The Top 10 radio industry stories of 2013
Through the wonders of modern technology, also known as Google Analytics, we can reveal the top 10 most-read stories on RadioToday.co.uk this year.
The majority of the Top 10 relates to personalities in radio rather than the radio stations themselves, and the stories with the most clicks have been helped by retweets by the subject matter.
Join us as we count from 10 to 1 in true Kid Jensen style, ready to reveal who you’ve enjoyed reading about the most in 2013.
And we start at the top..
He had a tweet or two to say about his boss which led to a suspension from his breakfast show which we believe is still in force.
It was predicted by many but was hoped it would never happen as Kerrang! went from a fully active and breathing radio station to a voice-tracked box in a cupboard.
Second entry already for Bauer at number eight with details of a brand extension for Kiss. This news also meant the end of Q Radio.
Global Radio’s first entry on the Top 10, with official news about the launch of Capital XTRA, meaning the end of Choice as we knew it.
They disappeared off air one day and we found out they’d been ‘moved’ to a new weekend show, starting later in the year.
Another exclusive from RadioToday, revealing Global Radio was closing Smooth’s popular sister station Smooth 70s.
Straight in at number four is that incident with Paula White at BBC Radio Stoke. Surely this should be at number one?
A number of exits from LBC this year included James Whale’s departure from the drive time slot.
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This one almost caught us off guard. We assumed from limited information available some kind of sharing was starting ‘in a few days’. It turned out the entire office was being moved.
Another exit from talkSPORT but this one makes the most read story on RadioToday this year. This was helped by a large number of listeners looking for an explanation of where Ronnie had gone, as the station didn’t quite explain his sudden departure.
Thanks for reading in 2013, and happy new year!
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