Category Radio

Robbie Williams shunned by BBC radio 4

Robbie Williams, the man who is in and out of Take That like a hokey cokey addict has now fallen out of favour with BBC Radio 4 listeners. Robster, who was famously shunned by Radio 1 breakfast show DJ Nick Grimshaw after he declared him irrelevant. Now it seems as if Radio 4 listeners don’t want him either. Robbie was featured on a new Radio 4 series called Mastertapes in which he discussed his new solo album.

Now actually talking about music on a radio station, shock horror, has greatly disgruntled the Radio 4 crowd. They were very vocal in their criticism on the Feedback programme. One went as far as to say that Radio 4 was meant to be a chatty, speaking, questioning, talking kind of station, so why on earth was there a programme about popular music?...

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BBC radio introduces new play list service

Contrary to other stations using streaming services, the BBC usually uses DJs though listeners need to transfer the playlists to YouTube or Spotify. The BBC is known to dominate the traditional radio with nearly 50% of UK residents, which is more than 50 million fans turning into its stations weekly.

Considering that many youngsters prefer streaming services in addition to recommendation driven play lists, the corporation has launched the Playlister music creation and recommendation service marks in order to remain relevant in the digital age.

Bob Shennan who controls Radio 6, Radio 2 and the Asian Network, mentioned that the BBC played an important role in finding new acts and publicising them to a mainstream audience at the launch of the Play lister on Wednesday.

Shennan added that the B...

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BBC 6 Music has an overhaul of its weekend schedule

Huey Morgan is taking over the reins of the 10.00 to 13.00 Saturday morning show at the BBC’s 6 Music station in a revamp of the weekend schedule. Edith Bowman will no longer be on the air on Saturday as she makes way for the former Fun Loving Criminal to move from his Sunday afternoon slot.

The BBC has stated that Edith will continue her work on the stations special programmes, which are planned for 2014. Cerys Matthews will have her show extended by an hour on Sunday mornings, taking her show to a three hour slot.

Former Catatonia vocalist and winner of the Sony Radio Academy Award for music broadcaster of 2013, welcomed the news and stated that it would allow listeners to have a perfect soundtrack for Sunday lunch.

Other changes sees Finest Hour, with Guy Garvey from Elbow, move from ...

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