Signal Radio is on the lookout for a new breakfast presenter, as Senior Programme Controller Chris Buckley revealed at the recent JockFest event.
The rise of online radio stations now means that there really is something for everyone, with far more special interest station attracting the attention of those with niche hobbies or interests.
The UK radio industry has gone through its ups and downs in recent years and with the recession still hanging over our heads radio stations tend to be laying talent off and closing down rather than hiring.
NRS Media Reports: Number one reason local direct advertisers are leaving you – Poor Customer Service!
The standard reasons for leaving given to radio sales people by local direct advertisers are “Radio does not work” “the campaign didn’t work for us” or “we didn’t feel the benefit from the money spent.” However, research with more than 500 UK based radio advertisers shows that these are more likely excuses. The top reason is actually because the advertiser hasn’t had enough face to face contact and been made to feel special enough by the Sales Person. In other words, their customer service is poor.
Do you differentiate premium advertisers in your strategy? Do you think you maximise your share of their advertising spend?
These are just two of the questions NRS Media poses to media companies, and the answers are wide ranging.
Radio Today and the Radio Academy want to know what your greatest ever radio moment is, in return for a chance to attend the Radio Festival in Salford Quays.
From funnies and bloopers to must-hear compelling content, we want your suggestions on the broadcasting classics from the past 50 years.
[b][i]Radio Response Managing Director David Harber has £1m he wants to share with your station…[/i][/b]
Blimey it’s going to be another tough Quarter 1.
However, let me share some good news… Radio Response has secured a million pounds of Cost Per Acquisition advertising budgets from the digital marketplace to be spent on radio. And we want to share this income with your station.
A new iPhone app, designed to help radio presenters and producers with content ideas for their shows, has launched in the App store.
Radio Talk Topics features hundreds of suggestions for talk topics and questions of the day, with users just tapping the screen to shuffle and see a new idea.
If, like me, you’re a big iPhone fan then you’ll probably get excited most weeks about new radio-related apps turning up in the App Store. Some of my favourites at the moment include iSaidWhat?! (see the waveform as you record audio, then edit multiple recordings together on the fly) and TuneIn Radio (stream worldwide radio over 3G/WiFi and record it too).
Today sees another milestone in the Radio Today story as we launch a new regular newsletter for the radio industry.
And as well as including an exclusive feature or two, we are aiming to put the fun back in to radio by including photos, audio links, gossip and events.
Radio specialist Grant Goddard, who was one of the parties invited to present evidence before the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications on Friday, has written about why he thinks the DAB will end in tears.
Last week,-owned south coast station Wave 105 had an Ofcom ruling upheld after breakfast show host Steve Power failed to separate editorial from advertising clearly while doing a ‘live read’.
Only one person complained – but that’s all it takes, as radio consultant Paul Chantler looks at the legal side of radio, in an exclusive article for Radio Today.
The iPad is the technology item of the moment, causing months of geeky anticipation as everyone wondered if it is the next Apple iHit gadget.
Adam Bowie, who is the Head of Strategy and Planning at, has been looking at the new iPad in great detail, working out what opportunities it has for the industry.
In an exclusive viewpoint for Radio Today, RadioCentre Chief Executive Andrew Harrison gives his views on the Digital Economy Bill and announces plans to strengthen the RadioCentre Board.
He highlights how the digital migration will provide the opportunity for more national commercial stations to compete with the BBC.
A viewpoint on the world of radio by the voice of the underground, quite literally, Emma Clarke.
Now I’m not being funny but the world of radio attracts geeks. You know what I’m talking about. Come on. Be honest with yourself, you’re amongst friends.
Almost five years to the day, something unique happened in UK commercial radio.
On January 17 2005, stations put aside competition and united to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami.
Over Christmas, you may have heard about some bloke called Tom Binns.
He was freelancing at BRMB on Christmas Day, starting his show at 3pm. The first few minutes of his show managed to make headline news around the world, after he cut off the Queen for being ‘bor-ing’.
Digital radio switchover is critical for listeners, smaller stations and the wider radio industry, Steve Fountain, Group Head of Radio at KM Group warns.
Writing exclusively for RadioToday.co.uk, Steve talks about the digital radio switchover debate and how smaller stations can and should support DAB.
Steve Penk has slammed the BBC for what he claims is excessive and gratuitous promotion of the new Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
Penk said: “Chris Evans is a former colleague and an old friend of mine and I wish him well”.
After months of speculation and weeks of promotion, Chris Evans finally started on the new Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning, and like many others I was listening with interest from 7.00.
Bob Shennan will be disappointed. Just weeks ago, the Radio 2 Controller told an industry audience in Newcastle that he hoped Jonathan Ross would stay with the network when his current contract expires in the summer.
Now, we know this is not to be.
Amazing Radio is one of the newest stations on your digital dial.
First impressions might suggest it's run by an over-enthusiastic Geordie drummer, but don’t be fooled. Amazing founder Paul Campbell’s passion for radio started in the 70’s and he has an extensive media CV.