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No more talk for Diamond

One half of the Diamond and de Andrade drive show on Edinburgh's talk107, Dominik Diamond, is leaving. He joined the station just 12 months ago from Xfm Scotland.

New radio talent at FM107.9

FM107.9's weeks of searching have come to an end ‐ the station's Radiostar 2008 has been named as Ali Marchant from Birmingham.

A Smooth link with Radio Donna

The northwest's biggest commercial station Smooth Radio is joining forces with Radio Donna in Belgium this week for a breakfast promotion to give away holidays around Europe.

Radio Scilly giving money away

Community station Radio Scilly is inviting grant applications from local clubs and societies to benefit from surplus funds of the Scilly Lottery.

City offers Tall Ships Cam

As well as providing three radio stations from the top of St John’s Beacon in Liverpool, Radio City are now offering a unique webcam view of this weekend’s Tall Ships parade.

Radio 2 listeners love Jacko

Michael Jackson has come out on top of a music survey, voted for by listeners to BBC Radio 2. Billie Jean has been voted the greatest dance record of all time.

Johnny goes bald for Charity

Capital breakfast presenter Johnny Vaughan will be the first in the barber's chair, having all his head hair shaved off during a live outside broadcast from Canary Wharf.

LBC 97.3 gets with The Times

London talk station LBC 97.3 has agreed a four week deal with The Times newspaper to sponsor the stations Saturday morning programmes.

Presenter switch at BBC Tees

Afternoon presenter John Foster is to change roles at BBC Tees with breakfast host Matthew Davies. In addition, Alastair Brownlee will host a new sports show each evening.

New drivetime duo for Rock FM

Arqiva Newcomers of the Year nominees Hywel Evans and Jamie Atherton have been given a new daily drive-time show on Bauer Radio's Lancashire station Rock FM.

JACK’s new football manager

Oxfordshire's 106 JACK fm has found a new sponsor for its Big Banana sports show - in the form of the video game Football Manager Live.

BBC Radio York celebrates 25

July 4th was a special day for people in North Yorkshire, as the first BBC Local Radio station for the county celebrated 25 years of broadcasting.

Radio 3 secures WOMAD fest

BBC Radio 3 is to be the exclusive media partner for the WOMAD festival for the eighth year, fronted by World Music presenters Andrew McGregor, Charlie Gillett, Lopa Kothari, Lucy Duran and Mary Ann…

New schedule for BBC Cymru

A new schedule will launch for BBC Radio Cymru in the autumn, and will include a new morning show presented by Camp Lawn's Eleri Siôn and Daf Du.

New signing for Alpha 103.2

Darlington’s Alpha 103.2 has signed former Premier League referee Jeff Winter to host its Football Phone-in every Saturday night from August 2nd at 6pm.

Kerrang! hires former Xfm DJ

Ian Camfield has left Xfm after 10 years, and started a new weekly rock show on Kerrang! Radio. Ian moved to New York last year to host drive on New York's K-Rock, but continued to present a…

Galloway to replace Davis for Real

The long running Real Album Chart with Gary Davis has been dropped from the Real Radio and Century Radio schedules to make way for a new Sunday afternoon show with Real Radio Scotland’s breakfast…

Rams star joins Radio Derby

Former Derby County star Gary Rowett is joining BBC Radio Derby as the new summariser for its coverage of Rams matches during the forthcoming 2008/2009 football season.