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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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Ofcom awards quarter of a million to 16 community stations

16 community radio stations have been granted almost £250,000 to sixteen community radio stations as part of Ofcoms’ Community Radio Fund grants scheme for 2012/13.

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Liverpool Echo joins forces with Radio City 96.7

Merseyside brands Liverpool Echo and Radio City 96.7 are to collaborate in a deal that will see an exchange in content and promotion.

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Iain Dale given LBC 97.3 drivetime slot

Wednesday, March 6 2013 |

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Weekday evening presenter Iain Dale has replaced the outgoing James Whale to become the new drivetime host on LBC 97.3.

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Switchdigital Scotland launches search for new DAB broadcasters

Switchdigital (Scotland) Limited, owner of the Central Scotland DAB radio multiplex, has launched a campaign to seek out broadcasters interested in putting their radio stations onto DAB across the Central Belt of Scotland.

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Capital FM sign Dominic Byrne for Breakfast Show

Friday, March 8 2013 |

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Dominic Byrne will join the Capital FM Breakfast Show with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon as their new newsreader from Monday 11th March.

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Global Radio responds to the Competition Commission’s provisional findings

Global Radio has responded to the Competition Commission’s provisional findings regarding the acquisition of Real and Smooth Limited.

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