Annie Mac returns to Radio 1

Annie Mac is set to return to BBC Radio 1 this month. She’ll start the weekend at 7pm on Friday evenings, beginning 13th September, with new dance music. After four months on maternity leave, Annie will also return to her Sunday night show from 10pm. Carnival vibes will come to Radio 1 at 2am on … Read more

What if you listen to this?

A series of new programmes will invite listeners to present their own vision of the future on the World Service. From 28th January to 31st March the ‘What If?’ shows will look into the future and how the world might look, how technology will advance and innovations in health and science. Beginning with ‘What if … Read more

A Smooth Starlight Supper this March

An annual charity event organised by Smooth Radio will return this March, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. On Saturday, 9th March the station is inviting listeners to attend or host dinner parties from 8pm. Money is raised for charity with donations from attendees of the parties. A special show will broadcast on Smooth Radio … Read more

Range of specialist music for Radio 2

Plans have been unveiled for specialist music programmes on Radio 2 this year, beginning with a focus on folk music. The new Folk Show began earlier this month, and will feature live folk acts in the run up to the Folk Awards on 30th January. Future shows will feature┬áRichard Thompson, Heidi Talbot and Jefferson Hamer. … Read more

New weekend line-up at Xfm

Following a new breakfast show for the indie music station, new shows and presenters have been announced for the weekend line-up. Comedian Josh Widdicombe will join the station from 19th January presenting a show every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Former BBC Radio 6 Music weekend breakfast presenter Jo Good will be joined by musicians, … Read more

Anna Foster announced as new co-host on 5 live drive

The BBC has announced that Anna Foster will be the new permanent co-presenter alongside Peter Allan on Radio 5 live’s drive programme. Anna Foster and Louise Minchin have alternated presenting duties alongside Peter Allan since Aasmah Mir left the station last November. Anna Foster has been with the BBC station since 2005 and co-hosted the … Read more

Voting opens for BBC Radio 6 Music’s top track

Alternative music station BBC Radio 6 Music is asking listeners to vote on the best song released during the station’s ten years on air. The station launched in March 2002 as one of several new digital-only outlets from the BBC. Staff and presenters have shortlisted 100 songs released between March 2002 and the end of … Read more

New breakfast show on Xfm in London

Comedian, author and writer Jon Holmes has been announced as the new host of Xfm’s breakfast show in London from Monday morning. Previously hosting Saturday morning’s on BBC Radio 6 Music, the Sony award winner is also part of BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, has been heard on BBC Radio 2 and co-created Radio … Read more

Dance music station KISS starts test transmissions nationally

Dance music station KISS has started test transmissions across the UK. The station is best known for playing music from artists Bruno Mars, Rihanna, David Guetta and Chris Brown during the day and specialist music programmes at night. KISS began as a London-based pirate radio station in the 80’s before relaunching as a legal station … Read more

New slot for unsigned music shows

From this weekend each local BBC radio station in England will broadcast a BBC Introducing programme at 8pm every Saturday night. Whilst much of the music played during the day on BBC local radio is popular mainstream music, BBC Introducing highlights local music and unsigned artists. Each station has a local presenter with knowledge of … Read more