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Wireless Group posts 10% fall in pre-tax profits

Wireless Group posts 10% fall in pre-tax profits

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Relaunched Virgin Radio marked as 'serious player' after attracting 400,000 listeners

Relaunched Virgin Radio marked as 'serious player' after attracting 400,000 listeners

Virgin Radio is set to become a "serious player" after helping to deliver impressive listening figures over the past three months for parent company Wireless Group, according to media agencies.

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Rajar Q2 2016: Capital tops London radio again as Heart and Magic see double-digit audience falls

Rajar Q2 2016: Capital tops London radio again as Heart and Magic see double-digit audience falls

Capital has once again achieved the highest radio audience figures in London, growing its audience by 3% year on year.

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Rajar Q2 2016: Commercial radio takes lead ahead of BBC

Rajar Q2 2016: Commercial radio takes lead ahead of BBC

Commercial radio edged ahead of the BBC in terms of listening between April and June.

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Rajar Q2 2016: Wireless Group sees promising early results from new Talk and Virgin stations

Rajar Q2 2016: Wireless Group sees promising early results from new Talk and Virgin stations

Virgin Radio, talkSPORT 2 and talkRADIO are off to a promising start, the latest Rajars shows, while Heart maintains its lead as the number one national commercial station - but for how much longer?

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Radiocentre "Hugh Pile, you're worth it" by Lucky Generals

Radiocentre "Hugh Pile, you're worth it" by Lucky Generals

L'Oréal's Hugh Pile has become the latest high-profile marketer singled out by Radiocentre.

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LTA moves away from middle-class image of tennis in first brand campaign

LTA moves away from middle-class image of tennis in first brand campaign

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has launched its first brand campaign to persuade more people to pick up a tennis racquet as the weather warms up.

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Radiocentre "See radio differently" by Lucky Generals

Radiocentre "See radio differently" by Lucky Generals

You're Keith Weed, Unilever's marketing chief.

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Radiocentre appeals to Unilever's Keith Weed with rap

Radiocentre appeals to Unilever's Keith Weed with rap

Radiocentre, the trade body for UK commercial radio, has directed a new campaign directly at Keith Weed, Unilever's marketing boss, with a rap.

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Media in 2014 will be harnessing connected experiences

Media in 2014 will be harnessing connected experiences

The power of mobility, the breath of platforms, the application of new data and the harnessing of connected experiences are set to guide marketing in 2014, says Mindshare's chief executive, Mark Creighton.

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Cancer Research UK "one day" by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO
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Ed Vaizey seems 'clueless'

Ed Vaizey seems 'clueless'

So today was 'D day' in the radio industry, with "the announcement of the digital switchover", but Government minister Ed Vaizey appears "clueless", says radio DJ Edward Adoo.

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Government's Ed Vaizey delays radio switchover

Government's Ed Vaizey delays radio switchover

Communications minister Ed Vaizey has today resisted calls to set a radio digital switchover programme, acknowledging that when it comes to listeners "there is still much to do before the transition can...

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Global Radio to divest local stations following CAT decision

Global Radio to divest local stations following CAT decision

Global Radio is seeking to divest stations in the seven local areas where the Competition Commission blocked its acquisition of GMG Radio, after deciding not to take its appeal further.

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Belvita Breakfast Biscuits to sponsor breakfast on Capital network

Belvita Breakfast Biscuits to sponsor breakfast on Capital network

Belvita Breakfast Biscuits is to sponsor Capital FM's breakfast radio shows in a multi-platform partnership from January 2014.

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Digital radio from an advertiser's view

Digital radio from an advertiser's view

This coming Monday, Ed Vaizey, minister of culture, communications and the creative industries, will be speaking at the Go Digital Conference in London.

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My Media Week: Remy Kirk

My Media Week: Remy Kirk

This week, Remy Kirk, ad director at Absolute Radio, talks (top secret) World Cup plans with Starcom, readies this year's Christmas Session and joins Wrighty in making a few sales calls

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Switzerland Tourism to take Absolute Radio listeners to the slopes

Switzerland Tourism to take Absolute Radio listeners to the slopes

Switzerland Tourism and Crystal Ski Holidays have signed a partnership with Absolute Radio that will see five pairs of listeners join the 'Christian O'Connell Breakfast' show on the slopes.

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Global Radio loses GMG Radio appeal

Global Radio loses GMG Radio appeal

Global Radio's appeal against the Competition Commission ruling that it must sell the bulk of the former GMG Radio stations has been dismissed.

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TalkSport wins rights to Brazil World Cup

TalkSport wins rights to Brazil World Cup

TalkSport has secured broadcast rights for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, as parent group UTV Media reports its revenue increased by one per cent in the third quarter.

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Richard Jacobs joins Kinetic as UK marketing director

Richard Jacobs joins Kinetic as UK marketing director

Kinetic Worldwide, WPP's out of home specialist, has appointed radio executive Richard Jacobs as its UK marketing director.

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