Apple Music grows in the US, Gogglebox’s Steph and Dom join talkRADIO & Catch-up radio is now available on Alexa

Feb 2018  Radio News

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Apple Music closing in on Spotify in US

Apple Music has issued updated subscriber numbers of 36 million around the world, up from 30 million last September. It follows the tech giant’s strong quarterly figures.

The more intriguing figure that Apple revealed to the Wall Street Journal is the US growth rate of 5% a month in the subscriber base, compared to 2% for Spotify.

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Steph and Dom join talkRADIO

Steph and Dom Parker, famous from their appearances on Channel 4’s Gogglebox, are taking over the 10am-1pm weekend slot on digital station talkRADIO.

Radio Today

Catch-up radio now on Alexa via Radioplayer

Radioplayer’s Alexa skill has been updated to include podcasts and catch-up programmes. Until now, the skill only allowed live streaming of member radio stations, but the latest update allows voice control for any programme available on the Radioplayer platform.

Radio Today

Radio station swaps DJs for Dartmoor and plays recordings of wildlife

A new radio station has launched with no big hits, presenters or news – just the sounds of Dartmoor.

The station will air a ‘soundscape’ from the area, by mixing together noises of local people and wildlife from the moor and playing them in a random order on the airwaves.

While some clips will be uploaded to the internet, Skylark intends for its output to be primarily heard by local people in Devon. The full montage of clips, overlaid on each other, will only be available via analogue radio.
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