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Capital’s Vick Hope signs up for Classic FM series

Vick Hope, co-host of the Capital breakfast show, is to present two programmes on Classic FM. The classical music station is launching its first-ever series for students to help them through their GCSEs, A-levels, Scottish Highers and university exams. Classic FM’s Revision Hour will be broadcast every Saturday night (9pm to 10pm) from 27th April to 15th June and will be hosted by Vick, Lewis Capaldi, Dan Smith and more yet to be announced presenters. Lewis Capaldi will host the first program...
Tags: Top, Global, People, Radio, Newcastle, Cambridge, Beethoven, John Williams, Classic Fm, Mozart, Dan Smith, Sam Jackson, Ludovico Einaudi, Station News, Vick Hope, Lewis Capaldi


Zoe Ball & Margot James confirmed for Radio Festival 2019 line-up

BBC Radio 2 Breakfast host Zoe Ball and Digital Minister Margot James have been added to the line-up of this year’s Radio Festival, joining already-announced Simon Mayo. Zoe Ball will open the Radio Academy event this year talking to Paddy O’Connell about her old Radio 1 days, history repeating itself as she stepped into Chris Evans’s shoes and taking on Radio 2 breakfast, alongside her love of radio. Zoe Ball said: “This is such an exciting time in radio, and I’ve fallen back in love with doin...
Tags: UK, Top, Events, Industry, Radio, Itn, British Library, Chris Evans, Economist, BBC Radio, O Connell, Radio Academy, Zoe Ball, Radio Festival, Mike Newman, Simon Mayo


New commission, Shell-ter, celebrates Southport’s sculptural heritage

Shell-ter Celebrating Southport’s Sculptural Heritage Yorkshire-based public artist Kate Maddison of Chrysalis Arts will be inspiring the town of Southport this May as part of the largest ever sculpture project undertaken in Britain. Over the next two years, Art UK is aiming to digitise around 160,000 sculptures, which are located inside galleries, museums and public […] The post New commission, Shell-ter, celebrates Southport’s sculptural heritage appeared first on Artinliverpool.com.
Tags: Art, UK, News, Top, Britain, Shell, Southport, The Atkinson, Art UK, Chrysalis Arts, Kate Maddison, Sculptural Heritage Yorkshire


35 more Community Radio applications received

Ofcom has received 35 more applications for community radio licences in various parts of the UK. Applications have been submitted for new stations from Devon to Dunfermline, with 26 for England, five in Wales, three for Scotland and one in Northern Ireland. Some areas have more than one proposed service – two in Scarborough – two in Lutterworth – two in Prestatyn – and five in South East London. There is a mixture of proposed services, with most of them offering a local community service base...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Wales, Scotland, Radio, Ofcom, Northern Ireland, Devon, Edinburgh, Scarborough, Leicestershire, Chesterfield, Gloucestershire, Alfred, South East London


Larry Kudlow: White House still talking to backup Fed candidates

Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that "we're talking to a number of candidates" for two open seats on the Federal Reserve board, even though President Donald Trump's two named picks are still in the vetting process.
Tags: Top, White House, Cnn, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Fed, Larry Kudlow


"The far left’s frustration with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on the rise, as liberal advocates and lawmakers fume that she hasn’t done enough to defend freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar..."

"... from attacks by President Trump and other Republicans and has undermined their policies and leaders, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Omar’s allies over the weekend were upset by what they viewed as Pelosi’s delayed response.... [L]iberals seethed that Pelosi (Calif.) and Democratic leaders did too little, too late. They were equally baffled by Pelosi’s quip seeming to dismiss Ocasio-Cortez during a CBS '60 Minutes' interview Sunday, suggesting her 'wing' of the party included 'like...
Tags: Top, Law, Gop, House, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Anderson, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Omar, Bernie, David Brock, Pelosi, Youngstown Ohio


