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David Lloyd to present The Story of Radio

Radio consultant David Lloyd is booked in at the Burgh House & Hampstead Museum in London to present The Story of Radio next month. The Story of Radio will happen on March 4th at 7.30pm, providing an alternative night of entertainment to the ARIAs which is scheduled for the same time. David presents the radio podcast Conversations and hosts the weekly Radio Moments, looking back at this week in radio. He began his career at Radio Trent in 1980, then went on to work in all sectors of the indus...
Tags: London, Top, Events, Bbc, David, Radio, David Lloyd, Orion Media, Radio Authority, Radio Trent, Burgh House Hampstead Museum, Story of Radio, Radio Moments, Phil Riley He


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


Gun Deals: SIG Sauer ROMEO-MSR Red Dot Sight – 2 MOA $109.99, Sale Ends Monday

SIG Sauer ROMEO-MSR Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Attention AR rifle builders, Primary Arms has a holiday weekend sale on the SIG Sauer ROMEO-MSR Red Dot Sight – 2 MOA for just $109.99. Sale ends Monday at Midnight. The SIG Sauer Romeo-MSR Red Dot Sight is highly versatile and compatible with a wide variety of firearms including the MSR, carbines, shotguns, and even air rifles. It is a fully sealed design made from aluminum making this an extremely durable option for any us...
Tags: Guns, Top, Gear, Sig Sauer, USA Ammoland, Sig Sauer Romeo, Primary Arms, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand News Team, SIG Sauer ROMEO MSR Red Dot Sight, SIG Sauer Romeo MSR


5 Live names Julie Cullen as new Managing Editor

BBC Radio 5 Live has appointed Julie Cullen from 6 Music as its new Managing Editor. She replaces Heidi Dawson, who was recently promoted to Controller of 5 Live, and will assist Heidi in shaping the editorial direction of the station. Julie is currently in the BBC 6 Music management team having worked at the station since 2002. At 6 Music, Julie has been a journalist, presenter, executive producer, editor and, most recently commissioning executive. Prior to joining 6 Music, she worked at BBC...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Heidi, BBC Radio, Julie, The North of England, Heidi Dawson, Julie Cullen


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


Annie Mac signs up as Reform Radio ambassador

Manchester online radio station Reform Radio has appointed BBC Radio 1 presenter Annie Mac as its first ambassador. Annie’s role as an ambassador for Reform Radio will see her supporting and strengthening the work of the social enterprise, which uses the engagement of radio and music to work with young people looking for employment.   On the appointment, Annie Mac says: “I’m really honoured to take on the role of ambassador for such a brilliant organisation as Reform Radio. The work it does i...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Manchester, Annie, BBC Radio, Annie Mac, Community Radio, Reform Radio, Rachel Roger


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


Dame Melanie Dawes appointed Ofcom Chief Executive

The Ofcom Board has confirmed the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as its new Chief Executive replacing Sharon White. The body will also appoint a new Chair, replacing Lord Burns. Dame Melanie has been Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government since 2015. She will take up her new position in early March. She has held senior roles across the Civil Service, working in partnership across the public and private sectors. She started her career as an economis...
Tags: Europe, UK, Top, Civil Service, People, Radio, Ofcom, Nicky Morgan, Treasury, Sharon White, Cabinet Office, Burns, State, Lord Burns, Melanie, Ministry of Housing Communities


Dee Ford picks up her CBE at Buckingham Palace

Dee Ford, Group Managing Director, Bauer Radio UK has been presented with her CBE medal from the Prince of Wales in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace last week. Dee was awarded the title for services to Radio, having been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Others receiving honours included Knighted former health minister, Sir Norman Lamb and former de facto deputy Sir David Lidington for their political and public services. Having started her career in sales, Dee climbed ...
Tags: UK, Top, Wales, People, Radio, Norman Lamb, Buckingham Palace, Dee, Radio City, David Lidington, Dee Ford, Dee Ford Group, Bauer Radio UK, Group MD Emap Radio, Melody Radio now Magic Radio


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


Indie gets new BBC Radio 4 comedy pilot about dads

Independent production company Made in Manchester has created a brand new comedy pilot show for BBC Radio 4. The Likely Dads is a late-night ‘comedy conversation’ in which five dads discuss what it’s like to be a father in modern Britain. The chat is presented by former Blue Peter presenter Tim Vincent with comedians Russell Kane, Sean Hegarty Mick Ferry and comedy actor Jonathan Kydd. The panel joins Tim for a pilot episode in which they talk about everything from sleep (or lack thereof), p...
Tags: Top, Radio, Britain, Manchester, Station, Bbc Radio 4, Tim, BBC Radio, MIM, Blue Peter, Jonathan Kydd, Ashley Byrne, Made In Manchester, The North of England, Tim Vincent, Russell Kane Sean Hegarty Mick Ferry


