Industry News Stories
Global’s Make Some Noise Day raises almost £3m
The 3rd Make Some Noise event took place on Friday 7th October with a number of special programmes and fundraising broadcasting on Global branded stations. Across the group, £2.8m was raised with activities taking place in London and across the regions. Staff and volunteers dressed up as ‘loud’ as they could, including Ashley Tabor, Stephen Miron and Richard Park.
Heartland FM & Wave 102 want to merge
Ofcom is running a consultation after two radio stations serving different Scottish cities asked to merge together.
Heartland FM in Perth and Wave 102 in Dundee would become one if the shorter-than-normal seven-day consultation proves positive for the two radio stations.
Capital FM app lets users skip radio tracks as Global ups festivals
The “My” feature on the Capital FM app enables people to see the next 8 tracks playing and remove them before they play. There is no limit to the number of times a user can skip. Ads on the app are played out based on the length of time the user has been listening, rather than the number of songs or tracks skipped.
Separately, Global has also announced it has expanded its festival business through an increase stake in event organisers Broadwick Live. Global has also taken control of the events South West Four, Field Day, Boardmasters and Rewind Festival, which were previously owned by Impresario.