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Digital Radio Hall of Fame members announced

The first nine inductees into the new Digital Radio Hall of Fame have been announced. The nine individuals were judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the success of digital radio over the last 20 years as digital radio pioneers and innovators.

Publication date: 12.06.2018

Sheree Murphy and Ritchie Neville join Hits Radio

Former Emmerdale actress Sherree Murphy and boy band singer Ritchie Neville are among the presenters on the Hits Radio weekend schedule. Sherree teamed up with Wes Butters for her first show on the station this morning 9am-12noon, while Ritchie – who was in the group 5ive – hosts Hits Throwback, which airs on Sunday nights 7-10pm playing music from the 90s and 00s.

Publication date: 10.06.2018

BBC Radio 1Xtra follows BBC Radio 2 to Ibiza

Following on from the announcement that Radio 2 is heading to Ibiza, 1Xtra has just announced it too is going to the island for the first time to broadcast live. 1Xtra is to take over Ibiza Rocks on Saturday 4th August, hosted by Charlie Sloth and DJ Target, with DJ sets from MistaJam, DJ Charlsey and Sian Anderson.

Publication date: 07.06.2018

Hits Radio Manchester replaces Key 103

Bauer’s new national station, Hits Radio, has launched – replacing the Key 103 brand after almost 30 years. Gethin Jones, Gemma Atkinson and Dave Vitty have taken over the breakfast show, as Mike Toolan moves to mid-mornings.

Publication date: 04.06.2018

talkSPORT and 5 live announce World Cup plans

talkSPORT and BBC Radio 5 live have announced their coverage plans for the upcoming football World Cup in Russia. The commercial broadcaster is promising over 800 hours of content and all 64 games live across its stations, while 5 live also has commentary rights to every game.

Publication date: 01.06.2018

Entries open for 2018 Community Radio Awards

Entries are now open for the third UK Community Radio Awards which will takes place in September. Volunteers and stations are being urged to enter the best of their output from the past year, and consider those team members deserving of special recognition.

Publication date: 30.05.2018

Comedian Matt Forde joins Absolute Radio

Comedian Matt Forde is joining Absolute Radio to front the station’s Rock n Roll Football Show on Saturday afternoons, alongside existing co-host Matt Dyson. Forde takes over from Rob Beckett, who has been doing the show since the departure of Russ Williams.

Publication date: 29.05.2018

Melvin and Pandora from Kiss to host ARIAS 2018

KISS presenters Melvin and Pandora will jointly host this year’s Audio and Radio Industry Awards in Leeds. The event is happening on Thursday October 18th, returning once again to the First Direct Arena.

Publication date: 22.05.2018

RAJAR Q1 2018: 50% of radio listening is now digital

Digital listening share is comprised of listening across all digital platforms – DAB in homes and in cars, Apps and online (which includes the growing number of smart and voice-controlled speakers) and DTV – and this is the first time that listening to digital has been greater than analogue platforms – FM and AM.

Publication date: 17.05.2018

Final line-up for Radio Audio Week announced

The full line-up for this year’s Radio Festival is now revealed, with BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Sloth and MP, Damian Collins, added to the bill of guests speaking at this year’s event at the British Library on May 15th. Guests from across audio and radio will be exploring the theme of: Radio – What’s The Future?

Publication date: 10.05.2018