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So - the Virgin brand returns to UK radio today. Th at familiar red star is back. I gather that the last vestiges of fond memorabilia have been erased from One Golden Square as the Virgin's son arrives. In Christian O'Connell's words on Twitter "It's like having your ex b…

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Trust Report - BBC Local Radio and Local News and Current Affairs in
England
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Another day. Another BBC report.  In the context of its specific perspective, the report seems relatively sensible, although the contents illustrate yet again how the poor BBC gets in a tug of love from assorted strategies and priorities. The part of the report dedicated to BBC Local Radio reminds…

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The Passage of Time.
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It is as if the seasons have shifted and the cold that would so often have been associated with the beginning of the year is now spread over the land in the sharp glinting sunlight of an earlier dawn.  Large clusters of snowdrops hang their heads under the trees and beside the hedges.  Sporadic daf…

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I Missed the 'Friend in the Room'
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Life without radio would be pretty dull, I reckon.  Thankfully, the research published today by Ofcom, assembled by Kantar, to fuel Government thinking on future commercial radio regulation, suggests much the same thing.   Kantar conducted lengthy focus groups and allied exercises with over 150 pa…

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