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Magic Radio reveals favourite Christmas songs

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ reigns supreme as the UK’s favourite festive song taking the title ahead of The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl’s ‘Fairytale of New York’ and Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’. The votes were cast by members of the public around the UK who visited Magic Radio’s 100% Christmas experience, which has been stopping at different regions across the country to spread...

Publication date: 22.12.2021

Two Bauer stations switch to 100% Christmas music

Magic in the UK and Downtown Radio in Northern Ireland have both dropped their usual playlists and flipped to 100% Christmas music. In London, Magic breakfast presenters Ronan and Harriet kick-started the festive tunes on November 26th, whilst in Ireland, Downtown changed format on December 1st with the help of Leona Lewis...

Publication date: 02.12.2021

Will Young joins Tom Price on Magic Radio to talk about his new album

Will Young joined Magic Radio presenter Tom Price on his show at the weekend to talk about his new album ‘Crying on the Bathroom Floor’ which features cover songs from only female artists. Joining Tom for his regular show feature ‘The School Disco’ the singer chatted about his new album, admitting he wasn’t sure how it would be taken by fans of the artists he covered: “I really didn’t expect it to go as well as...

Publication date: 09.11.2021

More singers added to Magic of Christmas at the London Palladium

Mica Paris, Emeli Sandé, James Arthur and Jamie Cullum have been added to the line-up for Magic’s Christmas event at the London Palladium. Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, who are presenting the event, announced the final line-up live on the Magic Breakfast Show this morning. Breakfast co-host Ronan Keating will also be performing on the night alongside the previously announced Rag’n’Bone Man and Will Young...

Publication date: 08.11.2021

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