Archive for May, 2010
Heart is celebrating the release of the new film Sex in the City 2 by throwing a live music event featuring The Saturdays.
The intimate gig will take place in July in London, and is being promoted on all 33 Heart-branded radio stations across the UK.
It seems the media is still keeping one ear on Jonathan Ross's BBC Radio 2 show as a news bulletin which helped contact a coastguard made headlines in various papers.
The story, which originated from PA, made it to the Daily Mail and BBC News homepage on Saturday.
National Asian service Panjab Radio is to cease transmissions on the nation DAB platform Digital 1.
The station, which has been broadcasting nationally for less than six months, will continue to air on regional multiplexes in London, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands.
Each year the Radio Academy educate and inform the next generation of radio talent by supporting them with a number of day long Masterclasses.
The latest was last week, on site at the Radio One Big Weekend in Bangor, ably hosted by Sky's Lynsey Hooper.
KISS has teamed up with stylish music brand Hed Kandi for a new Saturday slot in the KISS schedule.
Starting this weekend, KISS Presents the Hed Kandi Mix will broadcast across the KISS network between 11pm and midnight, with an hour of mixed house music.
Smooth Radio London and North West have made a new request to drop jazz requirements.
proposes to drop the 45 hours a week of jazz music and replace it with 12 hours of specialist music programmes, falling before midnight on weekdays and in the afternoon at weekends.
Today,is hosting a travel industry event – Global Travel Breakfast – for members of the travel industry, to help drive interest in the industry and discuss how it is evolving in the current market.
Xfm Manchester's breakfast show presenter Pete Mitchell has left thestation, RadioToday.co.uk can confirm.
His replacement, starting on June 7th, will be Radio City 96.7's afternoon presenter Tim Cocker.
The owner of Revolution Radio has sent a heartfelt letter to the new Prime Minister, David Cameron, expressing his concern, anger and frustration over recent industry developments that he claims have hindered his station, and forced many others off the air.
Steve Penk also called the Radio Amnesty farcical, misleading and dishonest.
Mick Jagger is to feature in an exclusive documentary across’s networks this weekend.
Presented by Terry Underhill and being broadcast on the Real, Smooth and Rock Radio networks, the show will feature Mick talking about performing live, future plans for the Stones and social networking.
Media has published findings which say 5 Live is failing to comply with licence requirements.
The 5 Live remit is to provide news in 75 percent of its output, but the talkSPORT owners say the station is providing as little as 45 percent, using the 6 Music controversy to mask BBC failings.
The launch date for the UK's first full-time FM radio station dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has been set.
Gaydio will launch in Manchester on 88.4 FM on June 18th 2010.
Another radio group has spoken out against the Radio Amnesty scrappage scheme, after RadioToday.co.uk published a story aboutnot backing the campaign.
Niocom, which owns Central Radio and Dune 107.9, says the Government has made a complete hash of the migration strategy.
Former Xfm Manchester breakfast presenter Jason Manford has been named as the new host of The One Show.
He'll co-host the flagship BBC One show Monday to Thursday from July, alongside Christine Bleakley.
Ahead of the Pride festival, Newcastle and Gateshead is to get Pride Radio for a month.
Broadcasting from office space donated by Eldon Square shopping centre between June 21st and July 17th, the station hopes to prove the demand is there for a full tome community station.
The much-talked about Radio Amnesty, launched this week by the BBC and some commercial radio groups, has been called "the closest things to a con" by the CEO of.
“I am not about to have UKRD’s name tarnished by this shabby little campaign. Misleading people is not appropriate and we will have no part in it," says William Rogers.
Made in Manchester Productions has won its first-ever commission for BBC Radio 3.
The First English Opera, which is being broadcast as part of the BBC’s Opera Season, will air this Sunday from 9:30pm till 10:15pm.
’s In:Demand show is taking to the stage this summer for a live music event in Glasgow.
A number of acts have been confirmed for the launch, which will take place at the SECC with an expected sell out of crowd of 9,000 listeners from’s Scottish stations.
Islam Channel has complained to Ofcom about being treated unfairly during BBC Radio 5 Live's Breakfast Show in September last year.
A caller to the show said the television channel, which broadcasts via Sky, was one of the problems that led to radicalisation of Muslims.
The radio regulator has recorded a Breach against the broadcasting licence of community station 209radio.
The Cambridge station effectively closed down in February, but failed to surrender its licence, instead continuing to broadcast the 'birdsong'.
The coalition government has frozen it’s £540m-a-year advertising budget ahead of big cuts.
The bulk of the 50 percent cut is expected to be made at the COI, the UK’s largest advertiser, who are responsible for most government marketing spending. Last year, around £211m was spent on radio and other traditional media.
is searching for the next generation of radio talent to join the ‘Futures Factory’.
The group’s newly launched skills academy takes place over 12 weeks with participants getting hands on experience with every aspect of the industry’s studios in Salford Quays.
BBC Bristol is opening its doors to the public as the broadcast centre offers guided tours.
People will be able to visit the Radio Bristol studios and television set for programmes such as Antiques Roadshow.
Media radio stations in Scotland will become official radio stations of the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s being held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh next weekend.
The event will be broadcast live on Radio Borders.
The latest protest against the proposed closure of BBC 6 Music took place on Saturday outside Broadcasting House in London.
Estimates are that the crowd, numbering around 1,000, was even larger than at the previous protest held in March this year.
BBC 6 Music presenter George Lamb and his co-host Marc Hughes are leaving BBC 6 Music.
The pair will focus on new radio projects planned for early next year, and their final show will be on Saturday 19th June.
Following on from a strong final quarter of 2009 which saw a revenue uplift of 6.3 per cent, new figures for 2009 released today by the Radio Advertising Bureau reveal that the commercial radio sector has grown its share of the display advertising market for the first time in five years.
BBC Radio 5 Live, one of the stations with lots to gain from the Radio Amnesty is to make a big deal about the offer.
The station will shout about its extra sports coverage from the World Cup, Wimbledon and a Test Match Special summer of cricket.
The search for a World Cup song on talkSPORT has attracted over 500 entries over the past three months.
The station's afternoon show with Hawksbee and Jacobs has been promoting the competition, asking listeners to vote for their favourites.
In a recent survey, Ofcom has found that radio is the most trusted source of news in the UK.
The figures show radio beating newspapers, television and the internet, and were collated from a survey of 1,824 people over the age of 16.