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The imposter Caroline on http://www.radiocaroline.com has yet to start its full programming on its Internet link.  Will it ever become a radio station, or is it just a jukebox!  Just heard Peter Quinn saying he will be on breakfast shows!  They are identifying as Radio Caroline Hot Hits now…………………………………

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Neil Long joins Thames Radio for weekends

Former Capital, Jackie and Essex Radio presenter Neil Long is joining the Thames team and will be on air every Saturday & Sunday from 12-2pm.

Neil Greenslade, Group Programme director, told RadioToday: ‘It’s great to have Neil join our weekend team here at Thames Radio and we are looking forward to seeing what he brings to the team!”

Neil comments: “I have yearned for the “old days” back again and here is a great chance to be part of Thames Radio with such a top line up”.

Line-up announced for Radio 1’s Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw this morning announced the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Hull 2017.

Acts including Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Lorde, Kasabian and Royal Blood will be joining the line-up for the two-day event, which takes place at Burton Constable Hall on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.

Hosted by Radio 1 DJs, Radio 1’s Big Weekend is Europe’s largest free ticketed festival, and will be heading to Hull to coincide with the UK City of Culture celebrations for 2017. Radio 1’s Big Weekend travels to areas that wouldn’t usually host large scale music events of this kind.

As well as shining a spotlight on the host city, in the lead-up and via the event’s coverage, Radio 1’s Big Weekend provides a major boost to the local economy. The event is now in its 14th year and will be produced in partnership with Hull 2017.

Artists joining the line-up for the Main Stage and Where It Begins Stage are:

MAIN STAGE SATURDAY:

BIFFY CLYRO, EMELI SANDÉ, GALANTIS, IMAGINE DRAGONS, JAMES ARTHUR, KASABIAN, KATY PERRY*, LORDE, ZARA LARSSON

WHERE IT BEGINS STAGE SATURDAY:

HAIM, JP COOPER, LANA DEL REY, LONDON GRAMMAR, PLAN B, RAG’N’BONE MAN, THE AMAZONS, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, YOU ME AT SIX

MAIN STAGE SUNDAY:

BASTILLE, CLEAN BANDIT, KINGS OF LEON* LITTLE MIX*, RITA ORA, SEAN PAUL, SHAWN MENDES, STORMZY*, THE CHAINSMOKERS

WHERE IT BEGINS STAGE SUNDAY:

ALT-J, ANNE MARIE, BLOSSOMS, CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS, CIRCA WAVES, DUA LIPA,

MURA MASA, ROYAL BLOOD, TWIN ATLANTIC

Rita Ora says: “So excited I can’t even tell you, it’s so long overdue. It’s the best news ever – I’m so happy. They’re so up for it (Hull crowd). I can always tell you that no matter what happens, Big Weekend is probably one of the “funnest” festivals I’ve ever performed at.”

Alex from The Chainsmokers says: “The coolest part will be that we have an album out so we’ll have all this new music and we’re really excited to perform it as we haven’t really played a big festival or big event like this, so we’re really excited.”

Lorde says: “I’m so excited – we’re going to Hull! It’s gonna be fun, we’ll have to tear up Hull, all of us.”

50,000 free tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull were snapped up earlier this month in under 50 minutes, with 95 percent of them going to the local area.

In the lead-up to Big Weekend, Radio 1 and BBC Learning will produce Radio 1’s Academy, which aims to inspire local 16-19 year-olds to take the next step in creative careers. Radio 1’s Academy includes a series of special events, local engagement and face-to-face activity in the area, beginning in February and culminating in May with a packed week of radio shows, gigs, masterclasses and Q&As. Keep listening to Radio 1 for further details.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast live on Radio 1 and streamed in vision at bbc.co.uk/radio1. All performances will be available to watch live and on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel

Lauren Laverne to broadcast from Huddersfield

BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne is taking her mid-morning radio show to Huddersfield on 21 April to celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Record Store Day.

Lauren will be live from Vinyl Tap, John William Street, playing a host of exclusive Record Store Day releases, live music, interviews and a special Prince inspired all-vinyl Desert Island Disco.

She will be joined in-store by special guests including Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, spoken word artist Kate Tempest, and poet Simon Armitage, to celebrate all things vinyl between 10am-1pm.

Kate Tempest will tell all about being a Record Store Day Ambassador and being in charge of this year’s Brighton Festival. She will also give a preview of her RSD release which was recorded straight to vinyl at Maida Vale studios.

Alexis Taylor will host a live Desert Island Disco in honour of Prince to mark the one-year anniversary of his death, and Simon Armitage will talk through his connections in the local area and his Record Store Day collaboration with Leeds indie rock group, The Wedding Present.

Lauren also welcomes local band Fold who’ll be live in session. Encompassing funk, jazz, soul and psyche, they’ll be bringing their fusion of music and archive recordings along for a special performance at Vinyl Tap.

The store will still be open to the public and visitors are welcome to watch the show being made, subject to space.

Presented in association with BBC Music, this is the second time 6 Music has hit the road to celebrate all things vinyl, following their visit to Brighton last year with Fat Boy Slim and Tim Burgess.

Lauren Laverne said: “The 10th anniversary of Record Store Day is going to be a hugely special day, and I’m so pleased to be marking the occasion in Huddersfield at one of the most iconic record stores with some of the most talented people in the industry.”

Record Store Day launched in the UK in 2008 and is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. It takes place on 22nd April.

Record Store Day Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.

JJ replaces Roman Kemp on Capital evenings

Weekend presenter JJ has taken over the networked evening show on Capital, replacing Roman Kemp.

JJ, who previously hosted Thursdays & Fridays 10pm-1am / Sundays 8pm – Midnight, has started the new show this week as Roman Kemp moves to breakfast.

He joined Capital two years ago after stints at Diverse FM and Kiss Fresh. His first job at Capital was on Capital Birmingham to host the local weekend shows.

JJ, not to be confused with the Union J member, is a football writer who recently graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and blogs over at itsjjblog.wordpress.com.

Today he tweeted it was a dream come true to get the Capital evening show.

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