George the Poet wins big at Podcast Awards plus Ellie Goulding is to host Classic FM’s Revision Hour

May 2019  Radio News

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The British Podcast awards – why George the Poet swept the board

As its five gold awards testify, George the Poet’s eight-part podcast is a unique mix of music, drama, news and poetry.

28-year-old George Mpanga, AKA George the Poet, whose show, Have You Heard George’s Podcast?, won an unprecedented four gold awards, plus two silvers, as well as the gold of golds: the podcast of the year award.

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Ellie Goulding is to host Classic FM’s Revision Hour

Ellie Goulding is to host Classic FM’s Revision Hour on Saturday 1st and Saturday 15th June.

The show on June 1st will be The First Time she has presented a programme on Classic FM and Anything Could Happen. If you Listen Like You Do, it will focus on controlling exam panic and will feature music chosen to aid relaxation without any Explosions, including Craig Armstrong’s score for the film Romeo & Juliet, music by the Italian minimalist composer Ludovico Einaudi, and ‘Venus, the Bringer of Peace’ from The Planets by Holst.

Radio Today

Heart drivetime show presenters announced by Global

Global has announced who will present each of the regional Heart drivetime shows when the brand starts a networked breakfast show on June 3rd.

Managing Editor of Heart, James Rea told RadioToday: “Heart’s new drivetime shows will provide a burst of freshness across the UK, going live from Monday June 3rd. This morning’s announcement follows the news of Jamie Theakston & Amanda Holden hosting a brand-new nationwide Heart Breakfast show which launches on the same day.

Radio Today

Margot James confirms Digital Radio review to begin

A new review of digital radio has been announced by Margot James, MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The minister has confirmed the Government’s support for the radio sector and announced that the DCMS will collaborate with radio broadcasters and the supply chain on a review and programme of work to ‘ensure a healthy and vibrant digital future for UK radio’.

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