link.png Westwood Joins Choice FM

The end of an era for the BBC has proved to be an exciting new chapter for Global’s Choice FM.
Radio’s hip hop music pioneer announced his new weekly show on the station begins this Saturday (21st September) at 9pm.

link.png Rajar Round Up Q2 2013

So a quick snapshot of how UK radio has fared in the Q2 RAJAR stats….
 
Absolute Radio saw great gains adding 590,000 listeners taking its total to 3.8 million. Absolute’s London service was up 10% year on year but the big story is digital station Absolute 80’s which has posted record figures of 1.17 million making it the biggest all digital commercial radio station.

link.png Arqiva Awards 2013 Winners!

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners at this year’s Arqiva Awards, held last night at London’s Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel.
 
LBC took home a haul of awards with Iain Dale receiving Presenter of the Year (2m+), Dan Freedman winning Journalist of the Year, the station’s PD James Rea won programmer of the Year as well as taking the coveted Station of the Year (2m+) award.

link.png How Are We Consuming Audio Content

We’re lucky enough to be part of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s Online Audio Council. At the most recent event Audiencenet shared the results of their research into listening habits for all audio.
Radio has had the steady hand of RAJAR to generate its audience research and the RAB for further industry insight and being always curious to the habits of the listening population we were keen to see how much similarity and difference would be found from existing research.

link.png Where Google Music All Access Misses Out

Google have delighted music and tech fans with the long awaited launch of their music streaming service, All Access.
Available in the US only (although further rollout is planned), it offers a subscription based service to rival Spotify and Rdio. Apple are also rumoured to be planning a streaming service launch (also subscription based) later this year.
So should Spotify be quaking in their oh-so-on-trend boots? Frankly, no.