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Friday 16 April 2021, PM

#154 - Obit Category One: The Death of Prince Philip; Former Culture Minister Ed Vaizey Tipped for Ofcom; Government Vet

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Thursday 15 April 2021, AM

Ten more stations turn off Medium Wave services – RadioToday

Ten more local BBC radio stations are turning off their Medium Wave transmitters for good this year. The BBC's intention to close MW transmitters was first announced ten years ago in 2011. - radiotoday.co.uk

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Wednesday 14 April 2021, PM

Threats to journalists in Northern Ireland

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Northern Ireland threats to journalists attacks on cameraman, the key question many Newsroom tackling right now. How do we cover? What's happening in Belfast there's been credited about the slow uptake from London day use rooms. So what does the reporters on…

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Monday 12 April 2021, PM

BBC's Prince Philip coverage breaks UK TV complaints record

BBC One and BBC Two dedicated Friday evening's programming to Philip, and their ratings fell as viewers switched off altogether, turned to streaming services or watched shows such as Gogglebox on Channel 4.According to an internal BBC complaints log seen by the Guardian, an unprecedented level of viewer feedback was received over the weekend, meaning the coverage appears to have elicited one of the most negative reactions to BBC programmes ever seen. Almost 400 people wrote in to complain that Prince Andrew had featured despite his association with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein and refusal to answer questions posed by the FBI.A further 233 people complained that BBC presenters were not wearing sufficiently respectful clothes, with viewers complaining that not all newsreaders were wearing black - an echo of the controversy over the burgundy tie worn by Peter Sissons when he announced the death of the Queen Mother in 2002.And in a sign that the BBC is destined to be criticised by all sides, 116 people wrote to the corporation over the weekend to complain that it was making it too easy to complain about its coverage. - www.theguardian.com

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Sunday 11 April 2021, PM

11/04/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts the BBC says, it's just published annual plan provides a framework. We can be judged as to whether we have delivered our mission and purpose well his own judgement. It does feel that Radio 4 is increasingly becoming a shop window for sounds in general and podcast in …

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Sunday 11 April 2021, AM

Prince Philip death: BBC and ITV viewing figures plummet amid wall-to-wall royal coverage

Viewing figures for the BBC and ITV collapsed after they pulled their regularly scheduled programming for wall-to-wall coverage of Prince Philip's death. In the wake of the Duke of Edinburgh's death, the BBC pulled the entirety of its programming on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. - www.independent.co.uk

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Saturday 10 April 2021, PM

BBC flooded with complaints over Prince Philip death coverage

Within six hours of Prince Philip's death being announced the BBC had received so many complaints about its wall-to-wall coverage of the news that it opened a dedicated complaints form on its website, as television viewers turned off and went elsewhere. Even cricket fans on the BBC website coverage found their source of information cut off, with the corporation's county championship liveblog shut down immediately after Philip's death was announced - even as play continued across the country. - www.theguardian.com

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Tuesday 06 April 2021, AM

Permission to Break Format - Matt Deegan Writes

If you're a commercial station trying to compete with Radio 1 and Radio 2, and carve out your own market, it makes more sense to lean into that. As well as Chris and Graham, there's been Chris Moyles to Radio X and Simon Mayo recreating his Radio 2 Drivetime show on Greatest Hits Radio. - www.mattdeegan.com

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Friday 02 April 2021, PM

02/04/2021

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#153 - BBC Four Goes Archive Only; Spotify Buys Locker Room; Time Out Revenues Fall

Love This podcast support this show through the a car support a feature. It's up to you. How much you give and there's no regular commitment just hit the link in the description to support now. Hello and welcome to the media podcast. I'm only man is Kay Burley leaving sky will she be joining team G…

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Friday 02 April 2021, AM

What does the arrival of GB News really mean for the UK?

Instead, the smart money was on an as-yet-untitled rival conservative video news service from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, led by the former CBS and Fox News executive David Rhodes. No wonder GB News is cautious of aping it it's worth an enviable 17.5 billion, dwarfing the market GB News is playing in, but subscriptions dropped off 7.3 per cent last year as the pandemic accelerated a decade-long decline in traditional viewership. - www.msn.com

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Wednesday 31 March 2021, PM

Reddit and the anti-establishment

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello a handful of technology banaras in Silicon Valley has become the Editors in chief of the internet Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Jack Dorsey Twitter and we talked about them all the time but we basically never here in person today. We will see Hoffma…

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Wednesday 31 March 2021, AM

Radiodays Asia - event special

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Tuesday 30 March 2021, PM

ViacomCBS closes BET UK linear channel amid My5 Pluto TV shift, as new originals unveiled - TBI Vision

ViacomCBS is closing the linear channel of black entertainment brand BET in the UK and moving all of its content to sibling streamers My5 and Pluto TV, with a raft of local originals in the works. A BET UK channel will also debut on Pluto TV on 5 April, following similar launches on the AVOD service in Brazil and France. - tbivision.com

