Radiocentre

19 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

First speakers announced for Tuning In North They include Hits Radio’s recently launched breakfast show team singer Fleur East and broadcasters Greg Burns and James Barr. Radiocentre Radio minister Margot James resigns from Government She had been the Minister for Digital and Creative Industries since January 2018, taking over the job from Matt Hancock when […]

18 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Radiocentre has launched a radio, print and digital campaign to promote key findings from its latest ‘Hear and Now’ research. Those findings include an increase in engagement of up to 70% when audiences hear ads matched to relevant tasks such as exercise, cooking and driving. In three new radio commercials created by Radioville, Oliver Maltman […]

18 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Young ARIAs to become Young Audio Awards in 2020 The Young Audio Awards will take place in March 2020, following the success of the Young ARIAs at the BBC Radio Theatre in May this year. Radio Today RAB founder Douglas McArthur passes away Many paid tribute to commercial radio’s ‘prophet’. Campaign (£) Addressing the JIC […]

18 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Anyone working in radio in 2019 will tell you that one of the few things we can predict with any certainty is that our world is going to continue to change.  New technology, more choice, more competition, different ways of listening and commercial challenges are common to radio and audio businesses of all kinds and […]

18 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

The first speakers have been announced for Radiocentre’s Tuning In North, and they include Hits Radio’s recently launched breakfast show team singer Fleur East and broadcasters Greg Burns and James Barr. The event will be the industry body’s biggest conference outside London and will bring together radio stations, agencies and clients for a full morning […]

17 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Radiocentre and the BBC have announced plans for next year’s radio industry awards for those aged 8 to 18, with a slight change of name for 2020. The Young Audio Awards will take place in March 2020, following the success of the first ‘Young ARIAs’ at the BBC Radio Theatre in May this year. The […]

17 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

The Young Audio Awards will return in March 2020, with nominations opening later this year. Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, together with the BBC, launched the Young Audio Awards in 2018 to shine a spotlight on the next generation of audio talent and help them on their way to a career in broadcasting. […]

17 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Paying tribute to Douglas McArthur, founder of the RAB Fiercely determined to overcome inertia, he always lived up to the “Have a plan and execute it violently” mantra of his namesake General Douglas MacArthur, investing energy and momentum behind bold new ideas to drive reconsideration of the medium. Radiocentre ‘There’s so much opportunity’: charting the […]

16 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

All of us at Radiocentre were saddened to hear that Douglas McArthur, founder of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and a fantastic champion of the medium, has sadly passed away, following a fight with cancer over the last year and a half. Commercial radio had a wealth of untapped potential when Douglas launched our forerunner, […]

16 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Douglas McArthur, the first CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau has died aged 68 following an illness. Douglas was well known in the radio, sales, advertising and media sectors thanks to a career spanning over three decades. He retired earlier this year from UKOM (UK Online Measurement), where he’d been Chairman since 2009, and gave […]

16 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Matt Lever, chief creative officer at BMB chooses Trainline ‘Ticket Machine Man’ as this months winner of the Aerial Awards, a monthly celebration of the best of British radio advertising and the people who make it happen. Alexa Turnpenney from the creative team at BBH is the mastermind behind the ad. This is what Matt […]

16 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

A Week in My Life: Laura Busson, Senior Executive Producer at Hits Radio Breakfast Laura Busson is Senior Executive Producer, broadcasting live from Manchester on weekday mornings, and we found out what her week was like in the run up to launch day. https://ift.tt/2NY0KYD Kirsty Wark: I knew early on that women had a sell-by […]

15 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Is this the end of the wireless as we know it? Radio 4 finally has a new boss and the BBC a new focus — podcasts. But will the biggest shakeup since the 1960s be a turn-off for loyal listeners, asks Gillian Reynolds. The Times (£) Get with the programme: how to make an audio […]

12 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

‘They’re passionate about the music’: Bauer’s Gary Stein talks Hits Radio breakfast show There’s yet another new early morning show on air today – Hits Radio has launched its fresh line-up, Fleur East, James Barr and Greg Burns. Music Week So-chatty Fleur East’s on radio gab-ga Fleur told Guilty Pleasures: “We have a lot of […]

11 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

MP meets next generation of local radio stars Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, met with some of Barnsley’s up-and-coming radio talents in Parliament recently. Barnsley News and Sport Sunrise Radio wins award for Step Up To Cancer campaign Sunrise Radio has been presented with the Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope Award for Media […]

10 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

Lorna Clarke named as Controller of Pop at the BBC Lorna Clarke has been named as BBC Controller of Pop, giving her control over BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 6 Music. Radio Today Ofcom throws out complaints about Heart’s format Ofcom has decided not to […]

09 Jul 19
Ian The Radio Geek

DCMS gives the OK for recent Bauer purchases The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has given the all-clear to the CMA over Bauer’s purchase of four radio groups. Radio Today Bauer gains approval to network breakfast shows Ofcom has granted Bauer a number of Format changes to allow all of its stations to […]