Radio 3 gets into the Glastonbury coverage

Coverage of Glastonbury will be on six national BBC radio stations this year, including, for the first time, Radio 3. Live broadcasts from the festival at Worthy Farm will take place on BBC Radio 1,…

Radio unites to air Ariana Grande concert live

Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 5 live, World Service, BBC Radio Manchester and commercial radio this Sunday. The special event,…

PPL reveals most-played Sgt Pepper tracks

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper, PPL has published the most played song from the Beatles album. The album’s closing opus ‘A Day In The Life’ takes the number one…

Radio 1’s Big Weekend gets extra security

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend will still go ahead this weekend in Hull but with extra security measures for attendees. A statement from the station says: “After conducting a full review of the…

BBC Music Day to highlight the power of music

BBC Music today announces details of events and activity for this year’s BBC Music Day on Thursday 15 June. Special programmes will be broadcast across BBC Radio and BBC Local Radio and BBC…

Capital’s Summertime Ball sells out in 90 min

Tickets for this year’s Summertime Ball have sold out within in a record 90 minutes of going on sale. Acts lined-up for the event at Wembley Stadium on June 10th are Bruno Mars, Little Mix,…

Capital’s Summertime Ball returns for 2017

Global is holding another live music event at Wembley Stadium for its listeners on June 10th this year. Details of the first acts appearing at Capital’s Summertime Ball were announced on the new…

New Local Radio Network created in England

A new Local Radio Network has been created to launch a new initiative to support local music across the UK. Local Music Live is the brainchild of John Dash and Dave Stankler, whose respective…

Smooth Radio listeners put George Michael on top

George Michael’s first solo single Careless Whisper has been voted the number one song of all time by Smooth Radio listeners. Careless Whisper has pushed John Lennon’s Imagine from the number one spot…

Southampton Hospital Radio gets new studios

Volunteers at Southampton Hospital Radio have celebrated the official opening of their modern new studios and first broadcast from their new permanent home at Normand House. Chairman of University…