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Tuesday 30 March 2021, AM

Suddenly Losing Your Listeners - Matt Deegan Writes

Digital radio now has a reach of 75.4 vs AM/FMs 70.2 of UK listeners. The news media, with friends in the Government managed to create legislation which tried to force the tech co's to pay a link tax to the established news companies. - www.mattdeegan.com

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Monday 29 March 2021, PM

BBC to slash BBC Four shows but stops short of axing channel

The BBC today said it will slash original programming on BBC Four as part of a wider effort to cut costs, though it stopped short of axing the channel altogether. In its annual plan published today, the broadcaster said it would shift away from commissioning a high volume of lower cost shows for the channel. Instead, BBC Four will be used to house archive programmes from the corporation’s back catalogue. It will also continue to broadcast performances such as the Proms and BBC Young Dancer.

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New commercial campaign for Digital Radio UK - RadioToday

Digital Radio UK has launched a new on-air campaign communicating how listeners can enjoy their favourite stations with digital radio at home, out and about, and in their car. The new 30 second spots will run across national and local UK commercial radio stations from Monday 29 March to Sunday 25 April 2021, and encourage listeners to join radio's digital revolution by listening on their smart speaker, smartphone or DAB digital radio. - radiotoday.co.uk

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Friday 26 March 2021, PM

26/03/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello over 126000 deaths and still counting 4 million people infected many suffering with long covid. How did this happen? How many of these tragedies could have been avoided Laura kuenssberg has been trying to find out if you think this is draught one-and-a-half his…

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Thursday 25 March 2021, PM

Netflix Amazon should share viewing data BBC licence fee should remain, say UK lawmakers - TBI Vision

Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon should be legally required to provide viewing data for British-made shows to UK broadcasters and the country's media regulator Ofcom, according to a group of UK lawmakers. The comments were made in a report on the future of UK public service broadcasting, in which the DCMSC recommended the introduction of new legislation requiring streamers such as Netflix and Amazon to share their data. - tbivision.com

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Thursday 25 March 2021, AM

Television licence fee 'preferred option' to fund BBC until 2038, say MPs

Committee suggests broadcaster should have new 10-year Royal Charter if no alternative is proposed Britons could be paying the television licence fee until 2038, according to a group of MPs who say the government has failed to devise a better way of funding the BBC.

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MPs urge ministers to guarantee PSB prominence on streaming devices

Ministers have been urged to ensure that the UK’s public service broadcasters enjoy prominence on streaming devices and smart tv app line-ups. At present the BBC, ITV, STV, UTV, S4C, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are guaranteed high profile slots on Electronic Programme Guides, a benefit which helps them retain large audiences among viewers using TVs and Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media set top boxes.

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Chance missed to scrap TV licence

The TV licence has a limited shelf life but may be the only option to fund the BBC until 2038 because the government has failed to prepare alternatives, MPs will say today. Ministers have missed the boat on replacing the compulsory charge with a subscription model when the corporation's 11-year charter expires in 2027, a Commons committee warned.

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Wednesday 24 March 2021, PM

Fighting the Covid infodemic

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We stand together: the wonderful world of Instagram TV fan pages

While the Instagram fan accounts of global music and movie stars might seem a logical extension of their far-reaching appeal and power, there is a proliferation of pages dedicated to British TV stars, too, from Holly Willoughby to David Tennant to Amanda Holden, all racking up followers in the tens of thousands, with many created during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown. What of the celebrities themselves The TV chef Ainsley Harriott is a stalwart figure of multiple online fandoms, with dozens of fan pages dedicated to him on Instagram alone, but he isn't fazed by the attention. - www.theguardian.com

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Wednesday 24 March 2021, AM

Nicky Campbell talks to our guest host Steve Bland

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Friday 19 March 2021, PM

19/03/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts In feedback this week's allegations of the BBC betrayal little Paignton millions of loyal listeners of certain ages for what radio 2 is under fire will try and find out if it deserves to be a target and Radio 4 is also been targeted for language used in David mamet'…

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#152 - BBC Moves 400 Jobs Outside London; Facebook Settles Australian News Feud; Society Of Editors Exec Steps Down Afte

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Thursday 18 March 2021, PM

BBC to move key jobs and programmes out of London - BBC News

A new version of BBC One tailored for audiences in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East of England. A commitment to locate 50 of the money spent on network radio and music outside London by 2028.The moving of major parts of BBC News to locations across the UK.More investment in BBC local reporting and apprenticeships. - www.bbc.co.uk

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Wednesday 17 March 2021, PM

Scott Mills chats to our guest host Jamie East

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics creators of The Bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello welcome to the radio Today programme thanks for following US and let's get straight into it form of Virgin Radio and talk radio presenter. Jamie East is your guest host this Jamie is…

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The truth about investigations

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 health British investigative journalism in you might think actually not least because a lot of it is happening away from the National headlines and being conducted by local journalists for incidents in Manchester because maybe it's because I should …

