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Young ARIAS awards now open for entries

The Young ARIAS, a new awards scheme celebrating radio and audio created by under 18s are now open for entries. Both the BBC and commercial stations will begin promoting the awards from Monday encouraging school radio stations, podcasts, homemade audio projects, community and hospital radio contributors and DJs to enter their work.

Publication date: 04.02.2019

Jordan and Perri joins KISS FM UK for weekends

Diversity stars Jordan and Perri join KISS for Sunday evening show whilst KISS Chosen One winners Swarzy and AJ also get weekly shows. Jordan & Perri found fame with dance group Diversity on Britain’s Got Talent 2009, and will share their own take on the world and what people are talking about every Sunday evening from 7pm-11pm. Speaking ahead of their first show this Sunday, Jordan and Perri said “We’re super hyped to be on KISS and can’t wait to get going!"...

Publication date: 11.01.2019

All the new radio shows starting in January 2019

Radio was alive and well in 2018 with numerous announcements on major changes to schedules, breakfast shows and more. Most of the news towards the end of the year revealed changes from January, so in case you’ve lost track, here’s the RadioToday guide to what’s new in 2019. January 2nd: Tom and Daisy start the new KISS FM UK Breakfast Show, whilst Neev returns to KISS mid-mornings, replacing Pandora...

Publication date: 29.12.2018

Tom Green & Daisy Maskell to host KISS Breakfast

KISS evening presenter Tom Green and 4Music television presenter Daisy Maskell are the new hosts of KISS Breakfast. Tom and Daisy will replace Rickie, Melvin & Charlie who are leaving the Bauer station after a decade to join BBC Radio 1. As a result of Tom moving to breakfast, Tyler West will take over the evening show, all from January.

Publication date: 11.12.2018

Neev to replace Pandora on KISS mid-mornings

More schedule changes are coming to KISS in the new year as presenter Neev is heading back to the mid-morning show replacing Pandora. In addition to the daily morning show, Neev will also present afternoons on digital station KISSTORY. Pandora joins KISS from Capital 18 months ago to replace Neev on mornings, who left to have a baby. KISS’ Group Programme Director, Andy Roberts told RadioToday about the move:...

Publication date: 30.11.2018

Kiss Breakfast team to join Radio 1 for late show

Kiss breakfast trio Rickie, Melvin and Charlie are leaving Bauer to join BBC Radio 1 as hosts of the new weekday late show from next year. They take over the Monday to Thursday 9-11pm slot following the departure of Charlie Sloth last month. Rickie Williams, Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges have been on Kiss for the last decade and currently do the biggest commercial radio breakfast show in London.

Publication date: 26.11.2018

RAJAR Q3 2018: Record share of 52.4% for digital radio

Digital listening share has remained above the important halfway mark and increased from 48.8% to 52.4% in the last 12 months. Total digital listening hours grew by 5.4% year on year, or 27.5 million hours. DAB listening in cars accounted for 11 million hours (or 40%) of all digital listening growth, while listening in home via online/Apps accounted for 13.5 million hours (or 49%) of all digital listening growth.

Publication date: 25.10.2018

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

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

Final agenda confirmed for Drive to Digital event

Digital Radio UK has confirmed the final conference agenda for Drive to Digital 2018: The Future of Radio. Drive to Digital 2018 will be chaired by Gethin Jones, co-presenter of the new Hits Radio Breakfast Show, and has a line up of senior speakers from broadcasters, supply chain, the automotive sector, the audio market and podcasters, who will be sharing their views on the future of radio.

Publication date: 13.09.2018