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talkSPORT suspend Twitter, Redican to leave RAB plus Burger King on Absolute – Behind the Mic, week January 20th

Wednesday, January 22 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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MD Simon Redican to leave RAB

The NRS (National Readership Survey) have appointed Simon Redican, Managing Director for the Radio Advertising Bureau, as their new CEO. After 7 years of service, Redican will reportedly leave his role at the RAB at the end of the first quarter.
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LBC goes national, new RadioCentre CEO plus FM on Blackberry phones – Behind the Mic, week January 27th

Thursday, January 30 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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New show networked across 14 Bauer stations

“Old Skool & Anthems”, a recently introduced show on Key 103, is to be networked across 14 Bauer Place Portfolio stations. From February 17th, former Heart presenter Neil Bentley will be heard from 2-3pm on stations in both England and Scotland.
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Communicorp buys eight stations, RAJAR results released plus Sunrise Radio sold – Behind the Mic, week February 3rd

Wednesday, February 5 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Communicorp buys eight Global stations – what stations are changing?

Global Radio are to sell eight radio stations to Dublin based Communicorp for a reported £35m. The Competition Commission ruled that the group must sell seven stations after buying GMG Radio in June 2012. The move makes Commincorp the UK’s fourth biggest radio owner.
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Royal radio visit, LBC national launches plus Absolute Twitter competition – Behind the Mic, week February 10th

Wednesday, February 12 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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16 Bauer stations get new imaging

Bauer Media’s Place Portfolio of stations have undergone a brand refresh after the station imaging was updated to include a new strapline: ‘Your Music, Your Life’. Wise Buddah created the sonics and decided not to continue using sung jingles which originally featured on a number of the stations.
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FUBAR radio launch, Streaming to be charted plus Bauer get Insight – Behind the Mic, week February 17th

Friday, February 21 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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FUBAR Radio launches uncensored station

A subscription based radio station, outputting completely uncensored talk and comedy, has launched in the UK. FUBAR Radio have stated: “Untouchable by the regulators, cutting-edge FUBAR will create and broadcast provocative, entertaining, no-holds-barred chat, comedy and content that could never be heard anywhere else on UK radio, alongside uncensored music that is never play-listed or rotated.”
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Smooth Radio relaunch, Communicorp deal approved plus Commercial Radio in parliament – Behind the Mic, week February 24th

Friday, February 28 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Smooth Radio to relaunch

Kate Garraway, Andrew Castle and Myleene Klass will join Tina Hobley as part of a Smooth Radio relaunch this March. Global Radio are said to making "a huge investment in the brand from the parent company."
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Arqiva awards closing date, Myers’ Manx report plus Bauer promote Absolute technology director – Behind the Mic, week March 3rd

Friday, March 7 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Open University give free study on Absolute Radio

In a deal negotiated by RadioWorks and RAPP, the Open University are giving away a year’s free study plus an iPad through a month-long promotion on Absolute Radio. Throughout March, the campaign will run across radio, online and on apps with the top prize being worth up to £5280.
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Radio Yorkshire launch, BOB fm arrives plus Kay Burley joins LBC ~ Behind the Mic – week March 10th

Monday, March 17 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Radio Yorkshire goes live on DAB

From 4pm on Wednesday 12th March, a new station broadcasting sports, music and regional news launched on DAB. Radio Yorkshire began it’s life by playing Seal’s ‘Kiss from a Rose’.
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XFM Scotland announced, new Jazz FM MD plus Sky Sports Radio on RadioPlayer ~ Behind the Mic – week March 17th

Monday, March 24 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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XFM heads to Scotland

Global Radio’s indie and alternative music station is launching in Scotland from 7th April. XFM Scotland have signed Fraser Thomson to head up its Breakfast Show while Jim Gellatly dons the drive-time show from 4 – 7pm.
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LBC host live debate, Bauer moves home plus Real begins Heart transformation ~ Behind the Mic – week March 24th

Monday, March 31 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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LBC credited with ‘winning’ Farage vs Clegg debate

National talk station LBC has been highly commended for hosting the political debate between UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Hosted by breakfast presenter Nick Ferrari, the debate was broadcast live on both the station and Sky News under LBC branding.
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Radio Academy nominations, XFM Scotland launch plus Orion go Bauer ~ Behind the Mic – week March 31st

