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Tiffany Calver takes over the Rap Show on Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra has hired Tiffany Calver to host The Rap Show, as a replacement for the recently departed Charlie Sloth. Tiffany starts on January 5th and comes from KissFresh where she hosted the Hip-Hop show till recently. She is the first female presenter to host the show, recently presented by Charlie and previously by Tim Westwood. Tiffany has been associated with big acts in the music scene having opened for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘On The Run’ tour earlier this year and...

Publication date: 16.11.2018

New comedy programmes commissioned for BBC Radio 4

Radio 4 has announced some new comedy commissions, with programmes from new talent and well known favourites. Getting new slots are Suggs, Bridget Christie, Twayna Mayne, Joe Lycett, Tom Allen, Rowan Atkinson, Geoff Norcott and Joanna Lumley. Here are just some of the programmes announced by Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Radio 4 comedy:...

Publication date: 15.11.2018

Shortlist for BBC local radio Gillard Awards out

The nominations for the BBC Local Radio Gillard Awards have been announced, with Radio Humberside, Radio Merseyside and Radio Sheffield up for Station of the Year. The winners will be announced at an event on January 24th 2019 in January and published on RadioToday. BREAKFAST BBC Radio Bristol – Emma Britton BBC Radio Sheffield – Toby Foster at Breakfast BBC Tees – BBC Tees Breakfast with Neil & Amy

Publication date: 12.11.2018

Rylan Clark-Neal to launch new Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2

Rylan Clark-Neal will present a brand new Saturday afternoon show (3-6pm) on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, starting in January 2019, bringing his own fun, feel-good hits and ample amounts of chat to the programme. Rylan will be replacing Zoe Ball, who is moving to host the weekday Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Rylan says: “I’m so excited and honoured to be joining the BBC Radio 2 family. After stepping in for the amazing Zoe Ball over the summer, working with her fantastic team...

Publication date: 08.11.2018

Magic Radio to broadcast from Paris for the day

Magic is moving its full daytime line-up to Paris on Thursday in a deal to promote the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The Bauer station will be broadcasting live from a specially created studio on the Seine overlooking the Eiffel Tower, starting with a train ride during the breakfast show complete with listeners who will have just won a place on the train from London St Pancras. Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott have been inviting listeners to join them in...

Publication date: 07.11.2018

Capital reveals artists for Jingle Bell Ball 2018

Most of the artists for Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2018 have been announced across the Capital network of stations. Artists for the first day, Saturday December 8th, were announced on Monday morning, whilst the acts for day two on Sunday December 9th were announced on Tuesday. On day one, Anne-Marie, Liam Payne, James Arthur, Halsey, Jonas Blue, Rak-Su, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs and Rita Ora will perform, with Sigala, Mabel, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Jax Jones, Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson, Jason Derulo and Cheryl playing on day two.

Publication date: 06.11.2018

Heart extra Xmas returns for festive season

Christmas radio stations are starting to reappear for 2018, including Global’s Heart extra Xmas service. Heart extra Xmas is available nationally on digital radio, and replaces Heart extra till December 26th. Global says: “It’s the UK’s biggest national radio station devoted entirely to playing the best festive hits all the way through until midnight on Boxing Day (December 26th)! Get ready to turn up the festive feel good!”

Publication date: 03.11.2018

International Radio Festival conference summary

Radio professionals from all over the world gathered in Malta this week to celebrate radio and music at the International Radio Festival. Part of the event included the Global Audio Conference at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, opposite IRF Radio Studio @ Fort St. Elmo. Celebrating music radio, the IRF 2018 Malta edition explored the way major broadcasting organisations are tackling the changing nature of audio consumption; the rise of niche format radio stations

Publication date: 02.11.2018

Global expands into Canada with latest acquisition

Global has acquired the digital audio sales division of Canadian based leanStream. The move signals the launch of DAX Canada, giving Global an ad sales and ad tech footprint in the country. Existing publishers with inventory on the leanStream roster include TuneIn, 8tracks and Adwave Canada. It means the digital audio advertising platform’s reach grows to 165 million people streaming digital audio through premium publisher brands.

Publication date: 01.11.2018

Sara Cox to host Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox is moving to the Drivetime show in the new year, replacing Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley. Trevor Nelson will also move around the schedule from weekends to weeknights, bagging Sara’s current 10pm till midnight slot Monday to Thursday. Sara said: “I’ve been proud to be part of the Radio 2 family for a few years now and the opportunity to present such a big show as Drivetime...

Publication date: 29.10.2018