Commercial stations and the BBC expected to confirm the switchover to digital services, 40 years after Britain’s first independent station opened
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Saturday 22 December 2012
Cool isn’t really what it’s about when you come to see this show
Thursday 22 November 2012
The Jamaican music expert has worked at the radio station since 1990
Tuesday 07 February 2012
Imagine turning on the TV to watch I’m Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan’s celebrated sitcom, and hearing your name mentioned over and over again. It’s something Sue Cook has had to get used to. The comedian constantly talks about her in his show, although she insists their association is pure fantasy.
Friday 12 August 2011
At the press launch of Classic FM in September 1992 Michael Bukht, one of its founders and its first Director of Programmes, spoke with characteristic exuberance of the limitless prospects for a commercial station playing constant classical music in a less snooty way than the BBC's Radio 3. Yet like most of the worldly-wise media commentators present, I came away from Classic's modest new studio in Camden, north London, convinced that the enterprise would not be long for this world.
Monday 11 July 2011
Listeners to BBC Radio 2 are to sample the ganja-scented atmosphere of the reggae dancehall for the first time when the station launches a late-night, weekly "spliff hour".
Thursday 16 June 2011
The insurer that used to be called Norwich Union?
Sunday 17 October 2010
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Isn't he rather young to be running such a large company?
Thursday 22 July 2010
Stephen Thomas, the former chief executive of the UK's biggest nightclub group, Luminar, is to relaunch the Chicago Pizza Pie Factory restaurant chain in the UK.
Friday 19 March 2010
Over the last four decades, the radio presenter, author and music publisher Charlie Gillett was one of the most influential people in the British music industry, a feat he achieved without a national media profile and no trace of an ego. He typically downplayed the excellence of The Sound Of The City – The Rise of Rock'n'Roll – the authoritative book he first published in 1970, and one which has sold 250,000 copies and has remained in print ever since, a rare feat in a market littered with cash-ins and remaindered titles. He made light of the part he played in the careers of Ian Dury, Graham Parker, Elvis Costello, Darts, and most famously Dire Straits, whose demo of "Sultans Of Swing" he aired on his legendary Honky Tonk show on BBC Radio London in July 1977, the first step on their way to a record deal with Phonogram and worldwide success.
Thursday 18 March 2010
Pioneering DJ Charlie Gillett has died aged 68 after battling a long illness, it emerged today.
Sunday 20 December 2009
Monday 07 September 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Work: Presents ‘World on 3’ on BBC Radio 3 and ‘World of Music’ on the BBC World Service
Life: Married with three children and two grandchildren
Balance: Will be appearing at the Womad world music festival on 24-26 July. Co-founder of Oval Records
Charlie Gillett’s Sound Of The World: Otro Mundo compilation is out now on Warner Classics & Jazz
Saturday 16 May 2009
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
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