Radio Newsbeat

From the Media today site and Radio Today site:

Johnny Vaughan to join Absolute Radio for Olympic show
From Media Week. Posted 28 Mar 2012, 08:30
Johnny Vaughan, the former Capital Radio breakfast host, is to join Absolute Radio to present a two-hour evening show during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Johnny Vaughan to front Absolute Radio’s Olympics coverage
Pandora gets UK radio figures in a twist
From Media UK editorial pick. Posted 28 Mar 2012, 11:16
The founder of Pandora attempts to compare UK internet radio listening with Pandora – with a massive stats fail. Turns out, UK radio industry is almost as popular as Pandora. Which is nice.

BBC Cumbria Managing Editor appointed
From Radio Today. Posted 28 Mar 2012, 14:20
BBC Radio Manchester Assistant Editor Mark Elliott heads to Carlisle.

Student Radio Conference Arrival Information
From Student Radio Association. Posted 28 Mar 2012, 20:15
The Student Radio Conference is just FIVE days away! This year it is being held at the University of Bradford, thanks to RamAir 1350am.

Pandora, Not Radio, Doesn’t Understand Radio
From paidContent:UK. Posted 28 Mar 2012, 14:53
I’ve met Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora (NYSE: P). He’s a lovely man. But, not only do I believe that Pandora is not radio (they stole our brand for a non-live, non-local, non-shared jukebox), it’s becoming rather more obvious that they don’t understand radio stats either.

Sark Islanders fear takeover
From BBC News. Posted 28 Mar 2012, 09:45
The Today programme’s Sarah Montague reports from the island of Sark on how residents are concerned that its democracy is under threa

Who do you want to run your Student Radio Association?
From Student Radio Association. Posted 28 Mar 2012, 20:27
The Student Radio Association Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday April 4th at the University of Bradford.

BoE governor says Jubilee will affect economy
From BBC News. Posted 28 Mar 2012, 10:54
Howard Archer, chief European economist at IHS Global Insight, speaks to the Today programme’s Simon Jack about comments by the governor of the Bank of England that Royal celebrations are holding back the economy.

BBC Cumbria Managing Editor appointed

BBC Radio Manchester Assistant Editor Mark Elliott has been appointed Managing Editor of BBC Cumbria.

Mark has worked in BBC Local Radio for more than 20 years, the last 12 in Manchester & previously as a producer and News Editor at Radio Cumbria.

Interested in operating a digital radio service in London, Birmingham or Manchester?

CE Digital is inviting expressions of interest from prospective operators of Digital Sound Programme Services and/or Digital Additional Services on its DAB multiplexes in London, Birmingham and Manchester. New contracts will run from 31 May 2012 for a period of up to 12 years.

Interested parties should visit cedigital.co.uk to download an Expression of Interest Form. Closing date 5 April.

(Note – Existing service providers do not need to complete a form)

IRN News Awards

Commercial radio’s news awards take place today. See the IRN Awards website for full details. We’ll have a reporter at the awards to bring you the winners as they’re announced.
Student Radio Conference

The 2012 SRA Conference takes place at the University of Bradford – home of RamAir1350 – from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th April. The Radio Today team will be there to bring you full live coverage of the conference too!
Sony Radio Academy Awards 2012

This year’s Sonys take place in London on Monday 14th May. Nominations will be announced in a special webcast this Friday (30th March).
Commercial Radio Awards 2012

The Commercial Radio Awards 2012 will take place on 4th July in London.
Radio Production Awards

The deadline for entries is 24th April and nominations will be announced on 11th June and the awards ceremony will be on 12th July.
Radio Festival 2012

Get it in your diary now – the dates for this year’s Radio Festival have been confirmed as Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th November at Salford Quays, Greater Manchester.

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