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Jose Mourinho joins talkSPORT for the Euros

Jose Mourinho has signed to talkSPORT for the network’s coverage of the Euros, starting in June. He’ll be with listeners across the schedule from talkSPORT’s live Euro GameDay programming to regular slots at Breakfast which will include pre-game insight and a post-game phone in for talkSPORT listeners. He will be part of the team for all three England group games, one last 16 game, two Quarter Finals, one Semi Final and the Final. Jose will be joined by former England international player...
Tags: England, Wales, Scotland, Radio, Wembley, Jose Mourinho, Ally Mccoist, Stuart Pearce, Talksport, England Scotland, Trevor Sinclair, Jose, Station News, Laura Woods, Lee Clayton, Alan Brazil


Aspen Waite Radio launches on DAB in Cardiff

Aspen Waite Radio, which launched online in July 2020, has started broadcasting on DAB in Cardiff. The commercial free station offers business news, interviews and music, with business content during the week and more music Friday to Sunday. Aspen Waite’s CEO, Paul Waite, is also the station’s breakfast show host, Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 10am with an emphasis on business conversation. Other presenters on the station include former Sam FM, Fire and Heart Ben Eltham on weekend breakfast an...
Tags: Radio, Cardiff, Sam, Kate Brown, Ben, Station News, Aspen Waite Radio, Sunday Aspen Waite, Paul Waite, Ben Eltham, Aspen Waite Daily, Hope Ellen


New presenters and programmes at Lyca Radio

Lyca Radio has refreshed its output with new shows, presenters, repositioning, and a new identity. The station says it will have a further emphasis on hit Bollywood music and London news and events, starting with ‘Breakfast with Vallisa & Gillie’ featuring London and national news stories, showbiz content, travel, sport, and news, fused with games, and hit music. Raj Baddhan returns to the radio with Drivetime including exclusive interviews and news for commuting Londoners. The show is sponso...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Keith Vaz, Bollywood, Greater London, Sonya Singh, Station News, Tilda, Lycaradio, Raj Baddhan, Lyca Radio, DJ SHRAII, Lyca Media, Vallisa Gillie, Sky Virgin Media Ruby Raza


JACK starts new breakfast show across the group

A new breakfast show hosted by Jim Rosenthal and Trevor Marshall is set to launch across all JACK branded radio stations in the UK. Jim, who is also the voice of the station, will be on-air with established host Trevor from 7 till 9am from 10th May for JACK’s Wake Up Call. Adam English, who hosts The Full English on Union JACK radio, will move to 4-7pm every weekday on Union JACK radio, also from 10 May. The breakfast programme will use smart technology to play different songs on each station...
Tags: UK, Radio, Itv, BAFTA, Trevor, Jack, Group, Oxfordshire, Jim, Ian Walker, Rosenthal, Rajar, Royal Television Society, Station News, Trevor Marshall, FIFA World Cups


talkSPORT joins Social Media Boycott weekend

talkSPORT has joined the social media boycott announced by English football in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football. talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will not publish any content across their social media channels starting at 3pm on Friday until Tuesday May 4. The boycott aims to encourage the government to bring forward Online Harms legislation as a matter of urgency, to help keep people safe online. Head of tal...
Tags: Radio, Talksport, Station News, Lee Clayton, Social Media Boycott


More Radio gets ready to launch More Radio Retro

More Radio is launching a new spin-off station playing music from the 70s, 80s and 90s called More Radio Retro. More’s parent company, Total Sense Media (previously known as Media Sound Holdings), says a recent increase in listeners to its main service has inspired it to launch the extra station. More Radio Retro will be on DAB in Sussex from June and former BBC Radio 1 presenter Jenny Costello has been hired to present the breakfast show. More Radio was created in 2016 following the merging ...
Tags: Radio, Sussex, Beacon, BBC Radio, Station News, Media Sound Holdings, Allan Moulds, More Radio, Pete McIntosh, More Radio Retro, Total Sense Media, Jenny Costello, Total Sense Media Limited, Isle of Wight Radio Sussex Living, Greatest Hits Radio Sussex


