Simon Mayo

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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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The week in radio and podcasts: Scala Radio; Don’t Log Off; Moving Pictures – review
If you find Classic FM too cheesy and Radio 3 too highbrow, Simon Mayo’s bright and breezy Scala Radio could be just the thing

Miranda Sawyer

10, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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BBC Radio 4 sheds 750,000 listeners in year
Flagship news and current affairs station’s Rajar figures hit hard by commercial rivals

Jim Waterson Media editor

07, Feb, 2019 @12:01 AM

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Simon Mayo joins new classical radio station after BBC exit
Ex-Radio 2 presenter becomes latest to move to commercial rival with launch of Scala Radio

Jim Waterson

21, Jan, 2019 @8:00 PM

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Once upon a time … British pop stars top the charts as children’s authors
Numerous comedians have shown they have the magic touch with bedtime stories: now it appears to be the musicians’ turn

Vanessa Thorpe

19, Jan, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The week in radio and podcasts: 1Xtra’s Rap Show; Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo; Imaginary Worlds; Podlitical
Two big-name departures leave huge holes in the Radio 1 and 2 schedules – and a podcast proves that sci-fi can be fascinating

Miranda Sawyer

28, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley to leave Radio 2 Drivetime show
Mayo to focus on book deal and 5 Live film show as Whiley moves to an evening slot

Jim Waterson Media editor

22, Oct, 2018 @10:41 AM

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After Chris Evans ... why women are leading the race for the breakfast slot
As the longtime presenter vacates his breakfast slot, five of the six favourites to take over his popular show are women. So what has prompted this cultural shift in a schedule that has been dominated by men for years?

Miranda Sawyer

08, Sep, 2018 @5:23 PM

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Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo review – 19th-century prison drama
The radio DJ’s first novel for adults is a sprawling yarn about American prisoners of war incarcerated in Dartmoor

Clare Clark

06, Jun, 2018 @10:00 AM

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The week in podcasts: Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review; The Anfield Wrap; George Ezra & Friends
Of all the film, football and music podcasts, these three winners at the Listeners’ Choice award have the best audience rapport

Miranda Sawyer

27, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Mental Health Minute; Chris Hawkins; Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo; British podcast awards and more
Mental health awareness week brought insights, Whiley and Mayo got off to a shaky start and gongs went to the best of UK podcasters

Miranda Sawyer

20, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Simon Mayo: ‘You can’t launch a show and not have the two presenters on the same money’
The veteran radio presenter on pay, podcasts and being told that his new book, about a forgotten 19th-century conflict, is Hollywood gold

Tim Lewis

15, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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