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


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


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


New exhibition launches FACT’s year of The Living Planet

New exhibition launches FACT’s year of The Living Planet: And Say the Animal Responded? What would animals say to us if we listened to them? What might we learn about the state of our shared planet? On 19 March, FACT launches its year of The Living Planet with the opening of a major new art […] The post New exhibition launches FACT’s year of The Living Planet appeared first on Art in Liverpool.
Tags: Art, News, Top, Fact, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Living Planet, Rafael Ortega, Ariel Guzik, Amalia Pica, And Say The Animals Responded, Demelza Kooji, Kuai Shen, The Living Planet


Alex Lester joins Greatest Hits Radio for overnights

Former BBC Radio 2 presenter Alex Lester is joining Bauer to host the weekday overnight show on Greatest Hits Radio. Alex will continue his BBC Local Radio commitments in the West Midlands, but sees a return to ‘the best time of the day show’ for Alex since he left Radio 2 overnights in 2017. His former colleague on Radio 2 overnights, Janice Long, is also joining Greatest Hits Radio, along with Tony Dibbin and Paul Gambaccini. Paul Gambaccini will bring back America’s Greatest Hits every Sa...
Tags: England, Top, Scotland, America, People, Radio, Liverpool, West Midlands, Sam, Alex, House Party, Alerts, Bauer, BBC Radio, Paul Gambaccini, Pat Sharp


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


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


Dotun Adebayo moves to weeknights on BBC Radio 5 Live

Dotun Adebayo is to move from weekend to weekday overnights on BBC Radio 5 Live as a replacement for Rhod Sharp. Dotun will be heard Monday to Friday between 1am and 5am from April, and will continue his Sunday evening show on BBC Radio London. He said: “Wow, what an honour it is to be given the privilege of hosting this amazing station five nights a week. It will be worth staying up for…I promise.” Heidi Dawson, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, said: “Dotun is well known to our listeners who ...
Tags: Top, Bbc, BBC News, People, Radio, BBC Radio, BBC Radio London, Bbc Radio 5 Live, Dotun Adebayo, Heidi Dawson, Dotun, Rhod Sharp, Rhod Sharp Dotun


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...
Tags: UK, Top, Digital, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, LBC, BBC Radio, Rajar, Virgin Radio, Ford Ennals CEO of Digital Radio UK


RAJAR Q4 2019: The quarterly radio Infographic is here

The quarterly RAJAR Infographic is here with all the data you need for Q4, 2019, including All Radio Listening, Average Hours Per Listener and Digital Platforms.
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Rajar


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


RAJAR Q4 2019: Regional and local radio facts and figures

The big stories from around the regions this quarter include Capital Scotland shedding 104,000 listeners, whilst Hits Radio and Greatest Hits Radio increased listeners in the North of England. BBC Locals BBC local radio reached 7.5million listeners per week, from 7.43m last quarter and 7.8m last year. Most stations remained fairly consistent, although BBC Radio Kent and London took the biggest drops whilst Merseyside and York saw significant increases quarter on quarter. BBC Radio Manchester,...
Tags: England, London, Top, Wales, Scotland, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Manchester, Yorkshire, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, Merseyside, Sussex, Jersey


Bauer no longer has to sell Wolverhampton licence

The CMA has published additional findings in its investigation into Bauer owning the Wolverhampton licence for Signal 107. It now says there is no problem with Bauer keeping the service, having revised its view to provisionally conclude that no SLC has occurred or may be expected to occur in the supply of local radio advertising in the Wolverhampton area. With the SLC – or substantial lessening of competition – no longer being an issue, it means Bauer can keep 100% of the radio licences it bo...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Yorkshire, Bristol, Group, Cma, Wolverhampton, FRS, Alerts, SLC, Bauer, Signal 107


Louise Cooper and Mickey Clarke to leave 5 Live

Sean Farrington will be the sole presenter of Wake Up To Money from March as BBC Radio 5 Live confirms Louise Cooper and Mickey Clarke are leaving. The changes are part of the ongoing BBC cuts, which also includes the end of Mornings Reports, as revealed by RadioToday last week. A BBC spokesperson told us: “Louise and Mickey are brilliant journalists who will be missed by listeners and colleagues alike. Mickey has been at the station since it started in 1994 and is a 5 Live legend. “Louise i...
Tags: Top, Singapore, Bbc, People, Radio, Sean, BBC Radio, Mickey, Louise, Louise Cooper, Rico Hizon, RadioToday, The North of England, Mickey Clarke, Sean Farrington, Mickey Clarke Louise Cooper