Calder Valley Radio to appear on Meet the Richardsons

Calder Valley Radio presenters Guy Parry and Dave Moses are featuring on Meet the Richardsons on television this week and next. The Meet the Richardsons production company used the Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre and Calder Valley radio station as a location to film the series that is now showing on the channel Dave. Programme Controller, Dave Moses and Events Manager, Guy Parry were thrilled to be asked to help and star in the TV series. Guy said: “It was a real honour and of cours...
Tags: Dave, Radio, Jon, Calder Valley, Station News, Community Radio, Richardsons, Guy Parry, Calder Valley Radio, Dave Moses, Meet the Richardsons, Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre, Dave Programme, Lucy Richardson, Mytholmroyd Community, Calder Valley Watch Meet the Richardsons


BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge talent winner announced

A 19-year-old from Edinburgh has been named as the winner of BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing talent search. Singer-songwriter Bonnie Kemplay claimed the top spot ahead of over 10,000 other entries from some of the UK’s very best undiscovered and under-the-radar musicians, each hoping to land a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in the Radio 1 Live Lounge. The search, founded as a partnership between Radio 1 and BBC Music Introducing, was conceived as a means of nurturing and dev...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Radio, Edinburgh, BBC Radio, Bonnie, Clara Amfo, Station News, Bbc Radio 1, Ellie Rowsell, Royal Northern College, BBC Music Introducing, Haydn Jones Head of Radio, Gemma Bradley, Bonnie Kemplay


New station Westway Radio to launch in Scotland

A new commercial radio station in Scotland aimed at audiences in Tayside and Fife is launching on May 2nd. Westway Radio is the venture of Station Director, radio presenter Jason McCagh, working alongside launch director and veteran broadcaster Ally Ballingall (Ally Bally). A six-figure investment to redevelop premises in Arbroath’s Marketgate into a two-studio complex will see Westway radio turn the focus on local broadcasting. Presenters signed up to spearhead the new venture include Ally B...
Tags: Scotland, Radio, Arbroath, Tayside, Dave Price, Ally, Station News, Westway Radio, Jason McCagh, Ally Ballingall Ally Bally, Graeme Waggot Richard Allan, Radio Tay Bauer Media They, Alison Chalmers nee Norrie, Dave Knight, Laura McGee Ally Bally, Ally Ballingall


Metro Radio & TFM on the move in Newcastle

Metro & TFM are relocating their studios and offices to the Grade II listed Gainsborough House on Grey Street in Newcastle. The studios will be used for Steve and Karen’s weekday Breakfast Show whilst the offices will host commercial teams from both stations. Metro Radio Station Director, Dom Munnelly, said: “We’re so pleased to be moving the station to one of the most iconic streets in the UK. We pride ourselves on reflecting North East life in our output, so to be based in the heart of Newc...
Tags: UK, Bt, Karen, Radio, Newcastle, TFM, Steve, North East, Grey Street, Station News, Metro Radio, Tyne Bridge, Metro TFM, Adderstone Group, Ian Baggett, Dom Munnelly


Radio Exe wins BBC local democracy contract

Radio Exe is one of 18 news organisations in the UK that will employ journalists to cover ‘local democracy’, providing content to other media companies who qualify to receive it. The Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) has been running for three years. Until now it has been operated in Devon by Reach, publishers of local papers such as the Western Morning News, Express and Echo, and Herald Express, and websites such as DevonLive. From the 1st of July, the three-year contract passes to Ra...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, Labour, Devon, Newsquest, Exeter, News Media Association, Ben Bradshaw, Station News, Paul Nero, Radio Exe, Herald Express, Local Democracy Reporting Service, LDRS, Local Democracy Reporting Service LDRS


Podcast Radio to air the TED Audio Collective

TED Audio Collective, a collection of podcasts for curious minds, is launching a content partnership deal with Podcast Radio. It means TED will feature a selection of its most popular podcasts on the radio station. Twelve curious, ideas-driven podcasts will be featured on Podcast Radio over the coming weeks covering subjects such as business, self-improvement, travel, design and much more as well as the flagship TED Talks Daily which features a new TED Talk every weekday. TED Audio Collective...
Tags: Podcasts, Ted, Radio, Glasgow, Jen Gunter, Adam Grant, Debbie Millman, Station News, Gerry Edwards, Podcast Radio, Michelle Quint, TED Audio Collective, Saleem Reshamawla Podcast Radio, London Surrey Manchester Birmingham


