Pete Mitchell to return with new Virgin Radio shows

Former Virgin 1215 breakfast presenter Pete Mitchell is returning to the brand, with a new history of music documentary series for Wireless Group’s Virgin Radio. Continue reading

Diversity and Equal Opportunities in Radio report out

Female employees occupy 37% of senior management roles across the industry. The BBC has the highest proportion of senior women (40%), followed by Bauer (39%) and Global (34%). Continue reading

Andy Bush and Richie Firth for Absolute Hometime

Absolute Radio is pairing afternoon show presenter Andy Bush with former breakfast co-host Richie Firth – to replace Dave Berry on the station’s Hometime show. Continue reading

Dave Berry starts Breakfast on Absolute

Dave Berry’s new morning show on Absolute Radio began today, with guest George Ezra and some coffee-based banter with fellow Bauer breakfast presenter Ronan Keating. Continue reading

Comedian Matt Forde joins Absolute Radio

Comedian Matt Forde is joining Absolute Radio to front the station’s Rock n Roll Football Show on Saturday afternoons, alongside existing co-host Matt Dyson. Forde takes over from Rob Beckett, who has been doing the show since the departure of Russ Williams. Commenting on the signing, Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester said: “Rock N […] Continue reading

Absolute Radio 70s removed from DAB and TV

Absolute Radio 70s is coming off DAB in London and being removed from its slot on Sky TV too. Continue reading

Melvin and Pandora from Kiss to host ARIAS 2018

KISS presenters Melvin and Pandora will jointly host this year’s Audio and Radio Industry Awards in Leeds. Continue reading

Christian O’Connell bids emotional farewell to listeners

An emotional goodbye sees the end of Christian O’Connell show on Absolute Radio as he departs for a new job in Australia. Continue reading

RAJAR Q1 2018: Heart grows bigger than Radio 1

Heart has overtaken BBC Radio 1 in terms of weekly reach for the very first time – making it the first commercial radio brand to ever have more listeners than the historic BBC station. Continue reading