing his insider take on the day’s news and the best guests fr...
Tags: UK, Top, People, Radio, Scott, Dan, Eamonn Holmes, Talkradio, Eamonn, Scott Taunton, Dan Wootton


RAJAR Q3 2019: London and national brands round-up

Zoe Ball has lost another 364,000 listeners to her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show in the latest radio listening figures from RAJAR. It means more than a million weekly listeners have switched off since she took over the breakfast show from Chris Evans in January. In the period 24th June to 15th September 2019 (Q3/2019), Radio 2 breakfast had a weekly reach of 7.902m – that’s down from 8.266m in Q2 and 9.047m in Q1. While Zoe is still the presenter of the UK’s biggest breakfast show, the figures...
Tags: UK, England, London, Top, Youtube, Global, Bbc, Industry, Dave, Radio, World Cup, Capital, Magic, Terry Wogan, LBC, Dave Berry


talkSPORT to cover nine football games in one day

Nine football commentaries will be broadcast by talkSPORT this Boxing Day – with multiple streams available via the station’s app. The station will cover games kicking-off at 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm, plus the live game the following day – and the New Year’s Day fixtures. The coverage will be led by talkSPORT’s football team, including Reshmin Chowdhury, Stuart Pearce, Adrian Durham, Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair forming part of a three-year rights package. All six 3pm games will b...
Tags: England, Top, Radio, South Africa, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Newcastle, Brighton, Sheffield United, Bournemouth, Burnley, Leicester, Station, Talksport, Centurion


Ross Kempsell promoted by talkRADIO

Wireless has announced the promotion of talkRADIO’s political editor, Ross Kempsell, who’ll now head up politics output across all its stations. Ross joined the station last summer from political blog Guido Fawkes where he’d been chief reporter. The new role sees him become Political Editor, National Stations – and means he will be responsible for coverage across talkRADIO, talkSPORT and Virgin Radio. He told RadioToday: “I am thrilled to have been promoted. The last year has seen us revoluti...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Wireless, Ross, London Bridge, Talksport, Guido Fawkes, Virgin Radio, Talkradio, Newsuk, Scott Taunton, Ross Kempsell, FameFlynet, Hatfields Look


RAJAR Q1 2019 – Zoe & Chris plus national and London radio round-up

Chris Evans and Virgin Radio both reached over a million listeners in the first quarter of 2019. The digital station’s audience has almost trebled compared with the last period of 2018 thanks to the arrival of Evans from Radio 2. In Q1/2019 it posts a weekly reach of 1.3m and total hours of 7.765m. A year ago those figures were 427,000 and 1.632m. Last quarter they were 447,000 and 1.686m. Chris’ breakfast show – which also goes out on new digital spin-offs Virgin Radio Anthems and Virgin Rad...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Virgin, Evans, Harry Kane, LBC, Lauren Laverne, James Purnell, Ashley Tabor, Chris Evans


New Premier League contracts for Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT

BBC Radio 5 Live has secured four of the seven Premier League live commentary contracts for the next three years, whilst talkSPORT picks up the other three. talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 have rights to broadcast Premier League games across three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – a first for commercial radio. However, 5 Live will have first pick of the Saturday 3pm games. Jonathan Wall, controller of BBC Radio 5 Live told RadioToday: “This is great news for our listeners and my bri...
Tags: UK, Top, Bbc, Radio, Premier League, Republic Of Ireland, Talksport, BBC Sport, BBC Radio, EFL, Bbc Radio 5 Live, Station News, Jonathan Wall, Scott Taunton, Barbara Slater


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


Lee Clayton takes up new role as Head of talkSPORT

Lee Clayton has taken up the newly created role of Head of talkSPORT, to oversee the broadcasting of the sports radio station. Lee joins the station having been Head of Sport at The Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, where he spent 14 years. His role at talkSPORT will include responsibility for all output on the main talkSPORT channel and all live sport on talkSPORT2. Wireless CEO, Scott Taunton said: “Lee is a fantastic hire for talkSPORT and will be an excellent addition to talkSPOR...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Chris Evans, Talksport, Lee, Daily Mail Mail, Lee Clayton, The Sun The Times, Scott Taunton