Global’s acquisition of Exterion Media cleared by the CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority has approved the acquisition of Exterion Media by Global. Global will now move forward with the full launch of its new Outdoor division, following the simultaneous purchases of Primesight and Outdoor Plus in September 2018 and Exterion Media in November 2018. The addition of the Exterion portfolio gives Global some big titles – Global is now a market-leading outdoor company in Ireland, France, The Netherlands and Spain as well as one of the largest outdoo...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Global, Spain, Industry, Radio, Gatwick, Glasgow, London Underground, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Ashley Tabor, Trading Update, Tfl, Alerts


Greg Burns returns to UK radio with Hits Radio show

Former Capital and Heart presenter Greg Burns is back on the radio in the UK with a weekend show on Hits Radio. Greg moved to Australia to host mid-mornings on Nova in Sydney in 2016 and is currently hosting the new Bauer show from Australia before returning to the UK in the next few weeks. His first show was yesterday, titled The Hits Radio Throwback, airing every Sunday from 7pm to 10pm. Programme Director for Hits Radio, Paul Gerrard told RadioToday: “Greg is one of the world’s hottest mus...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Australia, People, Radio, Sydney, Greg, Bauer, Virgin Radio, Greg Burns, Hits Radio, Paul Gerrard


Capital’s Adam Brown to host XS Manchester Breakfast

Former Capital Manchester, Key 103 and BBC Radio Manchester presenter Adam Brown is joining XS Manchester to host Breakfast. Adam will replace Steve Berry and Sophie Sveinsson from April 23rd. Steve hosted the breakfast show when the station, previously known as Rock Radio, launched in 2008. He left in 2010 but returned to the programme in 2013. Sophie has been with XS since 2016 and on breakfast since last year. She moves to a new afternoon show, weekdays 1-4pm. XS Manchester Programme Cont...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Steve, Sophie, Adam, BBC Radio Manchester, Clint Boon, Adam Brown, Matt White, Steve Berry, Station News, Communicorp, Xs Manchester


Nation requests Radio Ceredigion to continue in Format u-turn

Nation Broadcasting is asking Ofcom to effectively reverse the decision it made allowing Radio Ceredigion to become a relay of Nation Radio. Nation re-applied for the Ceredigion licence proposing to scrap all local content and share programmes with the South Wales regional station Nation Radio instead. But since the licence award was made, Nation has decided that it would instead prefer to continue broadcasting a service more closely aligned with the existing Radio Ceredigion service when the...
Tags: Top, Wales, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Tsa, South Wales, Alerts, Ceredigion, Nation Broadcasting, Radio Ceredigion, Nation Radio Nation, Carmarthenshire Pembrokeshire Swansea, May Radio Ceredigion, Nation Broadcasting Limited


RCS wins Future Best of Show Award at NAB Show

Radio World has awarded RCS with the Future Best of Show Award at the NAB Show in Las Vegas for its new Zetta Cloud product. RCS is also celebrating its 40th birthday at the event, which sees thousands of radio professionals from around the world gather for conferences and a large trade show. The Radio World publication said Zetta Cloud was selected for its “design, features, cost efficiency and performance in serving professional users.” Philippe Generali, President/CEO of RCS commented: “We...
Tags: Technology, Top, Awards, Radio, Las Vegas, RCS, Radio World, Philippe Generali, Zetta Cloud, Chip Jellison, Paul McLane, CTO EVP Technology Development, RCS Philippe Generali


New Funding Allows Open Eye Gallery to Launch New Programmes of Co-AuthoredCulture

New Funding Allows Open Eye Gallery to Launch New Programmes of Co-Authored Culture New funding for Open Eye Gallery is allowing them to significantly scale up their work in socially engaged photography over the next three years. Working with new resources from  Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Access and Participation Fund, the organisation is introducing new projects […] The post New Funding Allows Open Eye Gallery to Launch New Programmes of Co-AuthoredCulture appeared first on Artinliverpool.com.
Tags: Art, News, Top, Open Eye Gallery, My Clubmoor, NHS Merseycare, Launch New Programmes of Co AuthoredCulture, Launch New Programmes of Co


