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Winners announced for the Global Awards 2021

The winners of The Global Awards 2021 have been revealed with Dua Lipa picking up three awards. Now in its fourth year, The Global Awards brings together Capital, Heart, Smooth, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold, to honour the stars of music, news and entertainment. However, this year the LBC Award, previously won by Steve Allen, has been removed as a category, along the Best Podcast. The awards ceremony was unable to take place this year...

Publication date: 03.05.2021

Vernon Kay to host Super Bowl LV on BBC Radio 5 Live

The Super Bowl is back on BBC Radio 5 Live for the first time in five years with a new show hosted by Vernon Kay. Live radio coverage of the showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs begins this Sunday at 11pm on 5 Live and BBC Sounds. BBC One will also provide live TV coverage from 11.30pm. Vernon Kay, a frequent visitor to Super Bowl as a fan and broadcaster, is also a former player himself with the London Warriors. His last regular radio show was with Radio X four years ago but he’s also covering on BBC Radio 2 at the moment...

Publication date: 08.02.2021

Three radio presenters confirmed for I’m A Celebrity

Vernon Kay, Victoria Derbyshire and Jordan North have been confirmed as contestants in this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! BBC Radio 1 presenter Jordan North tweeted “The Cat’s out the bag….. It’s True!!!” after the news was confirmed on Sunday evening following days of speculation. He joins former Radio 1 and Radio X presenter Vernon Kay along with former 5 live host Victoria Derbyshire, both of which are well known for their television work. Vernon says: “I am hoping I can stay positive throughout it all. People will get fed up, bored and tired and I hope I can try and keep everything positive.” ...

Publication date: 08.11.2020

Nothing But Thieves to play for Radio X

Indie-rock band Nothing But Thieves will play a stripped back gig for Radio X and Barclaycard competition winners. The event is happening at London’s Clapham Grand on Tuesday 10th November and tickets will be available to win in pairs. Under the current Tier 2 guidelines for London, winning pairs will have to reside in the same household or support bubble. Radio X Presents Nothing But Thieves with Barclaycard follows the ‘Best of Capital’s Summertime Ball with Barclaycard’, which saw Global deliver a two hour live TV show celebrating 11 years of performances from artists at Capital’s Summertime Ball...

Publication date: 23.10.2020

Musician Gary Powell to host Radio X series

Radio X is launching a brand-new four-part Sunday night series hosted by The Libertines’ drummer Gary Powell. Gary is best known as a member of The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things. He’s also the former drummer for Eddy Grant and was a touring drummer for ska legends The Specials. Starting this Sunday 4th October at 10pm, he’ll present a four-part series on Radio X, with a playlist of songs and stories that explore the influence of pioneering Black musicians on indie rock and alternative music through the generations. Matt Deverson, Managing Editor of Radio X, told RadioToday: “Gary Powell is a major part of one of the most iconic bands of the last 20 years,"...

Publication date: 02.10.2020

Carpark Catchphrase returns with Roy Walker at Radio X

Chris Moyles has brought back a radio feature once popular during his days on BBC Radio 1 Breakfast. Carpark Catchphrase returns for one week only featuring pre-recorded clips from former Catchphrase host Roy Walker and two listeners in their cars. #RoyIsBack was trending on Twitter used by listeners who remembered the competition from eight years and one day ago when it was last broadcast. Chris Moyles told RadioToday: “What a reaction from everybody on the texts about Roy Walker and Car Park Catchphrase. It was just lovely. It was just lovely to have him back, wasn’t it? I feel as though we’ve just lifted the mood of the nation on a Monday!”...

Publication date: 15.09.2020

George Godfrey gets the Radio X evening show

George Godfrey has been appointed as the full time host on Radio X’s evening show. He had been filling in for Gordon Smart who took time off earlier this year for vocal cord treatment, but announced he wasn’t coming back earlier this month. As a result, Jack Wood stays on the Sunday afternoon slot he’s been covering for Gordon. Matt Deverson, Managing Editor of Radio X, told RadioToday about the appointment: “George Godfrey is knowledgeable and passionate about the tunes he plays, and has championed artists new to our daytime playlist like Declan McKenna, Dermot Kennedy and Beabadoobee, making him a great fit for the Radio X Evening Show...

Publication date: 14.09.2020

RAJAR Q1 2020: Regional and local radio facts and figures

XS Manchester has doubled its listening hours year-on-year after the station was saved from closure. The Communicorp station now has 132,000 weekly reach (last year 94,000) and 1.28 million hours (last year 546k), giving it more total hours than Manchester’s heritage station Hits Radio. Also in the north west, Radio City Talk, which will close at the end of this month, leaves with 32,000 weekly listeners, down from 45,000 a year ago. Sticking with Bauer, local stations are mostly on the up. Of the 15 local services for Greatest Hits Radio in Scotland and England, eight are up and seven are down...

Publication date: 14.05.2020

RAJAR Q1 2020: Four percent growth in digital share

Digital listening share has increased to a new record of 58.6% up from 56.4% year on year in the latest RAJAR figures. Digital reach is also at a new record with 36.9 million adults, or 67% of the population, tuning in via a digital platform, up from 36.3m in Q1 2019. Listening via online and apps now accounts for 14% of all listening and nearly a quarter (24%) of digital listening, having grown by 25.4 million hours (or by 23%) year on year. With 32% of adults now claiming to own a smart speaker, online listening in home was for the fourth consecutive quarter the fastest growing platform and location, increasing by 21 million hours (or by 26.6%) year on year...

Publication date: 14.05.2020

RAJAR Q1 2020: London and national brands roundup

BBC Radio 2 has lost almost a million listeners in the last year, according to the Q1/2020 audience research from RAJAR. The reach of the UK’s biggest radio station fell from 15.356m at the start of 2019 to 14.362m over the first three months of this year. The two biggest commercial radio networks – Heart and Capital – both lost significant reach over the 12 months too. The Heart network lost 787,000 listeners to leave a reach of 7.737m, while Capital dropped 815,000 to 6.386m. When you add in the other Heart and Capital branded stations – 70s, 80s, 90s, Dance, Xtra and Xtra Reloaded – the Heart brand reaches 9.365m and the Capital brand 7.502m...

Publication date: 14.05.2020