Jo Brands to Host a New Four-Parts Scala Series On Tour with Jo Brand is a new four-part series to be broadcast by Scala Radio throughout August. The programmes will celebrate the best UK classical music as the comedian takes a musical trip around the country. Jo commented: “It is great to be back out… Read More

Fire Radio and Sam FM Bristol to rebrand as Hits Radio Bauer’s Bournemouth and Bristol stations Fire and Sam are rebranding to Hits Radio and taking the network’s national breakfast show from September. The current Fire Radio breakfast presenters Max and Jason will move over to Hits Radio – Bristol and the South West (formerly… Read More

New Weekend Schedule on Smooth Radio A new weekend schedule at Smooth Radio sees Kirsty Gallacher and Simon Clarke hosting weekend shows on a permanent basis. Kirsty, who has been covering shows recently at the Global brand, will be on-air from 1pm to 4pm starting this Saturday. Former Wave 105 and BBC Radio Solent presenter… Read More

Max George joins Hits Radio Singer Max George is joining Hits Radio to host a new Friday evening show called Friday Night Hits. Hits Radio Programme Director, Paul Gerard said: “We’re delighted to have Max join the team at Hits Radio! His energy and vibes are electric “Right now the UK is more hungry for… Read More

Education sector marketing is notoriously challenging. With a new audience each year, the rise of digital marketing channels and fractured consumption, marketing to a younger age group is becoming ever more complex. However, the increasing consumption of audio, and especially the rise of digital audio, now offers the education sector some new and exciting options.… Read More

Martin Kemp to host Friday nights on Greatest Hits Radio Spandau Ballet star, Martin Kemp, is getting a weekly show on Greatest Hits Radio following his London Calling series on the network. The Mix Tape with Martin Kemp will include two hours of hand-picked weekend songs from the 70s 80s and 90s, along with listener… Read More

Bauer buys Imagine to extend Greatest Hits Radio Bauer has bought Imagine Radio to extend FM coverage of Greatest Hits Radio across south Manchester, Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Glossop and Buxton. The three stations (currently operating as one brand) will rebrand as Greatest Hits Radio Stockport and Cheshire, and Greatest Hits Radio High Peak and the Derbyshire… Read More

talkSPORT to offer two commentaries for England v Scotland Two different teams of commentators will be working at talkSPORT on Friday night as England plays Scotland at Wembley in the Euros. There will be an England-focused commentary on talkSPORT and a Scotland-focused commentary on talkSPORT 2, providing a choice for England and Scotland fans. On… Read More

Harnessing the power of music in radio advertising It is not new news that music can be a really powerful tool in advertising, particularly in radio. Radiocentre’s ‘Strike a Cord’ research shows us that although agencies and planners working in the audio advertising industry understand how important music is to a campaign, more confidence is… Read More

Commercial Radio’s amazing prizes Recently, commercial radio has given away some amazing prizes. Heart amazingly made one listener a millionaire in the culmination of the network’s ‘Make Me a Millionaire’ competition which has been running since March. The lucky winner, Shelley from Northampton who owns a burger van, had earlier turned down £10,000 on March… Read More