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KISS Hype Chart marks 12 months with special radio shows

KISS is airing three special shows on the KISS Hype Chart this week as it marks one year on the air. The show is welcoming in some key figures that have been featured across the show in the last year. Tonight (Monday 13th September) sees Chance the Rapper in the studio along with Smoko Ono and Joey Purp, with Mahalia on Tuesday night, and Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall dropping by on Wednesday...

Publication date: 13.09.2021

BBC Radio 4 extends Front Row and creates new arts shows

BBC Radio 4’s live arts programme Front Row is to be extended to 45 minutes and three new shows are being introduced. A new film show, Screenshot, co-hosted by Ellen E Jones and Mark Kermode, will take listeners on a fresh journey through film and screen culture. A new music programme, Add To Playlist, co-hosted by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye, will explore...

Publication date: 12.09.2021

Cery Matthews to co- host Radio 4 music programme

A new BBC Radio 4 music programme, Add To Playlist, co-hosted by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye, will explore music through surprising connections between songs and artists. This comes as Radio 4 increases its arts programming, which will also see Ellen E Jones and Mark Kermode co-hosting a new film show, Screenshot and John Wilson hosting This Cultural Life, featuring in-depth interviews with the most...

Publication date: 12.09.2021

Jeremy Kyle returns to full-time radio with Drivetime on talkRADIO

Jeremy Kyle is returning to the wireless by signing up as the new Drivetime presenter on talkRADIO. He’ll be on-air from 4pm till 7pm Monday to Thursday, starting on 13th September. Kyle sat down with talkRADIO’s Mike Graham to chat about his new show, taking stock during his time out of broadcasting and how his father encouraged him to return to work just before his death...

Publication date: 04.09.2021

BBC Radio 1 is going Out Out with live music party

BBC Radio 1 is hosting a free party with live music to celebrate the return of the night out, with AJ Tracey, Joel Corry, Sam Fender, Griff and Biffy Clyro the first acts to be named. Radio 1’s Out Out! Live will be free with the exception of a booking fee, and tickets will be distributed to young people across the UK. Hosted by the Radio 1 DJ family, the three-hour show will take place at...

Publication date: 03.09.2021

JACK fm introduces its first ever Drivetime radio show

Oxfordshire’s 106 JACK fm is to air its first regular Drivetime show since the station launched in 2007. Adam English, who currently hosts Drive on Union JACK, will have his show extended to Union JACK Dance, Union JACK Rock and JACK fm plus JACK2 Hits and JACK3 Chill. It means the show will be broadcast on six stations, all with their own playlists, matching the breakfast show...

Publication date: 01.09.2021

Rick Edwards joins Rachel Burden for BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast

BBC Radio 5 Live has hired Rick Edwards to host its new breakfast show alongside Rachel Burden. The new-look 5 Live Breakfast will launch in November following Nicky Campbell’s move to a later slot. Rick, who currently guest-presents several shows on the station, said: “When it comes to 5 Live, I’m a long-time listener, first-time breakfast-show-presenter...

Publication date: 01.09.2021

Panjab Radio celebrates 21 years on-air

Panjab Radio celebrates 21 years on air today, a truly amazing achievement considering the number of independent radio casualties over time. Founded in 2000 by Surjit Singh Ghuman MBE as an outlet for his passion for radio and his desire to create a cohesive station to engage with the ever-growing British Panjabi population, it initially aired on..

Publication date: 01.09.2021

Stephanie Hirst signs up for weekly show on Hits Radio

Former Capital Yorkshire and BBC Radio Leeds presenter Stephanie Hirst has signed up for a weekly show on Hits Radio. Stephanie Hirst’s Belters will be broadcast across the network every Saturday from 10pm. Hits Radio tweeted the update on Thursday afternoon saying the new show kicks off this weekend...

Publication date: 26.08.2021

Magic at the Musicals returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall

The Magic at the Musicals event is back at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on 17th October 2021. Hosted on the night by Magic Radio’s Ruthie Henshall and comedian and West End performer Jason Manford, the evening will showcase feature performances from some of the West End’s leading stage stars as they come together for one night only...

Publication date: 26.08.2021