Radio News

Read up on the latest news and information from the world of radio with Prolific North. From the largest radio stations in the region, through to independent and emerging stations, we have all the latest and most important stories from the world of radio right here.

We are in the midst of a podcasting boom but it isn't always easy to get your valuable podcasts in front of the right listeners.

Given that more than one in 10 adults listen to podcasts every week, podcasting is clearly a thriving area, and one that brands can't afford to ignore.

Bauer Media is to expand Wes Butters and Gemma Atkinson's drivetime show across its Hits Radio Network, meaning six freelance presenters will be dropped.

Sunderland-born broadcaster Lauren Laverne will continue as host of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs for the foreseeable future after Kirsty Young announced she was to step down permanently as host of the long-running programme.

As Sheffield United returns to the Premier League, BBC Radio Sheffield has signed a 2 year commentary deal with the club.

The Shadow Arts and Culture Minister, Kevin Brennan, has warned Ofcom that local radio is in danger of becoming “increasingly London-centric” and that rural areas will be hit by changes in regulation.

Carol Ann Duffy is to lead a host of performers in a special BBC Radio 4 programme marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

The launch director of the BBC Sounds app is to leave her job after opting not to continue to commute to London from her home in the North.

Rob Delaney and Martin Freeman are to join BBC Radio 6 Music for a run of Sunday afternoon shows.


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