TV doc filmed at Radio Caroline airs this weekend

A television programme filmed on board the Ross Revenge is to be broadcast on Sky this weekend. The documentary about the making of The Who’s iconic 1967 album ‘The Who Sell Out’ was filmed on Radio Caroline’s radio ship moored on the River Blackwater, Essex. It’s part of the Sky Arts Classic Album series and airs this Friday (23 April) at 9pm. ‘The Who Sell Out’ is a collection of songs, interspersed with fake commercials and purporting to be a broadcast by the offshore station Radio London...
Tags: Radio, Radio Caroline, Ross, Caroline, James Harris, Radio London, Station News, Ross Revenge, South and South East, River Blackwater Essex, Eagle Rock Films, Who Radio Caroline


Radio 1 Relax service launches on BBC Sounds

A new service has appeared on BBC Sounds called Radio 1 Relax playing relaxing noises including wind and rain. The station officially launches at 5pm Thursday offering a 24-hour stream to help listeners unwind. The new stream will launch with an 11-hour simulcast across Radio 1 and Radio 1 Relax beginning, with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac teaming up to co-host for the first hour. The BBC says Radio 1 Relax reflects its commitment to supporting audiences to manage their mental wellbe...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Nick Grimshaw, Asmr, Original, Annie Mac, Station News, Ali Plumb, Bbc Sounds, Sian Eleri, Nadia Jae, Haydn Jones Head of Radio, Bbc Radio 1 Relax, BBC Headroom, Stuart Sandeman


New Sunday chart show launches in Kent on kmfm

kmfm is launching an all new live Sunday chart show called The Kent Top 40 this weekend with two new hosts joining the line-up. Alex and Numi, winners at the SRA awards will join the station for their new show from Sunday 25th April. The chart will be produced with data provided by Radiomonitor and will be based on impacts for that week. Rob Wills, Head of Broadcast at kmfm told RadioToday: “I love working with new talent here at kmfm and we have seen many student radio presenters part of th...
Tags: Radio, Rob, Kent, Alex, Sra, Station News, KMFM, Numi, Rob Wills


Local BBC radio stations gets back to business

Local BBC Radio is launching Make a Difference – Back to Business, to support the arts sector in England. The initiative will run across 40 Local Radio Mid-Morning programmes and see presenters go behind the scenes of museums, galleries and theatres leading up to the eagerly-anticipated curtain-raiser in May. Today, BBC presenters will shine a spotlight on the lengths venues have gone to ensure their survival while taking a closer look at preparations being put in place for the return of visi...
Tags: England, Digital, Bbc, Radio, Sheffield, Cornwall, Scarborough, Doncaster, Coventry, Helena Bonham Carter, Minack Theatre, Belgrade, BBC Radio, UK City, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Local Radio


Chris Kamara joins Absolute Radio for Euro 2021

Chris Kamara is joining the team at Absolute Radio for the Euro 2021 tournament in June. Chris will be on Breakfast with Dave Berry and Bush and Richie’s Hometime show to add the funny to the football in the build-up and during the tournament, giving his views on the daily games, focusing on the lighter side of the tournament. Ahead of then in late May, Kammy will also launch a new podcast series where he’ll be talking to famous football fanatics about their love for the game, their first foo...
Tags: Wales, People, Radio, Dave Berry, Chris, Bush, Richie, England Scotland, Chris Kamara, Absolute Radio, Station News, Kammy, Paul Sylvester


British Asian radio station name Club Asia returns

The Club Asia radio name is back running test transmissions as a DAB station in Birmingham. It’s being run by former BBC Editor Ishfaq Ahmed as their Head of Operations. Ahmed has over 30 years of experience within the radio industry, as one of the original creators of the first BBC national radio offering the Asian Network. Club Asia will offer listeners the chance to hear great music from all genres, with an underlying focus on British Asian identity through music and speech. Ahmed said: “...
Tags: UK, London, Digital, Bbc, Radio, Birmingham, Ahmed, Station News, Ishfaq Ahmed, Club Asia, Asian Network Club Asia


UK’s Italian community help grow London One Radio

The UK’s first and only Italian radio station is widening its horizons after achieving record growth in 2020. Tottenham Hale-based London One Radio has provided entertainment and information for the capital’s Italian community and beyond during the pandemic, with its audience figures rising 41% year-on-year according to its figures on Spreaker in terms of listenership and social media interaction. Set up in 2014, the 24-hour independent digital station offers a mix of British and Italian...
Tags: UK, London, Bbc, Radio, Italy, Fifa, David Attenborough, Tottenham Hale, Gianluca Vialli, Willem Dafoe, Station News, Caffé Italia, Kate Nicholls, London One Radio, Giulio Tedeschi, Chelsea Television


