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Real Radio XS is auditioning for a co-host for 106.1 Breakfast presenter, Mike Sweeney with the station inviting listeners to apply.
A number of presenters and producers have left Real Radio XS in Manchester, with two more departures announced this week.
Possibly up-for-sale radio station Real XS has announced plans for its 3rd annual rock festival taking place in Manchester city centre.
Real Radio Wales, the first of thestations to launch, has reached a record high of half a million listeners across the country.
Regulator Ofcom is proposing to change the Format of Real Radio to make sure news is treated as an important ingredient, pending change of ownership.
Hugh Evans, Real Radio XS Programme Controller and drive-time host has left the Manchester-based station to “follow his dreams and aspirations”.
Manchester-based staff at Real Radio, Real Radio XS and Smooth Radio have climbed the the highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in just two days for charity.
Stuart Taylor,’s former chief executive was just one of two directors to take a bonus payout last year.
Following the sale of the radio division by Guardian Media Group, we take a look at Guardian’s involvement in our industry over the last 13 years.
The purchase bybrings to a close a period of the industry which saw investment in personality-led music commercial radio and documentaries aimed at rivalling the BBC.
With news this week that the Guardian Media Group has had offers for its radio business, there’s speculation a deal could be announced in the not-too-distant future. But what would happen if Global bought the Real and/or Smooth brands? And what does the future hold for the sector with another spurt of consolidation on the cards?
Scores more jobs lost, along with at least one – maybe two – UK radio brands. If the Global takeover ofgoes ahead it’ll be another sad day for commercial radio. More networking, fewer presenting opportunities and less plurality of news sources. But as we’ve said before, commercial radio is about making money – and by sharing buildings, programmes and production, news and backroom staff there are major costs to be stripped out and profits to be targeted.
GMG’s Smooth Radio and Real Radio are celebrating their total donation of £750k to Help for Heroes.
The money has been raised by auctions and events on three Help for Heroes Days held by the stations, which goes directly to wounded soldiers.
With 3.328m weekly listeners, Smooth Radio now has a bigger reach across the UK than nationalstation talkSPORT.
The station’s reach is up nine percent (275,000 listeners) in the last year, while sister network Real Radio has also posted a record audience size.
has announced it will now not be selling its 96.3 Rock Radio station in Glasgow, and instead will rebrand it as Real Radio XS next month.
Previously, the group had said it was in discussions over a management buy out for the station and in the meantime went ahead with the rebrand of the Manchester sister station on 5 September.
A new position of Group Managing Director has been created at, and filled by Smooth Radio Brand MD Andy Carter.
He’ll now be responsible for all stations in the group, including the soon to launch Real Radio XS in Manchester on September 5th.