IAB UK finds audio aids digital adspend bounce-back An increase in spend across digital audio helped the UK’s digital advertising market rally in 2020. In a move that reflects the growth of audio within the digital landscape the recently published PWC’s Digital Adspend report includes digital audio and podcasting data for the first time and… Read More

Chris Kamara is joining the team at Absolute Radio for the Euro 2021 tournament in June. Chris will be on Breakfast with Dave Berry and Bush and Richie’s Hometime show to add the funny to the football in the build-up and during the tournament, giving his views on the daily games, focusing on the lighter… Read More

Home working is here to stay. According to KPMG, just 31% of businesses expected their working operations to return to normal this year, while just 45% expected a return to normality in 2022. So, we are going to be at home for some time to come. Radio has always provided companionship, but over the last… Read More

Radiocentre Appoints a New CEO Ian Moss has been appointed as the new CEO of Radiocentre, replacing Siobhan Kenny who announced her departure last year. Siobhan leaves Radiocentre after seven years as CEO at the end of June 2021. Ian is currently Chief Executive of STM – the international association representing academic and professional publishers… Read More

Digital listening continues to expand Listening to radio via a digital device continues to grow with the number of national digital stations available on DAB/DAB+ expanding to more than 50. The number of national commercial stations has grown to 46, with recent new station launches including Boom Radio, Union JACK Dance, Union JACK Rock and… Read More

It’s been another busy week in the world of radio. We’ve rounded up the main talking points for you below: LBC Campaigner and social activist, Nimco Ali OBE, is joining LBC to host a new 10-part podcast series. Common Ground with Nimco Ali, will see Ali tackle the difficult conversations that often surround race, religion… Read More

A year on from Lockdown 1, we find ourselves at home… still. Who could have imagined this, 12 months back? International Day of Happiness is an annual event recognising the importance of happy people around the world. Given the events of the last year, it feels more important than ever – as we look for… Read More

For the podcast market, like every part of life, 2020 was a year of dramatic change. As time at home gave us more time to consume audio, there was an explosion in podcast listening and the choice of titles we could consume. From history to football, from cooking to comedy, the choice grows daily. In… Read More

Radio listening figures for Q2 2020, covering 30th March to 21st June, were due to be released today. But due to the coronavirus lockdown, which began on the 23rd March, no new numbers are available. The recruitment of the RAJAR listening panel changes every 3 months and is carried out by doorstep researchers. As a… Read More

With the UK officially leaving the European Union, and Harry and Meghan stepping back as senior members of Britain’s royal family, Q1 2020 was already shaping up to be a fascinating start to the new year…  and then the Covid-19 lockdown began. Only the last week of the 13 weeks of this survey covered this… Read More