GMG looking for new ideas
Posted by
GMG looking for new ideas

GMG Radio is putting aside £1million to invest in new programming ideas for its radio stations around the UK. The investment in content is aimed at a range of independent producers and Internet programme providers who wish to submit proposals for commission, in a bid by GMG to stimulate new creativity.

The broadcaster, one of the largest in the UK, is hoping to compete against broadcasters like BBC Radio 2 for new commissions and programming ideas. “Whether it’s music, documentaries, comedy or sport, we will consider all innovative ideas that fit across our formats,” said GMG Radio Chief Executive John Myers. “This is the most significant programming investment in recent years, enabling us to enhance our output and deliver more compelling content.”

“There is no reason why the BBC should take all the best ideas. The unique ownership structure of GMG is one of the main reasons we are able to deliver this level of investment outside of our normal programming needs”.

The independents are happy with the new investment, as Simon Cole, Chief Executive of UBC Media, said: "It’s very welcome news that GMG has taken the lead in making a commitment to the independent production sector on behalf of commercial radio. As a company involved in the provision of programming to both the BBC and commercial radio, we understand that in commissioning quality programming 'you get what you pay for'. Independent productions were responsible for almost a quarter of the 110 Sony nominations and 6 out of the BBC's 20 Gold Awards this year so GMG can be very confident that this move will lead to some quality programming."

Potential programme suppliers should contact GMG Radio directly either through CEO John Myers or through John Simons, Programme Director of GMG Radio.

GMG Radio owns Real Radio, Century FM, Smooth Radio and Rock Radio.

[link=] – non-stop radio news[/link] [email protected] or call 0871 315 6 315

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 369 24 July, 2007 Industry News 9:00 am 20077 Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events