Radio news & analysis
This week, Richard Dunmall, managing director, advertising, Bauer Media is somewhat star-struck when he joins MediaCom at the Ronan O'Gara testimonial dinner.
Myleene Klass and Kate Garraway are among the new presenters who will join the Smooth network, when it relaunches next Monday 3 March.
Radioville has won the Ariel Award for January for an ad it created on behalf of the Radio Advertising Bureau.
Adrian Fitch, the insights manager at Absolute Radio, has been appointed to the new role of head of brand insight (radio) at Bauer Media.
Once seen as a threat to the medium, digital has helped propel audience numbers to a 15-year high. David Benady reports.
This week, things we like includes ITV's Lego ad break, London's LBC becoming a national digital network and the Huffington Post's partnership with Outdoor Plus.
Global's talk radio network LBC, self-styled as 'London's Biggest Conversation', became a national station today on DAB radio.
Smooth Radio increased its weekly reach to 3.38 million, up 3.3 per cent year on year, in its final quarter before being broken up
Global Radio, the owner of Classic and Heart, is to sell eight radio stations to the Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien for £35 million.
Chris Barraclough and Matt Batten are first in this year's new-look Private Hear to review radio ads from the month just gone.
Things we like this week include the chief executive of Maxus chairing this year's Media360, Sky releasing show previews to YouTube and Global's academy launch.
The National Readership Survey (NRS) has appointed the Radio Advertising Bureau's managing director, Simon Redican, as its next chief executive, replacing Mike Ironside who is pursuing new opportunities.
TalkSport is making a stand against Twitter after "perceived inaction" to a series of racist and abusive messages posted to its black presenter Stan Collymore this weekend.
A Burger King Super Bowl ad will be scripted, recorded and edited in-house at Absolute Radio.
TalkSport has secured a partnership with the Daily Mail and MailOnline to produce on-air features with Sportsmail journalists and big-name columnists, including Jamie Redknapp, Martin Keown and Jamie Carragher, across the station's programming.
Selco Builders Warehouse has signed a deal to become the first headline sponsor of TalkSport's 'Predictor' game, in which football fans can win £1 million if they predict all the Barclays Premier League results over a single weekend.
Global Radio increased its commercial revenues by five per cent year on year in the 12 months to 30 March 2013, but increased interest and charges caused its pre-tax losses to stretch by six per cent.
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.
Heinz has won the Radio Advertising Bureau's Aerial Award for November for a radio ad created by Paul Burke, a creative at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
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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