In full: James Purnell’s radio speech to the EBU

James Purnell, Director of Radio & Education, has delivered his keynote speech to the EBU’s Truth and Power Conference, with revelations on the future of radio. Continue reading

Radio Wirral to launch online and DAB service

Just months after the closure of Wirral Radio, a new radio station called Radio Wirral has launched Continue reading

BBC wants to work closer with Commercial Radio

The BBC is not admitting defeat or ceasing to care about radio audience share, despite a newspaper report to the contrary. 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

Hits Radio Manchester replaces Key 103

Bauer’s new national station, Hits Radio, has launched – replacing the Key 103 brand after almost 30 years. Continue reading

Bolton FM and Radio Tyneside get Queen’s Award

Community station Bolton FM in Greater Manchester and North East hospital station Radio Tyneside have been announced as recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Continue reading

talkSPORT and 5 live announce World Cup plans

Stuart Pearce leads the pundits for talkSPORT while Robbie Savage will host a daily breakfast show slot on 5 live during the tournament. Continue reading