Opinion

David Lloyd: I Missed the ‘Friend in the Room’

Life without radio would be pretty dull, I reckon. Thankfully, the research published by Ofcom, assembled by Kantar, to fuel Government thinking on future commercial radio regulation, suggests much…

Steve Penk: Bleak future for DAB radio sales

Percentage of respondents who listen to the radio but currently have no DAB set in the home, how likely is it that your household will get a DAB radio in the next 12 months?

Rest In Peace Sir Terry – by Mark Goodier

BBC Radio 2's Mark Goodier was on-air at BBC Radio 2 when the news of Sir Terry's death was announced. He writes his thoughts and memories on the broadcaster for RadioToday.

Steve Penk speaks his mind on Simon Mayo

Before I start, I am not somebody else bashing the BBC for the sake of bashing the BBC, this is me irritated by the arrogance of some of those who work for it.

Local Radio – how can it bring back sexy?

Opinion: BBC Local Radio and sexy. I accept this may be the first time ever you have read a sentence with these words in it but my question is serious and it is a very personal one for me, so please…

Accelerating Digital: Cars lead the way

A major digital radio expansion was announced by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, speaking at today’s Drive to Digital: NOW conference held at BBC New Broadcasting House.

The launch of Bauer’s Greatest Hits

Read a recent #eRADIO opinion piece from former Bauer Programme Director Euan McMorrow on the launch of Bauer's Greatest Hits Network, aka City 2.

DAB+ proposal rejected by public opinion in Sweden

In Sweden, the DAB plan consists of a mutual launch, extension of the licenses for commercial radio to broadcast analogue and a conditional shutdown of FM transmissions. However, the proposal is met…

The future of radio.. by Steve Penk

Blog: As Commercial Radio becomes the most bland and predictable it has ever been since launching in 1973, I believe the future for entertainment based content is podcasting. By Steve Penk.

Blog: News is driving me mad!

I like to think I am generally a very positive person and it is most effective to highlight best practice but this week I felt moved to tweet..

ILR at 40: John Simons remembers NE Radio

A commercial for Fish Fingers ushered in the opening of LBC in London and set the seal on what Commercial Radio was to stand for in Great Britain.

Jingles: 46 years on-air for BBC Radio 1

Our slightly more geeky site, JingleMad.com, has a montage of old Radio 1 jingles posted by a forum user to celebrate the station's 46th birthday today.