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Free demo advice available for presenters and VOs

A recently launched free to use consultancy service for radio presenters is expanding to offer advice for voice-overs too. Demoji, operated by Steve Simms, offers free advice to radio presenters who wish to compile a demo to submit for job applications. Steve has had a varied career spanning 20 years in commercial radio including 13 years as a radio presenter and 15 years in station management. Users can upload up to five clips of audio and send them off for some confidential guidance toward...
Tags: Radio, Radio industry, Trading Update, Sarah, Steve, Steve Simms, Demoji, Sarah Casserley


Radio News Hub launches Scottish news bulletin

Independent radio stations in Scotland will be able to broadcast an hourly updated Scottish news bulletin when Radio News Hub launches the service in July. The two-minute bulletin will have a Scotland focus along with a mixture of other major stories from across the UK and further afield. Glaswegian Paul Reilly, already a voice on the current bulletins offered by Radio News Hub, will anchor the breakfast updates. He said: “I’m really excited to be delivering this new service to radio stations...
Tags: UK, Youtube, Scotland, Radio, Trading Update, Paul Reilly, Jon Francis, Radio News Hub, News Radio


New Global roles for Katie Bowden & Oliver Deane

Gloabl has restructured its commercial operation into two distinct teams with Katie Bowden leading the Audio team and Oliver Deane in charge of the Outdoor and DAX team. Both Katie and Oliver, who have been with Global since 2011, will report to Global’s Chief Commercial Officer Mike Gordon. The move means Nigel Clarkson, Director of Commercial (Outdoor) will leave the company, having completed the integration of the three recently acquired outdoor companies into Global. Katie Bowden, previo...
Tags: Global, Sales & Marketing, People, Radio, Nigel, Dax, Trading Update, Oliver, Katie, Ollie, Mike Gordon, Clear Channel Outdoor, Oliver Deane, Nigel Clarkson, Katie Bowden, Commercial Outdoor


New radio prep service goes free during crisis

A brand new music radio prep service has launched and will be free for all subscribers for at least the next three months. Smash Prep, created by radio consultant Francie Currie and radio presenter Bam, provides a real-time stream of fresh content so presenters always have something new & engaging to say about the music. Francis Currie explains: “Radio stations are currently under huge pressure commercially, technically and creatively, and their listeners need them more than ever. Releasing S...
Tags: Top, Radio, Trading Update, BAM, Bam Bam, Francis Currie, Francie Currie, Smash Prep


Broadcast Radio helps stations during COVID-19 outbreak

Broadcast Radio is offering its remote voice-tracking software Myriad Cloud Anywhere free to stations for at least the next three months. The move is to help stations continue to provide a service in the event of a serious COVID-19 outbreak. Liam Burke, Commercial Director told RadioToday: “In order to support Myriad 5 users through this difficult time, we have ‘fast tracked’ Myriad Anywhere Cloud through internal testing and will make it immediately available for all Myriad 5 customers, tota...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Trading Update, Myriad, Liam Burke, Broadcast Radio


Broadcast Solutions expands operations in the UK

German company Broadcast Solutions has opened an office in the UK and hired a new Sales Director. Broadcast Solutions (BS) UK is located in Basingstoke, Hampshire and has a dedicated team of broadcast experts offering the full system integration and products portfolio of the Broadcast Solutions group. Broadcast Solutions has planned and developed over 300 broadcast projects in mobile and fixed installations and has offices around Europe, Asia and the Middle East. And today, the company has an...
Tags: UK, People, Industry, Radio, Middle East, Trading Update, Europe Asia, Broadcast Solutions, Delport, BS, Antti Laurila, Basingstoke Hampshire, JP Delport, Sales Director Broadcast Solutions BS UK, DTC Presteigne Broadcast Hire


Global adds digital outdoor advertising to DAX platform

Global has announced that its digital audio advertising product DAX will be available to digital outdoor advertisers from next month. The move gives advertisers the ability to buy digital outdoor campaigns through demand-side platforms (DSP), as they are already able to do with other programmatic media such as audio and video. It also brings together Global’s new outdoor portfolio alongside its radio and entertainment business and will give advertisers access to Global’s digital outdoor and ...
Tags: UK, Top, Ebay, Global, Sales & Marketing, Radio, Dax, Trading Update, TSB, DSP, Gareth Jones, Mike Gordon, Nick Smith, Hivestack, Ollie Deane, Digital Audio Exchange


Broadcast Radio to launch browser based Myriad Anywhere

Broadcast Radio is bringing a new product to market over the next couple of months allowing browser-based voice-tracking into Myriad. Myriad Anywhere is a browser-based interface for their Myriad 5 Playout system, recreating the live log and library in Chrome and Firefox running on PC, Mac or Linux. After a private beta period, Broadcast Radio will open beta testing of Myriad Anywhere RVT to the wider public beginning in early December. Broadcast Radio will also offer a ‘hosted’ Myriad Anywher...
Tags: Chrome, Firefox, Radio, Trading Update, IET, Broadcast Radio, Radio Tech Con


Devaweb expands with Commercial Production Manager appointment

Production and audio branding company Devaweb has hired Zoë Vernon to head up its new commercial production department. Zoë is an experienced copywriter and voiceover, and will be expanding Devaweb’s commercial production services, as well as working with existing client stations. Devaweb Managing Director Chris Stevens told RadioToday; “While we’re well known for our station imaging services, we’ve been increasing our commercial work over the last few years. I’m delighted that Zoë has joined u...
Tags: UK, Top, People, Production, Radio, Trading Update, Chris Stevens, Zoe, Devaweb, RadioToday, Zoë Vernon


