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Stars shine at the inaugural Jazz FM Awards in London

Friday, February 1 2013 |

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The inaugural Jazz FM Awards were held on Thursday 31st January at One Marylebone, in central London. Jazz FM’s Ian Shaw hosted the exclusive bash where he was also an award nominee and performed alongside a host of musical talent.

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Bauer’s bid to buy Absolute Radio stalls

As reported in the Guardian, Bauer Media’s bid to buy Absolute Radio is understood to have stalled at the 11th hour with the future of the station still uncertain.

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Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher to host XFM show

Monday, February 4 2013 |

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Russell Brand will return to XFM to co-host a series shows to mark this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust gigs alongside former Oasis guitarist and singer Noel Gallagher.

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Aled Jones to headline Classic FM weekend shuffle

From the 3rd of March, Aled Jones will become new host of Classic FM’s flagship Sunday morning show as part of a weekend schedule shuffle at the station.

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Bauer UK buys digital station Planet Rock

Wednesday, February 6 2013 |

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Bauer Media has announced its acquisition of Planet Rock, the Sony Award-winning national digital radio station which broadcasts classic rock music to listeners across the UK.

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Behind the Mic Test

Thursday, February 7 2013 |

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Your weekly Behind the Mic round-up.

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Christian O’Connell presents Absolute Breakfast Show from home

This morning, Christian O’Connell presented the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show from his own home by using Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium as part of the stations promotion of the software.

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XFM reboot sound after impressive RAJAR results

Friday, February 8 2013 |

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XFM have updated their sound with a new imaging package on both their London and Manchester stations.

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Classic FM and Cancer Research team up for original composition

Monday, February 11 2013 |

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Howard Goodall, Classic FM’s Composer-in-Residence, will create a brand new piece of music that is to be inspired by the UK’s leading cancer charity Cancer Research UK as part of a new partnership.

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The Hits Radio announce new award-winning presenter line-up

Darryl Morris

Darryl Morris

The Hits Radio has announced a wide-reaching schedule refresh that sees a string of line-up changes with a number of new presenters joining the station, including a Sony Award winner.

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Real and Smooth Radio raise over £1million for Help For Heroes

Real and Smooth Radio have raised over £1million for wounded solider charity Help for Heroes after four years of fundraising and support.

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Scottish Sun in Bauer Place Portfolio sponsorship deal

Bauer Media has announced they are partnering with The Scottish Sun for an exclusive ten week sponsorship deal, starting February 11th. The campaign will air across the seven Scottish stations in the Bauer Place Portfolio until April 21st.

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Spotify app launches on Window 8 phones

Tuesday, February 12 2013 |

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Spotify has released a Windows 8 version of their Spotify app and have offered a month long free trial to those downloading the streaming service on their WP8 devices.

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Updated: Provisional findings for Global’s acquisition of GMG released

Monday, February 18 2013 |

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As reported on Radio Today, the Competition Commission has rejected parts of Global Radio’s takeover of GMG Radio, after releasing its provisional findings and has offered three possible options.

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Nick Hucker appointed Director of Marketing at Pure

Wednesday, February 13 2013 |

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Radio manufacturer Pure have appointed Nick Hucker as their new Director of Marketing. He replaces Colin Crawford who is leaving the company to pursue personal ambitions.

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McFly’s Harry presents The Greatest Love Songs on Magic

For Valentine’s Day, Magic 105.4 and Magic TV are counting down with the World’s Greatest Love Songs, with the top 20 presented by king of the dancefloor, musician Harry Judd of McFly.

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Valentine’s digital radio turn-on for 1.8 million listeners

Thursday, February 14 2013 |

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A new digital radio transmitter for Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire has been switched on, meaning 1.8 million listeners can now enjoy DAB stations for the first time.

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Sky Movies to sponsor Smooth’s weekly film show

Friday, February 15 2013 |

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Simon Bates, Smooth's Breakfast host

Simon Bates, Smooth's Breakfast host

Sky Movies is set to become the new sponsor of Smooth Radio’s weekly film show, Smooth Radio at the Movies. The partnership begins on Saturday 16th February with Sky Movies promothing their range of films and on demand services. They will also use the platform to support the launch of their seasonal Sky Movies Oscars channel.

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Magic AM networks breakfast show, Alan Ross leaves Bauer

From the 4th March Bauer Media’s two North East Magic AM breakfast shows will become one bigger regional show, to be broadcast out of the Network Centre in Newcastle. Magic 1152 and 1170 will share output between 6-10am weekdays and Magic 1152’s current breakfast show presenter, Anna Foster, will present the new show. Magic 1170 breakfast host Alan Ross will be leaving the station.

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Sound Women’s UK speaking dates announced

Sound Women, the networking and development group for women in radio, is organising a series of events across the UK to further inspire those with a passion for all things audio.

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