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Should we welcome a commercial BBC World Service?

Mark Banham asks if the corporation's international radio network should be allowed to start carrying advertising.


Claudine Collins and Bruce Daisley to lead Media Week Awards 2014

Claudine Collins, managing director of MediaCom, and Bruce Daisley, managing director of Twitter UK, will take centre stage at the industry's biggest night of the year, as co-chairs of the Media Week Awards 2014.


BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music hire Somethin' Else for social media

BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music have appointed content house Somethin' Else to their social media account, to create more than 100 pieces of activity per month.


Google becomes major UK advertiser after boosting spend by 50% in 2013

Google was among the UK's biggest advertisers last year, after a 50 per cent lift in total spend.


Conservative rising star Javid replaces Miller as culture secretary

Sajid Javid, the financial secretary to the Treasury and Conservative Party rising star, has replaced Maria Miller as culture secretary, following her resignation over an expenses row.


Global backs Smooth with Michael Bublé TV campaign

The singer Michael Bublé is fronting a multimillion-pound TV campaign for Global Radio's Smooth Radio network.


Absolute Radio signs Jon Champion for new football season

Absolute Radio has appointed BBC and ITV sports broadcaster Jon Champion to lead the station's Barclays Premier League coverage for the 2014/2015 season.


Gordon bangs the drum for Global's commercial offering

With the merger and competition investigation now complete, Global Radio's commercial chief is finally ready to talk to Maisie McCabe about its big plans ahead.


Private Hear: April 2014

Featuring work from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, Churchill, Home Office,, BBC Sport and TomTom.


Orion Media moves ad sales to Bauer Media from Global Radio

Orion Media, the Midlands-based commercial radio group led by Phil Riley, has awarded its advertising sales contract to Bauer Media, ending its relationship with Global Radio.


Nick Ferrari wins BPG Radio Broadcaster of the Year

ITV's 'Broadchurch' dominated the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, picking up three awards, while LBC presenter Nick Ferrari was named BPG Radio Broadcaster of the Year, the first winner from the commercial radio sector in 20 years.


Phil Riley: digital switchover debate should be dropped for 10 years

Phil Riley, the chief executive of Orion Media, has said the debate around a radio digital switchover date should be dropped for at least ten years while the industry focuses on content and innovation.


Podcast: scrap radio's digital switchover plan says Orion Media executive

The debate around a radio digital switchover date should be dropped for at least ten years while the industry focuses on content and innovation, says Phil Riley, chief executive of Orion Media.


Absolute partners with Universal for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th anniversary

Absolute Radio has partnered with Universal to produce a documentary on Elton John's seminal 1973 breakthrough album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' 40 years on.


Mother wins most creative radio ad with Boots Christmas spot

Mother's Christmas ad for Boots was the most creative ad of those tested by the Radio Advertising Bureau in the second half of 2013.


My Media Week: Richard Dunmall

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 join revamped Smooth Radio

Myleene Klass and Kate Garraway are among the new presenters who will join the Smooth network, when it relaunches next Monday 3 March.


Radioville wins Aerial Award for RAB ad

Radioville has won the Ariel Award for January for an ad it created on behalf of the Radio Advertising Bureau.


Bauer Media appoints Absolute's Adrian Fitch to insight role

Adrian Fitch, the insights manager at Absolute Radio, has been appointed to the new role of head of brand insight (radio) at Bauer Media.


Rajars reveal listeners are going gaga for radio

Once seen as a threat to the medium, digital has helped propel audience numbers to a 15-year high. David Benady reports.


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