Has your Gas and Electric company written to you notifying you that your direct debit has to go up on your monthly instalments? Fear not. This happened to me this morning and I got straight on to EON. The call centre girl there said that at this time of the year the computers automatically review accounts. The computer is programmed to want every customer to have an account balance of Zero. My balance was at £59 which would easily have been paid off when April’s direct debit of £73 popped in to their bank. The computer said I should pay £105, I instead agreed prices had gone up, and offered to pay £80 a month. My advice to you is to challenge any big increase on direct debits on your gas and electric bills, they should really have a human check on these increases. They do not however because it works to their advantage as customers build up a handsome credit if the amount they take is too much, and they profit with the money in their accounts rather than ours.
London 2012 paid for partially from contributions from Greater London council taxpayers. Not a whiff of a free ticket for any of us, just a big greedy website set up on a scale as big as eBay. http://www.london2012.com/index.php. We will at least be able to see it on Television, but guess what we cannot do that without owning and buying a television and a tv licence which costs £145. In the words of Angela Rippon and Co – what a rip off!
Am 740 in Canada plays some good oldies and is worth a listen. I heard their breakfast show on Wednesday which is on in the UK around midday. The jingles for the morning crew were very good. The Canadians are a little less brash than the US radio stations. It is part of a magazine which is called Zoomer It is a good name for a radio station and we have QFM and used to have Mojo Radio all based on magazines in the UK.
Listen in and see if you agree with me http://zoomerradio.ca/on-demand/
From Radio Today website
Chris Moyles lights up BT Tower
Photos of Chris Moyles wearing a red nose lit up the scrolling illuminated billboard around the top of the BT Tower in London Wednesday evening.
The surprise stunt was to raise awareness of the longest Radio 1 show attempt by Moyles and Comedy Dave, which has also started trending worldwide on Twitter.
Classic FM insure breakfast
Classic FM have announced a new six-month-long sponsorship deal for their breakfast show – with Churchill Home Insurance.
The famous ‘Churchill dog’, voiced by comedian Bob Mortimer, features as part of the campaign on Global’s national station which started this week.
Bauer brings families together
Ten Bauer radio stations including Metro Radio and Wave 105 are taking part in a charity promotion to encourage families to spend more time together.
The group’s ‘family day’ will see stations offer discounted tickets to family attractions in their regions, as well as organise special events for listeners to attend.
Garrison broadcasts Army v RAF
Garrison Radio isn’t normally a station where you’d expect to hear live football commentary – but that all changes tonight.
The station is providing coverage of a match between the Army and the RAF at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium, which could be this year’s Inter Services title decider.
Ford goes DAB standard early
Ford will install DAB as standard in all new UK cars from 2012 – a year earlier than the industry-wide agreement.
The Focus will get digital radio straight away, with the rest of the range coming joining within the next 18 months.
RADIODAYS EUROPE This European radio conference takes place in Copenhagen this week, and will feature many speakers from the UK. March 17th and 18th 2011.
RADIO PRODUCTION CONFERENCE It’s back for another year, and the date is set for March 22nd 2011 at the Lowry at Salford Quays. Find out more here.
HOSPITAL RADIO CONFERENCE AND AWARDS These take place in Hollingbourne near Maidstone this year on March 26th and 27th.
COMMUNITY RADIO SEMINAR PRS for Music are putting on The Big Radio Seminar – an educational session that addresses the issue of licensing music for community radio stations. It’s free to attend and takes place on March 29th. Find out more here.
SONY RADIO ACADEMY AWARDS Nominations for 2011 are announced on March 30th, with the award ceremony itself taking place on May 9th.
STUDENT RADIO CONFERENCE This year taking place at the University of Hertfordshire on April 18th to 20th.
ARQIVA AWARDS Nominations will be announced on May 4th. The awards dinner and ceremony this year is on July 6th. Find out more here.
From Radio Netherlands Media Blog Site
Welsh language campaigners disrupt BBC show