Chelcee Grimes hosts new radio series on talkSPORT

Singer-songwriter, footballer and television presenter Chelcee Grimes is hosting a new series on talkSPORT called My Unsung Hero. Chelcee will be speaking to a range of footballers about the heroes in their lives. The brand new original series begins on Sunday April 25 with former Manchester United, Arsenal and France defender Mikael Silvestre, in conversation with Chelcee alongside his wife Sev. Other guests in the series choosing their unsung heroes include England women’s captain, Steph H...
Tags: England, France, Radio, Liverpool, Mark Wright, Talksport, Kelly Smith, Steph Houghton, Manchester United Arsenal, Mikael Silvestre, Station News, Chelcee Grimes, Chelcee, Josh Wright Everton, Ben Godfrey England, Andy Robertson Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton


Simon Phillips to host Drivetime on Magic Radio

A new Spring schedule at Magic will see Magic Soul presenter Simon Phillips join the main station to replace Richard Allinson on Drive. Previously, Simon has worked at Choice FM, Capital FM, Galaxy, and joined Jazz FM to presenter weekend breakfast last year. Other changes include new shows for Sonali Shah, Kat Shoob and Judi Love. Escape to the Country host and BBC Newsreader Sonali Shah is a new addition to the Magic Radio line-up, as she takes over Sunday Breakfast from 7-10am. Elsewhere ...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Magic, Leicester, Simon, Bauer, Judi, Simon Phillips, Magic Radio, Station News, Kat Shoob, Magic Soul, Tony Moorey, BBC Newsreader, Ruthie Henshall


River Radio launches as the Voice of the Thames Valley

River Radio, ‘The Voice of Thames Valley’, has launched a new commercial radio station covering an area from Reading to Windsor and all towns in between this morning (Monday). The station will stream online with a daily breakfast show (The Morning Brew) and drive time show (Tea Time) along with extra shows covering broader local community topics. River Radio’s founding team consists of Sam Sethi, Brian Naylor, Gemma-Leigh James, Mike Bourton and James Mulchrone. Michael Bourton, Commercial Di...
Tags: Digital, Radio, Voice, Windsor, Thames Valley, Station News, River Radio, Voice of Thames Valley, Voice of Business, James Mulchrone, Gemma Leigh James


JACKfm’s two-day fundraising Radiothon returns

JACKfm’s Radiothon is returning for 2021 supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities UK on the 1st and 2nd July. For two days Oxfordshire’s JACKfm, alongside sister radio stations JACK2 Hits and JACK3 Chill, will broadcast live from Ronald McDonald House Oxford for 12 hours a day. By sharing the stories and journeys of parents who use the facilities, all three stations will help to raise awareness and funds for the Charity, which enables families to stay close by to their children in hospital...
Tags: Radio, House, Oxfordshire, Ronald, Station News, Caroline O'Connor, John Radcliffe Hospital, JACKfm, Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, Ronald McDonald House Oxford, Sobell House Helen Douglas House, Homeless Oxfordshire, Ronald McDonald House Charities UK Supporters, JACK Media Oxfordshire, McDonald House Oxford


Target goes on a UK Touchdown Tour with Radio 1Xtra

1Xtra will be showcasing the best in new and emerging homegrown artists and talent within the music scene from across the UK this month. Across four weeks (Monday-Thursday, 7-9pm) presenter Target will be touching down in a total of sixteen different cities including; Sheffield, Belfast, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and more. Celebrating local talent and getting to know more about each region’s unique music scene, Target will be connecting with artists and DJs in that area including, Lond...
Tags: UK, London, Bbc, Radio, Sheffield, Glasgow, Target, Lady Leshurr, Mahalia, Station News, Bbc Radio 1xtra, BBC Music Introducing, Faron McKenzie Head of 1Xtra, Sheffield Belfast Nottingham Cardiff Birmingham, Little Simz Liverpool, Aystar Birmingham


