Archive for 2011

Radio prank special – Friday fun…

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Wackhead Simpson does radio prank calls like nobody else….listen and enjoy

Smooth Radio announces Afghanistan show for Simon Bates

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Smooth Radio AdvertisingMassive Kudos to Smooth and Simon Bates for announcing that next week their breakfast show will be broadcast from Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Making such a bold move proves that commercially the station has balls of steel and true genuine pride in its Britishness.

Spotify Apps

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Yesterday evening we crowded round our shiniest 19” computer screen, coffee/tea/berocca/lemsip in hand. We intently watched the eagerly awaited Spotify press conference in New York presented by Daniel EK and others.

In an Apple style presentation Spotify announced that they are entering the much abbreviated world of apps (primarily for their computer & mac platform).

X-Rated Dave Berry gives Capital Breakfast a good look

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Former XFM Breakfast presenter Dave Berry has just been announced as the new Breakfast Show presenter for Capital FM in London.

From Jan 2012 Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon will team up to try to keep Capital as London’s most popular Breakfast. Berry himself has had a roller-coaster ride to the breakfast summit. The former male model’s metrosexual ying could be a perfect counterpart to Lisa Snowdon’s foxy WAG yang. Millions of Londoners will be holding their breath and pausing their cornflakes to see whether we get on air chemistry or boredcast monotony.

A sickening piece of radio news

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

It’s the sickness season, and we all have to soldier on through. Just don’t be tempted to read the news if you’re as ill as this woman!

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Absolute Radio Sixties

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Well, we heard it through the grapevine, and now its happened. As of this morning, Absolute Radio 60s has launched on Digital radio.

We’re getting some pretty good vibrations about this new project from Absolute’s now prolific gang of digital station brands.

But will Absolute Radio 60s prove to be a house of the rising sun for Absolute or will it be a ‘bad moon rising’? Its hard to say.

Capital wakes up with no Vaughan…

Monday, November 21st, 2011

You may have noticed that as of this morning there was a big change in London’s breakfast radio landscape. On Friday afternoon news spread like wildfire that Johnny Vaughan had left Capital Radio and that Greg Burns would be filling in with Lisa Snowdon.

As London’s biggest commercial breakfast show, Johnny Vaughan’s departure from Capital will lead to an interesting shake up of London’s radio talent. In the short term, Greg Burns is nominally ‘filling in’ until a big name replacement is found. Rumour has it that Johnny Vaughan is moving on to a prime time TV commitment (Daybreak?), but for now Capital’s phenomenally successful tradition of market leading breakfast shows is under the spotlight. Will Greg Burns grow into it? Will audience grow or decline? The new year breakfast show battleground promises to be even livelier than usual, we wait and listen with intrigue…

The shining star of RAJAR’s book has to be Smooth Radio

Friday, October 28th, 2011


Helen Keable, consultant at Radio Experts, says it’s encouraging to see some of commercial radio’s strongest brands collectively turning in such a strong book, particularly against a backdrop not only of the notoriously slow summer months but also a tenacious Beeb…

Talking about RAJAR on BBC Radio

Friday, August 5th, 2011

It was RAJAR Day yesterday, the day the quarterly results for the radio industry are published.
RAJAR Day is always a busy one for our team and amongst the media comment sought from us, was this BBC radio interview with Tim Cowland.

The question, posed by the presenter was ‘why is radio still going from strength to strength?’. It made for an interesting conversation, so here’s a snippet.

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For detailed analysis of the RAJAR results and how they affect your clients and the stations you use, please just contact one of the team.


The rise of Jack FM on the South Coast

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

RadioLand was awoken yesterday morning to the birth of a new station. Jack FM replaced Coast FM on the South Coast.

At first glance, you might think it means Jack. But look again,

The South Coast TSA is huge and is filled with ABC1s galore. After London, its one of the most desirable radio advertising audiences the UK has to offer. Then there’s Jack FM’s deliriously fast rise in Bristol – indicating that the audience is ready for the brand.

Put the two together and we could be looking at a perfectly balanced competitive 3 way play for the Hearts, Waves, Jack’s and minds on the South Coast.

Celador’s Jack FM launched yesterday. We’ve been listening with interest.

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