BBC Radio 6 Music

  1. BBC 6 Radio Has Highest Numbers Two Years After Nearly Getting Axed; Digital Radio Up 5%

    May 18, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Listeners to the BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music grew to a record high in the last quarter, attracting an average weekly audience of 1.45 million in the first three months of 2012, according to the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audi ...

  2. BBC 6 Music Records Highest Ever Listening Figures, Digital Listening Increases

    February 02, 2012 3:53 PM EST The BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music has recorded its highest ever listening figures in the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research) figures, published today (Feb. 2). The music-dedicated station, which the BBC toyed with axi ...

  3. BBC's Urban Station Grabs New Listeners

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. urban station BBC 1Xtra has registered its highest audience share to date, attracting over 800,000 weekly listeners in the third quarter, according to the latest RAJAR figures. The digital network increased its audience from the 600,000 it lo ...

  4. BBC 6 Music Ratings Up Again

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. modern rock and alternative station BBC 6 Music has continued to grow its audience despite a tough few months for those working on the network. It is now hitting a weekly audience of 1.19 million listeners. The digital station was under threa ...

  5. NME Radio Returns To Digital TV, DAB To Follow

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT NME Radio will return as a DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) service shortly, following a new licensing agreement. The network, which plays alternative rock, stopped broadcasting on digital TV and DAB in June after licensee DX Media terminated the ...

  6. U.K. Govt Set To Confirm Digital Switchover

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. government is reportedly preparing to confirm plans to switch off the analog radio network. The previous Labour government had a target date of 2015, which looked increasingly hard to achieve given the slow take up of DAB (Digital Audio B ...

  7. Stay Of Execution For BBC 6 Music

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following a public consultation, the BBC Trust has rejected management proposals to shutter U.K. modern rock and alternative station BBC 6 Music. It's good news for the U.K. music industry, which has campaigned to keep the network since the c ...

  8. Cocker Says 6 Music Delay Would Be 'Dirty Trick'

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jarvis Cocker , the former Pulp frontman turned solo artist, issued a rallying cry in defense of BBC 6 Music , the U.K. modern rock and alternative radio station under threat of closure. Cocker, who joined 6 Music as a presenter at the beginning o ...

  9. NME Radio Taken Off DAB, Digital TV

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT NME Radio will no longer be broadcast on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio or via digital TV. The network, which plays alternative rock, will continue via the NME.com website. But the departure from the two digital platforms is a blow for the ...

  10. Graham Norton Replaces Jonathan Ross At Radio 2

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT TV presenter and comedian Graham Norton will be the new host of the Saturday morning show on U.K. AC network BBC Radio 2 . Norton will take over the three-hour show on Oct. 2, 2010. Norton has been standing in for breakfast host Chris Evans this w ...

  11. BBC 6 Music Audience Soars To 1 Million

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has unique problems with the latest RAJAR figures: the digital station that management wants to close increased its audience by 50%, while the surprise ratings boost for Radio 2 's breakfast show will enrage commercial rivals. New aud ...

  12. BBC 6 Music Scoops Two Sonys

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Threatened BBC music stations 6 Music and the Asian Network hit back against their proposed closure by winning gold awards at the Sony Awards. BBC 6 Music, which has attracted support from many music stars and the U.K. music industry, won gold for ...

  13. Controller 'Enormously Proud' Of 6 Music

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BBC 6 Music controller Bob Shennan says he is "enormously proud" of under-threat digital radio station. There is now less than three weeks left of the public consultation on the closure of 6 Music. Labels trade body the BPI sent a delega ...

  14. BBC Radio 2 Told To Reach Older Audience

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST A BBC Trust review has concluded that U.K. national AC network Radio 2 needs to be more distinctive and should offer more content for the over-65s. The review found that the station was highly regarded by audiences but should use its scale to be m ...

  15. Ratings Setback For U.K. Digital Radio Switchover

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The outlook for digital switchover for U.K. radio in 2015 has taken a blow with the latest audience research figures. Digital Radio U.K., the trade body established by the publicly funded BBC, digital network owner Arqiva and the commercial radio ...

  16. Steve Lamacq Departs Radio 1

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Steve Lamacq is departing national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 after 16 years. Lamacq has been introducing the Radio 1 audience to alternative, indie and rock music since he partnered with Jo Whiley on "The Evening Session.&qu ...

  17. BBC Radio 1 At Nine-Year High

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The last quarter saw U.K. Top 40 network BBC Radio 1 score its highest listening figures for nine years. According to official audience research figures from Radio Joint Audience Research Ltd (RAJAR) covering the three-month period March 30-June 2 ...

  18. Chris Evans Wins Big At Sony Awards

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Radio 2 drivetime DJ Chris Evans was the big winner at the 2009 Sony Radio Academy Awards, winning double gold. Evans won the music radio personality gong and the entertainment award for his work on the A/C-formatted station, as well as hostin ...

  19. Strong RAJAR Result For Radio 2

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. national AC network BBC Radio 2 has achieved a strong quarterly result according to data released by official research body RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research Ltd). The station, which has just appointed Bob Shennan as its new controller, re ...

  20. New BBC Radio 2 Controller Announced

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bob Shennan has been appointed the new controller for national U.K. A/C network BBC Radio 2. Shennan succeeds Lesley Douglas, who left the BBC last October amid the scandal over Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand's prank calls to actor Andrew Sa ...

  21. BBC Presenter Ross Suspended, Radio 2 Boss Quits

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BBC radio and TV presenter Jonathan Ross, recently included in Billboard's "Maximum Exposure" issue focusing on the top platforms for music, has been suspended for 12 weeks by the corporation over "utterly unacceptable" co ...

  22. Q Mag Turns Over New Leaf With Radio Launch

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. will perform an exclusive 15-song set to launch Q Magazine's new digital radio service, which is due to go live June 2. Bauer Radio is re-launching Q Radio, an off-shoot of the popular British music monthly magazine, Q. The new service ...

  23. Planet Rock Wins Sony Gold

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Threatened classic rock network Planet Rock was named digital station of the year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards last night. The station, which will be closed by owners GCap Media-themselves recently bought by Global Radio-unless a buyer comes f ...

  24. BBC Stays Quiet On Blaxill Departure

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is remaining tight-lipped about the sudden exit of Ric Blaxill, head of programmes at digital station BBC Radio 6 Music, following a crackdown on alleged editorial irregularities at the U.K. public broadcaster. News of Blaxill's depar ...