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Comedian and broadcaster Al Murray is joining Planet Rock to host a new weekend show called Defender of the Planet Rock Tradition
Media has made a number of programming appointments at Planet Rock, resulting in the departure of Programme Director Trevor White.
Media has bought national digital station Planet Rock for an undisclosed sum, adding it to their national music brands portfolio.
Digital radio listening is now one third of all listening, with over 25 million people now tuning in to a digital signal, up 2.1 million year on year.
BBC 6 Music’s audience has grown from 1.2m a year ago to 1.6m this quarter, as weekly DAB reach is at an all time high.
Malcolm Bluemel, the owner of Planet Rock, is reportedly looking for a buyer for his national digital radio station.
National stations Capital,and Planet Rock have reason to celebrate this quarter with improved listening figures.
It’s not the same story for all of our national brands though.
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott reaches his 100th radio show and to celebrate he’s got the rest of band to help him with the programme.
This week’s show features all five members of Def Leppard as they choose the songs that inspired them to become one of the most successful bands of the last 20 years.
An open letter from Planet Rock CEO Malcolm Bluemel says the station has been criticised for offering subscription-based content.
Malcolm says he is mortified by the abuse and comments – and that if he was a fat cat he would have not spent £3m of his own money keeping the station running.
Digital station Planet Rock has announced plans to charge £5 a month for an VIP club, which will provide listeners with extra ad-free programmes and content online.
Daily shows will be offered to subscribers, as well as live session recordings and video content.
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson returns to Planet Rock this Saturday to start a new series entitled The Lyricists – All Mouth & Trousers.
Last time he was at the station he got nominated for a New York Radio Award for his series called Under The Influence in 2007.
Digital station Planet Rock has been found in breach of the broadcast code by Ofcom after twice broadcasting songs that included the F-word.
The regulator received complaints about the broadcasts of offending tracks by Foo Fighters and the Rolling Stones last autumn.
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.
National digital radio station Planet Rock has announced a change to its breakfast show, with Paul Anthony taking over from Lucio in the New Year.
Paul joins from’s Rock Radio, where he most recently did the evening show until the rebrand to Real Radio XS in September.
Digital radio station Planet Rock is auctioning off 17 rock star-signed DAB radios to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer charities.
It’s to tie in with the station’s support of the Movember appeal campaign, with rockers from groups including Status Quo, Yes and Thin Lizzy pitching in to help.
Presenters on Planet Rock will be growing a moustache during the month of November.
Movember – as it has been named – sees the team auction DAB digital radios signed by core station artists such as Jeff Beck, The Foo Fighters and Alice Cooper.
has been named Best Digital Radio Channel at this year’s Freesat Awards, while Planet Rock picked up the Freesat Viewers’ Choice award for Radio Channel of the Year.
The team from BBC Radio 5 Live also took home a trophy for their General Election 2010 coverage after being Highly Commended in the News Event Coverage of the Year category, in which they lost out to Al Jazeera TV.
Digital radio station Planet Rock is using Audioboo to provide regular updates on a charity motorbike ride across North America.
Members of the band Thunder are among a small group taking part in the Hands Across The Water ride, with lead singer Danny Bowes filing audio reports back to the station for broadcast daily on the breakfast show.
Glenn Hughes, the former singer and bass guitarist with Trapeze and Deep Purple, and currently the front man of rock group Black Country Communion, is joining Planet Rock.
He’ll launch his new and exclusive hour-long weekly radio show on the national digital from this Sunday at 6pm.
Digital stations Jazz FM and Planet Rock have both seen an increase in their RAJAR figures this quarter, as digital listening increases to 26.5 per cent.
Planet Rock is almost on 800,000 listeners whilst Jazz FM is just under the half a million mark.