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Sunday 07 August 2011
Thursday 04 August 2011
A record audience is tuning in to the Today programme whilst Chris Moyles and Chris Evans have shed listeners, figures from the Rajar radio body have revealed.
Monday 01 August 2011
Controller tells Ian Burrell why 12m listeners can't be wrong
Friday 22 July 2011
The man who saved BBC Radio 1 from ridicule by rescuing its credibility in the wake of the "Smashie and Nicey" era yesterday announced he was leaving the station after 13 years.
Friday 15 July 2011
BBC radio and TV programmes were hit by a journalists' strike today, with fresh industrial action being planned in protest at compulsory redundancies.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Oh this is such fun. And every few hours it gets better, but always with an announcement there's "still worse to come", leaving us struggling to imagine what they might have done that's worse. Presumably by tomorrow it will turn out they planted a bug in Heather Mills's false leg and hacked into Stephen Hawking's voicebox.
Sunday 19 June 2011
In the two years since Wiley's last album, grime's gone mainstream, with assorted mediocre MCs selling millions.
Sunday 29 May 2011
The vagaries of celebrity that have blown Cheryl Cole back across the Atlantic will strike terror in many British performers, but James Corden need worry no longer. He turned his back on television just before it consumed him, with a wise decision to return to the theatre that launched him. His acknowledgement of a standing ovation at the first night of the National's latest hit, One Man, Two Guvnors, last week, was modest and relieved. The returning sinner was not merely forgiven but greeted with rapture. The son of a Christian bookseller, Corden was almost lost, but now is found.
Friday 08 April 2011
BBC figures from Chris Moyles to the director general Mark Thompson could be removed from their offices under BBC plans to save money through a "radical" reduction of the buildings it owns in London.
Friday 18 March 2011
Chris Moyles and Comedy Dave have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever marathon radio show.
Monday 28 February 2011
He's used to an early start, but Chris Moyles is planning to forgo sleep by broadcasting for more than 37 hours.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Nicky Campbell helped push Radio 5 Live to its biggest ever audience with more than seven million listeners, according to figures released today.
Saturday 01 January 2011
Thursday 11 November 2010
It's been a bit of a surreal week in radio. There was waking up with Ian Hislop instead of Today on last Friday's strike-hit Radio 4. This was a whole lot more stimulating than the birdwatching programme that followed. Why replace Today with birdwatching? It seems unlikely that an audience accustomed to fast-moving current affairs would want breakfast-time birdlife. But along with the Living Cheap documentary, which gave tips on coping with smaller salaries, there was obviously some subliminal management message going on with these replacements. What you discover with short strikes is that listeners actually like a bit of change. Birdwatching makes people feel grounded and filled with inner peace. Losing the Today programme for just one day reminds them they aren't slaves to routine. Cue numerous commentators boasting either that they hadn't noticed the strike or they preferred the birds.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more