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Capital’s Vick Hope signs up for Classic FM series

Vick Hope, co-host of the Capital breakfast show, is to present two programmes on Classic FM. The classical music station is launching its first-ever series for students to help them through their GCSEs, A-levels, Scottish Highers and university exams. Classic FM’s Revision Hour will be broadcast every Saturday night (9pm to 10pm) from 27th April to 15th June and will be hosted by Vick, Lewis Capaldi, Dan Smith and more yet to be announced presenters.

Publication date: 20.04.2019

Radio professionals head to Student Radio event in Swansea

A number of radio presenters, producers and management are in sharing their experience and knowledge with students in Swansea this week. The annual Student Radio Conference is taking place over three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and has a line-up to rival most other industry events. Radio presenters giving up their time include Greg James, Adele Roberts, Aled Hayden Jones, Stephanie Hirst, Matt Edmondson, Mollie King, Tim Cocker, Will Manning, Vicki Blight, Trevor Nelson, Tom Swarbrick, Alex Mansuroglu and Sam Darlaston.

Publication date: 16.04.2019

New national Capital Breakfast launches across the UK

Global has launched the first networked breakfast show on commercial radio in England, Scotland and Wales with the syndication of Capital Breakfast. Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay have replaced almost a dozen local breakfast shows on Capital-branded radio stations supported by a national advertising campaign which kicked off on Saturday night.

Publication date: 08.04.2019

Global launches national advertising campaign for Capital Breakfast

A new heavyweight advertising campaign to promote Capital’s first nationwide breakfast show has launched on TV, billboards, cinema and social. The campaign premiered on TV during The Voice UK live final on ITV1 tonight ahead of the nationwide launch of Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp on Monday, April 8th. The TV ad features Little Mix, Liam Payne, Shawn Mendes, Cheryl, Anne-Marie, Halsey, Olly Alexander, David Guetta and Marshmello.

Publication date: 06.04.2019

Ofcom approves 2BR’s upcoming change to Capital

Ofcom has completed an assessment of 2BR’s output saying its rebrand to Capital will not require any variations to its licences. Global bought the Lancashire station from UKRD in July last year, and has just announced it will be merged into Capital Manchester. The 2BR licences, which are for the Blackburn, Burley & Pendle and Preston, Chorley & Leyland areas of Lancashire, all broadcast as 2BR and share the same programming.

Publication date: 19.03.2019

Greg James and Roman Kemp win at the TRIC Awards 2019

The winners for the Television & Radio Industries Club awards have been announced, with Greg James and Roman Kemp amongst those recognised. BBC Radio 1 breakfast presenter Greg James took home the Radio Personality award whilst about-to-be-national Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp won Best Radio Programme. BBC Radio 5 Live’s “You Me & The Big C” won Podcast of the Year...

Publication date: 12.03.2019

Capital South Wales’ Polly James joins Radio X

Radio X has announced a new Friday and Saturday night show, which will be hosted by former Absolute and Capital presenter Polly James. She leaves the Capital FM South Wales breakfast show next month when it’s replaced by networked programming from London...

Publication date: 11.03.2019

Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay to go national on Capital

Capital’s new networked breakfast show has been confirmed as Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay – the current presenters for Capital Breakfast in London. The London show will replace all local and regional breakfast shows in England – as previously announced – on April 8th. Roman, Vick and Sonny will replace Dave & Miranda on Capital Brighton, Jono & Emily on Capital South Coast, Rob & Matilda on Capital Birmingham...

Publication date: 11.03.2019

Local Capital and Heart Drivetime programmes remain in Wales

Five Capital and Heart stations in Wales will need to continue providing their own drivetime programmes, despite Ofcom creating an “Approved Area” for the entire nation. In the new approved area, under normal circumstances, Heart in Cardiff and Heart in Wrexham would be able to share all programmes because they are in the same approved area, similarly with Capital.

Publication date: 09.03.2019

Global to network Capital, Heart and Smooth breakfast shows

Global will broadcast national breakfast shows on the Capital, Heart and Smooth networks by the end of this year, RadioToday can reveal. Capital will go first with the London output replacing 14 breakfast programmes on the Capital network in England, Scotland and Wales on April 8th. Due to deregulation and larger ‘approved areas’, only nine drivetime shows will be provided instead of the current 14.

Publication date: 26.02.2019