Ron Burgundy brings his classy touch to true crime and Jazz FM Awards 2019 nominations revealed

Feb 2019  Radio News

Ron Burgundy

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Ron Burgundy brings his classy touch to true crime

Will Ferrell’s famous Anchorman blunders into the world of podcasting. His first subject is true crime, a genre he describes as “white hot, like molten lava” as if he’s the only person to have discovered it.

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Industry News stories

Capital producers join Absolute Radio

Rob Watson is joining Absolute Radio as Programme Manager, whilst Sam Van Geffen joins as Producer of the Dave Berry Breakfast show.

Formerly an Executive Producer of Capital/Capital Extra, Rob will replace Dave Masterman who leaves the station in February. Rob will be responsible for developing and mentoring new on-air/off-air talent as well as leading upcoming major station initiatives and integrated branded content partnerships.

Radio Today

Commercial radio is stronger than ever

Radiocentre CEO Siobhan Kenny wrote about how buoyant long-term audience trends underpin commercial radio’s optimism. This article originally appeared in Campaign magazine.

Commercial radio had another record-breaking year in 2018, but last week’s news story on the latest set of Rajars suggests that radio is fighting a losing battle when it comes to retaining the attention of 15- to 24-year-olds. On World Radio Day (13 February), it’s worth taking a closer look at why young listeners are still tuning in to commercial radio.


Jazz FM Awards 2019 nominations revealed

The nominations for the Jazz FM Awards 2019 have been announced ahead of an evening event at Shoreditch Town Hall on International Jazz Day.

The shortlist includes Sons of Kemet, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Nubya Garcia, Poppy Ajudha, Leon Bridges, Makaya McCraven, Louis Cole, Eric Bibb, and Steam Down Collective amongst the acts.

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