September 16, 2013
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.
August 1, 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.
July 25, 2013
Cambridge radio station Star 107 is set for a week long re-brand in honour of newest member to our Royal family.
July 23, 2013
Red Apple Creative and SNK Studios Merger
July 9, 2013
The Advertising Association has published it’s half year report on UK advertising spend. The first quarter has shown growth of 2.4%, however the full year forecast has been downgraded marginally.
July 4, 2013
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.
June 26, 2013
Part of a series of guest co-hosts, pop singer Olly Murs is to co-host Alan Brazil's talkSPORT's breakfast show with Alan Brazil.
June 25, 2013
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.
June 11, 2013
The highly anticipated iTunes Radio has been announced with primary launch in the US.
Although the name suggests a content driven radio service, it is in fact much more akin to the streaming services already popular with music fans such as Spotify and Last FM.
June 6, 2013
Radio streaming service TuneIn has raised $25million in it's latest funding round allowing it continue serving and improving it's product currently streaming to 40 million listeners.
June 3, 2013
Scottish sports fans will be thrilled with the news of a new DAB radio station set to launch late July.
Eklipse Sports Radio will focus on sports talk and rock music from it's central Scotland base.
May 20, 2013
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.
May 16, 2013
RAJAR have published the quarterly radio listening figures. Ever increasing is the amount of listening that takes place on DAB, up again to 34.3% of all radio listening.
May 15, 2013
Essex based radio group Adventure Radio have announced they will be launching a new DAB station next month in Essex.
May 14, 2013
Global’s XFM and Ford have committed to an 8-month commercial partnership, promoting Ford’s in-car entertainment system Ford Sync.
May 14, 2013
The annual radio 'oscars' - the Sony Awards took place in London last night.
May 13, 2013
Yesterday saw the first of the new Sunday morning show's on LBC 97.3 with TV's Larry Lamb
May 9, 2013
New addition to Bauer's radio portfolio rock station, Planet Rock has added to their stable of presenters with the very amusing Al Murray.
May 7, 2013
talkSPORT has partnered with digital audio specialists AdsWhizz to provide the station's international commercial partners with an in-stream audio advertising platform allowing them to tailor commercials to their international audiences.
May 2, 2013
The Kiss brand is expanding with the imminent launch of new radio stations Kisstory and KissFresh,
May 1, 2013
British Public Radio, the country's first national commercial general interest speech radio station has joined forces with Audioboo to present the first Bristish Public Radio Awards.
April 30, 2013
BBC4's Fi Glover, Anita Anand and Magic 105.4's Angie Greaves will be hosting the Sound Women Festival in conjunction with the BBC Academy and the Radio Centre.
April 29, 2013
It took just two hours for Capital FM's Summertime Ball to sell out of tickets making it the fastest selling Ball ever.
April 25, 2013
As part of the RAB's push to improve the creativity of radio advertising in the UK the Aerial Awards have been refreshed and relaunched.
Commercials approved by the advertiser and on air within the past calendar month are eligible for entry. Emer Stamp and Ben Tollet from AdamandEve/DDB will be the first judges of the awards.
April 24, 2013
The RAB have released their latest insight into the most effective features of radio creative.
Unsurprisingly the key message is about consistency. Consistency of framework of music of voice, consistent synergy with TV commercial audioand language within other media.