Catch-up time extended to 30 days on BBC iPlayer Radio

Users of the BBC’s online catch-up service will now have up to 30 days to listen to previous programmes. Since its launch in 2007 radio programmes have been available for seven days from their original broadcast. The change means that listeners who want to catch up with weekly programmes, such as The Now Show or … Read more

New line-up starts on BBC Radio 5 live

A new daytime line-up starts today on BBC Radio 5 live. From 10am on weekday mornings 5 Live Daily takes on original news and interviews, hosted by Adrian Chiles and Peter Allen who both move from the drive time programme. This week sees Kevin Pietersen talk to Adrian Chiles about his new book about his … Read more

Slap my top! Alex Lester: The Movie coming soon?

Known as the ‘Dark Lord’ to his early morning listeners, could Alex Lester be about to star in his own film? The BBC Radio 2 presenter appears in a preview for Alex Lester: The Movie, with Nick Grimshaw, Vanessa Feltz, Ken Bruce and Tony Blackburn making up the supporting cast. Alex Lester has amassed a … Read more

Smooth set to re-launch this March

Smooth Radio is set to re-launch next month as ‘Your Relaxing Music Mix’ with Kate Garraway, Andrew Castle and Myleene Klass joining the station.

Pure unveils new Jongo colours and features in Las Vegas

Digital radio manufacturer Pure has announced new colours and features for its wireless speaker range. The new colours are based on “the latest global trends for 2014”, with ‘neutral’ and ‘vibrant’ collections. “Personalisation is a growing trend and fashion is increasingly influencing the design of the latest gadgets,” says Nick Hucker, Pure’s marketing director. “Colours … Read more

Adrian Chiles makes return to Radio 5 live

Television presenter Adrian Chiles is returning to BBC Radio 5 live nearly twenty years after launching its early morning finance news programme. From Friday, 8th November, Adrian Chiles will present Drive every Friday evening, whilst Peter Allen continues to co-host Monday to Thursday with Anna Foster. “It’s very exciting to be coming back to Radio … Read more

Howard Jones to present series of 80s shows

During September and October, 80s music star Howard Jones will host a Sunday evening show on Absolute 80s featuring some of his favourite music. Listeners will also be able to download a free MP3 track each week, taken from a live session recorded at the Absolute Radio studios. The original tracks feature new material, and … Read more

Energy Day special for Radio 5 live

The afternoon show on BBC Radio 5 live will be powered entirely by exercise bikes this Thursday as part of a special day of programmes. The energy day programmes will look at the UK’s energy supply, and plans to fill a gap created by the closure of power stations. “Energy Day is an innovative and … Read more

Rock artists Primal Scream confirmed for Absolute session

Primal Scream have been confirmed as the latest act to perform an exclusive session for Absolute Radio at the Hard Rock Cafe this month. Best known for their 90’s hits ‘Loaded’ and ‘Rocks’, the band recently performed at the Glastonbury Festival and will tour in London, Glasgow and Manchester before the end of the year. … Read more