10th June 2013
This news summary is compiled by RadioCentre Ltd.
BBC's DMI debacle is as much a failure of the trust as of management
Loss of £100m of licence payers' money is set to loom over the debate around the next Royal Charter.
talkSPORT confirms new Keys and Gray gig
Richard Keys and Andy Gray have presented their last daily show for talkSPORT as they move to a new weekly slot.
Sunrise Punjabi Radio goes off air in London
Sunrise Radio’s regional station, Punjabi Radio has fallen off the air on digital radio in London.
Access All Areas: tweeting the Summertime Ball
Twitter is a great way for listeners to connect directly with their favourite radio stations and DJs, tweeting in with song requests, questions, comments and more.
Apple to launch Spotify rival iRadio on Monday?
Apple could be set to launch its streaming music service iRadio as soon as Monday, according to reports, after signing deals with a host of major record labels.
Sony Music Signs Deal With Apple's iRadio (Report)
Sony Music is reportedly the latest and last major label to sign a deal with Apple’s as-of-yet launched music streaming service dubbed “iRadio,” according to a report on All Things D.
They've stolen our brand: will we close down Apple iRadio?
Jukebox services that call themselves 'radio' denigrate what radio is all about: so why is the radio industry sitting on its hands and doing nothing?
John Collins: Why radio shouldn’t be afraid of ‘iRadio’
There are several reports – such as here, here and here – that, alongside some hardware and software developments, Apple are going to launch a new service at their Worldwide Developers conference, which gets under way in California later today.
All Media Scotland (£)
Horns up, rock fans
Full of sound, fury, heavy metal and headbanging, a new national radio station begins next week. TeamRock will launch at 11.58pm on June 16 with the only song possible at that point: Iron Maiden’s classic Two Minutes to Midnight.
Sunday Times (£)
Radio pair ready to rock in new venture
Two former executives at GMG Radio are preparing to launch a station appealing to the nation’s rock music fans.
Blow to Global Radio ambitions
Having already gobbled up several rivals, Global Radio’s acquisition of Guardian Media Group’s radio arm for about $70m last year was supposed to be the pièce de résistance.
Financial Times (£)
Unions to ballot members over BBC pay offer
The BBC is braced for further strike action over its pay and redundancy terms - but has reached a compromise with unions over job cuts and working conditions linked to Delivering Quality First.
Broadcast Now (£)
Ofcom awards five new community radio licences in Northern Ireland
Ofcom today announced the award of five community radio licences for services in Northern Ireland.
BBC Weather launches mobile app
BBC Weather today launched a mobile application for iOS and Android devices in the UK. The free app enables you to keep ahead of the weather by taking BBC Weather’s accurate and in-depth information with you on-the-go.
BBC Media Centre
BBC radio presenter Mark Turnbull dies
BBC Tees host Mark Turnbull has died at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough on Saturday after a short illness, aged 50.
The Queen tours New Broadcasting House
The Queen has officially opened New Broadcasting House with a live address to the nation on BBC Radio 4 and a visit to Radio 1.
The Queen officially opens new Broadcasting House
The Queen has officially opened the BBC’s new extension of Broadcasting House.
The Queen watches The Script live Radio 1 performance – video
The Queen watched The Script perform in Radio 1's Live Lounge today (June 6).
The citadel of profligacy... or how the BBC flushed another £200m of YOUR money down the drain
For BBC bosses, the sumptuous Roux At The Landau restaurant, with its art deco furnishings and grand panelled dining room, has established itself in recent weeks as an unofficial staff canteen.
Martin Newell’s Joy of Essex: Only complaint about hospital is missing radio stations
If I have one criticism of the NHS hospital I was recently in it’s that you can’t get Radio 3 on the bedside radio. This means that a choice of the chirpy daytime banalities of BBC Radio 2, the overcooked news analysis of Radio 4, or the woefully underfunded Radio Local.
East Anglian Daily Times