Permanent radio show for Judge Rinder at talkRADIO

Judge Rinder has signed up as the new permanent host of Drivetime every Friday on talkRADIO and talkRADIO TV.

Rob had covered the show earlier the year but now commits to hosting one programme a week.

He says: “After guesting in the Drivetime chair this summer, I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the brilliant talkRADIO schedule permanently.

“My Friday show will be taking a look back at the biggest talking points of the week gone by and setting the agenda for the weekend ahead, with great guests, robust debate, and quite a bit of fun alog the way.”

Rinder’s first show in his new slot is this Friday, 8th October from 4pm. He joins other station hires this summer including Jeremy Kyle and Trisha Goddard.

Hits Live music event returns to Liverpool and Birmingham

Bauer’s pop music event Hits Live will be taking place in Liverpool and Birmingham this year.

Manchester, home of the Hits Radio brand, also had its own version in previous years at the Manchester Arena but misses out this time round.

Hits Live will take place in Liverpool on 19th November hosted by Manchester breakfast presenter Fleur East, and network weekend host Sarah Jane Crawford, and Birmingham the following night on 20th November presented by Fleur East.

Fleur East said: “Hits Live is one huge weekend of amazing acts and incredible music. I’m so excited to be in an arena watching live music after being deprived of it for so long. I can’t wait to party with all of you. See you there!”

The Line-up for Hits Live Liverpool on Friday 19th November is as follows: Ed Sheeran, The Script, Years & Years, Tom Grennan, Becky Hill, Joel Corry, Ella Henderson, Mimi Webb.

Taking the stage at Hits Live Birmingham on Saturday 20th November is: Rag’n’Bone Man, Dermot Kennedy, Tom Grennan, Anne-Marie, Becky Hill, KSI, Mabel, James Arthur.

KISS Haunted House Party stays virtual this year

The KISS Haunted House Party will be available online again this year inside the Kiss Kube app.

The line-up features Ed Sheeran, Nathan Dawe, Anne-Marie, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Craig David, Majestic (& Guests), ArrDee, Becky Hill, Joel Corry.

Artists will record unique performances from different spooky locations across London which the audience will be treated to at 8pm every night from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th October.

The epic finale show, presented by KISS Breakfast’s Jordan Banjo & Perri Kiely is on Halloween night, Sunday 31st October at 8pm, featuring highlights from the week along with some special surprises.

KISS Breakfast’s Jordan Banjo said “Imagine getting invited to the biggest music event of the year but it’s on your phone and you don’t need to queue for a drink?! It’s happening! The artists are getting competitive over costumes already, and are busy planning their creative performances.”

KISS Breakfast’s Perri Kiely added “We can’t wait to get together with the rest of the KISS fam for the finale too. Been way too long since we all got together so it’s going to be a special one. See you there…”