Extra coverage coming for Sound Digital multiplex

A total of 19 new transmitters are ready to be turned on in the coming weeks to bring coverage of the second national digital radio multiplex to a further 4 million people. The Sound Digital consortium of Bauer, Wireless and Arqiva says the proportion of the population able to receive the multiplex will rise from 77% to 83%. New transmitters are being turned on in Kent, East Anglia and the South West of England, bringing stations such as Virgin, Planet Rock, Absolute 80s and talkRADIO to DAB ...
Tags: UK, England, London, Top, Scotland, Radio, Wireless, South Wales, British Museum, South West, Chris Evans, Sri Lanka, Digital Radio, Sdl, Bauer, Jeremy Kyle


Daily Mail Head of Sport to run talkSPORT

Lee Clayton is joining Wireless in the coming months as Head of talkSPORT. The role will oversee all programming and drive integration of sports content with teams from across all of the News UK platforms. Lee joins from the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Mail Online where he is currently Head of Sport. Wireless CEO Scott Taunton told RadioToday: “This is a great hire for us at a very exciting time for Wireless with our move to The News Building around the corner and a jam-packed sporting cal...
Tags: UK, Top, People, Radio, Ronaldo, Wireless, Messi, Talksport, Lee, Daily Mail Mail, Lee Clayton, The Sun The Times, Scott Taunton


Wireless boss not ruling out putting Virgin on FM

Wireless Chief Executive Scott Taunton has told RadioToday that the group has no current plans to put Virgin Radio onto any of its FM licences around the UK, but hasn’t ruled out doing so in the future. Speaking to our Deputy Editor Stuart Clarkson on this week’s RadioToday Programme podcast, Scott also reveals that the NewsUK-owned group will be making further announcements soon about the team that will be joining Chris Evans on the new Virgin breakfast show from early next year. A number of...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Bradford, Wireless, Blackpool, Virgin, Evans, Sam, Chris Evans, Chris, Taunton, Amy, Scott


talkSPORT extends Premier League deal to 2022

talkSPORT has extended its global audio rights partnership with the Premier League to 2022. The deal means Wireless Group can provide multi-lingual audio to its partners in all countries outside UK and Ireland. Its current rights are due to expire at the end of the 2018/2019 football season, and this new agreement ensures live Premier League audio commentary will be available on talkSPORT across the world until the end of the 2021/22 season. talkSPORT provides official live and on-demand audi...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Radio, Ireland, Premier League, Republic Of Ireland, Richard Scudamore, Programmes, Talksport, Station News, Wireless Group, Scott Taunton


talkSPORT takes cricket rights from BBC 5 live

talkSPORT has won the cricket audio rights for England’s major upcoming overseas tours. It is the first time BBC Radio 5 live’s Test Match Special programme has lost the rights for an England away tour to a commercial broadcaster since 2005. The free to air rights cover England’s tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies including all the Test matches, ODIs and T20 internationals from each tour. Every ball will be broadcast across a mixture of talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 with a dedicated team of pu...
Tags: England, Bbc, Radio, Ipl, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Talksport, BBC Radio, Radio Stations, Wireless Group, Darren Gough, Scott Taunton, Talksport 2


News UK launches Wireless Academy competition

The News Academy has partnered with the Wireless Group by launching the Wireless Academy. The Wireless Academy aims to nurture the next big shows and the UK’s most promising young presenters and producers, by working with the talent across talkSPORT, talkSPORT2, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio. The nationwide competition is open for submissions to those aged between 18-to-25-years old. The winners will join the team from across The Wireless Group at their studios in London, where they will work wit...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Industry News, Paul Ross, Wireless Group, Scott Taunton, Wireless Academy, News Academy, Wireless Academy The Wireless Academy, The Wireless Group, Jamie East Julia Hartley Brewer Mark Saggers