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"There's no democracy without a strong, free press"

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 in 2012 the Washington Post where's the world's most profitable local newspaper news new editor needed to make cuts within 8 years the paper become a global powerhouse with 10 more Pulitzer prizes under and over 100 million monthly websites use the p…

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"There's no democracy without a strong, free press"

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 in 2012 the Washington Post where's the world's most profitable local newspaper news new editor needed to make cuts within 8 years the paper become a global powerhouse with 10 more Pulitzer prizes under and over 100 million monthly websites use the …

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Wednesday 17 March 2021, AM

Important information for Tyne Tees viewers without HD TV boxes

From April 13, households with an SD-only satellite set-top box will still receive ITV in the usual way but will need to upgrade to a High Definition box to continue to see the correct news service we provide for the Tyne Tees region. Finally, a reminder to receive the correct news service for the Tyne Tees region in HD the channel to watch on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media is 103. - www.itv.com

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Friday 12 March 2021, PM

12/03/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts to London because of the profile and because it attracts so many strong opinions and the delicacy over it within the BBC it has been a difficult few days. I'll be asking BBC royal correspondent Jonny dymond. If anyone really knows what goes on behind closed doors an…

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Andrew Neil: a 50-year media career

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts afternoon Monday the 8th of March that is before Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah had a beard on ITV and in eternity before Piers Morgan left ITV hello in 1983 the Sunday Times was a stayed and liberal title does never quite left the 1970s Rupert Murdoch made t…

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Thursday 11 March 2021, PM

Rebecca Frank chats with Victoria Easton-Riley about Bauer's Women in Programming initiative

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Wednesday 10 March 2021, PM

Meghan and Harry on Oprah: the media fallout

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello, it's Harry and Meghan show not really are very real and as we always say the media is the ITV share price dropped nearly 5% this morning reuters has quoted City traders. You say that the full can be partly attributed to the resignation of ITV…

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Friday 05 March 2021, PM

05/03/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello now which series do you think this listener is referring to 9 programs? I think I've probably heard everyone and I'm very ready to go for the next 900 is talking about In Our Time of course in feedback this week. I'll be asking it's creator and presenter melvy…

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#151 - BBC Three back on TV; Roy Greenslade and the IRA; A New Home for New Scientist; C4 Drops Ant Middleton

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Wednesday 03 March 2021, PM

Is the UK media obsessed with Westminster?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 rocket going on in Holyrood it's salmon vs surgeon for the future of Scottish nationalism perhaps Scotland and maybe even the United Kingdom also says the media is generally seem to be finding the story difficult to follow colonists are proclaiming …

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Wednesday 03 March 2021, AM

Greatest Hits Radio breakfast presenter Simon Ross talks to our guest host Pete Snodden

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Tuesday 02 March 2021, PM

BBC Three to return as broadcast channel next year

BBC Three will return as a broadcast channel next year, the BBC said, in an attempt to woo back younger audiences who have turned away from its output. It had already committed to doubling the spending on original BBC Three commissions over the next two years. - www.theguardian.com

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Friday 26 February 2021, PM

26/02/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts been sufficiently robust and independent as a licence fee payer whose faith and trust in the BBC News reporting has been in steep decline during the past year. I feel really angry at the corporations seeming unwillingness and or inability to hold this government to …

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Thursday 25 February 2021, AM

Bauer to turn off four AM transmitters in the North - RadioToday

Bauer will also switch off the Magic Radio AM in Hull. Services on these frequencies launched commercial radio in the North of England, with Piccadilly Radio starting in 1974 on 1151 kHz, Radio Aire in 1981 on 828 kHz and Red Rose Radio starting in 1982 on 999 kHz. - radiotoday.co.uk

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Wednesday 24 February 2021, PM

Squaring up to the tech giants

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Gaydio Breakfast presenter Dean McCullough

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio welcome to the radio Today programme this week. We have Darryl Morris back in the hot seat he had such a good reaction from his interview at last week that he's back on and he's talking to …

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Tuesday 23 February 2021, PM

Andrea Coscelli, the watchdog taking on the tech giants

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 for speaking to the media show took this job at the competition markets authority you know obviously know that technology was going to be a growing part of your email and inbox. Did you say back then your job interview that you felt that new powers …

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Friday 19 February 2021, PM

19/02/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, it's not easy succeeding some of the most loved most respected presenters radio presenter Louise need time to settle into their roles and find their feet however. I find the new presenter of braces and rude at times and she put it around you is rather more th…

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#150 - Facebook’s Australian News Blackout; BBC World News Off The Air In China; Clubhouse Chatter

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Thursday 18 February 2021, AM

Ofcom awards first five Small Scale DAB licences - RadioToday

The first of many Small Scale DAB multiplex licences have been awarded by Ofcom this morning. Ofcom says further licence awards for the remaining 20 areas advertised in round one will be announced over the coming weeks. - radiotoday.co.uk

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