I was searching under soft rock on my frontier silicon based wi fi radio and found a staggering amount of American radio stations playing nothing but Christmas Music.
Chris Evans continues to produce some of the most innovative breakfast time radio on Radio2. He has truly matured and become a quality broadcaster.
Radio Today reports;
BBC TV channel replaces radio
A total of 13 BBC radio services are being replaced by a single television channel in Scotland, after the BBC Trust approved the launch of BBC ALBA on Freeview.
The Trust said it is the most technically and financially viable way to make the service available, initially between 5pm and midnight.
The review decided losing BBC Radios 1,2, 3, 4, 5 Live, 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 7, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, and BBC World Service. would be a better alternative than dropping another television channcel such as BBC Parliment.
BBC ALBA is a Gaelic-language service currently available on satellite and BBC iPlayer, with limited distribution on smaller cable providers. It is the first BBC licence fee funded service to operate as a partnership, between the BBC and MG ALBA.
BBC Trust Chairman Sir Michael Lyons said: “The question of how to make BBC ALBA more widely available to licence fee payers in Scotland is a good example of the wider issue of distribution choices which we have been grappling with as part of our recent Strategy Review – how the BBC should best reach audiences as platforms increase. Through the Strategy Review we’ve committed the BBC to doing more to ensure that its services can be conveniently accessed by all audiences, and doing more to represent the nations. Enabling BBC ALBA to be carried on Freeview is a key part of that commitment.”
Trent Arena gets Capital name
08:04PM, 22 Dec 2010
Absolute Radio goes ad-free
09:39AM, 22 Dec 2010
Planet Rock breakfast changes
08:12AM, 22 Dec 2010
Format changes for GMG Radio
07:05AM, 22 Dec 2010
Niocom sells Dune 107.9
08:49PM, 21 Dec 2010
Absolute makes football app
08:24AM, 21 Dec 2010
Star Bristol to change Format
01:01AM, 21 Dec 2010
RAB welcomes new Ofcom code
12:39AM, 21 Dec 2010
New Broadcasting Code rules
11:54AM, 20 Dec 2010
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is calling Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government a significant threat to the CBC and they are collecting signatures for a petition to save the public broadcaster. As of Monday (20 December), Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has collected 48,000 signatures [49,994 at the time of this post], with a goal to deliver 50,000 signatures to members of Parliament.
Visit the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting website for more information and to sign the petition.
Dutch radio market shares Oct/Nov 2010
Over 50s station Radio 5 has continued to progress, while Radio 10 Gold has not so far improved on its previous share of 2.6 percent despite returning to mediumwave in mid-October. Arrow Classic Rock, which has no terrestrial distribution, has slumped to a market share of just one percent.
The market shares in percent plus the figures for (Sept/Oct 2010) and [Oct/Nov 2009] were as follows:
- Radio 538 11.6 (11.2) [10.6]
- Radio 3FM* 9.7 (9.4) [9.1]
- Radio 2* 9.3 (9.6) [9.8]
- Radio 1* 8.2 (7.9) [7.3]
- Sky Radio 7.9 (8.3) [8.5]
- Q-music 7.1 (7.5) [6.8]
- Radio Veronica 5.2 (unchanged) [6.1]
- 100%NL 4.2 (unchanged) [4.3]
- Radio 5* 3.4 (3.2) [2.8]
- Radio 10 Gold 2.6 (unchanged) [2.5]
- Radio 4* 2.1 (2.0) [1.9]
- Classic FM 2.0 (1.9) [2.0]
- Slam!FM 1.8 (2.0) [2.1]
- Arrow Classic Rock 1.0 (1.1) [1.3]
- BNR Nieuwsradio 0.8 (unchanged) [1.0]
- Arrow Jazz FM 0.5 (unchanged) [0.3]
- Kink FM 0.4 (unchanged) [0.3]
- Radio 6* 0.2 (unchanged) [0.2]
* Public station. Others commercial.
- Regional public stations (cumulative) 11.8 (11.8) [12.0]
- Regional commercial stations (cumulative) 4.8 (5.0) [5.4]
- Other stations (cumulative) 5.6 (5.4) [5.6]