Global Radio

  1. Mary Anne Hobbs, Guest Blogger, on Her Switch From BBC Radio One to XFM

    April 22, 2011 2:30 PM EDT She's Seen A Million Faces, And Rocked Them All: Mary Anne Hobbs at Coachella (Photo: www.djgabereal.com ) From dropping out of school and working at an egg packing plant to living on a bus with a hard rock band to publishing the fanzine Krus ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. NME Radio To Go National On DAB

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock radio network NME Radio will launch on national DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio, effective Dec. 22. The eight-month trial period commences at 7am GMT. It launched on DAB in London only in May 2009. "Since launch, NME R ...

  4. Ralph Bernard Swaps Radio For RAH

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. radio veteran executive Ralph Bernard has been named chief executive at 5,500-capacity London venue the Royal Albert Hall. Bernard will succeed David Elliott, who retires at the end of May after 11 years in the post. A former chairman of the ...

  5. Absolute Owner Pledges U.K. Radio 'Renaissance'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The new owner of Absolute Radio, formerly Virgin Radio, says the rash of changes in British radio ownership can help usher in a new golden age for U.K. commercial radio. In a rare interview, AP Parigi, CEO of Mumbai-based Times Infotainment Media ...

  6. Planet Rock Solid After Buy Out

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An unlikely team of veteran rockers has pitched in to save the U.K.'s Planet Rock from extinction. The digital station owned by radio group GCap has been acquired by businessman Malcolm Bluemel (chief executive of British passport and visa se ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Brian May Goes Radio Ga Ga For Planet Rock

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT According to the lyrics to one of the more memorable songs in his canon, Queen's Brian May is a "champion." Now the famous guitarist is championing the cause of troubled British digital radio station Planet Rock. In a posting on the ...

  9. Xfm Brings Back DJs

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. radio network Xfm is bringing back DJs to its daytime schedule after experimenting with a policy that allowed daytime listeners to choose the music it broadcast between 10am and 4pm daily. The taste-making modern rock station, which is based ...

  10. Chrysalis Shares Gain On Offer Talks

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shares in Chrysalis Group rose 8% on Wednesday after the company said it was in preliminary discussions with select parties that could lead to an offer being made for the British music company. Chrysalis, which has been the subject of bid speculat ...

  11. Xfm Tunes In To New Music Awards

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British modern rock radio station Xfm is establishing an awards ceremony to celebrate new music. The inaugural Xfm gala will be held Jan. 16, 2008 at the Koko venue in Camden, and will be built around one major prize, the Xfm British debut album o ...

  12. Xfm Sets Launch Date For South Wales Station

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. modern rock radio network Xfm is extending its reach, with the launch of its new station in south Wales confirmed for Nov. 29. The GCap Media-owned network, which already has regional franchises in London, Manchester and Scotland, will broadc ...

  13. GCap Inks Seacrest To U.K. Radio Deal

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT GCap Media has signed up American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest for a show on London station Capital 95.8 and the company's One Network of 42 U.K. stations. The Entertainment Edge will feature interviews with Hollywood celebrities alongside mu ...

  14. Ex-Chrysalis Radio Chief Huntingford Joins Virgin Radio

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Chrysalis Radio Group CEO Richard Huntingford is to become non-executive chairman of Virgin Radio Holdings, ahead of parent company Scottish Media Group's plans to float the firm in late Fall. In a statement issued today to the London ...

  15. Chrysalis Group OKs Radio Sale

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shareholders of U.K. media company Chrysalis Group have approved the sale of its subsidiary Chrysalis Radio to investment firm Global Radio for £170 million ($344 million) in cash. Proceeds from the sale will be used to cover debts incurred by the ...

  16. Chrysalis Upbeat On H1 Performance

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independent British music and media firm Chrysalis Group Plc said on Wednesday its first-half trading was "broadly in line" with expectations, and claimed its music and radio operations were "well placed" to outperform their re ...

  17. Xfm, V2 Strike Podcast Partnership

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elbow feature in alt. station's offering. London-based alternative rock radio station Xfm has teamed up with Richard Branson's independent record company V2 Music to release a series of podcasts featuring full-length music tracks. Billed ...

  18. Xfm, V2 Strike Podcast Partnership

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elbow feature in alt. station's offering. London-based alternative rock radio station Xfm has teamed up with Richard Branson's independent record company V2 Music to release a series of podcasts featuring full-length music tracks. Billed ...

  19. Gloomy Radio Sector Hits Chrysalis Results

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A weakened radio market and continued problems at its book publishing unit saw British multi-faceted independent media company Chrysalis Group today (May 10) report a sharp fall in first-half profit. A weakened radio market and continued problems ...

  20. Capital Radio And GWR Disclose Merger Plans

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new market leader will emerge in the U.K. radio sector with the proposed merger of Capital Radio and GWR Group, in a stock deal announced Sept. 29. LONDON -- A new market leader will emerge in the U.K. radio sector with the proposed merger of Ca ...

  21. Capital Radio And GWR Disclose Merger Plans

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new market leader will emerge in the U.K. radio sector with the proposed merger of Capital Radio and GWR Group, in a stock deal announced today (Sept. 29). A new market leader will emerge in the U.K. radio sector with the proposed merger of Capi ...

  22. Capital Radio And GWR Disclose Merger Plans

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new market leader will emerge in the U.K. radio sector with the proposed merger of Capital Radio and GWR Group, in a stock deal announced today (Sept. 29). A new market leader will emerge in the U.K. radio sector with the proposed merger of Capi ...

  23. Britain's McKenzie Group, Xfm Ink Marketing Pact

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has struck a three-year marketing partnership with London-based alternative radio station Xfm. British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has struck a three-year marketing partnership with London-base ...

  24. Britain's McKenzie Group, Xfm Ink Marketing Pact

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has struck a three-year marketing partnership with London-based alternative radio station Xfm. British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has struck a three-year marketing partnership with London-base ...

  25. BMG Launches Westlife Campaign

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG U.K. & Ireland has teamed up with British broadcaster GWR Group for a marketing campaign in support of pop band Westlife. The promotion involves GWR's 32-station Mix network and national digit BMG U.K. & Ireland has teamed up ...