Matisse & Rembrandt: Lady Lever snares two masters of art for duo of Wirral exhibitions

The Lady Lever Art Gallery has today announced that it will be opening an exhibition by one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Matisse: Drawing with Scissors will open in October 2019 and will feature 35 posthumous prints of the famous cut-outs that the artist produced in the last four years of […] The post Matisse & Rembrandt: Lady Lever snares two masters of art for duo of Wirral exhibitions appeared first on Artinliverpool.com.
Tags: Art, News, Top, Rembrandt, Henri Matisse, Matisse, Lady Lever, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Matisse Rembrandt


As Seen on Screen: The new Arts Council collection exhibition coming to Walker Art Gallery

AS SEEN ON SCREEN: ART AND CINEMA An Arts Council Collection National Partners exhibition at Walker Art Gallery A new exhibition at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery will explore the relationship between art and cinema, delving into the fascinating question of what inspires artists. As seen on screen: art and cinema (31 May to 18 August 2019) […] The post As Seen on Screen: The new Arts Council collection exhibition coming to Walker Art Gallery appeared first on Artinliverpool.com.
Tags: Art, News, Top, Liverpool, As seen on screen, Walker, Arts Council, Arts Council Collection, Walker Art Gallery


Bauer design agency reveals Hits Radio national roll-out

One of Bauer’s design agencies has offered an insight into the future of the Hits Radio brand after writing about its recent work on its website. Thinkfarm, which works with Bauer designing and promoting some of its radio stations, created the brand identity and marketing campaign for Hits Radio. It appears to confirm that Hits Radio will replace regional brands to create one national station. On its website, it said: “Hits Radio will consolidate regional brands into one, national station off...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Bauer, Hits Radio, Hits Radio Network, Hallam Metro Free, Radio City Radio


Durham FM and Alpha Radio to return under new ownership

Durham and Darlington will see the return of their local radio stations in June as Durham FM and Alpha Radio return. The two licences, previously held by View TV Group and broadcast as Rathergood Radio, have been bought by Helius Media Group. Head of Programming, Ryan Davies told RadioToday: “I would like to Jamie and the View TV Group for this exciting opportunity. I am looking forward to building two great new local radio stations in the next few weeks, before a full launch in June.” Alpha ...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Stockport, Durham, Jamie, Alerts, Darlington, Ryan Davies, Alpha Radio, Star Radio, Durham FM, View TV Group, Rathergood Radio, The North of England, Helius Media Group Head of Programming


Radioplayer exhibiting at NAB Show in Las Vegas

UK-based Radioplayer is exhibiting at the NAB Show in Las Vegas for the first time and speaking at the event conference. Radioplayer is working closely with the National Association of Broadcasters to grow interest in collaborative innovation, particularly around the in-car radio experience. Members of the Radioplayer team have been invited to speak at the conference, one of the biggest media trade shows in the world, taking place from April 8th – 11th. Radioplayer is seeking opportunities f...
Tags: UK, Technology, London, Top, US, International News, Industry, Radio, Norway, Las Vegas, Audi, Vegas, National Association of Broadcasters, Radioplayer, Xperi, Lawrence Galkoff


Eímear Noone joins Classic FM for new High Score radio series

Classic FM has signed game scores composer Eímear Noone as the new host of its video game music series, High Score. A new six-week series starts on June 22nd, with each hour-long programme featuring a different theme. Themes include Game Changers, Girl Power, and Magic, Myths and Legends. Eímear Noone’s music has reached more than 100 million people through her award-winning scores for World of Warcraft and Warlords of Draenor. Over the past nine years, Noone has recorded most of the scores f...
Tags: UK, Top, Global, Radio, Beijing, Sony, Nintendo, Classic Fm, Noone, Sam Jackson, Station News, Eimear Noone, Jessica Curry, Eímear


