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Paul Rowley covers latest election for BBC Radio 50 years after his first

Broadcaster Paul Rowley is back on air tonight reporting on his 14th General Election, half a century since his first. The former BBC Political Correspondent left the corporation two and a half years ago after 28 years as BBC Local Radio’s voice at Westminster.

Publication date: 04.07.2024

Dame Jenny Abramsky and Gordon Mac amongst King’s Birthday Honours

A number of radio people have been recognised in the latest King’s Birthday Honours list, including Dame Jenny Abramsky and Gordon Mac. Dame Jenny Abramsky is a former BBC director of audio and music, and is now a Chancellor of the University of East Anglia.

Publication date: 15.06.2024

The Radio Academy’s next Foot in the Door event to be in Manchester

The Radio Academy's next Foot In The Door training and connections day will be held at The University of Salford on Wednesday 26th June 2024 12.00-5.30pm, followed by a social event.

Publication date: 30.05.2024

Winners announced for The Radio Academy ARIAS 2024

The winners of 27 awards have been announced for The Radio Academy ARIAS 2024 at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Publication date: 07.05.2024

Kevin Duala to host BBC Radio Merseyside breakfast show

BBC Radio Merseyside has hired Kevin Duala as the host of a new breakfast show, to replace Phil Munns. Kevin, regular reporter on The One Show, presented the Sunday breakfast show on BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey before appearing on BBC Radio Merseyside covering for Snelly and Helen.

Publication date: 06.05.2024

Economic study shows BBC radio could not be funded by advertising

A report has revealed an ad-funded BBC would not cover the costs of most BBC radio stations in their current form, including all of BBC Local Radio.

Publication date: 19.04.2024

Sarah Julian to host Breakfast BBC Radio WM replacing Rakeem Omar

Sarah Julian is moving from BBC Radio Nottingham to host Breakfast on BBC Radio WM. The new show will start on Tuesday 7th May, weekdays from 6 till 10am. Sarah joined the BBC in 1997 and is currently the Breakfast Show presenter in Nottingham and has worked across several BBC stations and projects.

Publication date: 26.03.2024

Local BBC radio stations get specials with Suggs and Sharlene Spiteri

Suggs and Sharlene Spiteri will each present a special ‘Make A Difference’ award winners show across all Local BBC Radio stations this Easter.

Publication date: 25.03.2024

Third anniversary marked for BBC’s Across the UK plan

The BBC has given an update on the third anniversary of its Across the UK plan to boost production out of London.

Publication date: 19.03.2024

Celebrities back BBC talent search for next voice of Bradford

A BBC talent search to find the next voice of Bradford to report on the UK City of Culture has been backed by three celebrities.

Publication date: 11.03.2024