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Sam FM Bristol to join Bristol DAB multiplex

Celador is adding Sam FM Bristol back to the local DAB multiplex in a bid to increase listenership to the service. As part of its licence application to Ofcom to retain the licence, Celador says it will return the service to DAB in early August with a desire to increase reach.

Publication date: 07.08.2018

BBC Radio 2 celebrates three legends of pop: Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince

Across the August Bank Holiday Weekend (25-27 August), BBC Radio 2 will celebrate the 60th birthdays of three of the most influential names in pop music: Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. The weekend kicks off with a Pick of the Pops special (Saturday 25 August, 1-3pm), focussing on Prince and Madonna. To celebrate the huge contribution both artists have made to pop history, Paul Gambaccini will count down their 20 bestselling tracks from their long and illustrious careers.

Publication date: 03.08.2018

RAJAR Q2 2018: London and national brands update

Kiss has taken over from Capital as the biggest commercial radio station in London in the latest Q2/2018 RAJAR listening figures. Capital’s audience in the capital is down 10.8% year on year to 2.063m, while Kiss has had a great quarter, hitting 2.087m weekly listeners – 24,000 more than its rival. In third place is Magic (1.667m), which leapfrogs rival Heart this quarter (1.404m). LBC is in fifth on reach with 1.280m listeners in the capital (down 9.3% year on year).

Publication date: 02.08.2018

Ipswich 102 starts on DAB ahead of FM launch

Ipswich will be served by two dedicated local commercial radio stations from today as Ipswich 102 launches on DAB. Ipswich 102 is taking over the frequency currently used by Town 102 from October 19th after winning the licence in a re-advertisement battle earlier this year.

Publication date: 01.08.2018

Kylie Minogue leads BBC Music Day celebrations

Kylie Minogue is headlining the promotion of BBC Music Day 2018, which will be heard across BBC Radio on Friday 28th September. Gareth Malone and Jarvis Cocker are also amongst the famous names taking part in the event, featured on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 6 Music and local and regional stations. Kylie has recorded some music-related messages that will be played out at major rail stations on that day and...

Publication date: 31.07.2018

Absolute Radio plans listener party for 10th birthday

Manic Street Preachers, George Ezra and Blossoms will help Absolute Radio celebrate its 10th birthday this September. Dave Berry announced details of the special gig for 2000 listeners on his new breakfast show, which will take place at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London on Tuesday 25th September.

Publication date: 31.07.2018

KISS FRESH launches new Drum & Bass radio show

The KISS Network has launched a new radio show dedicated to Drum & Bass music with new host Mollie Collins. ‘The Drum & Bass Show with Mollie Collins’ debuted on KISS FRESH last Tuesday night at 9pm. In just two years, Mollie has played at over 100 shows and 10 festivals this year, featuring on numerous major rave lineups across Europe.

Publication date: 30.07.2018

All Saints get up close and personal with Lincs FM

Lincs FM played host to All Saints in an intimate gig to around 200 of their listeners this week in Newark. All the tickets for the show at the Palace Theatre in the town were won by listeners to the radio station. On bringing All Saints to Newark, Lincs FM’s Programme Manager Sam Heywood said: “I am thrilled that Lincs FM could bring All Saints to the area days before their new album is out and show the people of Newark what we are all about.

Publication date: 27.07.2018

Cool FM signs two year deal with Ulster Rugby

Cool FM has teamed up with Ulster Rugby in an exclusive two-year deal, extending to sister stations Downtown Radio and Downtown Country. The partnership will see Cool FM deliver new match day initiatives at the home games across the year, with content online, on air, and across news programming.

Publication date: 27.07.2018

45 Radio launches in Norwich on DAB multiplex

A new radio station has launched in Norwich on DAB targetting the 45+ age group, called 45 Radio. 45 Radio is playing “Music for our generation” and is looking to expand to other areas in the near future, in addition to an online feed via apps and smart speakers. The station says it is “A lifestyle sound geared towards the future with events and more with at least 55 minutes per hour with no interruption”

Publication date: 25.07.2018