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Jo Brand to host new four-part series on Scala Radio

On Tour with Jo Brand is a new four-part series to be broadcast by Scala Radio throughout August. The programmes will celebrate the best UK classical music as the comedian takes a musical trip around the country. Jo commented: “It is great to be back out On Tour, albeit in a slightly different way to what I am used to."...

Publication date: 27.07.2021

MBE for Simon Mayo in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Simon Mayo has been awarded an MBE for services to radio broadcasting in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021. The list demonstrates the extraordinary efforts made by individuals in all four nations of the United Kingdom during the pandemic. Also being recognised is Beverley Humphreys from BBC Radio Wales for her services to Community Cohesion and Broadcasting, Mark Robinson, founder of Prison Radio, for services to...

Publication date: 11.06.2021

David James to host Football Scores at Scala Radio

David James will be hosting an extra special one-off programme on Scala Radio ‘Football Scores with David James’ from 6-8pm on Sunday 6th June. With the 16th UEFA European Championship kicking off on the 11th June, Scala Radio will be celebrating the long-standing partnership between football and classical music. As a sportsman, David earned 53 caps playing as Goalkeeper for England between 1997-2010. Whilst many people know of David’s illustrious...

Publication date: 02.06.2021

Bauer stations team up with Disney for ticket giveaway

Listeners across some Bauer stations will get a chance to win tickets for Disney’s The Lion King, Frozen the Musical, and Beauty and the Beast this month. In a deal with Disney Theatrical Group, Magic Radio, Magic at the Musicals, Scala Radio, Absolute Radio and KISS will give away over 3,000 tickets to theatregoers who have missed live entertainment throughout the pandemic to its shows. Throughout May, all stations will give away on-air spot prizes...

Publication date: 10.05.2021

Jackie Brambles to host Greatest Hits Radio series

The latest Audio Content Fund includes funding a four-part series called Greatest Brits with Jackie Brambles for Greatest Hits Radio. The former BBC Radio 1 host and current BBC Radio Scotland presenter will celebrate 80s and 90s British female artists in the run-up to the 2021 BRIT Awards. It’s one of many projects awarded money in the latest round, bringing the total to £1.7m in the past year. The projects will broadcast across more than 120 different radio stations and will be produced by 19 different independent production companies...

Publication date: 16.03.2021

Penny Smith to host Drivetime on Scala Radio

Former GMTV anchor Penny Smith is taking over Drivetime on Scala Radio each weekday. In other changes following the departure of Simon Mayo from the daily schedule, Mark Forrest is to host mid-mornings permanently and Angellica Bell is to launch a new magazine style weekend show Saturday and Sunday 10am till 1pm. Simon will launch a new Saturday afternoon show from April called Simon Mayo’s Essential Albums. Jack Pepper will continue in his 3pm slot throughout March before moving to a new showtime of 6pm. Hannah Cox meanwhile moves to Saturday Breakfast at 7am, and Anne Frankenstein joins the Scala team for Sunday afternoons 1-3pm...

Publication date: 18.02.2021

Simon Mayo to host Drive on Greatest Hits Radio

Greatest Hits Radio Drivetime is going networked with Scala Radio presenter Simon Mayo joining the schedule full time from March 15th. He’ll leave his daily programme at Scala but stay for a weekend show, after two years in the mid-morning slot. Current regional Drivetime presenters on Greatest Hits Radio will move to the afternoon 1-4pm show, keeping its Ofcom obligation to provide at least three hours of regional programmes each weekday. The exception being Greatest Hits Radio NW Drivetime presenter Darren Proctor who moves to 7-10pm on the network, replacing Rick Houghton who is leaving Bauer...

Publication date: 01.02.2021

Scala Radio hires Mr Motivator to present new show

Scala Radio has hired Derrick Evans, a.k.a. Mr Motivator for a two-part series exploring the power of listening to classical music while running. In his new show, Mr. Motivator On Da Run, the fitness legend will put together a classical playlist to work out to and help beat the lockdown blues. It will air on Sunday 13 and 20 September, aiming to inspire people to get active as the days start to get shorter. The two episodes will see Mr Motivator discussing the physical and mental benefits of running while listening to classical music, accompanied by a carefully crafted mix of tracks for hard-core runners and newbies...

Publication date: 02.09.2020

New Youth Orchestra series for Scala Radio

Scala Radio is to broadcast a new show ‘Sunday Night Scala in the Youth Orchestra’. It’ll be a four-part series where Scala will hand the music and microphone over to the next generation of classical music stars. With takeovers from members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Chineke! Juniors and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Scala says the episodes will offer complete musical immersion and escapism as the weekend draws to a close. One episode will also be hosted by a member of the National Open Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra...

Publication date: 27.08.2020

Simon Mayo joins Greatest Hits Radio line-up

Scala Radio presenter Simon Mayo will do a Sunday afternoon album show on Greatest Hits Radio from next month. The former BBC Radio 2 host will be on 1-4pm on Sundays from 6th September as the brand is rolled out to local radio stations across the country. It’s addition to his six shows a week for Bauer’s sister station Scala. The station says he will be ‘indulging his passion for the finest albums, and their greatest hits, of the 70s, 80s and 90s’. ‘The Album Show with Simon Mayo’ will celebrate and explore listeners’ record collections along with a weekly Classic Album Countdown...

Publication date: 13.08.2020