Andrew Neil to cover Drive at Times Radio plus, the highlights from IAB UK Podcast Upfronts

Oct 2020  Radio News


Andrew Neil to cover Drive at Times Radio

Broadcaster Andrew Neil is joining the Times Radio team to host the Drive programme for two weeks from Monday October 19.

He will step in for John Pienaar on Monday to Thursday for both weeks, in what will be his first major broadcasting engagement since announcing that he is leaving the BBC.


Streams of mental health playlists on Spotify have doubled in 2020

Spotify have revealed that streams of mental health playlists have doubled this year.

Gathered to mark World Mental Health Day, which takes place tomorrow (October 10), the data shows a dramatic rise in playlists and podcasts related to self-care during the coronavirus pandemic.


IAB UK Podcast Upfronts 2020: Presentation summaries and videos

Following the U.S. Podcast Upfront a month ago, today the IAB UK produced its corresponding event. This post contains summaries and videos of the presentations. As in the U.S., the UK Podcast Upfronts transpired virtually.

Presenters for this event were Acast, Audioboom, Bauer Media, DAX, Podfront, and Spotify. Following are the session summaries from the IAB UK website, and the complete video presentations.


Bauer stations to air new Scottish sports show

A new sports show – The Big Saturday Football Show – is being launched across five Bauer stations in Scotland from next Saturday.

Presented by Steven Mill and Ewen Cameron, the 2-6pm programme will broadcast on Forth 1, MFR, Tay FM, West FM and Radio Borders.




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