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Marvin Humes and Kat Shoob leave Big Top 40

Marvin Humes and Kat Shoob are stepping down from hosting the Big Top 40 chart show at Global. Kat has been on the show for almost a decade whilst Marvin joined the countdown to replace Rich Clarke in 2014. The show is currently broadcast across 140 radio stations with an audience each week of 2.2 million, but this will change next month as Bauer and other radio groups stop taking the show. leaving it predominantly on Capital and Heart.

Publication date: 14.12.2018

Capital reveals artists for Jingle Bell Ball 2018

Most of the artists for Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2018 have been announced across the Capital network of stations. Artists for the first day, Saturday December 8th, were announced on Monday morning, whilst the acts for day two on Sunday December 9th were announced on Tuesday. On day one, Anne-Marie, Liam Payne, James Arthur, Halsey, Jonas Blue, Rak-Su, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs and Rita Ora will perform, with Sigala, Mabel, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Jax Jones, Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson, Jason Derulo and Cheryl playing on day two.

Publication date: 06.11.2018

RAJAR Q3 2018: London and national brands update

Nick Grimshaw left the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with half a million more listeners than a year ago – handing them to Greg James who took over the show halfway through the last quarter. The show now attracts 5.75m listeners (Mon – Fri) and is up 465,000 Year on Year. In London, Capital is back on top with almost 2,100,000 listeners according to Reach in the London commercial radio battle, as Kiss slips back under the 2m listener mark (1,958,000). Magic is in third place (1.5m) whilst Heart comes in 4th (1.4m). But BBC Radio 4 continues to lead the London Reach with 2.4m listeners.

Publication date: 25.10.2018

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

Global closes Capital TV and Heart TV stations

Capital TV and Heartv have ceased transmissions on Sky/Freesat after six years of broadcasting. The two services launched as music channels in 2012 and also carried special programmes such as coverage of the Jingle Bell Ball and Global Awards. They were on Sky 387 and 388, Freesat 516 and 517, and inside the Global Player apps.

Publication date: 11.10.2018

Global raises more than £4million for Make Some Noise

Global has spent today raising money for its Make Some Noise charity with a number of special activities taking place across all of its brands. The national charity gives a voice and a lifeline to small projects across the UK that struggle to be heard. Since Global’s Make Some Noise launched in 2014, it has raised over £15million and raised awareness for 224 charities and projects around the country.

Publication date: 05.10.2018

ARIAS 18 nominations to be revealed at Next Radio

Matt and Polly from Capital South Wales will announce the nominations for this year’s Audio and Radio Industry Awards from the Next Radio conference in London on September 17th. The breakfast presenters will be up front to present the shortlist at 2pm, which will also be streamed live from the Radio Academy’s Facebook page.

Publication date: 11.09.2018

Capital’s Vick Hope lined up for Strictly Come Dancing

Capital Breakfast co-host Vick Hope has been announced as a contestant on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Vick presents the London (and national DAB) show with Roman Kemp and Sonny Jay, where news of Vick’s participation was first announced. “I’m so excited about being a contestant on this year’s Strictly. I’ve always been such a massive fan of the show so it’s a huge honour to be part of this series,” Vick said.

Publication date: 15.08.2018

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

Capital’s Summertime Ball concert returns

Capital’s Summertime Ball is returning this June, when dozens of artists will perform live in front of more than 80,000 Capital listeners at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Publication date: 30.04.2018