40 years of commercial radio, Team Rock announce management lineup plus Sony Radio Academy Award nominees – Behind the Mic, week 8th April

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Team Rock announce management lineup

Newly formed Team Rock have announced their senior management team. The lineup includes a former Controller at Real Radio XS who becomes Head of Radio. The station is set to launch on DAB this month.
Radio Today

Jack Allen from RadioWorks says: “I’m looking forward to the launch – anything with John Myers on board gets my vote.”

Three Magic stations networked

Bauer has networked a further three Magic stations, which ends the Trevor Thomas and Darren Lethem breakfast shows. Glenn Pinder will now present to the whole of the Yorkshire region.
Radio Today

Sony Radio Academy nominations announced

Via a live stream, the Radio Academy announced this year’s nomination for the 2013 Awards Ceremony. Classic FM, KISS and Smooth Radio UK are all up for UK Radio Brand of the Year.
Radio Today

Jack Allen from RadioWorks says: “There’s some real highlights on this nominee list – I think it’s fantastic that there’s always the category for Station of the Year for under 300,000 listeners.”

Xfm sign Scroobius Pip

Hip-hop artist Scroobius Pip is to host a weekly show on Xfm.’The Breakdown’ will play on Sunday Nights and Pip stated that “the chance to work with Xfm was one I couldn’t pass up”.
Xfm

Absolute, talkSPORT and 5live keep Premier League rights

Current Premier League commentary broadcasters Absolute, talkSPORT, 5live have retained their deals till 2016.
Premier League

Jack Allen from RadioWorks says: “Great news for the stations.”

Ofcom release statement on TFM move

Bauer’s request to have TFM share with Metro radio has recieved a response from Ofcom. The statement conclucded that “the request has been agreed”.
Radio Today

Mark Wright extends Heart deal

‘The Only Way is Essex’ star Mark Wright has signed a new deal with Heart which extends his stay on the station until 2014. He presents a ‘club classics’ show every Friday and Saturday night and said that presenting the show has been “over-whelming”.
iMedia Monkey


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