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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Signal Radio, which broadcasts across Staffordshire and Cheshire, has appointed Mark Wheaton as their new Sales Director.
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.
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.
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.
Saskia Knebel has joined specialist UK radio advertising agency RadioWorks as Senior Account Manager, reporting to Client Services Director, Georgia McGuffie.
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.
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.