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- 01/05/17--05:04: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage to host own show on LBC radio
- 04/28/17--08:00: Amol Rajan to present BBC Radio 4's The Media Show
The BBC aims to create a Netflix-style service to showcase its wide-ranging radio content globally, Lord Hall is to announce. The BBC director-general intends to introduce a “Netflix of the spoken word” to strengthen the ways the broadcaster shares its “rich” audio archives to reach a wider audience. This will follow the path of the … Continue reading "BBC announces plans for Netflix-style on-demand service to showcase radio content internationally"
Radio 4 Today presenter John Humphrys has said he could he could step down “next week”, “next month” or “next year”. He was speaking to The Times as he approaches the 30th anniversary of his first appearance on Radio 4’s flagship current affairs programme. While he was vague about when exactly he would step down, … Continue reading "John Humphrys says he could step down from Today 'next week', 'next month' or 'next year'"
More than £40,000 has been raised to help 73 staff made redundant after music magazine publisher Team Rock announced it was going into administration today. Staff have been sent home with no pay for this month, just days before Christmas. Management of the company transferred to administrators FRP Advisory as of yesterday while a buyer … Continue reading "Appeal launched for 73 music magazine staff laid off with 'no pay' as Team Rock goes under"
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage will host his own hour-long radio show on LBC. The Nigel Farage Show is due to air for the first time on Monday from 7pm and will include “opinions, callers and reaction to the biggest story of the day” as well as Farage’s “final thought”. The MEP, who spearheaded the … Continue reading "Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage to host own show on LBC radio"
The BBC Trust today amended its Radio One service licence allowing it to close news bulletin service Newsbeat’s associated website and app. The closure was first announced in May last year in the BBC’s Online Creative Review and was confirmed last month at a Trust meeting. It follows evidence that young people favour the main … Continue reading "BBC Trust confirms closure of website and app for Radio One news bulletin Newsbeat"
Former Bank of England deputy governor Sir David Clementi has been confirmed as the BBC’s next chairman. Clementi will head up the BBC Board, which replaces the BBC Trust under the reformed BBC Charter. The abolition of the Trust was recommended by Clementi in an independent review he led himself last year. The review found … Continue reading "Former Bank of England deputy Sir David Clementi named next BBC Chairman"
Veteran broadcaster John Humphrys has spoken out about the political pressure put on him during 30 years of presenting the BBC’s flagship radio programme Today. The interviewer said relations with Downing Street during Tony Blair’s time in office became so strained that the BBC was told something needed to be done about “the John Humphrys … Continue reading "John Humphrys says his report on Blair's handling of Iraq invasion 'nearly brought down the BBC'"
Sir David Clementi cleared the latest hurdle in his appointment as the new BBC chairman after he won the backing of MPs. The former Bank of England deputy governor was revealed as the Government’s preferred candidate for the role last week but needed support in Parliament. Hours after he appeared before the Culture, Media and … Continue reading "Sir David Clementi receives final backing from MPs for new BBC chairman role"
A political editor who was accused of holding biased views by members of the Scottish National Party has resigned from his post. Digital politics and comment editor Stephen Daisley will leave his job with STV later this month after five years with the Scottish digital media brand. A friend of Daisley’s told the Sunday Herald … Continue reading "STV political editor Stephen Daisley resigns in wake of Scottish MPs' complaints to media company"
Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands is leaving the daily newspaper to join the BBC as editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Sands will leave the Standard later this year after five years in the role. She replaces Jamie Angus at the BBC, who was previously appointed as deputy director of the World Service. The … Continue reading "Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands leaving title to take on editorship of BBC Radio 4's Today show"
Some BBC journalists are understood to be annoyed that BBC director of news James Harding has gone outside the corporation and made a succession of senior appointments from the world of print. A well-placed BBC source contacted Press Gazette to voice disquiet on behalf of staff after Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands was appointed as … Continue reading "BBC journalists 'annoyed' at another senior job going to outsider from newspaper industry"
Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands has said she comes as a “respectful listener” to the Today programme after being appointed as its editor despite having no broadcasting experience. Sands, who was named as the next editor of BBC Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme on Monday, has also revealed that she is taking … Continue reading "Evening Standard's Sarah Sands taking pay cut for Today editor role she sees as an 'honour'"
BBC radio presenter and Guardian columnist Steve Hewlett has married his partner in hospital after being told he may only have weeks to live. Hewlett, who is in his late 50s, said he was wedded in his hospital room “in an hour” after being told his treatment for cancer of the oesophagus could not continue. … Continue reading "BBC presenter Steve Hewlett marries partner in hospital after news he has only weeks to live"
BBC Radio 4’s Today programme claimed its highest ever audience figures, reaching 7.45m weekly listeners in the last three months of 2016. The Radio Joint Audience Research (Rajar) quarterly listening figures show the morning news and current affairs programme’s audience rose by 6 per cent year-on-year from 7m over the same period last year and by 5 … Continue reading "Radio audience figures: BBC's Today programme claims record 7.45m of listeners as live radio reaches 46m overall"
A radio presenter and a producer were shot dead in the Dominican Republic as they broadcast the news live on Facebook yesterday. Police said the shooting occurred at the radio station, which is based inside a shopping mall in the town of San Pedro de Macoris, just east of the capital of Santo Domingo. The victims have been … Continue reading "Two journalists shot dead during live Facebook broadcast in Dominican Republic"
BBC broadcaster and Observer columnist Steve Hewlett has died of cancer after being told he may only have “weeks, possibly months” left to live earlier this month. Hewlett, 58, married his partner Rachel in his room at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, west London, in an hour after being told his treatment for oesophagus cancer … Continue reading "Steve Hewlett dies: 'A trusted voice that embodied everything positive in public service journalism'"
The BBC’s director of radio and education has said Government demands that Radio One and Two increase their news content would result in audience numbers falling. In a speech at the Speaker’s House yesterday, James Purnell (pictured) said the Royal Charter, which sets out the corporation’s funding and operations over a decade, presented a “lousy” … Continue reading "BBC radio chief: Government demand for more news on Radio One and Two will mean fewer listeners"
More than 20 local news district offices have been closed by the BBC over the last decade, according to the National Union of Journalists. The district office closures mean the BBC has concentrated journalists at its main centres around the UK and its 39 local radio stations. According to the NUJ the office closures mean … Continue reading "The BBC has closed more than 20 local news district offices over the last decade, NUJ survey"
BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker will personally mentor two journalism students from the University of Sheffield under scholarships worth £20,000. The Dan Walker Journalism Scholarship is open to post-graduate students at the university, where Walker himself studied a masters in Broadcast Journalism before starting his career at a local radio station. Scholarship winners will receive … Continue reading "BBC presenter Dan Walker to 'personally mentor' journalism scholarship students at former university"
Amol Rajan has been appointed as the new presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show. Former Independent editor Rajan takes over from Steve Hewlett, who died of cancer in February. Hewlett had presented the show since its launch in 2008. Rajan became the BBC’s first media editor in November last year and has become … Continue reading "Amol Rajan to present BBC Radio 4's The Media Show"