Roman, Vick & Sonny sign up for Tuning In radio event

Capital Breakfast hosts Roman Kemp, Vick Hope & Sonny Jay are among the first confirmed speakers for Radiocentre’s Tuning In conference 2019. They will join Diversity stars turned KISS presenters Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, radio and television presenter Angellica Bell, Bauer’s Steve Parkinson and The Times’ columnist Phillip Collins at the event on Tuesday 14th May at Picturehouse Central, London. Musician Professor Green will be there to discuss the role radio and audio plays in a music art...
Tags: UK, England, London, Top, Events, People, Green, Radio, Times, Sonny, Radiocentre, Siobhan Kenny, Neuro Insight, Capital Breakfast, Steve Parkinson, Jordan Banjo


Chris Moyles nominated in the British Podcast Awards

Chris Moyles and The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast are amongst the radio shows shortlisted for an award at the British Podcast Awards 2019. He’s up against BBC Radio 4, BBC Local Radio, Fun Kids and ShoutOut Radio. This year sees new special awards, voted for by the public, and every podcast that’s entered will be in contention for the Podcast of the Year. The judges will also choose a person or company that has championed the podcasting cause to win the Podcast Champion award. Also n...
Tags: Podcasts, Top, Awards, Bbc, Radio, Joan, Peter Crouch, Jim Daly, Graham Hunter, George, Ryan Wilson, BBC Radio, Rachael, Chris Moyles, Katie Piper, Grier


New national Capital Breakfast launches across the UK

Global has launched the first networked breakfast show on commercial radio in England, Scotland and Wales with the syndication of Capital Breakfast. Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay have replaced almost a dozen local breakfast shows on Capital-branded radio stations supported by a national advertising campaign which kicked off on Saturday night. Roman, Vick and Sonny are now broadcasting to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, East Midlands, North East, North West & Wales, Scotla...
Tags: UK, Top, Wales, Global, Toronto, Industry, Radio, Liverpool, Ofcom, Capital, Lancashire, Peterborough, Great Britain, Alerts, Shawn Mendes, Sonny


Launch details and schedule for Country Hits Radio

Bauer’s newest radio station, Country Hits Radio, has launched this morning at 10 with Chris Young’s Raised on Country. Well known country music radio host Baylen Leonard kicked off proceedings and was joined by fellow station host Una Healy from The Saturdays. The full schedule is below, and includes Jennie longdon on Breakfast and Lou Nash in the afternoons. Later today, Ty Bentli will be broadcasting his 5pm show from The Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Former Signal 1 Breakf...
Tags: UK, Top, Sales & Marketing, Radio, Glasgow, Nashville, Zenith, Bauer, Chris Young, Jennie, Golden Square, Una Healy, Station News, Bauer Media, Jennie Longdon, Baylen Leonard


Bluecoat to welcome Survey, a major exhibition of new work, to the North West

Bluecoat to welcome Survey, a major exhibition of new work, to the North West Sat 13 Apr – Sun 23 Jun Bluecoat, Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts, will host a major exhibition of new work by 15 early-career artists from across the UK this spring. Survey presents artists who have been selected from nominations made by over […] The post Bluecoat to welcome Survey, a major exhibition of new work, to the North West appeared first on Artinliverpool.com.
Tags: Art, UK, News, Top, North West, Survey, Bluecoat, Baltic, Emma Hart, Will Sheridan, Ryan Gander, Andy Holden, David Osbaldeston, Rachel Maclean, Contemporary Arts, Nicole Morris


