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The new Blackberry Z10 to be promoted on Absolute

Friday, February 15 2013 |

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Absolute Radio will promote the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in an integrated campaign incorporating on-air, online and mobile. The activity will encompass a promotion on the Absolute Radio Geoff Lloyd Hometime Show, sponsorship of Friday evenings with Absolute Radio’s Leona Graham, an online hub at absoluteradio.co.uk and the launch of the Absolute Radio Player App and Barclays Premier League Live Scores App for BlackBerry 10.

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talkSPORT Live launches phone apps for international listeners

Monday, February 18 2013 |

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talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station and global audio partner of the Premier League, has launched mobile apps for both iPhone and Android for its international service talkSPORT Live.

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VIDEO: Magic supports Red Nose Day with ’80s Gig in the Sky’

British Airways is partnering with Magic 105.4 to promote its ’80s Gig in the Sky’ flight in aid of Red Nose Day on March 15. Bananarama, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Kim Wilde and Go West will perform at the gig on Sunday March 10, departing from Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Absolute Radio gives away £20,000 in Skyfall promotion

Tuesday, February 19 2013 |

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Absolute Radio is giving one of its listeners £20,000 in the station’s largest ever giveaway to promote the release of the latest James Bond film, Skyfall. The cash prize also sets the station record for the largest single sum of money given away for a Branded Content promotion.

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Magic runs nostalgic ‘My Magic Life’ four-week TV campaign

Magic 105.4 has announced their new ‘My Magic Life’ TV advertising campaign which started on February 18th and will run for four weeks across ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Box TV channels including 4Music, heat, Magic, Smash Hits and The Box.

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Mark Wheaton appointed new Sales Director at Signal Radio

Signal Radio, which broadcasts across Staffordshire and Cheshire, has appointed Mark Wheaton as their new Sales Director.

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Kiss FM increases coverage 21% by joining national DAB channel

Wednesday, February 20 2013 |

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Bauer Media has announced that Kiss FM has been added on the Digital One national DAB channel meaning that the station has increased its national reach to 85% of the UK population  a 21% increase in coverage.

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The xx to perform at Absolute Radio’s Abbey Road Acoustic Sessions

Thursday, February 21 2013 |

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Absolute Radio and Abbey Road Studios are giving listeners an opportunity to see The xx perform as part of the Abbey Road Acoustic Sessions on Tuesday March 5.

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Competition Commission delays Global-GMG decision by nearly 2 months

Friday, February 22 2013 |

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As reported on Radio Today the decision on whether Global Radio is able to take over GMG Radio assets has been delayed, with a final decision not expected till May 22; previously a decision was due by March 27, 2013.

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Spotify signs first in-car deal with Ford

Monday, February 25 2013 |

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As reported in TechCrunch, Spotify have announced a deal with US car firm Ford to bring the music streaming service to Ford’s EcoSport model, using the SYNC AppLink service.

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Saskia Knebel makes the jump to RadioWorks

Saskia Knebel has joined specialist UK radio advertising agency RadioWorks as Senior Account Manager, reporting to Client Services Director, Georgia McGuffie.

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Have a Heart launches Appeal Week to help sick children

Have a Heart, the dedicated charity of Global Radio’s Heart, is launching its 2013 Appeal Week starting February 25, in a bid to raise money to make seriously ill children’s wishes come true. 

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Bauer Media purchases Slovakian station Rádio Expres

Wednesday, February 27 2013 |

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Slovakia’s most listened to radio station has been bought by Bauer Media and becomes the second station to be purchased by the company this month.

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Real Radio Scotland changes receive Ofcom permission

Thursday, February 28 2013 |

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As reported on Radio Today, Real Radio Scotland will be allowed to air more Scottish news and features if the Global Radio takeover is completed.

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Online radio service TuneIn adds recommendation engine

Friday, March 1 2013 |

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TechCrunch has reported that TuneIn, the online radio service that lets users listen to over 70,000 radio stations from around the world, has announced the launch of TuneIn Live, the company’s new service for helping listeners discover new audio content.

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Olly Murs celebrates Lincs FM’s 21st anniversary

Lincs FM, which broadcasts to Lincolnshire and Newark, is celebrating its 21st anniversary after it first launched at 10am on the 1st of March in 1992.

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Renault to sponsor talkSPORT Weekend Sports Breakfast

talkSPORT has signed an agreement with Renault to sponsor the station’s Weekend Sports Breakfast programme.

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Bauer Media sign Jo Parkerson to launch content hub

Monday, March 4 2013 |

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Bauer Media are to hire Jo Parkerson to launch a new entertainment and lifestyle content hub to share its content across its brands and platforms, including heat, Kiss, Empire, Magic, Closer, Planet Rock, In:Demand and Grazia.

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Have a Heart Appeal raises £202,967

Have a Heart, the charity of radio station network Heart, has raised £202,967 during its week-long Appeal which featured a number of special guests.

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Drivetime presenter James Whale leaves LBC 97.3

Tuesday, March 5 2013 |

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Announcing his departure on Twitter, James Whale has left his afternoon drive slot on LBC 97.3 after reaching the end of his contract.

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