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RadioWorks’ Chairman Stan Park has been honoured alongside 39 other radio professionals and media personalities who have made a significant contribution to the growth and success of UK radio. The announcement was made at RadioCentre’s Member’s Conference on Wednesday July 3 before the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.
The Q2 2013 RAJAR results are out and it’s been a bumper RAJAR for commercial radio. Here are the top headlines.
Our Group Commercial Director, Dominic Barker, looks more closely at the latest radio listening survey results in our RAJAR Q&A.
At RadioWorks we’re unashamedly a bunch of radio geeks. Sometimes our thirst for radio knowledge digs up a few nuggets of radio gold that we feel are so worthy of spreading that even the most nonchalant radio fan will find them interesting.
Therefore, we’ve gathered together a short selection of remarkable radio facts for your enjoyment.
Last week was a busy one for the team at Global Radio. As well as Smooth Radio moving into their London HQ, Choice FM was renamed Capital XTRA to become Capital and Global’s only brand extension.
Last Tuesday was an important landmark in commercial radio. It was 40 years ago on that day that David Jessel took to the airwaves to become the first voice of LBC, with the station being the first legal station not under BBC ownership.
For every £1 you spend on radio, the average return on investment is £7.70, that’s nearly eight times your ROI. That was the headline and main focus emanating from the Radio Advertising Bureau’s latest report ‘Radio: The ROI Multiplier’ released last week. It’s a mightily impressive takeaway from the comprehensive study and is great news for advertisers and agencies alike, but the highlights don’t stop there.
On the day after Commercial Radio celebrated its 40th birthday at the House of Commons, with an event featuring guests from RadioCentre’s Roll of Honour list including our own Chairman Stan Park, here are the RadioWorks Q3 2013 RAJAR headlines and Q&A.
Top 7 Q3 RAJAR questions answered by RadioWorks’ Client Insight Director, Simon Pearce.
RadioWorks, the UK’s leading radio specialist agency, has restructured its operational teams to create four new Group Heads who together will be responsible for all media owner and client relationships, reporting directly to CEO, Michael Charnley-Heaton.
By Simon Pearce – Director, Client Insight & Auction Media (Bid4Spots).
On the 8th October 1973, LBC became the country’s very first (legal) commercial radio station. Now, 40 years later, the industry has grown to 300 stations providing; news, weather, traffic, sport and of course entertainment, to 34 million people every week.
Commercial radio’s 40th birthday was celebrated last week at the House of Commons and was attended by esteemed guests from the world of radio and beyond. Included on the guest list was our own RadioWorks Chairman Stan Park, who is also a member of the RadioCentre’s Roll of Honour that compiles 40 names that have made a significant contribution to radio during the last four decades.
As we come towards the end of the year, we approach the date of digital destiny! On December 16th, the government will make a decision on whether radio stations will turn off analogue signals and go completely digital. And if so, a decision will also be made on the year the transition would take place.
Music is the lifeblood of the vast majority of radio stations, and you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone that doesn’t like music! You can also argue that there is no better way to experience your favourite band or artist than by hearing them live.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has rejected Global Radio’s appeal against the Competition Commission’s ruling over the acquisition of GMG Radio.
Spotify has been valued by the Wall Street Journal at a whopping $4 billion (£2.5 billion) after the music […]
The 16th of December was a date that has been building up throughout the year. It was mooted as the day that the government would announce a proposed year, or perhaps a date, when radio would undergo a digital switchover.
Happy New Year! A couple of people in the office keep accidentally putting 2013 at the top their notepad – seems hard to believe another year has passed us by.