Archive for April, 2009
The North West's Smooth Radio has won the title of Radio Station of the Year at the 2009 How Do Awards.
Rock Radio in the north east has become the latest UK radio station to close, replaced by the output of Rock Radio in Manchester.
Former Heart Programme Director Francis Currie has been hired as a consultant byRadio to provide strategic and operational support.
Hallwood has revised their cash offer for the remaining shares in The Local Radio Company. Working on the basis of 3.5 pence per share, they estimate TLR’s worth at roughly £2,520,056.
Valleys Radio in South Wales was closed byat 10am today. It marks the second station to close in the group since December, and the 10th local commercial station in recent years.
has announced a revised offer of 3.25p for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of The Local Radio Company, not already owned by UKRD.
Four local people from Leeds raised over 1K in twelve hours for 96.3 Radio Aire and Magic 828’s charity Cash For Kids.
Rutland Radio has had its request to remove ‘melodic music’ from its output approved by media regulator Ofcom. The station asked that they be allowed to drop the phrase from the station’s ‘Character of Service’.
Media regulator Ofcom has awarded three new community radio licences for the Bedfordshire area. Biggles FM (Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton), Radio LaB (Luton) and Inspire FM (Luton), were the lucky recipients.
USA: Clear Channel Communications are axing another 590 jobs in their radio division, just months after a previous cut of 1,850 jobs in January.
The BBC's Asian Network will for the first time host performance stages and broadcast all the key action from A Baishakhi Mela in Brick Lane's Banglatown.
A South Wales community radio station has pulled off a coup by signing two former Xfm South Wales presenters for its Friday afternoon Weekender slot.
UBC Media Group has today issued a Trading Update ahead of its Preliminary Results announcement for the year to 31 March 2009; expected to be announced on 8th June.
Lancashire’s Rock FM radio station claims to have become the first commercial station in the country to create a specialised study support centre for students of schools and colleges.
A community radio station broadcasting via a Restricted Service Licence has been found in breach of two Ofcom licence conditions.
Nine more radio stations will be re-branded as Heart on June 22nd, including the former Marcher Group stations in North Wales and North West England.
Radio 1 deputy controller Ben Cooper has praised breakfast host Chris Moyles – but has refused to confirm whether he will still be presenting the show in a year's time.
Speaking at the Radio Reborn conference in London this afternoon,chief executive Stuart Taylor has called for a reform of the rules governing sponsorship and promotions in commercial radio.
Talk107’s former frequency will be sparking back in to life under the auspices of Celador Radio Broadcasting. The station went off air on Christmas Eve and will be replaced, albeit briefly, by Celador’s Coast 107.
The commercial radio industry and the BBC are joining forces to form a new industry body to promote digital radio, and, in particular, DAB.
have terminated the contract of presenter Allan Lake after repeated on-air references to a so-called 'electronic cigarette' were found in breach of the Ofcom code.
The BBC has launched a new DAB transmitter at Truleigh Hill, providing coverage to the south Downs and Sussex coast.
's LBC has reached the front pages of newspapers after Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard phoned James O'Brien on Friday morning.
Interactive mobile phone service Million 2-1 is to provide an SMS communication service for the Sun’s new online radio station, SunTalk. SunTalk broadcasts online from 10am-1pm Monday to Friday.
In a commercial radio industry first the KISS site will run display ad-free on the home page. KISS will trial the format and offer commercial takeovers and integrated advertising options on the page instead.
Oldham-based radio station 96.2fm The Revolution has appointed Daniel Vincent to the new position of Sales Manager.
Radio 1's Sara Cox is taking part in a new BBC television programme, and growing her own vegetables.
In its latest appointment after more than a year of restructuring, EMI Music has namedMedia’s chief marketing officer Andria Vidler its new UK and Ireland president.
Radio City founder andMedia's Radio Group Chairman Terry Smith will retire at the end of April, after his announcement to do so last year.
Rich Clarke and Kat Shoob have taken over Capital FM's evening show from Lucio Buffone, who has left the station to explore new opportunities.