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The Urban Island

Nihal Arthanayake | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nihal Arthanayake

Music has always been central to my life. From battle rapping in the playground, to signing a record deal or two, being on tour, then spending a few years as a publicist, I have always had a fascination for the industry and the mechanics of how an artist is discovered, nurtured and then released into the world...

Being A Radio One DJ Isn't A Proper Job - It's Just Having Fun

Mike Read | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mike Read

The 80s was a wonderful era for music, as we played a real mix of musical genres, something missing in current radio. From the Jam to Iron Maiden, Madness to the Ramones, Shakin' Stevens to Erasure or Duran Duran to Wham, we played all genres of music. If it was good, it was good, simple as that. We were broadcasting not narrowcasting.

Happy Birthday To My Number One

Adele Roberts | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Adele Roberts

I can't imagine a time without Radio One. I've been a listener for as long as I can remember. It's always been number one in our house. Always the station of choice in my Mum & Dad's car, and always on preset button '1' of every radio we had in the house. My home was always alive with music and Radio One was my favourite DJ.

We're Hosting The Smallest World's Biggest Coffee Morning From Inside A Lift

Joe Sentance | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Sentance

On Friday, Dearne FM will be broadcasting live from the glass lift at our local shopping centre, The Alhambra, from 10:30am until 12pm. Travelling up and down the three floors of stores throughout the morning, shoppers and listeners will be invited to squeeze in with us and help change lives with every slice.

Chris Evans Radio 2 Show Loses Half A Million Listeners In One Year

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

Chris Evans’ Radio 2 breakfast show has lost half a million listeners in one year, reveal new figures from Rajar. The research body tracks how well ...

Radio: Live Or Not So Live?

David Spencer | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

Recording shows is not solely the domain of commercial radio either. After all, the country's biggest radio station, Radio 2, decided this year that it is fine to record the overnight programme and remove the live presenters as part of 'cost cutting'.

Do We Still Need Pride In 2017?

Olivia Jones | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Jones

I can't tell you how many times someone has said to me, 'you don't look like a lesbian', which to me is like saying to someone in plain clothes, 'you don't look like a police officer'. If only there was a uniform we could all decide on so you'd be able to see us coming, we tried dungarees but then they came back in fashion, same with chinos and camouflage

Presenter's Panic Caught On Camera As BBC 5Live Is Evacuated Live On Air

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

This is the moment BBC Radio 5Live was evacuated live on air by before 2pm this afternoon. Presenters were in the middle of speaking to a caller from ...

Say It Out Loud - A Voice-Operated World Will Make Us Happier

Mark Barber | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Barber

Imagine. You could be walking home from the station and at the same time, turn on the lights and heating, order a delivery of food for the night and make sure your TV is tuned to the channel you want. Or have the latest box set on Netflix downloaded and ready to go - all just with your voice, without even lifting a finger to swipe or click.

Nick Grimshaw Might Want To Avoid Seeing The Latest Radio 1 Listening Figures

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

We’ve got some bad news for Nick Grimshaw, as listening figures for his Radio 1 Breakfast Show have dropped to all-time low. Newly-revealed numbers...

Go Cardboard! A Review Of The Opulent

Andy Bush | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Bush

Add to all this thematic extras like troublesome customers, club upgrades, random historical events, a fully functioning campaign mode and the ever present threat of getting closed down by Prohibition Agents, it would seem that The Opulent has all the raw ingredients to make the perfect gaming experience.

Kicking the Kyriarchy Episode 11: Clothing

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Style
Elena Guthrie

We are used to clothing defining us. You only have to pick up most mainstream magazines to be told that the brand, the fabric, the cut of the clothing and how you wear it make an instant impression.

Why I Love... The Russell Brand Radio Show

Pete Strauss | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

It's been nearly nine years since Russell Brand's radio show came to its abrupt and dramatic end, bringing the country's biggest broadcaster to its kn...

S-Town, Radio At Its Very Best

David Spencer | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

At the end of the final episode of S-Town, presenter Brian Reed thanks what he calls 'the best podcast team in the world'. He is almost certainly righ...

Scott Mills' Radio Show Faces Ofcom Investigation Over 'Essex Girls' Jokes

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom has confirmed that it will be investigating Scott Mills’s Radio 1 show, following a string of jokes about “Essex girls” which aired last m...

What Happened When We Asked The Public To Finish The Sentence 'My Britain Is...'

Nihal Arthanayake | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Nihal Arthanayake

Is the UK a divided place? What are the things that divide us? What are the bonds that unite us? Those are the questions that we were asking our Afternoon Edition audience on BBC Radio 5 live all last week. Deep diving into the lives and experiences of communities living in the UK offered everything from views on immigration to concerns about the NHS, social mobility and where people say they're from.

The Wonder Of Digital

Jon Mew | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Mew

I've always loved media. It says all the wrong things about me, but big media breakthroughs, driven by technology have been some of the most vivid and exciting moments I can remember.

Remembering A Lone Voice - My Homage To Glyn Worsnip

Ed Green | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ed Green

A random experience on the morning commute made me think of the most inspired piece of radio I've ever heard. Stepping off a busy tube at St Paul's, ...

Why You Need To Try A Digital Detox

Andy Bush | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andy Bush

At the end of 2016 something inside me snapped. I got sick of not being able to have a proper conversation with people because their eyes kept tracking down to note incessant updates from their phone -- almost as if their little plastic PA was jealous of not getting their undivided attention.

Redefining Radio - Putting Local Listening Back On The Map

Rhys Hancock | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rhys Hancock

In an age where print publications are closing their doors daily, radio seems to be one medium that is more popular than ever. From the birth of regi...

For The First Time Ever, Sky TV Will Soon Work Without A Satellite Dish

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech

Whether you’re a fan of the service or not, Sky has defined the way that we consume television in the UK. It has first and foremost been the satelli...

Behind The Scenes At NBC Studios

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I am someone who really loves great TV and equally interested in delving a bit deeper into how great TV is made. There's something very fascinating in...

Norway Will Switch Off Its FM Radio Forever This Week

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

Residents of northern Norway will be greeted with silence if they switch on their FM radios tomorrow morning (11 January). The Scandinavian nation is ...

How Music Can Improve Your Health

Charlotte Long | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Long

We all know that music can affect your mood. The 'Eye of the Tiger' could have you fist pumping for joy one moment and Celine Dion has rendered you to tears the next (obviously the song choices are subject to musical taste...).

It's A Privilege To Play Rob And Show Domestic Abuse Can And Does Happen Anywhere

Timothy Watson | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Timothy Watson

I am frequently asked, what's Rob like to play? Well it sounds trite, but - it's a privilege. The old cliche that 'the villains are the most fun to play' is in part, true (although along with 'break a leg' and 'I'm not out of work, just resting', I've never once heard it said by an actor). But Rob Titchener is more than a 'villain'. He is arrogant, narcissistic and abusive psychopath. He is also - so he believes - charming, kind, loving and selfless. Very complex, in other words. And therein lies the challenge and the thrill to the actor.