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£850,000 raised at Global’s Make Some Noise gala

A number of presenters from Global’s radio brands hosted the Make Some Noise annual charity gala at London’s Finsbury Square on Monday. The event raised £850,000 for charity, as music artists including Robbie Williams, Tom Walker and Freya Ridings took to the stage to perform live in front of almost 500 special guests. Global united all its radio brands for the event – Heart, Capital, Smooth, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold – to help children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Publication date: 26.11.2019

It was Capital v BBC Radio 1 in the Celebrity Jungle

Capital’s Roman Kemp and BBC Radio 1’s Adele Roberts got their just desserts on I’m A Celebrity last night when they took part in their first bush tucker trial. OnTheRadio reports the pair had both been nominated by the public to do the trial called Just Desserts, which involved eating all sorts of nasty things. It seems Roman’s dad Martin voted for his son’s nomination as he tweeted: “Just voted for my boy to eat kangaroo bo***cks..That’ll show him!!” ...

Publication date: 21.11.2019

Kemp, Garraway, Roberts and Wright rumoured for I’m A Celeb

Radio presenters Roman Kemp, Kate Garraway, Adele Roberts and Ian Wright are being tipped to appear on this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which starts next weekend. The Sun lists the four as part of it’s rumoured line-up for the ITV reality show. Roman was on air on his Capital breakfast show with Vick Hope and Sonny Jay yesterday (Friday) as normal, but next week’s schedule lists Rob Howard and Lauren Layfield as covering breakfast across the UK...

Publication date: 09.11.2019

Global announces the return of Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball

The first acts for Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2019 were announced by Roman Kemp on the breakfast show on Monday morning, with more to be announced during the week. DJ Jax Jones, Liam Payne, Aitch, isLauv, Jonas Blue, Ava Max, Young T & Bugsey, and Rita Ora are on the line-up so far for the two-night event in December. Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Founder & Executive President of Global, said: “The countdown to Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball is well and truly on! We have another amazing show in store for our listeners with some of the hottest" ...

Publication date: 04.11.2019

RAJAR Q3 2019: London and national brands round-up

Zoe Ball has lost another 364,000 listeners to her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show in the latest radio listening figures from RAJAR. It means more than a million weekly listeners have switched off since she took over the breakfast show from Chris Evans in January. In the period 24th June to 15th September 2019 (Q3/2019), Radio 2 breakfast had a weekly reach of 7.902m – that’s down from 8.266m in Q2 and 9.047m in Q1.While Zoe is still the presenter of the UK’s biggest breakfast show, the figures are the lowest for the slot in a decade – since...

Publication date: 24.10.2019

RAJAR Q3 2019: Regional and local radio facts and figures

The big stories from the regions are that Heart has increased its audience despite rolling out a national breakfast show, and Greatest Hits Radio stations are taking a beating under their new names. Global - For the Heart brand, overall, it has seen an increase in listeners since taking its breakfast show national. It now has 9.8m weekly reach compared with 9.7m last quarter and 9.6m last year. In the regions, seven Hearts went up including Scotland and North East England, nine went down including West Midlands and two stayed the same...

Publication date: 24.10.2019

Global’s Make Some Noise Day raises over £4m

The total from Global’s Make Some Noise Day stands at over four million pounds – at £4,097,325 raised in just one day. Staff from Global stations all over the UK took part in fundraising activities, from Jamie Theakston cycling from Edinburgh to London, Kate Garraway appearing in five West End Shows in one day, and Roman Kemp travelling 1,000 miles around the UK without money or use of his phone. Roman Kemp made it to Global’s Leicester Square studios after travelling 1,000 miles to present five breakfast shows in five days, without money or the help of his phone.

Publication date: 13.10.2019

Garry Spence to leave Capital Scotland for Clyde 1

Capital Scotland drivetime presenter Garry Spence is leaving the station after more than a decade to join commercial rival Clyde 1. Garry has been on drive on the Capital Scotland frequencies since the station rebranded from Xfm to Galaxy in November 2008. He’d previously been on Xfm Scotland’s weekend schedule, and had 3 years at Vibe in East Anglia after starting his career at MFR in his hometown of Inverness. Bauer says Garry will take over Clyde 1’s 4-6pm Home Run show from early 2020. He’s currently the only...

Publication date: 08.08.2019

Capital’s Roman Kemp in trouble for repeated swear words

Capital has been found in breach of two Ofcom rules for broadcasting a pre-recorded offensive item twice in the same breakfast show. Content with the offensive language, (an F bomb), was broadcast in a segment at 6.10am, to which the breakfast presenter apologised for. The exact same content, a prank call, was then broadcast again at 8.15 followed by a similar apology. At approximately 6.30 Roman Kemp said: “Just a quick note just to apologise on our behalf if you heard any bad language during"...

Publication date: 05.08.2019

RAJAR Q2 2019: London and national brands round-up

Zoe Ball has lost more than three quarters of a million listeners to her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, according to the latest audience research from RAJAR. The show’s reach is down 781,000 quarter-on-quarter to 8.266m for the three months survey period up to the 23rd June 2019. In Q1/19 she had 9.047m listeners; in Q2/2018 Chris Evans reached 9.038m. Radio 2’s audience at breakfast is now the lowest its been since Q3/2010, when Evans was fairly new in the job.

Publication date: 01.08.2019