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Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster join Magic Radio for Prince’s Trust Day

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster joined Magic Radio for Prince’s Trust Day today (6th October), talking about Rod’s upcoming album, Penny’s work as a special constable and what embarrasses their kids at the school drop off. The station has supported The Prince’s Trust for over 12 years and this special day helps to raise awareness of the issues young people are currently facing across the UK, especially since the pandemic...

Publication date: 06.10.2021

Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott broadcast from the Lake District

Magic breakfast presenters Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott broadcast live from the Lakes last week taking part in challenges to raise money for charity. To support its new brand message ‘wake you up in a good place’, Bensons for Beds and Magic Radio hosted the one-off Breakfast show live from the Lake District at the Lingholm Estate on Tuesday 14th September...

Publication date: 20.09.2021

Bauer stations team up with Disney for ticket giveaway

Listeners across some Bauer stations will get a chance to win tickets for Disney’s The Lion King, Frozen the Musical, and Beauty and the Beast this month. In a deal with Disney Theatrical Group, Magic Radio, Magic at the Musicals, Scala Radio, Absolute Radio and KISS will give away over 3,000 tickets to theatregoers who have missed live entertainment throughout the pandemic to its shows. Throughout May, all stations will give away on-air spot prizes...

Publication date: 10.05.2021

Simon Phillips to host Drivetime on Magic Radio

A new Spring schedule at Magic will see Magic Soul presenter Simon Phillips join the main station to replace Richard Allinson on Drive. Previously, Simon has worked at Choice FM, Capital FM, Galaxy, and joined Jazz FM to presenter weekend breakfast last year. Other changes include new shows for Sonali Shah, Kat Shoob and Judi Love. Escape to the Country host and BBC Newsreader Sonali Shah is a new addition to the...

Publication date: 12.04.2021

Christopher Biggins and Rick Astley in panto at Magic

Magic will be broadcasting its very own festive pantomime starring Christopher Biggins as well as a host of presenters on Christmas Day. The decision to air the panto follows the cancellation of many pantomimes across the country due to Covid-19. Christopher Biggins will be leading the festive show as the ‘Good Fairy’, and the hour long show will also have a cameo from singer Rick Astley. Christopher told Magic Radio’s Tom Price about his excitement for the show, which is sponsored by Gold TV Channel. When asked if this was his biggest panto to date, he replied “Oh without a doubt! The excitement when you first approached me was palpable, I couldn’t believe my luck. Just wonderful, because I know most of your audience are pantomime people!” ...

Publication date: 20.12.2020

Magic Radio has flipped to 100% Christmas music

Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott were joined by Dolly Parton on Magic Breakfast Wednesday morning to help flip the station to a Christmas playlist. The 100% Christmas tunes will last till December 27th, and is the 3rd year in a row the station has dropped its usual playlist in favor of a festive one. Dolly played the first Christmas song along with a selection of songs from her new album, ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’. Speaking about the launch of 100% Christmas on Magic, Content Director Tony Moorey told RadioToday: “Like our listeners, we are simply huge fans of Christmas at Magic Radio, and having seen the need for some more cheer this year we thought it only right to flip our playlist once again...

Publication date: 25.11.2020

Magic with the Musicals planned for the Palladium

Magic is bringing together over 70 figures from musical theatre at the London Palladium on September 17th. The day – produced by Magic together with TBI Media – will result in a special three-hour show airing on Wednesday 23rd September on Magic Radio and Magic at the Musicals. In addition to interviews throughout the day, the stage will feature West End performers recording exclusive ‘live’ performances from supporting musicals including MAMMA MIA!; Dreamgirls; Disney’s: The Lion King; Juliet and more. Eleven performances in all will be recorded, with a live, 23-piece orchestra including members of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra...

Publication date: 15.09.2020

Bauer launches Magic 100% Christmas in August

Bauer Media has today launched pop-up station Magic 100% Christmas – four months before the big day. The station will be online only this year, with Bauer saying the service is needed to lift the spirits of the UK. Tony Moorey, Group Content Director, Magic Radio, told RadioToday: “At Magic Radio we are constantly evolving our offerings and launching innovative new shows and stations to ensure that we reflect our audience’s needs. “With listeners seeking cheer and fun during these challenging times and a strong understanding of how music and Christmas are interlinked, we knew that the next expansion of the Magic brand had to be around the joy of Christmas.” ...

Publication date: 25.08.2020

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

Ronan & Harriet join Tuning In Livestream line-up

The line-up for the Tuning In Livestream event has been announced by Radiocentre. Magic Radio’s Breakfast hosts Ronan Keating & Harriet Scott will join in to discuss broadcasting their show from home, and how it feels to present a radio show during a crisis. Radiocentre CEO Siobhan Kenny will open the conference with a presentation about the work of commercial radio and Radiocentre during the Coronavirus pandemic, both on-air and behind the scenes. Songwriter and artist Amy Wadge will discuss the importance of radio’s role in making a hit song with KISS presenter Swarzy. Geoff de Burca, Chief Strategy Officer at Mediacom, will look at what next for the economy, brands and media and suggest where radio fits in...

Publication date: 13.05.2020