Music radio

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This week in audio: Ten to the Top; Ken Bruce; The Debutante; Firecrotch and Normcore – review
As Radio 2’s replacement pop quiz gets off to a dubious start, Ken Bruce spreads joy from a new perch. Plus, Jon Ronson’s gripping tale of a debutante-turned-spy, and a killer Succession podcast

Jude Rogers

15, Apr, 2023 @4:00 PM

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The week in audio: Rental Health; Saturday Night at the Movies; Tim’s Listening Party; Tagged – review
Radio 4 took an in-depth look at local incarnations of the housing crisis from Leeds to Ullapool, while Jonathan Ross and Tim Burgess find new radio homes

Miranda Sawyer

01, Apr, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Rab Noakes obituary
Singer and guitarist at the heart of the Scottish music scene who was a founding member of Stealers Wheel and wrote songs for Lindisfarne

Robin Denselow

21, Nov, 2022 @5:57 PM

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The week in audio: Who Is Aldrich Kemp?; I Must Have Loved You; Some Kind of Black
Sting can’t lift his own limp drama, but a ludicrous crime caper is a hoot and there’s fun to be had for breakfast

Miranda Sawyer

26, Mar, 2022 @5:00 PM

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The week in audio: Four Peaks Sound Walk; Desert Island Discs; A Tribute to Janice Long; Christmas Takeover
Horatio Clare hit the heights, Richard Osman opened up, and Janice Long was fondly remembered

Miranda Sawyer

01, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Annie Mac on women in the music industry: ‘There’s still a long way to go’
As the Irish presenter and DJ leaves BBC Radio 1 after 17 years, she has spoken out about her experiences of ‘tokenism’

Lucy Campbell

05, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Annie Mac leaves BBC Radio 1 after 17 years
The Irish presenter – about to debut as a novelist – will be replaced on new music show Future Sounds by Clara Amfo

Hannah J Davies

20, Apr, 2021 @9:24 AM

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The week in audio: Boom Radio; The Simon Mayo Drivetime Show; Penny Smith
There’s hot competition among stations moving in to capture middle-aged listeners left cold by modernisation at Radio 2

Miranda Sawyer

20, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Steve Barker: the 'anti-John Peel' sidelined by the BBC after 43 years
The 72-year-old DJ has been beaming leftfield music – plus interviews with Bono, Morrissey and more – into Lancashire since 1977, but drastic local radio cuts have ‘left us to drown’

Joe Muggs

14, Jul, 2020 @3:49 PM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Nightwaves Radio; No Signal 10 v 10; Race and Covid-19;
The best of lockdown live radio, from soundclash battles to urgent topical discussion

Miranda Sawyer

09, May, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Here's my mum with the news! Radio DJs on the switch to home-broadcasting
What can we expect as the coronavirus forces presenters to broadcast from their living rooms? Sirens, pancakes, family interruptions – and big happy bangers

Kieran Yates

30, Mar, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Miranda Ward obituary
Other lives: Pop music journalist who was the first female voice on Radio 1

Bob Sinfield

27, Feb, 2020 @5:52 PM

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