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Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James increases listeners by more than 300,000

The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James has increased listeners by more than 300,000 in his first full quarter. Latest Rajar data shows since Greg James started on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, there has been an increase of listeners aged 10+ to 5.59m (Monday-Thursday), from 5.28m last quarter. The same period (17 September-16 December 2018) has also seen a record for digital listening, with the proportion of digital listening now at 52.6%...

Publication date: 07.02.2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire starts Black Beats Show

A five-week series exploring black beats and sounds in Cambridgeshire will air on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire from this week. Black Beats with Edward Adoo starts on Wednesday, and with help from listeners, DJs, artists and people, Edward highlights those who have made the black music scene in Cambridgeshire what it is today. Edward is joining the recently revamped evening schedule show, The Residency, which​​ give​s...

Publication date: 18.12.2018

Shortlist for BBC local radio Gillard Awards out

The nominations for the BBC Local Radio Gillard Awards have been announced, with Radio Humberside, Radio Merseyside and Radio Sheffield up for Station of the Year. The winners will be announced at an event on January 24th 2019 in January and published on RadioToday. BREAKFAST BBC Radio Bristol – Emma Britton BBC Radio Sheffield – Toby Foster at Breakfast BBC Tees – BBC Tees Breakfast with Neil & Amy

Publication date: 12.11.2018

RAJAR Q3 2018: Regional and local radio round-up

Manchester is once again our focus on the local radio round-up, where the station previously known as Key 103 has lost more listeners. Hits Radio (Manchester) is reporting 325,000 weekly reach, compared with 374,000 last quarter. This is half the amount of listeners it had four years ago. Newly rebranded Key Radio (previously Key 2) has 53,000 listeners compared with 81,000 three months ago. Hits Radio’s Market Share has dropped from 5.2% to 3.9% and hours are down by 561,000 in three months.

Publication date: 25.10.2018

Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2018 – winners

Podcasters, local radio and the independent sector challenged the big networked radio groups at this year’s Audio & Radio Industry Awards, picking up some of the evening’s biggest awards. The ceremony at the first direct Arena in Leeds saw podcasters picking up three of the big awards on the night, with Best New Show going to You, Me & the Big C; Best Specialist Music Show was won by Edith Bowman with her podcast, Soundtracking and Best Sports Show was...

Publication date: 19.10.2018

Chris Burns appointed Head of BBC Local Radio

Chris Burns, current Chief Operating Officer within the Deputy Director General’s Group, has been appointed as Head of Local Radio at the BBC. Chris is currently Chief Operating Officer within the Deputy Director General’s Group. She started her career in Radio and has worked in local radio, network, commercial and chaired the Radio Academy for three years.

Publication date: 21.09.2018