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Popcaan, Stefflon Don and Kojo Funds added to the 1Xtra Live line-up

BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced three additional artists for this year’s 1Xtra Live line-up. Hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family, the station’s flagship live music event will take place in London at the O2 Arena on Saturday 22 September. Popcaan says: “The UK holds a special place in my heart so can’t wait to perform for you guys all my UK fans look out for a very special performance.”

Publication date: 16.08.2018

Bauer Media Group agrees to acquire Jazz FM

Jazz FM has been sold to Bauer Media for an undisclosed sum. The independent station, which has 672,000 weekly listeners, will be managed by Bauer’s Steve Parkinson, Group Managing Director of National Radio. Paul Keenan, CEO Bauer Media commented: “Jazz FM is a much loved, respected and influential brand, with strong growth potential, we look forward to developing it further...

Publication date: 16.08.2018

Capital’s Vick Hope lined up for Strictly Come Dancing

Capital Breakfast co-host Vick Hope has been announced as a contestant on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Vick presents the London (and national DAB) show with Roman Kemp and Sonny Jay, where news of Vick’s participation was first announced. “I’m so excited about being a contestant on this year’s Strictly. I’ve always been such a massive fan of the show so it’s a huge honour to be part of this series,” Vick said.

Publication date: 15.08.2018

Aled Jones to go Walking in the Air for Global

Classic FM presenter Aled Jones is kicking off Global’s Make Some Noise fundraising this year by taking on a wing walk challenge in the skies above Britain. Aled’s career started over 30 years ago with the release of Walking in the Air, but the song will take on a new meaning when he takes off for his flight in September – and the more money raised, the higher, faster and steeper the pilot will fly.

Publication date: 14.08.2018

Date set for new Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James

Greg James will start the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show earlier than expected, he has announced on BBC Breakfast TV. He was a guest on the show today, Friday morning, to announce the new programme will start on Monday 20th August rather than the previously expected date of September 3rd.

Publication date: 10.08.2018

Laverne to replace Keaveny on 6 Music Breakfast

Big changes at 6 Music have been announced to staff this morning, with Lauren Laverne set to take over the breakfast show from Shaun Keaveny. The former Radio 1 and Xfm presenter has been hosting mid-mornings since 2009 and will move shows early in the new year.

Publication date: 09.08.2018

Nick Grimshaw hosts his last Radio 1 Breakfast Show

Ahead of Greg James taking over the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Nick Grimshaw has thanked his breakfast show listeners for listening over the last six years. Nick hosted his last show today by playing some of the biggest songs he’s featured during his time on the programme, along with one final nixtape.

Publication date: 09.08.2018

Sam FM Bristol to join Bristol DAB multiplex

Celador is adding Sam FM Bristol back to the local DAB multiplex in a bid to increase listenership to the service. As part of its licence application to Ofcom to retain the licence, Celador says it will return the service to DAB in early August with a desire to increase reach.

Publication date: 07.08.2018

BBC Radio 2 celebrates three legends of pop: Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince

Across the August Bank Holiday Weekend (25-27 August), BBC Radio 2 will celebrate the 60th birthdays of three of the most influential names in pop music: Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. The weekend kicks off with a Pick of the Pops special (Saturday 25 August, 1-3pm), focussing on Prince and Madonna. To celebrate the huge contribution both artists have made to pop history, Paul Gambaccini will count down their 20 bestselling tracks from their long and illustrious careers.

Publication date: 03.08.2018

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