Caroline Flashback: The few talk shows that are on the new Internet offering from the genuine Radio Caroline stable are excellent. Roger Day seems to be adapting his Cool Radio programme for Caroline. The back to back music is good but not good enough to keep me tuned in all day long. I was painting today outside and was listening to Caroline Extra all morning. In the afternoon I tuned into Radio Sutch on the Internet for some good old rock and roll oldies and blues!
News selected from the Radio Today site
Radio Leeds remembers Bradford City fire
Former Emmerdale actor James Thornton is hosting a special programme by BBC Radio Leeds remembering the Bradford City fire.
The show will also be broadcast on BBC 5 live this weekend, looking back at the tragedy which happened 30 years ago at Valley Parade.
Gareth Jones, BBC Radio Leeds Sports Editor said: “This was a tragedy, the effects of which are still felt 30 years on in Bradford and changed the future of the club, the City and British football as a whole. We felt it was important the story of this sometimes forgotten dreadful event was told on such a landmark anniversary and the victims and affects always remembered.”
James Thornton, who is a life-long Bradford City supporter, presents ‘Valley Parade: The Bradford City Fire Remembered’ – a one hour special on Sunday May 10th which will be broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds at 12pm and then on BBC Radio 5 live at 8pm.
During the 60 minute special, James takes listeners through the stories of the players, fans, victims and medics.
Richard Maddock, Commissioning Editor of BBC Radio 5 live, added: “The programme made by BBC Radio Leeds is a fitting tribute to those whose lives were lost in the fire and includes some heartfelt accounts from key figures such as Bradford City captain of the day Peter Jackson, Club legend and player that day John Hendrie; and Lord Popplewell who oversaw the inquiry. ‘Valley Parade: The Bradford City Fire Remembered’ is not just about reflecting on the 30th anniversary but also explores how the fire changed the future of Bradford and football stadia across the country.”
On the day itself, Monday 11 May, BBC Radio Leeds & Lincolnshire will be hosting a simulcast show – broadcasting the remembrance service live from Bradford’s centenary square.
Radio Aire holds its first Superhero Awards
Leeds-based Bauer station Radio Aire has honoured local people at its first ever Superhero Awards ceremony.
The event took place on Thursday night at Bewleys Hotel in the city and award winners included ‘Secret Millionaire’ star Terry George who was named Leeds Legend, and Welcome to Yorkshire’s Gary Verity – best known for bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire – who picked up the prize of Ambassador for Leeds.
The station presented the Cash for Kids Bravery Award to a 5 year old girl, Kendal Middleton Jessop, who was diagnosed with cancer aged 3 and has helped raise awareness of Neuroblastoma locally.
Radio Aire breakfast presenter, Kam Kelly said “It was lovely and humbling to be part of an award ceremony where the awards actually mean something. The amount of people wanting photos with Kendal would make a queue of One Direction fans look small.”
Lisa Sullivan, Radio Aire Cash for Kids Charity Manager added: “It was an incredible honour to be amongst so many Superheroes as well as raising thousands of pounds for Radio Aire Cash for Kids and raising awareness too. There was such a buzz in the room and everyone had a fabulous evening. This was a great event to launch our Superhero Day which is on May 15th.”
Picture shows Gary Verity, Kendal Middleton Jessop and Terry George.
Mi-Soul plans DAB radio launch in London
Internet station Mi-Soul is making plans to launch on DAB in London next month.
The station, set up by Kiss FM founder Gordon Mac, says it will be available across the capital from Saturday 27th June.
It is listed by Ofcom as playing ‘Current and classic soulful music’ with a new DSP, Digital Sound Programme Service licence (local).
We’ll bring you more details as soon as we can on future plans.