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Jameela Jamil to present new Radio 4 programme on sex and consent

This autumn BBC Radio 4 will broadcast three new programmes examining sexuality and consent in the modern age. Two-part programme The New Age Of Consent will be hosted by actress and broadcaster Jameela Jamil and will look at recent explosive conversations around sexual assault whilst trying to determine what consent in sex and relationships should look like in a modern, digital world.

Publication date: 23.08.2018

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

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

BBC Radio 4's Today programme launches their first ever student journalism awards

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme has launched its inaugural student journalism awards aiming to discover and acknowledge the best in student media. The BBC Radio 4 Today Programme Student Journalism Awards will celebrate students across a range of individual and team categories. The winners of the two most prestigious awards will be offered paid employment with the BBC.

Publication date: 19.07.2018

Eddie Mair confirmed for LBC from September

LBC has confirmed it’s hired Radio 4 PM presenter Eddie Mair to do a new show on the commercial station from September. It follows his news yesterday that he was leaving the BBC after more than 30 years. The Global station hasn’t yet said which programme Eddie will be presenting, but says it will announce more details over the next few weeks. Eddie says: “LBC has established itself as a ground-breaking broadcaster...

Publication date: 02.07.2018

Lauren Laverne to broadcast from Sage Gateshead

Lauren Laverne will broadcast her BBC Radio 6 Music show live from Sage Gateshead next weekend as part of the Great Exhibition of the North. Lauren’s show will feature Leeds DJ Nightmares on Wax, who will take charge of the tunes for regular Friday feature Desert Island Disco.

Publication date: 21.06.2018

2018 New York Radio Festivals winners announced

Two of the five top ‘Grand Awards’ of the New York International Radio Festivals have gone to the UK this year, thanks to the BBC and TBI Media. The BBC won in the Best Digital Special Event category for putting on BBC Radio 1 Vintage for the station’s 50th birthday last year, whilst TBI Media took home the prize for its Born This Way documentary made for BBC Radio 2.

Publication date: 19.06.2018

BBC Radio announces Royal Wedding plans

All of the BBC’s network radio stations are pulling out the stops to cover the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May, with special shows – including live OBs from Windsor.

Publication date: 04.05.2018

Made in Manchester uncovers lost voices of the North for Radio 4

Radio indie Made in Manchester has been commissioned to produce a special series about dialect poetry across the UK for BBC Radio 4.

Publication date: 23.04.2018