Monday, April 7 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Radio Academy nominations revealed

Global Radio have earned 30 nominations in this year’s Radio Academy Awards, with talkSPORT up for Station of the Year. Presenters including Frank Skinner, Christian O’Connoll, Nick Ferrari and Jamie Cullum are all up for awards.
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Heart expansion plans, Radio Academy partners plus Pittman backs radio ~ Behind the Mic – week April 7th

Monday, April 14 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Heart network reveals expansion

Global Radio have confirmed the expansion of the Heart Network of stations in place of the Real Radio network. From May 6th, Heart will be available on FM in Scotland, South Wales, Yorkshire and the North East adding an extra 2 million listeners to the station.
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Spotify ad campaign, social media Kerrang plus iTunes Radio imminent ~ Behind the Mic – Easter fortnight

Monday, April 28 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Spotify launch seven-figure UK ad campaign

Music streaming platform are set to launch a seven figure ad campaign which moves away from feature-led advertising to focus more on the emotional aspects of listening to music. A series of TV ads have been developed featuring stories from different people using the service.
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Heart replaces Real Radio, Arqiva nominations revealed plus PM visits Free Radio ~ Behind the Mic – week May 12th

Monday, May 12 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Heart completes Real Radio arrival

2.3 million listeners were added to the Heart network after the station took over the remaining Real Radio FM transmitters last Tuesday. Heart celebrated the occasion with events across the newly adopted regions.
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Radio Academy Awards, RAJAR results released plus Radio regulations lobbied – Behind the Mic, week May 12th

Monday, May 19 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Absolute win Brand of the Year in Radio Academy Awards

Capital FM duo Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon won Gold in the Breakfast Show of the Year category whilst Sam and Amy on Gem 106 also picked up Gold for Personality of the Year in the annual Radio Academy Awards. The event, which was held at London’s Grosvenor House, handed out 92 awards and was presented by BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans.
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Radioplayer ad push, Radio Academy streamlines plus Ofcom start DAB trails ~ Behind the Mic

Monday, March 2 2015 | Be the first to comment!

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Radioplayer kicks off 6-figure ad push to bolster online listening

Radioplayer, the joint venture between the BBC, Global Radio, Bauer Media, and RadioCentre, is to kick off a six-figure ad push featuring Johnathan Creek actor Alan Davies. The campaign, which breaks on 2 March, centres on the Radio Advertising Bureau’s (RAB) recent Audio Now research for creative inspiration, which revealed that people use radio to meet different emotional needs.

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Radio’s ad revenue rise, Murs at Arqivas plus Mercedes DAB as standard ~ Behind the Mic

Monday, June 9 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Radio ad revenue increased by 3.5 per cent year on year

Radio Q1 ad figures show strongest increase in six years in the first three months of 2014, according to figures from the RAB. The increase is the highest year-on-year climb for the January to March period since 2008.
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Radio star dies, talkSPORT and Times deal plus UKRD trading improves ~ Behind the Mic

Monday, June 16 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Radio star and voice talent Casey Kasem dies aged 82

Casey Kasem, perhaps best known in the UK for his American Top 40 show and as the voice of Shaggy in cartoon Scooby-Doo, has died at the age of 82. The radio legend was often heard on UK station Smooth Radio 70s but retired from his regular shows in 2004.
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Streaming included in charts, Hirst leaves Capital plus Harman joins LBC ~ Behind the Mic

Monday, June 23 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Official singles chart to include streaming

Music services like Spotify and Deezer that rely on streaming will count towards the UK’s weekly singles chart from July, the Official Charts Company has announced. Music streaming doubled in popularity in the UK between 2013 and 2014, from 100 million to 200 million streams a week, currently averaging 260 million.
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New Global officers, Heart into space plus DAB multiplex changes ~ Behind the Mic

Monday, June 30 2014 | Be the first to comment!

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Global promotes new officers

Mike Gordon, currently Managing Director of Commercial, will become Global’s new Chief Commercial Officer, whilst Will Harding, currently Group Strategy & Development Director, is promoted to the role of Chief Strategy Officer. Stephen Miron, the group chief executive of Global, said: “Both Mike and Will have played a critical role in Global’s success and these promotions recognise their importance to our future.”
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