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Roman Kemp and Greg James retain TRIC awards

Roman Kemp has retained the Radio Programme award for Capital Breakfast whilst Greg James is once again voted best Radio Personality at the TRIC Awards. It’s the second year in a row both radio presenters have won the same award – see last year’s article. Roman’s dad Martin Kemp surprised Roman for his award him by presenting it to him on stage. 5 Live’s The Peter Crouch Podcast won Best Podcast. Television & Radio Industries Club event was held the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday afternoon, which also handed out a number of awards for television programmes and personalities...

Publication date: 10.03.2020

Vick Hope announces Capital Breakfast departure

Capital Breakfast co-host Vick Hope has announced she is leaving the show and the station. Vick, who has presented the Capital Breakfast show along with Roman Kemp and Sonny Jay since 2017, hosted her final show last Friday and announced the news via social media. At the start of the show on Monday, Roman said: “You may have noticed that Vick Hope isn’t here today. It may come to you as a bit of surprise, but Vick has left Capital Breakfast.” He explained that Vick had left the show because she’s had some exciting TV opportunities and he’s really excited for her...

Publication date: 24.02.2020

Nominations for the 2020 IRN Awards revealed

The nominations for the 2020 IRN Awards have been announced by Sky News presenter Kay Burley. There are 12 categories including the Student Journalist of the Year prize which is supported by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. The awards event itself will take place at Sky Cinema in west London on Thursday 26th March 2020, also hosted by Kay. IRN Editor and Chair of Judges, Dave Terris said: This is a stellar list of nominations representing the gold standard in commercial radio news and sport...

Publication date: 12.02.2020

Capital’s Summertime Ball moves to Tottenham

Capital’s Summertime Ball is moving from its previous home at the Wembley Arena to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2020. The date has also been announced today by Global, as Saturday 6th June. The largest football club stadium in London has been created as a home for both sport and entertainment, and is also one of the most technologically advanced in existence, with fully cashless payment systems, high-density Wi-Fi and 100% mobile coverage...

Publication date: 07.02.2020

RAJAR Q4 2019: London and national brands round-up

Coverage of the general election helped 5 Live, Radio 4 and LBC each add half a million listeners across 2019. 5 Live is up from 4.9m to 5.4m in the Q4/2019 RAJAR listening figures, while Radio 4 has added a similar amount, rising from 10.4m a year ago to 10.9m now. LBC, including new digital station LBC News, posts a record high of 2.7m listeners (up more than half a million year on year), while talkRADIO is up more than 40% from 12 months ago to now have 433,000 listeners a week – another record high for the Wireless station...

Publication date: 06.02.2020

RAJAR Q4 2019: Regional and local radio facts and figures

The big stories from around the regions this quarter include Capital Scotland shedding 104,000 listeners, whilst Hits Radio and Greatest Hits Radio increased listeners in the North of England. Global brands - The majority of regional and local Capital stations are down – including Capital Scotland which falls from 513,000 to 409,000 weekly reach, Capital South Wales going from 213,000 to 180,000, Manchester down from 493,000 to 437,000 and Yorkshire down to its lowest figure of 849,000. Recently acquired and...

Publication date: 06.02.2020

Opinion: RadioToday industry predictions for 2020

One thing is for sure – radio is changing at an incredible pace. Keeping up with emerging products and making full use of smart technology is key. But whilst the art of ‘input’ is changing, the ‘output’ has remained fairly static for many decades. Listeners can still hear a friendly voice on the radio at all hours of the day – the major difference is where the voice is located and when they were recorded. But let’s dig deeper down into the industry and see what 2020 might bring...

Publication date: 01.01.2020

Katy Johnston to replace Garry Spence on Capital Scotland Drive

Garry Spence has just announced his replacement on Capital Scotland Drive ahead of his move to Cylde 1 to host the same show. The Capital show will be hosted by Katy J, who already co-hosts the programme alongside Garry. The 24-year-old from Aberdeen has been on the show for the last few months and goes solo from January 2nd. Speaking about her brand new Capital Scotland Drive show, Katy J said: “I can’t wait to get started – it’s a total dream come true! I have listened to Capital for years and love the station. I’m buzzing to get stuck in and share all the exciting things we’ve got planned for the new show!” ...

Publication date: 13.12.2019

Roman Kemp makes appearance at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball

Last night a video message from Roman Kemp was played out at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with the crowd shouting out “TEAM ROMAN!”. Fans in the audience were surprised to see a message from Roman, who, at the time the video played out, was in the final 4 of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Roman recorded a special message for Capital listeners before he went into the jungle on the off-chance he made it this far in the show. The message played out on the big screens of the O2 to the 16,000 crowd. Capital’s Will Manning asked the crowd: “Who wants Roman Kemp to win tomorrow night?” ...

Publication date: 08.12.2019

£850,000 raised at Global’s Make Some Noise gala

A number of presenters from Global’s radio brands hosted the Make Some Noise annual charity gala at London’s Finsbury Square on Monday. The event raised £850,000 for charity, as music artists including Robbie Williams, Tom Walker and Freya Ridings took to the stage to perform live in front of almost 500 special guests. Global united all its radio brands for the event – Heart, Capital, Smooth, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold – to help children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Publication date: 26.11.2019