UK Radio

This Archers Plotline Inspired People To Give Thousands To Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

A donations page setup on behalf of a fictional character from the world's longest-running radio soap opera has raised over £11,000 for a domestic vi...

Please Tell me Something Good

Fi Glover | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Fi Glover

Good news struggles to find its place in the news agenda. As an editor, or journalist, at what point do you say that a policy or a scheme or a venture has become successful enough to justify attention with so much else to cover? How do you avoid a good news story looking like a puff piece?

Celebs at Home: Billy Idol

Andy Bush | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

It's time for another glimpse behind the scenes in a Celebrity's life in my Celebs at Home series. I've always been fascinated by Billy Idol, I love the fact that you never see him out of 'rebel character'.

Sir Terry Wogan: A Radio Legend and Why

David Spencer | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

His famous answer to being asked about the millions of listeners he had, was to say he had one listener. There in a single answer, a short sentence, is why Sir Terry Wogan was so good at radio. He made each listener feel like it was they that he was talking to.

Congratulations to the Media and Politicians for Helping Demonise Muslims!

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The consequence of this portrayal was written on the wall in bold and brightly coloured letters: Muslims will become victims of terrible crimes motivated by racism and Islamophobia if this media onslaught continues. The media did not pay heed to those warnings, and that has happened, exactly as it was predicted.

Christmas Future: Sober?

Pete Jackson | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Jackson

Alcoholism gets in deep. And it doesn't ever really go away. Like a virus that lingers in your system, ever ready to rear it's ugly head and shout 'Oi dickhead!! Remember me?!'

Junior Choice: The Demise of Post-War Childhood's Soundtrack

Ed Green | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ed Green

Yuletide nostalgia from the BBC - Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart returns on Christmas Day with a special edition of Junior Choice. I remember this well - the only programme that would escape my parents' beeline for the off switch in the mid-70s, when shared frequencies meant accidental exposure to Radio 1.

Why Serial Is Killer Radio

David Spencer | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

With a bang and a crash of its website, the new series of the popular podcast Serial arrived earlier this month. Sarah Koenig and her colleagues are taking up the story of Bowe Bergdahl for their second investigation.

Celebs at Home: Kraftwerk

Andy Bush | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I'm fascinated by the 'behind the scenes' bit of celebrity life, we're all used to seeing these famous people in news papers and on our TV screens but what about those moments when they have to do normal stuff like you and me?

Do Young People Care About Public Service Broadcasting?

Luke Hyams | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Luke Hyams

Generation Z are growing up in a time when these ever present social media platforms are free, unfiltered and enable anyone with a smartphone to become a broadcaster. The voices and opinions that they interact with on these services are devoid of perceived journalistic bias...

Celebs at Home: Pet Shop Boys

Andy Bush | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

In the latest of my series of pictures looking behind the public veil of celebrity life we catch up with pop icons The Pet Shop Boys, at home on a Sunday afternoon.

Could Radio X Be Forced To Change Its Name?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Radio X may be forced to change its name, as Global Radio’s applications to trademark Xfm’s new name have been opposed. READ MORE: Here's Wha...

Celebs at Home: Paul Weller

Andy Bush | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

In my latest peek behind the public veil of celebrity life, I've drawn 'the Modfather' Paul Weller engaging in a kitchen chore we've all had to do at ...

Warrior Princess

Anita Anand | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anita Anand

On Sunday I take you into the long hidden rooms of Princess Sophia's childhood, and follow her path into militancy. Women's history is all too easily lost, but a woman of colour who challenged the establishment can be deleted almost entirely. It has been the proudest achievement of my professional life to try and right that wrong...

Celebs at Home: Sir Elton John

Andy Bush | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I've recently embarked on a cartoon drawing project to capture the rich an famous at home doing every day life stuff.

Making the Most of Your Media Opportunities

David Spencer | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
David Spencer

Two weeks ago, the first radio station I worked at was turned off with little fuss and little attention...

Hanging Out Backstage With One Direction

Olivia Jones | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

This week, I met one half of the biggest pop bands in the world. Two of the most talked about individuals in 2015 pop culture and as I entered the room to grill them some more, they stood up and gave me a welcoming hug.

Twitter, Teenagers and One Direction

Olivia Jones | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

This has been the easiest article I've ever had to write. Hopefully not because I am so egotistical that I've been planning for months to showcase my ...

Does Macca Regret 'The Frog Chorus'?

Andy Bush | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Being a DJ the only time I have to face playing 'The Frog Chorus' on air is obviously at Xmas. When I play the song I sit and wonder what the hell Sir Paul McCartney was thinking at the time and wonder if Lennon was quietly spinning in his grave.

Dear Haters, I'm Calling You Out

Darryl Morris | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Darryl Morris

Today, a man named David called my radio show. David asked me when my contract ended and told me how much he was looking forward to that day. He wasn'...

Radio 4's 'Today in Parliament' Is Celebrating Its 70th Anniversary - I Take a Look Back...

Sean Curran | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK
Sean Curran

Now, in spite of all the TV temptations and digital distractions, Today in Parliament attracts more than a million listeners every week. In times of crisis it is even bigger. In 2003 as parliament debated the case for military action in Iraq, the weekly audience neared three million.

Selena Gomez, I'm So Sorry to Hear Your News

Olivia Jones | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

News has now broken that pop sensation, Hollywood actress and teen idol Selena Gomez has been suffering with lupus and has been treating it with chemotherapy. This is another bit of evidence that you needed to believe that celebrities, even at the dizziest heights of fame, are real people.

Latest U2 Product Available Now!

Andy Bush | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

It's the 'Bono Play 2000' - 16 yards of perspex tubing leading to a cozy plastic house filled with the finest bedding - look at Bono's little face - he's loving it: PRICE TBC

Who Killed Elsie Frost?

Jon Manel | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Jon Manel

It was shortly after lunch when Elsie Frost said goodbye to her father, Arthur. She was 14 and was on her way to a lake not far from her home. It was to be a special occasion. She had been asked to help teach a group of younger children how to sail...

Mars: Space Lido

Andy Bush | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I love the fact that NASA have discovered flowing water on Mars. All these Sci-Fi fantasies we've had about an arid, brutal desert planet, are complet...