LBC 97.3′s newest recruit is Love and Marriage actor Larry Lamb who’ll present a new weekend show on thestation.
After five years at LBC 97.3, afternoon drive presenter James Whale is leaving the station after his contract was not renewed.
Capital Breakfast remains the most listened to commercial breakfast show in London, despite losing listeners quarter on quarter and year on year.
The top five commercial radio stations in London all lost listeners year on year in the most recent RAJAR survey released today.
’s London talk station LBC has enjoyed a large amount of television and newspaper attention after Nick Clegg’s first regular slot.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is joining LBC 97.3 for a weekly, live phone-in with Nick Ferrari, starting this Thursday 10th January at 9am.
has taken the decision to remove LBC from the Yorkshire regional digital radio multiplex and replace it with Gold.
’s LBC has recorded its highest listening figure since 1994 as 1.17 million people tune in each week across the country.
’s LBC 97.3 is doing a world exclusive broadcast from Europe’s tallest building to cover this weekend’s Diamond Jubilee flotilla on the River Thames.
The station will broadcast from new skyscraper The Shard at London Bridge, which is due to open next month.
The former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is returning to LBC to co-host the Saturday morning programme with David Mellor.
The pair will be re-united this Saturday 12th May and will co-present their programme each week from 10am to 1pm.
The minister responsible for radio in the early 90s, David Mellor, is to give a keynote speech at a major event in May to mark the 20th anniversary of the Radio Advertising Bureau.
We’re told that Mellor – now a presenter for LBC 97.3 – will compare the media landscape in 1992 with today and explore ‘why radio has endured in the internet age’.
has announced the appointment of Martin Plant as its new Commercial Trading Director.
Plant – who has most recently been working for Virgin Media’s ad sales house ‘ids’ – will join the UK’s biggest commercial radio group from 1st May.
’s Leicester Square HQ is to host the first broadcast debate of this year’s London Mayoral election campaign.
LBC 97.3 will air the hour-long programme, hosted by breakfast presenter Nick Ferrari, next Tuesday (3rd April) at 9am.
LBC legend Clive Bull is going back to the station, more than 9 months after stepping down as long-serving host of the late show.
He’ll be doing Sunday evenings as part of a schedule shake-up that sees Nick Margerrison, Simon Calder, Simon Beale and Andrew Pierce and Kevin Maguire leave the station.
’s London speech station, LBC 97.3, has kicked off its Help a London Child Appeal week to raise money for three charities.
The station is running auctions for money-can’t-buy items such as being a Chelsea FC mascot or winning a year’s supply of Walkers crisps and a meet-and-greet with Gary Lineker.
Some Digital Radio listeners will need to re-tune their devices to continue receiving Capital, Heart, Choice, XFM, LBC and Kiss today.
Changes are being made to “Improve the efficiency of the network” and stations are advising listeners to re-tune.
LBC 97.3 is launching its first ever content-driven, ad funded programme.
The Bupa Wellbeing Hour represents the first time that a client has co-presented a show on thestation.
Former Labour MP and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is to take over from Ken Livingstone on LBC 97.3′s Saturday morning show.
She’ll join existing co-host David Mellor from this weekend on theowned station.
LBC presenter James Whale is recording a series of free discussion show podcasts, which he says he hopes will help provide a cure for political apathy in the UK.
The 30-minute programmes are being produced by Wise Buddah, whose talent division manage the talk show presenter.
news teams and reporters have received 8 nominations for this year’s commercial radio news awards.
It comes just a fortnight after the group announced plans to scale back its news operation with redundancies likely across their regional stations.
has announced a major sponsorship deal with newspaper group News International.
It sees The Sun partner with Capital Breakfast across the UK as well as Heart’s Club Classics show, while The Times and Sunday Times will be promoted via Classic FM Breakfast and LBC.
Capital FM is once again London’s biggest commercial radio station, now with 2.3 million weekly listeners.
Former favourite and Global stable-mate Heart is now in third place behind Magic, whilst Capital’s breakfast show remains the most listened to commercial show in London.
Digital station Planet Rock’s Managing Director is to leave the company to set up his own digital media firm.
Jonathan Arendt has been running the station since June 2010, having previously held roles at Original 106, LBC, XFM and NME Radio.
Bob Holness, who started his broadcasting career in radio, has died in his sleep at the age of 83.
He hosted Late Night Extra on the Light Programme before taking the show to Radio 1 then Radio 2. Bob spent 10 years on LBC before rejoining Radio 2 for 12 years until 1997.
Capital and Heart ownershave announced plans for a new website which will offer daily deals to its listeners.
The ‘welovelocal.com’ site is going live in Birmingham initially before its rolled out to a further 20 areas of the UK next year and supported by the group’s seven radio brands.
Iain Lee has left, exactly two years after starting on the 11pm-1am weekday show.
The former XFM and LBC host joined the station in 2008, originally presenting a Sunday night programme.
Several London radio stations are airing free adverts for a Croydon furniture shop which was burnt to the ground in the recent riots.
’s LBC 97.3, GMG’s Smooth Radio and Radio Jackie have given House of Reeves a free two week campaign to help the business get back on its feet.
Capital FM’s return to the most listened to commercial station in London was short lived as the station drops back behind Magic.
Across the group,has recorded over 20 million listeners for the first time – 7.7 million of those from the Heart brand.
have appointed James Rea to be their new Group Head of News and Managing Editor of LBC.
He takes over from Jonathan Richards who left the role at the end of May.
LBC presenter Clive Bull is to ‘take a break’ from his nightly late show after sixteen years in the slot.
He’ll be replaced on the Sunday to Thursday phone-in by Anthony Davis from tonight.