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5 Live names Julie Cullen as new Managing Editor

BBC Radio 5 Live has appointed Julie Cullen from 6 Music as its new Managing Editor. She replaces Heidi Dawson, who was recently promoted to Controller of 5 Live, and will assist Heidi in shaping the editorial direction of the station. Julie is currently in the BBC 6 Music management team having worked at the station since 2002. At 6 Music, Julie has been a journalist, presenter, executive producer, editor and, most recently commissioning executive. Prior to joining 6 Music, she worked at BBC London as a journalist – and orignally joined the BBC on the Regional News Training Scheme...

Publication date: 14.02.2020

Oliver Dowden takes over as Culture Secretary

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has a new minister in charge, as Oliver Dowden replaces Nicky Morgan in the cabinet reshuffle. Mr Dowden is the MP for Hertsmere in Hertfordshire – home to the BBC’s Elstree studios – and was previously Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General. Nicky Morgan had served as Culture Secretary since last July, becoming Baroness Morgan following December’s general election so that she could continue in the role by taking up a seat in the House of Lords after she didn’t stand for re-election as an MP...

Publication date: 14.02.2020

Annie Mac signs up as Reform Radio ambassador

Manchester online radio station Reform Radio has appointed BBC Radio 1 presenter Annie Mac as its first ambassador. Annie’s role as an ambassador for Reform Radio will see her supporting and strengthening the work of the social enterprise, which uses the engagement of radio and music to work with young people looking for employment. On the appointment, Annie Mac says: “I’m really honoured to take on the role of ambassador for such a brilliant organisation as Reform Radio. The work it does is vital in charging up young people with the confidence they need to go out there in the world and...

Publication date: 13.02.2020

Nominations for the 2020 IRN Awards revealed

The nominations for the 2020 IRN Awards have been announced by Sky News presenter Kay Burley. There are 12 categories including the Student Journalist of the Year prize which is supported by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. The awards event itself will take place at Sky Cinema in west London on Thursday 26th March 2020, also hosted by Kay. IRN Editor and Chair of Judges, Dave Terris said: This is a stellar list of nominations representing the gold standard in commercial radio news and sport...

Publication date: 12.02.2020

BBC Radio 3 announces star-studded dramas including a never before produced Anthony Burgess script starring Christopher Eccleston

The new audio dramas will feature leading voices in British theatre and television including David Suchet, Maxine Peake, Christopher Eccleston and Toby Jones, and award-winning 20th century writers, thinkers and playwrights including Roy Williams OBE. The forthcoming commissions tackle bold issues ranging from a women’s journey joining an all-female militia in Northern Syria, to Shakespeare’s play Othello staged in a contemporary world and a drama following the social history of a Notting Hill neighbourhood and location of the Grenfell Tower fire, Notting Dale, told through the eyes of one family...

Publication date: 09.02.2020

Capital’s Summertime Ball moves to Tottenham

Capital’s Summertime Ball is moving from its previous home at the Wembley Arena to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2020. The date has also been announced today by Global, as Saturday 6th June. The largest football club stadium in London has been created as a home for both sport and entertainment, and is also one of the most technologically advanced in existence, with fully cashless payment systems, high-density Wi-Fi and 100% mobile coverage...

Publication date: 07.02.2020

RAJAR Q4 2019: Regional and local radio facts and figures

The big stories from around the regions this quarter include Capital Scotland shedding 104,000 listeners, whilst Hits Radio and Greatest Hits Radio increased listeners in the North of England. Global brands - The majority of regional and local Capital stations are down – including Capital Scotland which falls from 513,000 to 409,000 weekly reach, Capital South Wales going from 213,000 to 180,000, Manchester down from 493,000 to 437,000 and Yorkshire down to its lowest figure of 849,000. Recently acquired and...

Publication date: 06.02.2020

RAJAR Q4 2019: London and national brands round-up

Coverage of the general election helped 5 Live, Radio 4 and LBC each add half a million listeners across 2019. 5 Live is up from 4.9m to 5.4m in the Q4/2019 RAJAR listening figures, while Radio 4 has added a similar amount, rising from 10.4m a year ago to 10.9m now. LBC, including new digital station LBC News, posts a record high of 2.7m listeners (up more than half a million year on year), while talkRADIO is up more than 40% from 12 months ago to now have 433,000 listeners a week – another record high for the Wireless station...

Publication date: 06.02.2020

RAJAR Q4 2019: New record for digital radio listening

Digital listening share has increased by 11% to a new record of 58.5%, up from 52.6% in Q4 2018 in the latest figures for Q4 2019. They were boosted by the launch of new national commercial digital stations, and the growth of listening online via smart speakers in home and DAB listening in car. Overall digital listening grew by 43.4 million hours or 8% year on year. Listening via online and apps grew by 28.5 million hours (or by 30%) to now account for 12.5% of all listening and 21.5% of digital listening...

Publication date: 06.02.2020

Bauer no longer has to sell Wolverhampton licence

The CMA has published additional findings in its investigation into Bauer owning the Wolverhampton licence for Signal 107. It now says there is no problem with Bauer keeping the service, having revised its view to provisionally conclude that no SLC has occurred or may be expected to occur in the supply of local radio advertising in the Wolverhampton area. With the SLC – or substantial lessening of competition – no longer being an issue, it means Bauer can keep 100% of the radio licences it bought 12 months ago...

Publication date: 04.02.2020