BBC locals to offer goals show for online listeners

BBC local stations will stream a dedicated goals programme online instead of a looped message telling listeners they cannot listen to live football commentary due to rights issues. Currently, local radio stations that only have coverage rights for football commentary via terrestrial broadcasting air the loop but will now offer an alternative. Squad Goals will be presented and created by a group of passionate fans who will take an irreverent look at the English Football League (EFL). Bury fan ...
Tags: England, Digital, Bbc, Radio, Football League, Rochdale, Joe, BBC Radio Manchester, MUTV, Joe Thompson, EFL, Freeview, Station News, Manchester United 's Academy, Bbc Local Radio, Chris Burns


BBC Radio 3 marks 50 years since Stravinsky died

BBC Radio 3 is marking fifty years since Stravinsky’s death with a series of special shows. Stravinsky 50 is a week of programmes across the station’s schedules celebrating the composer’s life, music, and influence in the classical repertoire and beyond. Starting on Saturday 3 April with a special episode of J to Z where pianist Julian Joseph explores the relationship between Stravinsky and Jazz, the BBC Radio 3 celebration continues during the week, from Monday 5 to Friday 9 April, in Compo...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, BBC Radio, Stravinsky, Sarah Walker, Donald Macleod, Beatrice Rana, Station News, Bbc Radio 3, Freya Waley Cohen, Alan Davey, Carolin Widmann, Julian Joseph, Claire Booth, Ben Gernon, Sakari Oramo Vasily Petrenko Simon Halsey


Little Mix special planned for BBC local radio

Well known bands and artists are lined up for specials on BBC local radio stations this Bank Holiday weekend, including Little Mix. Along with Sir Tom Jones and Beverley Knight, they will be helping BBC Local Radio honour people who have made a difference where they live, as part of a series of special programmes to air this Easter. The stars will say thank you to some of the local heroes whose efforts have been highlighted through BBC Local Radio’s ‘Make A Difference’ introduced by BBC weath...
Tags: England, Bbc, Radio, Canterbury, Tom Jones, Beverley Knight, Station News, Bbc Local Radio, Chris Burns, Owain Wyn Evans, BBC Audio and Digital


Fire at BBC Radio Stoke takes Breakfast off air

A small fire in the BBC Radio Stoke building meant a delayed start for the breakfast show on Tuesday morning. The station says the team waited outside till the fire brigade made the building safe to enter. The output from BBC Radio Shropshire was heard on Radio Stoke till 7am. In a tweet at 6am, BBC Radio Stoke wrote: We’ll be on air a little later this morning. The fire alarms have gone off at @BBCRadioStoke. Everyone is okay – we’ll be back broadcasting as soon as the fire service says it’s...
Tags: Radio, BBC Radio Stoke, Station News, BBC Radio Shropshire, Staffordshire Fire Service


Dancemasters radio show returns with Union JACK Dance

Union JACK Dance is to broadcast a brand new series of Dancemasters featuring British DJ talent including Graeme Park, Allister Whitehead, Danny Rampling, Brandon Block, Judge Jules, Dave Pearce and more. The return marks the 20th anniversary of the show that was popular during its heyday in the early-00s. Dancemasters started life on BRMB in the West Midlands as a Friday and Saturday night show and lasted almost a decade, also broadcast on Capital. Hosted by DJ and broadcaster James Blond, ...
Tags: Radio, West Midlands, Station News, BRMB, James Blond, Union Jack Dance, JACK Radio Group, JACK Dance, Jules Dave Pearce, Craig David Roger Sanchez Faithless Moby, Bob Sinclar, Dancemasters, Graeme Park Allister Whitehead Danny, Brandon Block, Jules Host James Blond


Dancemasters show returns with Union JACK Dance

Union JACK Dance is to broadcast a brand new series of Dancemasters featuring British DJ talent including Graeme Park, Allister Whitehead, Danny Rampling, Brandon Block, Judge Jules, Dave Pearce and more. The return marks the 20th anniversary of the show that was popular during its heyday in the early-00s. Dancemasters started life on BRMB in the West Midlands as a Friday and Saturday night show and lasted almost a decade, also broadcast on Capital. Hosted by DJ and broadcaster James Blond, ...
Tags: Radio, West Midlands, Station News, BRMB, James Blond, Union Jack Dance, JACK Radio Group, JACK Dance, Jules Dave Pearce, Craig David Roger Sanchez Faithless Moby, Bob Sinclar, Dancemasters, Graeme Park Allister Whitehead Danny, Brandon Block, Jules Host James Blond