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Brian Lister
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Radio Academy Awards 2014
Congratulations to all the winners in this week's industry awards, especially BBC Tees here in North East England. But I was saddened to see there is now no specific Radio Academy Award for smaller stations as Station of the Year. There used to be a <300,00...

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Commercial radio licences have value after all
After a long period of stagnation the UK commercial radio market is starting to warm up. A couple of years ago you could not give away the average commercial radio licence, indeed a few closed after failing to find buyers. This past week has seen Irish tele...

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The Heart of the issue
Much debate this week after Ofcom showed some teeth and found Heart Cornwall wasn’t operating within its required Format. Apparently Ofcom was responding to a complaint that the station was not broadcasting enough local news or since changing from Atlantic ...

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Since my last post someone has reminded me of another Sunrise Radio story.  In November 2011 the Guardian reported that Ofcom was to investigate Sunrise Radio after it was accused of withholding tens of thousands of pounds of  listeners' charity donations: ...

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The Sunrise saga continues.....
Earlier this week most of the Sunrise Radio Group was put
into administration. On Monday 20th January 2014 Grant Thornton UK was been
appointed administrators of Sunrise Radio Limited, Kismat Radio Limited, Time
FM 107.5 Limited, Tristar Broadcasting Limite...

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Ofcom to pursue DAB-lite for smaller stations....
I've been accused of being part of an "anti-DAB" campaign. Lets be clear, I think DAB was a brilliant development, in the 1980's an ingenious, technically advanced, solution. The trouble is that it was a solution to the wrong problem. It was devised largely...

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The DAB agony continues
Today's Go Digital Day does not seem to have addressed any of the real issues which surround British radio broadcasting moving into the digital age. Not only has Ed Vaizey satisfied nobody by again failing to address the "digital switchover date" question b...

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Digital radio not for small stations says Vaizey
Ahead of his much-heralded announcement on the digital radio switchover next week, the Minister for Culture Communication and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey has already told us that he will not be pushed into a switchover date until DAB has "adequate coverag...

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