Voting opens to find Liverpool’s top young artists

Voting opens to find Liverpool’s top young artists A public vote to find Merseyside’s best young artists opened on Monday 1st April and continues until 26th April. More than 1000 pupils from over 60 schools entered this year’s dot-art Schools competition and are hoping for your votes to see their artwork on display in a […] The post Voting opens to find Liverpool’s top young artists appeared first on Artinliverpool.com.
Tags: Art, News, Top, Liverpool, Merseyside, National Museums Liverpool, Dot-art, Ryan Gander, LJMU, Caroline Wilkinson, Sandra Penketh, Young Artists


BBC Radio Oxford pays tribute to broadcaster Bill Heine

Former colleagues and current staff at BBC Radio Oxford have paid tribute to broadcaster Bill Heine, whose death was announced on Wednesday morning. Editor of BBC Radio Oxford, Tim Boswell told RadioToday: “Bill was an integral part of BBC Radio Oxford for over 30 years. He was an outstanding broadcaster with the ability to connect with his listeners through his intelligence, razor-sharp wit, and above all, his passion for the city and the people who live, work and study here. “We are paying ...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Oxford, Bill, Oxfordshire, Michael O Connor, BBC Radio Oxford, Jason Horton, Jim Waterson, Dan Chisholm, Bill Heine, Radio Oxford, The South of England, Tim Boswell


Global starts selling its radio buildings ahead of networking

Global has put its headquarters in Portslade near Brighton on the market after announcing the closure of this and another 10 other sites. The commercial property, at Radio House, Franklin Road, Portslade, East Sussex, is on the market for £1.1million. It is described as radio studios and former offices over ground and first floors with extensive surface car parking, 18 car spaces and a modern internal specification. The building is home to Heart Sussex, which was previously known as Southern FM...
Tags: Top, Global, Industry, Radio, Southampton, Brighton, Capital, Heart, Zoopla, Portslade, The South of England, Heart Sussex, Capital Brighton, Radio House, Franklin Road Portslade East Sussex, Southern Sound Capital Brighton


Communicorp buys Bob FM to rebrand as Heart

Bob FM has been bought by Communicorp and will be rebranded as Heart Hertfordshire, merging with its existing station covering Watford. Bob – which covers the north of Hertfordshire including Stevenage, Hertford, Knebworth, Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City – first launched in 2001 as Hertbeat FM. It in May 2010, before becoming Bob FM nearly 4 years later due to licensing issues which would have prevented the station using the Jack brand on DAB. It has been based in studios at the Old Pump Ho...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Heart, Bob, Hertfordshire, Alerts, Welwyn Garden City, Mark Lee, Knebworth Park, Communicorp, Communicorp UK, Bob Fm, Heart Hertfordshire, Watford Bob


Paul Keenan appointed President of Audio at Bauer Media Group

Paul Keenan has been appointed President of Audio at Bauer Media Group with the task of developing radio, webcasting and podcasts. Currently, Paul is CEO of Bauer and will aim to develop audio with a focus on digital transformation worldwide. He will continue to report to Veit Dengler who has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Bauer Media Group. “Radio and audio are in great health, enjoying the power of a sound boom and this is an exciting time to be leading a new wave of further ...
Tags: Top, People, Industry, Radio, Rob, Group, Alerts, PAUL, Bauer, Veit Dengler, Bauer Media Group, Paul Keenan, Bauer Media Group Radio, Rob Munro Hall Sven Dams Stefanie Hauer, Rob Munro Hall, UK Publishing Business Commenting


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


Simon Mayo to speak at 2019 Radio Festival

The first speaker for this year’s Radio Festival, taking place in London next month, has been announced as Simon Mayo. The event on Monday 13th May at the British Library is organised by the Radio Academy and is part of a cross-industry ‘Radio Audio Week’. This year’s festival theme is ‘The New Age of Audio’. Mayo launched Scala Radio last month, after leaving Radio 2 at the end of 2018 following a 37-year career with the BBC. His session at the Radio Festival will look at how Bauer’s new cla...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Simon, Bauer, Radio Academy, Radio Festival, Bbc Local Radio, Simon Mayo, Radio Audio Week, Scala Radio, RadFest19