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Radio's New Lease of Life in 2015

Ben Cooper | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

In the run up to Christmas we will see more questions asked of the BBC and there will be plenty more speculation about the future broadcasting landscape of the UK. However, one thing is certain this year - radio remains vital in people's lives. Radio showed everyone that it is still the place in the media that is busy with innovation, has famous names people want to talk about and stations that millions of listeners are passionate about.

Role Playing Can Make You Happy

Sarah Brett | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Brett

Anybody who thinks this is about sex, keep reading. It's not, but keep reading anyway - it might just make you happy. We're right in the middle of Happiness Week on BBC Radio 5 live...

A Vision of the Dystopian BBC-less Future

David Mooney | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
David Mooney

You sit back in your armchair, pick up the television remote control and click the screen on. After a moment of warming up, the picture displays itself into your house, with the volume slightly too loud from the last time you were watching telly, and you hurriedly press the minus key to try and get the sound to pipe down a bit. It only works after you smack the batteries on the back and jab a little bit of life into them...

Radio 1 and Radio 2 Are Much-Loved - Listeners Should Decide Their Future

Helen Boaden | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Helen Boaden

The key argument seems to be that it these stations lack 'distinctiveness'. The shorthand we often hear - Radios 3 and 4 embody public service broadcasting whilst Radios 1 and 2 are easily replaced by commercial counterparts - is wrong. Take Radio 1. It informs, educates and entertains 10million young listeners a week. It offers daily news (up to six times more news per week than its commercial competitors), regular documentaries (rarely heard on commercial networks) and social action campaigns, highlighting issues like online bullying and teenage suicide. In fact, we estimate around 40% of Radio 1's daytime output is speech - twice as much as comparable commercial outlets.

Why I'm Helping Launch the BBC Radio 1 Youth Council

Jeremiah Emmanuel | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremiah Emmanuel

I am so, so happy that my idea was heard and is now actually going to happen. Lots of young people have great ideas but they think that no one will have the time to listen to them, or won't bother to actually carry them out. So I hope this can be an example to inspire other people that anything is possible. If you have an idea, keep pushing because one day, someone will listen!

Radio's Hardest Job?

David Spencer | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport
David Spencer

As the football season draws to a close in the UK, it is time for fans, players and managers to take a break from the frenetic nature of the sport. It is also a time for many commentators to lay down their microphones and rest their voices for a few weeks. Football commentary is the radio job I always wanted to do. I used to run around the garden commentating as I kicked a ball into a makeshift net.

A New Documentary Film Charts the Rise of Ukraine's Maidan Protests

Matt Potter | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matt Potter

I was asked to review Sergei Loznitsa's new documentary record of the Ukraine protest movement Maïdan for Radio 4's Front Row programme this month. It's a timely film. Russia's black propaganda efforts since Maidan have been unrelenting...

My First Day as a Writer

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

I start to think about the writer I want to be. Maybe I'll get really good at Twitter. I could become one of those writers who has their finger on the pulse and can talk about Newsnight and the latest series of Ex on the Beach, Yeah, maybs. I turn the wifi back on.

Life on the Red Carpet for a Reporter Covering the Oscars

Colin Paterson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin Paterson

They are simply the only award show that really matters. It is the first date A-listers put in their diary, the one awards where everyone turns up. Jack Nicholson will wear sunglasses and sit in the front row just to be the butt of the jokes.

The World's Biggest Fridge Magnet

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

I am currently awaiting Bariatric Surgery and whilst doing so appear to have some time on my hands, mostly spent trying to keep my mind off food. This time will be spent wisely or it will be spent blogging and I fear the second option will win.

UKIP's Ideology of Selfishness

Bob Morgan | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Mr Farage says he represents the ordinary person in the street and yet he has very little in common with the those he claims to represent - being educated at public school and as an ex City financier and someone who has since been paid vast amounts of money by the EU - the very organisation he claims to hate so much.

It May Be Right. It May Be Good. But Is It Interesting?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

'You can't bore people into buying your product, you can only interest them into buying it.' ... In today's world, is advertising interesting? ... Are all interestings equal? Or are some more interesting than others? How interesting does an interesting have to be to get noticed?

'Women Prefer Men's Voices On Radio,' Says Tony Blackburn

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Female listeners prefer men's voices on the radio, says Tony Blackburn, defending BBC 5 Live's decision to replace two of its leading ladies. The ...

From BBC iPlayer Radio to the The X Factor - The Secret of Apadmi's Success

Hannah Gal | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Gal

Apadmi's genius; creating intuitive, seamless apps that effortlessly become the center of users' mobile experience... The future looks incredibly bright for us here at Apadmi.

Will Twitter and Direct-to-Fan Prove More Powerful Than Radio?

Jon McClure | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon McClure

I don't do mornings. They remind me of being late for the call center and of running for buses, I was fated to miss. However, David was calling with good news, which stirred me from me from my slumbers. "Your album is bloody top five, Jon". Words I doubted I'd ever hear.

In Defence of a Friend

John Parish | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

Polly Harvey is my best friend and I know her to be meticulous and considered in everything she does. The amazing line up of guests for Today she was able to draw from is testament to how well thought of she is.

The Importance of Teaching Children That 'It's OKAY to Say I Don't Know'

Hannah Gal | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Project Reason cofounder Annaka, takes time to tell me about the inspiration for I Wonder, John Rowe's truly magnificent illustrations and creating a book that is an experience, perfect for adults to share with little ones.

'Legendary' Broadcaster David Jacobs Dies

PA | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Broadcaster David Jacobs has died aged 87. Jacobs presented peak-time radio and TV programmes such as Jukebox Jury and Pick Of The Pops, What's My ...

LISTEN: Radio Stoke DJ Gets Drunk, Is Pulled Off The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Now, to be fair, we're not regular listeners to Paula White's show on BBC Radio Stoke. Chiefly because we don't live in Stoke. But listening to wha...

An Interview With Mr Gee

Pete Strauss | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

I first got into Spoken Word around 2001. I was a part of a DJ outfit & we used to play Funk/Hip Hop/Garage/R&B at clubs up and down the UK (And even hit Ibiza). We were planning a special Valentine's night & there was this guy who wanted to propose to his girlfriend by reading her a poem.

Mass Cancellations Of BBC Programmes As Journalists Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

A strike by BBC journalists over jobs has disrupted programmes, including the flagship Today on Radio 4. TV news was also hit by the 24-hour walkou...

Queen Tops UK's Most Powerful Women List

PA | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

The Queen has topped the first ever power list put together by Radio 4 show Woman's Hour, but there is no room on it for her daughter-in-law the Duche...

Ex-BBC Producer 'Shocked' By Savile Allegations

PA | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

Former BBC radio producer Ted Beston has "vehemently denied" historic allegations put to him by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse sc...

The Next Big Thing? Interview: Dan Howell (danisnotonfire)

Alex Perry | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex Perry

Dan Howell is a London-based, 21-year-old YouTube vlogger. When watching his videos, you can't help but like him. And it seems like lots of people feel this way; Dan has 115,000 Facebook likes and 211,000 Twitter followers

Blur's Frontman Helps BBC Radio Mark 90 Years On Air

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

A composition created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn will be played on every BBC radio station at the same time on Wednesday to mark 90 years since the...