Radioplayer adds Spain to list of growing countries using the service

Radioplayer is working with Spanish broadcasters to launch Radioplayer España. More than 300 stations are available to listen to at launch, with more to follow. RNE, the Spanish public service broadcaster, and the main commercial radio groups are all supporting the platform. They’re sending official content like live streams, podcasts and catch-up programmes, logos, and ‘now playing’ information into Radioplayer systems. In addition, Spanish stations will join the international Radioplayer d...
Tags: Europe, International, Spain, Radio, Porsche, Trading Update, Association, Audi VW, Michael Hill, Radioplayer, Paloma Zuriaga Abril, RNE Director Public Service, Ramón Osorio, AERC the Association of Spanish Commercial Radios


7digital announces new partnership with Fender

7digital has announced its platform will support the launch of new music services in partnership with global musical instruments manufacturer Fender. Paul Langworthy, CEO of 7digital, explains: “With the growth in music streaming and the way music is consumed, we are seeing huge opportunities open up in the B2B space with new services offering really innovative ways to interact with music – a trend that 7digital has capitalised upon.” 7digital’s music-as-a-service platform has enabled audio f...
Tags: US, Radio, Trading Update, PAUL, 7digital, Paul Langworthy


Mark Goodier heads up new production company Listen

A new production company has been created by the content team at Wise Buddah, with Mark Goodier as Chairman. Listen will be led by Adam Uytman as Director of Content, Josh Adley as Director of Commercial & Client Relations, and Tim Hammond as Executive Director. The senior management team – who are departing Wisebuddah to launch Listen – will take over the content production business of Wisebuddah, including the company’s roster of work. It means that the current production, business develop...
Tags: UK, Podcasts, Top, US, Bbc, Industry, Radio, NHS, Listen, Starbucks, Trading Update, Alerts, Jack Saunders, Mark Goodier, Wise Buddah, Tim Hammond


Rock Radio Gibraltar signs up for Radio News Hub

Gibraltar’s independent commercial radio station, Rock Radio, has signed up Radio News Hub to receive a tailored local news and weather service. Bulletins to air in Gibraltar will be produced by the Radio News Hub team in the UK seven days per week and dispatched hourly directly to The Rock. Rock Radio Station Director Daniel Harrison said: “Since our launch in October last year, it has been our aim to live and breathe Gibraltar. We believe that the enhanced news provision the team at RNH pro...
Tags: UK, International, Radio, Gibraltar, Trading Update, Rock Radio, Daniel Harrison, Radio News Hub, RNH, Stephanie Otty, Rock Radio Gibraltar, Rock Rock Radio Station, Derek Marks


7digital secures further funding of £1.88 million

7digital has conditionally raised gross proceeds of £1.88 million through a subscription of 937,900,000 new ordinary shares. This means the Company has raised nearly £5.0 million in funding over the past three months. It follows a review of the business in April 2019 which led to a refocused business strategy to fully capitalise on 7digital’s cloud-based streaming platform. Mark Foster, Senior Independent Non-executive Director of 7digital, explains: “We are delighted to have secured further ...
Tags: Top, US, Industry, Radio, Trading Update, Board, Company, 7digital, Tamir Koch, David Lazurus, Paul Langworthy


BMW starts using RadioDNS technology in new cars

BMW is the latest automotive manufacturer to announce that it has integrated the RadioDNS open standards into its vehicles. Nick Piggott, Project Director explains: “They’re using our SPI (Service and Programme Information) standard to gather station logos directly from radio stations to keep their dashboards updated. For FM services, those logos are updated over IP, and for DAB services, it’s the same standard, but updated over DAB EPG. “If you’re a radio station, you just have to publish yo...
Tags: Technology, Industry, Radio, Porsche, Bmw, Trading Update, Audi VW, Radiodns, Nick Piggott, BMW Audi VW


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


Audioboom records quarterly revenue of US$4.6 million

Audioboom is on course to deliver ‘significant shareholder value’ this year after announcing a record quarterly revenue of US$4.6million, up 180% on Q1 2018 which was US$1.6 million. Highlights of the trading update for the quarter ended 31 March 2019 include a brand advertiser count of 178 as at 31 March 2019, up 11% on last quarter and up 55% on the same period last year, and revenue per 1,000 listens in the US at US$23.77, up 67% on same quarter last year. Key contract renewals include pod...
Tags: Podcasts, US, Radio, Trading Update, Audioboom, RadioToday Programme, Rob Proctor, Audioboom Original Network


Bwin returns to growth as GVC takeover nears completion

The Foxy Bingo owner, which has suffered from years of falling sales, has reported a 5pc rise in fourth-quarter revenue [Author: Ben Martin] [Link to media]
Tags: Sales, Takeover, Revenues, Trading Update, Growth, Gvc, Bwin, Ben Martin


Questor: Babcock remains a hold despite defence deal

Babcock remains a solid company but it remains fully valued after a stellar run [Author: Alan Tovey] [Link to media]
Tags: Investment, Share Tip, Shares, Questor, Telegraph Finance, Babcock, BAB, Trading Update, Alan Tovey