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Jayne Middlemiss to host weekday afternoons on Virgin Radio

Radio and TV presenter, Jayne Middlemiss is the new host of weekday afternoons on Virgin Radio. Jayne began her career presenting music TV shows such as Top of the Pops and has previously presented on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. She has also won both Celebrity Masterchef and Celebrity Love Island...

Publication date: 21.10.2022

Radio presenter Lauren Laverne speaks out for Sunderland

Lauren Laverne, an honorary graduate at the University of Sunderland, is helping showcase the University in a new promotional video. The Sunderland-born broadcaster voices the video, ‘Think Sunderland’, which celebrates the University’s career-focused courses, facilities, inclusive and culture and everything the city has to offer. Lauren, host of the BBC Radio 6 Breakfast Show and Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs...

Publication date: 15.11.2021

Steve Lamacq to begin the build-up to BBC Radio 6 Music’s T-Shirt Day

Next Friday 19 November is the 14th annual #TShirtDay where BBC Radio 6 Music invites listeners to wear their favourite band or artist tee to show their love for them. Across the day on 6 Music, from 7am to 7pm, presenters will be taking listener requests and playing music from artists who appear on their tees...

Publication date: 14.11.2021

Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition returns to BBC Radio 6 Music

Cillian Murphy is returning to BBC Radio 6 Music next month to present a new six-part series of Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition. The series begins on Sunday 31 October (12am-2am) and will see Cillian discuss some more of his favourite music. Music featured will include tracks from artists old and new, including Nina Simone, Yard Act, BERWYN, Brian Eno, Little Simz, BEAK>, The Beatles and many more...

Publication date: 29.09.2021

Craig Charles to replace Shaun Keaveny at BBC Radio 6 Music

Schedule changes coming to 6 Music this September include Craig Charles replacing Shaun Keaveny on the afternoon shift. Shaun announced in June 2021 that he was leaving the network after 14 years. Craig will host the show from Salford in addition to his weekend shows on 6 Music and BBC Radio 2...

Publication date: 21.07.2021

More syndicated programmes for BBC Radio this Christmas

The official launch of Christmas at BBC network radio will take place on Tuesday 1st December when Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance, 1Xtra, Asian Network, Radio 2 and 6 Music come together for a syndicated show. The BBC Radio Christmas House Party will see the six services come together to launch their festive celebrations at 5pm. And BBC local radio stations will be handing over their local frequencies for more networked shows than usual over Christmas with only seven hours of local output on Christmas Day as all 39 stations take the same shows before 7am and after 2pm. Between Christmas and New Year, local stations will also syndicate from 6pm till 6am with Nana Akua from 6pm and Jim Davis from 10pm...

Publication date: 30.11.2020

Cillian Murphy returns to BBC Radio 6 Music

Cillian Murphy is back at 6 Music to host a new 12 part series called Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition. The series of two-hour programmes launches on Monday 19 October on 6 Music (12am-2am) and sees Cillian curate his own nocturnal playlist, made for after midnight. The programmes will feature a personal selection by Cillian of music both old and new, with genres ranging from afrobeat to electronica, jazz, spoken word and poetry and featuring iconic artists including Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, David Bowie and many more. At the end of each episode listeners will be able to listen immediately to the next programme, which will be available on BBC Sounds ahead of being broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music the following Monday...

Publication date: 12.10.2020

Samantha Moy appointed 6 Music Head of Station

BBC Radio 6 Music’s Head of Content Commissioning Samantha Moy has been appointed as the new Head of Station. Sam was previously the station’s Network Editor having originally joining 6 Music and latterly Radio 2 as Executive Producer, overseeing shows like Steve Lamacq and Steve Wright In The Afternoon. She started her career in radio at Kiss 100 in London, joining independent production company Somethin’ Else to produce programmes for Radio 1, Radio 2 and the BBC World Service. Sam then joined..

Publication date: 08.07.2020

RAJAR Q1 2020: Four percent growth in digital share

Digital listening share has increased to a new record of 58.6% up from 56.4% year on year in the latest RAJAR figures. Digital reach is also at a new record with 36.9 million adults, or 67% of the population, tuning in via a digital platform, up from 36.3m in Q1 2019. Listening via online and apps now accounts for 14% of all listening and nearly a quarter (24%) of digital listening, having grown by 25.4 million hours (or by 23%) year on year. With 32% of adults now claiming to own a smart speaker, online listening in home was for the fourth consecutive quarter the fastest growing platform and location, increasing by 21 million hours (or by 26.6%) year on year...

Publication date: 14.05.2020

RAJAR Q1 2020: London and national brands roundup

BBC Radio 2 has lost almost a million listeners in the last year, according to the Q1/2020 audience research from RAJAR. The reach of the UK’s biggest radio station fell from 15.356m at the start of 2019 to 14.362m over the first three months of this year. The two biggest commercial radio networks – Heart and Capital – both lost significant reach over the 12 months too. The Heart network lost 787,000 listeners to leave a reach of 7.737m, while Capital dropped 815,000 to 6.386m. When you add in the other Heart and Capital branded stations – 70s, 80s, 90s, Dance, Xtra and Xtra Reloaded – the Heart brand reaches 9.365m and the Capital brand 7.502m...

Publication date: 14.05.2020