Classic FM presenter Alexander Armstrong is planning to perform 24 concerts in 24 hours

Alexander Armstrong will perform at a variety of locations across London and the South during a 24-hour marathon, which starts on Thursday 30th September at 12pm in support of Global’s Make Some Noise.

His back-to-back concerts will include St Paul’s Cathedral and a construction site; a football stadium and the apron of an international airport; on a River Thames boat serenading the capital’s commuters and a concert with the dementia charity Forget-Me-Not Chorus – one of the 100 charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise this year.

Along the way, he will team up with some special surprise guests to help him complete his epic musical challenge.

Alexander said: “I think it’s only just dawning on me what I’ve signed up for. There I was thinking it’d be quite fun to get out and ‘do some singing’ but the scale of the thing is only now becoming clear. There are some world-famous venues on that list as well as some world firsts. I don’t believe anyone’s done the Luton Airside Apron for example, but 24 gigs in 24 hours is going to need all the strength and humour I can muster. The support I am getting is incredible though. It’ll be my listeners that get me through it.”

The Shires’ Ben Earle Joins Absolute Country

Absolute Radio Country is thrilled to announce Ben Earle from British Country Duo, The Shires will be joining the station to host a new Sunday morning show.

Ben’s first show will be on Sunday 3rd October from 9am –12pm, where he will play his favourite country artists, as well as introducing listeners to some of his ‘ones to watch,’ providing a perfect soundtrack to Sunday mornings.

No stranger to presenting, in 2020 Ben won the International Broadcaster of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards whilst also having the fastest selling UK country album in history, as part of The Shires.

“I am really excited to be joining the station” commented Earle. “Country Music has grown and grown in popularity in the UK and to be part of a station which is so passionate about the genre is

You can hear Ben’s show every Sunday between 9am – 12pm from 3rd October

Absolute Radio Country plays the biggest songs in country from legends such as Dolly Parton, who recently guested on the station, and Johnny Cash, to superstars like Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban alongside brand-new artists like Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen.

Bauer Radio Re-Brands as Bauer Media Audio

Bauer Radio UK has re-branded as Bauer Media Audio UK and has announced a number of changes to its senior leadership team, designed to support its strategic transformation from a predominantly live radio business to an audio business.

Ben Cooper, who joined Bauer last year from the BBC, becomes Chief Content & Music Officer, bringing together for the first time under one leader all content production and music output across all platforms. Bauer say this new united content structure will enable more effective collaboration with partners in the music industry and the ability to leverage content across the group’s UK and European Audio portfolio.

Dee Ford CBE, Group Managing Director for Bauer Media Audio UK “We are passionate about making our listeners’ lives sound better, whether that be through live radio, or through exciting new formats and experiences. The audio landscape is changing at a rapid pace, and we see so much opportunity to develop differentiated creative audio products, grow audiences and offer access to valuable audiences for advertisers.”