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Five MPs to guest present programmes on LBC

Five British MPs will join LBC next week to guest-present the station’s mid-morning programme. Anna Soubry, Emily Thornberry, Jess Phillips, David Lammy and Tom Watson will each host one of the 10am to 1pm slots between Monday 18th and Friday 22nd February, while regular presenter James O’Brien is on holiday.

Publication date: 14.02.2019

Global Awards hosts return for second year

Heart’s Rochelle Humes, Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp and Classic FM and Smooth presenter Myleene Klass will host The Global Awards once again this year. The ceremony takes place at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Thursday March 7th featuring performances from Mark Ronson, Little Mix, Lang Lang, Blossoms, Mabel, Anne-Marie and more.

Publication date: 12.02.2019

Performers revealed for Global Awards 2019

DJ and producer Mark Ronson, RnB singer Mabel, Little Mix, pianist Lang Lang, Blossoms and Anne-Marie are all confirmed to perform at the Global Awards on March 7th at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. The event brings together Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC to celebrate music, news and entertainment.

Publication date: 31.01.2019

Here it is… Our radio industry predictions for 2019…

Once a year we pretend to be radio futurologists and predict the future of radio, with our annual radio industry predictions. The truth is, with deregulation and the continued movement of the top talent in the industry, anything could happen in 2019. So we’ve gone for some tongue-in-cheek predictions this year along with one or two which have a more than 50% chance of happening. Comments are open for a few days if you want to add yours! Happy New Year! ...

Publication date: 01.01.2019

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

LBC and Heart run Against Hate campaign on-air

Nationwide is joining forces with LBC and Heart to continue the #TogetherAgainstHate campaign. Created by Wavemaker, this latest part of the campaign will involve three weeks of activity on LBC and Heart starting this week. Throughout this week, LBC will run a special report where guests will be interviewed during Shelagh Fogarty’s show weekdays 1pm – 4pm to discuss different topics around online hate.

Publication date: 13.09.2018

Eddie Mair to host the Drivetime show on LBC

Eddie Mair will take over the Drivetime show on LBC starting on September 3rd, replacing Iain Dale. The former Radio 4 PM host will be on-air for two hours, from 4pm till 6pm weekdays, as part of a revamped schedule, putting him up against his former BBC slot. Eddie announced he was leaving the BBC last month, with Global announcing the next day that he will be joining LBC.

Publication date: 28.08.2018

Ian Collins leaves LBC after five years on-air

Late night presenter Ian Collins has left LBC to take some time off, just days before Eddie Mair is due to join the station. In a video posted on social, Ian confirms the reason for his sudden departure. “By the time you see this I will have left LBC after five years, I’ve done my very last late show." “There’s no conspiracy, I’ve not died or been fired, this is just about...

Publication date: 24.08.2018

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