For many businesses, this week heralds the start of the new financial year. Even though prospects for both the UK and world economies remain uncertain, there’s no doubt that the business of commercial radio is in excellent health. For the first time in 15 years, commercial radio now has more listeners than the BBC who are… Read More


This week is English Tourism Week, the visitor economy is worth £106bn a year to England and the sector is the third largest employer supporting 2.6 million jobs. Across the UK the Travel and Transport sector spent £43 million on radio in 2015 (source: Nielsen) – that’s a massive 24.9% increase year on year. It’s… Read More


On Monday, Scots around the world and in the UK will celebrate the life of one of Scotland’s most famous sons, Robbie Burns. This annual tradition will provide the chance to reflect on last year – a significant one for Scotland after the devolution vote and a big win for the SNP in the general… Read More


Black Friday is over and the Christmas campaigns are running… so now’s the time to start thinking about the New Year. The first calendar month of the year is a great driver for change. Getting fit, booking a holiday somewhere sunny and searching for a new job are all activities that often take place in… Read More


Even before the dust settles on the 2015 General Election, we’re starting to see a change in the way businesses are viewing their marketing. For several months before the election, brands were being guarded about their plans to run radio campaigns before and after May 7th, unsure which way the results would fall. With the… Read More


May Day has been celebrated as a Bank Holiday since 1978 and whilst nearly everything used to be closed most shops are now open. Even the 144-year-old tradition of banks being closed on public holidays is coming to an end with Britain’s biggest lenders due to open a number of branches on Monday. Retail has… Read More


There’s been a massive change in the way we listen to music. With the number of devices and options available increasing every quarter there’s no doubt this constant evolution will continue. Competition is hotting up, with Spotify announcing last week it’s added 1m active users in the UK over the last four months. According to… Read More


Since 1973, LBC has delivered news and information to Londoners and also allowed them to air their views and engage in lively, topical conversation. The exciting news today is that from 11th February LBC will go national and become Britain’s first and only commercial news talk radio station “Leading Britain’s Conversation”. The announcement was made… Read More


No Talksport is not turning into TalkTennis, although given yesterday’s viewing figures for Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final (won by Andy Murray) maybe they should. Today sees news that Colin Murray from BBC Radio 5 Live has joined TalkSport and is due to be airing a daily show from 10am – 1pm every weekday. Colin Murray’s… Read More


Is it in the car? On the train? In the office? In the kitchen? When you’re out walking somewhere? In the gym, or just for those crucial 20 minutes as you get up and get dressed? The fact is, pretty much all of us listen to the radio whilst doing something else – it’s how… Read More