Archive for February, 2009
Dream 100 Breakfast Presenter Tim Cole received a surprise call on his breakfast show, from the girl who lost her job because of comments on Facebook.
Liverpool pop and rock band The Wombats are to become the first guests on a new regular series of live sessions on Xfm called An Evening With.
Peter Horrocks has been appointed as Director of BBC World Service, replacing Nigel Chapman who stood down last year.
is bringing back one of Virgin Radio's more popular breakfast show competitions, Who's Calling Christian.
LBC 97.3 have announced that Petrie Hosken will present its new weekday evening show from Monday 2nd March replacing Nick Abbot who returns to his late night Saturday show.
A digital radio station which went off the air earlier this month was put into liquidation on Friday – but hopes are still high for a revival.
Clothes brand Topman has signed a six month deal with Xfm in London and Manchester to sponsor the late night XPosure with John Kennedy show.
BBC Radio 2's session with Elbow has attracted over one million views from people pressing the Red Button on their television, or going online.
Tunbridge Wells is £5k better off after being awarded a grant by the National Lottery.
Former Billboard, Music Monitor and Music and Media radio editor Mike McGeever has died at the age of 48 following a heart attack.
Terry Wogan has hinted that he might be ready to leave his breakfast show, Wake Up To Wogan. He told the Daily Mail: "You really have to leave before they shut the door on you.”
Fire FM, the dance music station, which broadcasts across Bournemouth and Poole, has made its programme controller and presenter Claire Edwards redundant as it cuts costs during the recession.
Ofcom has announced the award of four new community radio licences to serve Suffolk. They go to Blyth Valley Radio (Southwold), Radio West Suffolk (Bury St Edmunds), Felixstowe Radio (Felixstowe) and Zeta Digital FM (Forest Heath).
Skillset’s first national conference dedicated to radio took place in Brighton on Monday. It was hosted by David Jensen and supported by Radio Today, the Radio Academy and the South East Regional Development Agency.
The majority of responses to a consultation regarding Durham FM's proposed move to Sunderland are against the idea, but Ofcom is waiting till later in the year to make a decision.
Real Radio Scotland has secured two new feature sponsorships, from Edinburgh Zoo and The Hirer.
Ofcom has today lifted the two year Format change rule which prevented new commercial radio stations from applying for a Format change during their first two years on-air.
The sale of UBC Media's Commercial Division to Global Traffic Network was passed today at a General Meeting held by UBC. The Sale is expected to be completed on or around 2 March 2009.
Hallam FM are giving their listeners the chance to win a dream wedding or endure the worst day of their lives. With the venue booked it’s just up to the bride to get there on time.
talkSPORT have today announced a deal to coincide with the release of The Damned United film that will see the station transported back to the 1970s from the 16th to the 27th March.
A new television series based in a ficticious London radio station starts this week on ITV2. [b]FM[/b] follows a group of fame-hungry friends who run a daily indie-inspired radio show.
Ofcom has today announced that Yorkshire Coast Radio (YCR) stations currently based in Bridlington and Scarborough respectively, and Harrogate's Stray FM have been given permission to relocate their broadcast studios to the Minster FM building in York.
Richard Madeley will take over the Sunday morning show for LBC 97.3 this week, standing in for regular presenter Andrew Pierce. The live talk show airs from 11am to 2pm.
Made in Manchester Productions, which creates regular documentaries for BBC Radio 2, is launching a new online platform of radio and television programmes for the global gay community.
ENCO have reaffirmed its commitment to training and education in the radio sector as the recession wears on. Offering new skills to staff and stations as numbers are cut back and employees are expected to perform ever more tasks.
Colourful Radio has announced it’s to launch in London on Monday 2 March. The station, founded by seasoned broadcasters, Henry Bonsu and Gordon (Mac) McNamee will be on the DAB platform.
Back by popular demand, Pirate BBC Essex returns to the airwaves this Easter (10-13 April) for a four-day broadcast. The BBC Essex team will be on board the LV18 which will be moored in Harwich.
Manchester based radio indie, All Out Productions, have been commissioned byto produce an eight part series on legendary record labels.
International transmission company WRN has appointed current Business Manager David Treadway as MD.
Media has become the latest group to officially announce a pay freeze for all staff, including those at London's number one commercial radio station, Magic 105.4.