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Tyler West to replace Alex and Andrea on KISS afternoons

There’s a new daytime line-up at KISS from today as mid-morning presenter Neev leaves for maternity. Alex and Andrea, who have previously teamed up to host ‘Live@KISS’ from 3-7pm on weekdays, will now host their own individual shows. Andrea Zara takes on mid-mornings on the station, taking over from Neev, and Alex Mansuroglu will host evenings from 7pm. KISS Afternoons will now be hosted by Tyler West who joined the brand earlier this year hosting weekday evenings.

Publication date: 17.06.2019

Tom Odell to host new four-part series on BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 2 has hired singer/songwriter Tom Odell to host a four-part series on BBC Radio 2. Produced by Wisebuddah, Around The Piano with Tom Odell sees Tom celebrate the role of the piano in shaping pop music over the last 60 years. During the four programmes, Tom takes the audience on a journey through the world’s most iconic piano-driven tracks – from Jerry Lee Lewis to Kanye West and Nina Simone to Harry Styles.

Publication date: 17.06.2019

BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s 500 Words 2019 winners are revealed at Windsor Castle

The six winners of this year’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s 500 Words children’s writing competition were announced today during a live broadcast from Windsor Castle. The final was attended by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall who is an Honorary Judge and delivered a speech to the audience and met all the winners. The Bronze, Silver and Gold winning stories across the two age categories (5-9 years and 10-13 years) were read out by Hugh Bonneville, Konnie Huq, Helen McCrory OBE, Michael Sheen OBE, Sandi Toksvig OBE and David Walliams OBE. The event was attended Chris Evans, who created and launched 500 Words in 2011 and is Chair of the judging panel...

Publication date: 14.06.2019

Alan Robson’s Night Owls to end on Metro Radio and TFM

Alan Robson has announced his late night phone in, which he has hosted for almost 40 years, is coming to an end. He started hosting the show started on Metro Radio in 1983 and later extended to TFM in recent years, but will finish on Thursday 27th June 2019. Alan told listeners on Thursday evening, 13th June, and posted the news on social media. Alan said: “I’ve had an incredible career on Metro and I’m grateful to both them, and you the listeners, for sticking by me for so long.”

Publication date: 13.06.2019

BBC World Service The Food Chain Global Champion Award goes to School Meals Project in India

At the BBC Food and Farming Awards in Bristol, the BBC World Service Global Champion Award was presented to Akshaya Patra - the world’s largest charity-run school meals project. This is the third year The Food Chain has presented its Global Champion Award. It looks for a person or project who is changing the way we produce, process, consume or even think about food for the better. Head judge, Iranian-American writer, chef and Netflix star Samin Nosrat, says: "There is nothing more important to me than getting children fed."...

Publication date: 13.06.2019

Ross Buchanan joins Absolute Radio for weekend breakfast

Absolute Radio has signed former Radio X presenter Ross Buchanan to present weekend breakfast. Ross will also host a number of shows across the network of seven Absolute Radio stations. Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester told RadioToday: “Ross is a passionate music fan and this is a great opportunity for him to share his love on-air. He’s got a great personality and we’re delighted to give him a platform to develop.”

Publication date: 12.06.2019

Brexit is the 2019 Children’s Word Of The Year by OUP for BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s 500 Words competition

Analysis of short stories submitted to BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words competition by Oxford University Press reveals that the Brexit impasse and Theresa May’s travails are inspiring children’s creativity. A significant increase in the use of vegan and vegetarianism, plus references to climate change and plastic, show that British children are increasingly aware of health and environmental issues, along with political activism.

Publication date: 11.06.2019

Gold returns to national digital radio with James Bassam on Breakfast

Gold is returning to the national DAB multiplex D1 and putting James Bassam – The Bassman from Capital – on Breakfast. James will replace Tony Dibbin, who left the station last month after a decade on-air, from Monday 10th June. The Bassman currently presents on Capital. David Andrews, now covering weekday breakfast, will continue to host weekend mornings on Gold, from 8am to 12pm.

Publication date: 07.06.2019

Radio 1 and 1Xtra return to Ibiza

BBC Radio 1Xtra will be returning to Ibiza following the success of last years event, taking some of the biggest names in black music to the white isle for a night of DJ sets and performances at Ibiza Rocks on Saturday 3 August. BBC Radio 1 will also be returning for its annual trip, continuing its legacy on the island. This year, the station will be taking the biggest dance artists to Ibiza Rocks on Friday 2 August hosted by dance champions Annie Mac and Danny Howard. MistaJam will also be hosting a Dance Anthems special from Café Mambo celebrating 25 years of this iconic venue. Full details to be announced in due course.

Publication date: 06.06.2019

Pet Shop Boys to headline BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park

BBC Radio 2, the UK’s most listened to radio station, proudly announces the line-up for one of the summer’s most-anticipated music festivals - BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park - which takes place on Sunday 15 September in London. The most successful duo in UK music history, Pet Shop Boys will headline the concert, performing a selection of hits from their award-winning catalogue of classics. This year’s line-up is a pop music bonanza, with performances from Westlife, Status Quo, Clean Bandit, Bananarama, Emeli Sandé, Kelsea Ballerini and Simply Red.

Publication date: 06.06.2019