Choice becomes Capital XTRA, Smooth move to London plus Heart launch TV ad – Behind the Mic, week September 30th

Oct 2013  Behind the Mic

Earlier this week

Choice FM re-branded as Capital XTRA

Urban radio station Choice FM has been renamed Capital XTRA this weekend (Sunday 6th October). The station, owned by Global Radio, continues to be available on DAB and FM in London but at the expense of Smooth Radio 70s. Choice recently announced the hiring of former BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Tim Westwood.
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Tina Hobley joins Smooth as they move to Global HQ

Holby City actress Tina Hobley has joined Smooth Radio to host a Sunday morning show as the station moves to Global Radio’s HQ in London this week. The news comes on the same day Global and the Competition Commission arrive in court after the media group appealed on the CC’s Smooth and Real takeover ruling.
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Absolute Radio introduce Smart Hubs tool

Absolute Radio have launched a new competition tool which will allow advertisers to gain detailed insights on entrants. Smart Hubs will utilise the station’s InStream service and will work across desktops, phones and tablet apps.
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Clyde 1 reveal 40th birthday live artists

To celebrate 40 years of broadcasting, Glasgow based Clyde 1 have announced the list of artists on the bill for their Clyde 1 LIVE 2013 event in December. Girl band The Saturdays, X Factor stars Union J and Brit Award winner Tom Odell will join Rizzie Kicks and The Vamps at the concert.
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Full Radio Festival 2013 programme released

Jon Holmes, Charlotte Church, Mary Ann Hobbs and Harry Shearer plus many more special guests and speakers have formed the final Radio Festival 2013 programme line-up. The event is set to take place on the 14-16th of October at The Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays.
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