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The salaries of staff can be broadcast to the nation but 'talent costs' mustremain secret

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It has long been the bastion of classical music in the UK, but listening figures suggest that schedule changes at BBC Radio 3 are causing the audience to switch off.

Moyles and Wogan notch up record listening figures

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

Greg James: From uni student to radio star - the rise of a boy wonder

Less than a year ago, Greg James was at university. Now he's helming Radio 1's 'Early Breakfast' show – and attracting listeners in droves. Miranda Bryant asks for the secret of his success

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Moyles threatens to depose Wogan as king of the airwaves

The relentless march of BBC Radio 1's most celebrated loudmouth, Chris Moyles, towards the title of breakfast show king continued yesterday as the DJ posted a record-breaking audience of 7.31 million listeners.

Nihal Arthanayake: How the multi-talented DJ rising to the top of mainstream radio

Arifa Akbar meets the DJ who is not afraid to tackle the issues of race and religion

Radio Review of the year: 'The Archers': bitchy bliss. Moyles: so unfunny. Bob Dylan: a genius

It's been a fabulous year for blockbusters with brains but a nadir for Francis Coppola. Pop producers fought to stave off panic as cheap technology let everyone have a go. Dance said farewell to Darcey Bussell and hello to Hofesh Shechter, while Bob Dylan finally found himself ... on the radio. The 'IoS' critics give their overview of 2007

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WHAT IS square, yellow, and adored by under-10s, students and celebrities? The answer is SpongeBob SquarePants, the biggest custard- coloured cartoon sensation to sweep the nation since The Simpsons.

Moyles 'the saviour' sparks Radio 1's comeback

When Chris Moyles was appointed to the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show a year ago, his claim that he would be the "saviour" of what was once the self-proclaimed "nation's favourite" network was widely seen as the hollow boast of an arrogant loudmouth.

Radio 1 'saviour' Moyles boosts listeners by 680,000

Chris Moyles has lived up to his self-proclaimed reputation as the "saviour of Radio 1" by adding almost 700,000 listeners to the weekly audience of the station's breakfast show.

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