Radio News

We list all of the important news about the radios in the UK, and we make them available, in order to let You informed easily in one place. If You see that we missed important news, please do not hesitate to contact us! By the filter panel above the news list, You can narrow your search with the news title, the introductory text content, and the upload date. Besides that, You can sort the news by title, and date. The list shows the latest news by default. If You have any question, please contact us on the Contact page!

Filter

Hype On The Mic returns to BBC Asian Network

BBC Asian Network’s Hype On The Mic returns to DJ Limelight and Kan D Man’s Friday night show this week. Hype On The Mic is a platform that began in 2018 and has continued to showcase performances from new and emerging British Asian rappers and MCs, as well as rap talent from all over the UK. With close to one million views on BBC Asian Network’s YouTube channel, the show hosted by DJ Limelight and Kan D Man aims to give underground talent an opportunity to showcase their skills on a major platform, while offering listeners a diverse spectrum of talent within the UK rap scene...

Publication date: 20.10.2020

Opinion: Looking back at Local Radio Day 2020

“In a year when radio listenership is on the up but local radio choices have gone down Local Radio Day 2020 has found a new relevancy. Over 150 radio stations actively participated in this year’s event on Monday 12th October. At one point #LocalRadioDay was trending just behind #Lockdown when the prime minister was announcing new restrictions in parliament. This year’s theme, ‘Communities making waves: turning the tide on isolation’ drew on the inspirational stories that have emerged from a time of national crisis. The pandemic has highlighted the need to unite during isolation, to join meaningful and supportive networks, and local radio has proved an invaluable medium to facilitate to help make this happen...

Publication date: 20.10.2020

Europe’s Biggest Dance Show returns at Radio 1

Radio 1 is broadcasting Europe’s Biggest Dance Show for another year as nine radio stations come together for the event. Stations from eight different countries will air an eight hour dance music simulcast on Friday 23rd October. Annie Mac will kick the show off at 6pm on Friday 23rd October with a new mix from Danny Howard and a Hottest Record from one of Europe’s biggest dance music stars. The station’s first multi-nation dance simulcast of this kind took place in 2019 with a seven hour broadcast to an audience of over 18 million...

Publication date: 16.10.2020

Naga Munchetty replaces Emma Barnett at BBC Radio 5 Live

Naga Munchetty is taking over from Emma Barnett in the new year as host of the mid-morning programme on BBC Radio 5 Live. The well-known television presenter will be on-air Monday to Wednesday from 10am till 1pm after guest-presenting on the station over the summer. Naga has been a regular face on BBC Breakfast since 2009 and will continue on the programme alongside her work for 5 Live. Naga said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the 5 Live team. I have always wanted to work more in radio and after such an enjoyable experience presenting on the station recently, I jumped at this opportunity...

Publication date: 14.10.2020

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

Bauer stations to air new Scottish sports show

A new sports show – The Big Saturday Football Show – is being launched across five Bauer stations in Scotland from next Saturday. Presented by Steven Mill and Ewen Cameron, the 2-6pm programme will broadcast on Forth 1, MFR, Tay FM, West FM and Radio Borders. Superscoreboard will continue on Clyde 1, while Northsound 1 in Aberdeen is launching a new show called ‘Red Saturday’ hosted by Mike MacDermid and Cheryl Buchan. Some stations from the Hits Radio Network in Scotland are also going to get local Saturday breakfast shows from next weekend as MFR, Tay FM, West FM and Radio Borders opt out of...

Publication date: 09.10.2020

Joanna Page to host Sundays on BBC Radio Wales

Welsh actress Joanna Page is to present her own Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Wales, starting 18 October. Sunday Morning With Joanna Page will be her first ever radio show, following her titular role in the BBC comedy. The mother-of-three from Swansea, well know for her role in Gavin & Stacey, says: “I’m really excited about my new series on Radio Wales and look forward to just gossiping. Because the Welsh talk like nobody else. You can expect lots of good music, a sprinkling of showbiz, interesting stories and lots of gossip and chat. “I’ve never done anything like this before but we all know I’m a bit of a talker! I’m just going to imagine that I’m chatting to my best friend. You don’t know what I’m going to say – so you better tune in and listen!” ...

Publication date: 07.10.2020

Winners announced at Irish radio awards event

Five radio stations in Northern Ireland picked up awards at the All-Ireland radio awards, the IMROs, last Friday. BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle, Q Radio and Cool FM/Downtown were recognised in various categories. Broadcaster Stephen Nolan won Best Interactive Speech Programme whilst John Toal got the Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year award. Q Radio’s Connor Brennan won Gold for Newcomer of the Year whilst Cool FM/Downtown Radio’s Sarah McKinley won Silver...

Publication date: 06.10.2020

Union JACK radio and NextUp Comedy come together

A partnership between Union JACK and NextUp Comedy is delivering a daily dose of comedy to listeners each weekday afternoon. NextUp Comedy, widely billed as the Netflix of UK stand-up comedy, will provide the station with vintage and contemporary stand-up comedy from some of the country’s most acclaimed comedians. On Driving Comedy, listeners can expect to hear original stand-up content recorded at Jongleurs by comedians including Andy Parsons, Rhona Cameron, Omid Djalili, Marcus Brigstocke and Ed Byrne; alongside contemporary content created by NextUp Comedy and featuring new talent such as...

Publication date: 05.10.2020

KISS stations unite for the Haunted House Party

KISS FM, KISSTORY and KISS Fresh will unite to broadcast the KISS Haunted House Party for the first time this year. The event is usually held at London’s Wembley Arena but will be online and on-air this time round, hosted by KISS Breakfast’s Jordan and Perri. Artists will still be seen in fancy dress when it kicks off at 6pm, Saturday 31st October, and KISS will carry out interviews with the yet to be announced performers. In previous years, Rita Ora transformed into rapper Post-Malone, Anne-Marie’s became Billie Eillish and Liam Payne dressed up as Clark Kent...

Publication date: 05.10.2020