Zune HD Launched

Posted By James on Sep 16 2009 10:08 PM

Microsoft launches its touch-screen, Wi-Fi and HD radio-packing Zune HD portable media player today. It’s seen as a competitor to Apple’s iPod Touch, and is slightly cheaper than Apple’s product, starting at $220. Broadcasters are enthused that the product not only includes an FM tuner, but ...

Absolute full time for Iain Lee

Posted By James on Sep 16 2009 10:02 PM

Iain Lee is to broadcast a new weeknight show on Absolute Radio, Monday to Thursday from 11pm till 1am, instead of his current weekly Sunday Night Show.He announced the news on his programme yesterday, after he suggested he was leaving the Sunday Night Show. Callers then expressed how happy they wer...

Jefferson to leave BBC Radio 4

Posted By James on Sep 16 2009 10:01 PM

Peter Jefferson, one of BBC Radio's most popular voices is leaving Radio 4 next week at the age of 64. He has been on the air with the beeb for 45 years.Continuity announcer Peter Jefferson, who last month was unfortunatley heard swearing on-air by mistake, joined the BBC in 1964, working first as a...

New iPod range includes radio

Posted By James on Sep 16 2009 10:01 PM

The new range of iPod nano digital music players from Apple will include a built-in FM radio, and the facility to pause and rewind live radio programmes.In America, certain radio stations will also offer iTunes tagging, meaning any song being played on the radio can be tagged for purchase later in t...

Free radio book published

Posted By James on Jul 16 2009 04:25 AM

A new book on managing radio stations has been published free-of-charge on the web, after a deal with a publisher fell through. Managing Radio is a comprehensive practical guide to all the essential elements of managing radio stations. It covers the management of commercial, public service and c...

Cotton picked for Radio 1

Posted By James on Jul 16 2009 04:23 AM

Fearne Cotton is to present Radio 1’s 10am-12.45pm, Monday to Friday show in a major shake-up of the station’s schedule. Cotton was co-presenting with Reggie Yates at weekends for the network. Elsewhere on the station, Early Breakfast presenter Greg James is heading to afternoons (1.00-4.00pm...

9 True Things You May Not Know About Radio Presenters

Posted By James on Jun 23 2009 12:00 AM

1. 50% of our wardrobes really do consist of free t-shirts: t-shirts from Radio stations we’ve worked for, t-shirts given to us for participating in charity events and t-shirts from movie and record promotions. If you are ever at a garage sale and you see more than 2 t-shirts with Radio station lo...

Reaction to Digital Britain

Posted By James on Jun 22 2009 03:44 AM

So I'm going to have to throw out all my radio sets in 2015? Just one typical reaction from a typical listener after Tuesday's Digital Britain report. Other industry reaction comes in many shapes and sizes, including from the minds of our industries regular bloggers. Digital Radio is the topic...

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Posted By James on Jun 22 2009 03:42 AM

The final phase of the Heart roll-out has arrived, with nine more radio stations changing their names to Heart. It's goodbye to Invicta FM, Southern FM, Ocean FM, 2CR, Essex FM, Marcher Sound, Coast 96.3, Buzz 97.1 and Champion 103. The nine stations, spreading from Kent to Colwyn Bay, join 21...

10 Affordable Microphones for the Home Studio

Posted By on Jun 10 2009 12:00 AM

With all the modern marvels that have been introduced in the last decade for our studios it may seem strange that the microphone has changed the least. A quick peek to the high end shows that some microphone designs used today were formulated in the late 60's, that's forty years ago! Since then co...


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