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

Monday, February 11 2013 |

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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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The new Blackberry Z10 to be promoted on Absolute

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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