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Farewell, Network Chart
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At 7.00 on Sunday night (30th December 2018), the final, united, commercial radio chart with Marvin Humes faded away; and commercial groups prepared to plough their own Sunday night programming furrow.  Whilst the Big Top 40 continues on Global stations, now with the great Will Manning; Bauer will …

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Radiomoments of 2018
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As 2018 draws to a clement close, which #radiomoments were the most memorable for you? Greg James The unprecedented level of change looming in UK breakfast radio is set against a backdrop of a relatively new breakfast show on Radio 1 which launched on 20th August 2018.  The first show had an immed…

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Christmas in the Radiohouse
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In desolate tinselled offices, hard-working programmers wear their silly hats and ‘don’t disturb me’ faces.  Not only do they have to look after tomorrow on the radio, they have to plan ahead the whole festive fortnight with military precision.   Atypical presenters are set to host atypical program…

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News Content on Smart Speakers - an Opportunity - or a Threat to Radio - and Democracy?
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I just shouted a cheery good afternoon to my Google Home - only to be assailed by a 3-minute BBC news bulletin. Then Sky news barged in for their 2-minute version, then CNBC. And I only said 'good morning'. Alexa was in no mood to help on Amazon Echo, she just read out the day’s anniversari…

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