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194 Radio City – new for ’82!

Published 1 Dec 2014

Liverpool’s Radio City celebrates being #1 in 1982

Rolling news, radio style

Published 17 Nov 2014

The Guardian in 1992 reports on a new BBC 24-hour news radio station

The Swinging New Radio Service

Published 30 Sep 2014

Radio 1 swings on to the air

A face for radio?

Published 10 Nov 2010

As well as a certain dispute involving a group of disgruntled journalists, there’s another ongoing BBC-related row in the form of employment tribunal action taken by ex-Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly…

Is Chris Blumer the hardest working presenter in radio? Well maybe not…

Published 22 Sep 2010

Following on from my blog post Is Chris Blumer the Hardest Working Presenter in Radio, Bridge FM have been in touch and it turns out Chris Blumer isn’t actually as…

Is Chris Blumer the hardest working presenter in radio?

Published 20 Sep 2010

From Wales Town and Country Broadcasting operates eight radio stations, mostly clustered along the south of the country, Many of its stations share presenters. Notably they’re generally not networking, but several of its presenters do shows on different stations, sometimes at the same time.

Removing target dates for digital radio switchover can only be a sensible move

Published 8 Jul 2010

What can really be said about the decision to abandon the 2015 date for digital radio switchover, other than, it’s rather sensible?


Published 12 Jun 2010

One of the few stations which would have benefited from the possible demise of BBC Radio 6music, has put up the shutters.

Saving local radio?

Published 15 Apr 2010

On 5 April 2010 Pennine FM became the latest in a list of smaller commercial radio stations to shut down and hand back its licence to Ofcom.

Public radio taking over Classical radio

Published 22 Sep 2009

WGBH in Boston has announced that it has bought a classical music radio station in New England, WCRB on 99.5FM. So what you say, broadcasters buy other broadcasters? True, but…

Radio and Britain’s Digital Future

Published 1 Jul 2009

If we’re keeping DAB, we need to upgrade it to use modern codecs. But why not skip all that and move the “radio space” to IP networks? However, you can’t do that until there is a national broadband infrastructure that will need a lot more than copper-based 2Mb/s. So until then, maybe keeping FM is the thing to do…

Plymouth finally gets some radio justice

Published 23 Jul 2008

It seems hard to believe that it was back in September 2005 when this licensing process actually began. Back then, of course, Ofcom was looking for applicants for a new…

The world’s most famous radio receiver to close?

Published 7 Mar 2008

UK’s world-class astronomy project faces closure Turning a blind eye to a magic kingdom of marvellous things For arch Government stupidity there can be few more stunning examples than the…

Bureaucracy Killed the Radio Star

Published 11 Feb 2008

A life in student radio

Report talks down DAB radio, with dubious accuracy.

Published 29 Jan 2008

Enders Analysis have done something that the radio industry wanted them to do. A couple of radio bigwigs have been talking about a crisis in DAB digital radio, a crisis…

Hitler’s Radio

Published 7 Jan 2008

The story of the Volksempfänger

Radio’s tidal waves

Published 3 Oct 2007

Robin Carmody looks back on his Moment

No improvement in UEFA Champions League radio coverage saga.

Published 3 Oct 2007

Yesterday, I reported on the shameful state of affairs in UEFA Champions League coverage on radio. How Five Live and Talksport both covered the Manchester United match yesterday, despite the…

Radio 1 memories

Published 3 Oct 2007

Roddy Buxton remembers

Past Radio 1

Published 3 Oct 2007

Recalling Radio 1

40 years of Radios 1-4

Published 3 Oct 2007

Mike Brown’s memories

Radio One at 40: an appraisal

Published 3 Oct 2007

Jonathan Bufton takes stock

Life with Radio 2

Published 3 Oct 2007

More than Sunday Lunch

Radio 1 – love it or loathe it

Published 3 Oct 2007

A love/hate relationship

Radio Two: A personal memoir

Published 3 Oct 2007

Kirk Northrop surprises himself

Radio recall

Published 3 Oct 2007

Growing up with Radios 1 & 2

Media Octoberfest Day 2: Two new radio stations on DAB in Dublin

Published 2 Oct 2007

After yesterday’s busy day, there’s barely a moment to recover before Radio Netherlands Worldwide reports via its Media Network Weblog the launch of two new radio stations on DAB in…

UEFA Champions League coverage on radio. Why the same match?

Published 2 Oct 2007

Radio is my usual home for news, sport and music, although I watch TV news and ues the web too. Tonight, 3 British teams were involved in UEFA Champions League…

Free Radio: 40 years on

Published 2 Sep 2007

What happened to ‘Free Radio’?

Free Radio: 40 years on

Published 14 Aug 2007

“Big L time is three o’clock, and Radio London is now… closing down….” This is what we heard Paul Kaye say, forty years ago today, virtually to the minute as…

The Many Lives of BBC Radio Sport

Published 9 Apr 2007

Glenn Aylett looks at sports coverage since 1945

The politics of offshore radio

Published 9 Apr 2007

How offshore radio shaped modern British political life

Launch Dates: Independent Local Radio

Published 19 Dec 2006

The original contractors in the real ILR system

Launch Dates: BBC Local Radio

Published 13 Dec 2006

On and off with BBC LR

A radio legend? Not ‘arf.

Published 28 Nov 2006

BBC News: Alan ‘Fluff’ Freeman Alan Freeman has died, aged 79. For other forty years, Fluff was a radio institution – from Pick of the Pops to his legendary rock…

New on the radio: Atlantic FM

Published 6 Jul 2006

Well, having been listening to the FM radio all day, rather than the DAB radio, I have been pleasantly surprised by the new station on the block in my area….

Radio 4 UK Theme Petition

Published 25 Jan 2006

Save the Radio 4 UK Theme BBC Press Release: New early morning schedule for Radio 4 Will punter power save the Radio 4 UK theme from the axe? Well we…

Caller dies live on the radio

Published 6 Jan 2006

This is not the sort of thing I like talking about, but it definitely is a shaker. A phone-in caller to a local radio station in Liverpool, died whilst he…

Memories of a fun radio team

Published 1 Dec 2005

I have been listening to a classic local radio pairing on BBC Radio Cornwall, reunited after 15 years. Former Westcountry continuity announcer Chris Langmore has been reunited with former Late…

BBC Radio 1 to air in USA on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Published 21 Jun 2005

It seems that the concept of radio by satellite is very much here to stay, and even the BBC is onboard with the concept. The BBC World Service is already…

Howard Thomas Part 2: Commercial Radio

Published 1 May 2005

Radio advertising by the back door

The Kendic Radio Story

Published 1 Apr 2005

70 years of west country radio & tv retailing

Worlds Worst Radio Group Name?

Published 21 Mar 2005

Capital + GWR = GCap Media GCap? You have to wonder, don’t you…

Radio Four

Published 7 Mar 2005

Media Guardian: C4 radio ‘will not be using Brother format’ The news that Channel 4 is to buy a controlling stake in struggling digital radio station OneWord isn’t a huge…

Hospital Radio Awards Nominees announced

Published 9 Feb 2005

The announcement has been made of all the nominees in the various categories of the National Hospital Radio Awards, which will be presented at the HBA Spring Conference in Belfast…