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Commercial stations and the BBC expected to confirm the switchover to digital services, 40 years after Britain’s first independent station opened

My Week: Johnny Vaughan

Getting up at 5am is no big deal for the Capital Radio presenter, but Chelsea's painful defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League definitely is

How We Met: Johnny Vaughan & Sean Lock

'We've tried doing other stuff, like going to the theatre, but we always end up getting wrecked'

Commercial radio is struggling to stop its young stars defecting to the BBC

Picture the scenario. You, the hip young gunslinger of Middle-of-Nowhere FM, have just won several best newcomer awards after untold, unpaid years slogging it out in the broadcasting backwater of student radio.

Moyles and Wogan notch up record listening figures

Breakfast show rivals Chris Moyles and Terry Wogan have notched up record listening figures.

My Mentor: Matthew Bannister on Arnold Miller

'Arnold took the rather risky step of letting me present the breakfast show'

GCap opens books to Global as investors back increased offer

GCap, the media group that owns Capital Radio and Classic FM, agreed yesterday to open its books to Global Radio, the radio company that has been stalking it for several months.

GCap rejects Allen's offer for radio

Charles Allen's plan to buy GCap Media was "dead in the water" yesterday after Fru Hazlitt, the chief executive, rejected his marginally improved offer for the owner of Capital Radio, analysts said.

GCap Media rejects new approach

Capital Radio broadcaster GCap Media today said it had rejected a revised takeover approach valuing the company at £332.9m.

Global Radio given five weeks to make formal offer for GCap

Global Radio has been given five weeks by the Takeover Panel to make a formal offer for GCap Media or walk away.

Sale of Virgin Radio back on the agenda as potential suitors line up

SMG's plans to offload Virgin Radio appeared to be back on track this weekend, after the group confirmed it had received several approaches for the station from potential bidders.

Mittal bid for Arcelor costing $100m in advisory fees

Mittal Steel's hostile bid for the rival steelmaker Arcelor is costing it $100m (£53m) in advisory fees, it emerged yesterday.

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