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Vernon Kay and Reggie Yates are to leave Radio 1 as part of major changes to the station’s weekend schedule.
The Summer 2012 edition of RadioToday THE MAGAZINE has been arriving at radio stations across the UK this week.
In our second issue, we focus on last month’s Sony Radio Academy Awards with a photo special and interviews with big winners – including Kiss and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Former Radio 1 Controller Andy Parfitt is among the line-up for this year’s RadioCentre members’ conference next month.
The Vice President of Marketing Services at Sony Music Entertainment, Fred Bolza, will also speak at the event on 4th July alongside Parfitt, who now works for ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi.
Two TV news anchors who started their careers in radio have been announced as the presenters of the first hour of a revamped Daybreak on ITV1.
Ranvir Singh joins from BBC North West Tonight, while Matt Barbet makes the move from 5 News.
Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Chris Moyles has taken part in the 2012 Olympic Torch relay as the flame was carried through Aberystwyth in west Wales this morning.
The show came live from the town after the team had been following the progress of the torch over the first week and a half of its journey around the UK each morning.
Singers including Leona Lewis, Plan B and Labrinth are pledging their support for the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy.
It’s the stations’ biggest ever programme of social action, offering up to 10,000 young people around Hackney in East London the chance to gain skills and experience.
Radio 1 presenters Fearne Cotton, Greg James, Gemma Cairney and Edith Bowman have been announced as hosts for BBC Television’s coverage of some of this summer’s major music festivals.
Fearne and Greg will front BBC Three’s programmes from the station’s Hackney Weekend at the end of next month, with Gemma being their roving reporter across the festival site.
Dutch jingle company Pure Jingles has made new imaging for BBC Radio 1, after beating more than 20 other companies to win the contract.
The production has recently gone live on air with 21 cuts which will be updated every three months.
With no Radio 1′s Big Weekend this year because of the Hackney Weekend, the station has announced a smaller event to take place next month in Devon.
Presenters including Chris Moyles, Fearne Cotton, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and Mistajam will head to Paignton, Torbay for a day of live broadcasts on 19th May.
BBC Radio 2 is to air a dance music show on Saturday nights at 10pm from next month, hosted by former Radio 1 DJ Dave Pearce.
Dave Pearce: Dance Years will be a 2-hour show featuring current tracks as well as new mixes and club favourites from the 70s to the present day.
BBC Radio 1 has announced Rihanna as the headline act for the second day of the station’s Hackney Weekend in June.
She joins Jay-Z who is the top artist on the Saturday 24th June, and others including Tine Tempah, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, Professor Green and Leona Lewis.
Digital station 6 Music has announced a number of change to its weekend schedule from next month, including the signing of Gilles Peterson.
He joins for a Saturday afternoon 3-6pm show on his departure from Radio 1 after 13 years.
American hip-hop artist Jay-Z has been announced as the headline act for the first day of Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend in June.
Other acts on the bill for the East London event ahead of the Olympics include Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Leona Lewis and Will.i.am.
Commercial radio grouphas four nominations in this year’s Music Week Awards, while has two.
BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6 Music go up against, ’s Capital FM, and pair Kerrang! and Wave 105 in the Radio Station of the Year category.
The Radio Academy’s London Branch is putting competitions, promotions and creativity under the microscope at an event later this month hosted by Capital FM’s Roberto with a panel of creative industry experts including Radio 1′s ‘Comedy Dave’.
The event, which takes place on 21st March, will look at how commercial radio stations are thinking about new and innovative ways of running branded content and station promotions that keeps the sponsor happy, as well as the listener, and how the BBC would do it.
Radio Today understands Capital FM has dropped One Direction songs from its playlist after the boyband thanked rival station Radio 1 on stage at last night’s BRIT Awards.
The X Factor group were picking up the Best British Single prize – after being voted winners by Capital FM listeners and iTunes users.
BBC digital radio stations 6 Music and 1Xtra – which celebrate their 10th birthdays this year – have posted record audience sizes in the Q4/11 RAJAR figures.
Radio 4 added half a million listeners over the year, while Chris Moyles’ Radio 1 breakfast show has lost audience compared with this time last year.
The weekly climax to BBC Radio 1′s Official Chart show is to be available to watch in vision for the first time in its history.
From the end of next month, visitors to the station’s website will see presenter Reggie Yates counting down the top ten singles and see extra content relating to each song as it’s announced in the chart.
Producer Paul Thomas is leaving BBC Radio 1 after more than 10 years to oversee output for independent production company Folded Wing and manage its digital projects.
Paul won the BBC’s Best Technical Sound of 2011 Award for his documentary on the Burning Man Festival.
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.
BBC Radio 1 is taking its DJs to Hull for four days of live music events in the city later this month.
Zane Lowe made the announcement on this morning’s breakfast show at the end of New Music Week on the station.
Radio 1′s Official Chart with Reggie Yates is to air across America every Sunday afternoon on satellite channel ’20 on 20′.
The weekly countdown will go out at 4pm ET starting from a week on Sunday (15 Jan).
One of Chris Moyles’ contestants on the Carpark Catchphrase competition is enjoying free publicity for his weekly community radio show.
Warren Doyle, who hosts a sports show on KCC Live in Knowsley, has also seen his Twitter followers rise to over 10,000.
BBC Radio 1 is opening up more opportunities for independent production companies to pitch to make programmes for the station.
Five slots are being put out for indies to bid for early next year, while they can also put forward ideas for a further 10 shows under the ‘Window of Creative Competition’ scheme where they compete against in-house production teams at the pitch.
Rhys Hughes has been appointed Head of Programmes for Radio 1 & 1Xtra, whilst Nicola Di Tullio takes on the Network Manager position for both stations.
The Head of Programmes position became available when Ben Cooper, previously Deputy Controller, replaced Andy Parfitt as Radio 1 Controller.
The BBC has announced that more than a billion podcast of its radio programmes have been downloaded in the four and a half years since the service launched.
Daily podcasts from the World Service top the chart of most downloaded, while the most popular weekly BBC podcasts include Radio 4 Comedy, Chris Moyles and Mayo & Kermode’s Film Reviews.
Students at the University of Lincoln will be getting a special insight this week into what the radio industry is looking for in the next generation of recruits.
The uni’s visiting professor Trevor Dann has organised an advice day which includes names from Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital FM and BBC Local Radio.
Presenters including Judge Jules and Gilles Peterson are leaving BBC Radio 1 next year as part of major changes to the station’s dance music output.
Kissy Sell Out and Fabio & Grooverider will also depart as five new specialist music DJs join the station.
A man has been given a restraining order and a 12-month community order after sending more than 100 text messages to Radio 1, which included threats to harm DJ Tim Westwood.
43 year old Mark Bulcock from Stacksteads, Lancashire told Westwood in one he was a ‘dead man’ and in another warned he was ‘going to be in a wheelchair’.
Ben Cooper has been confirmed as the new Controller of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra.
He replaces Andy Parfitt who left Radio 1 after 13 years in July earlier this year.