Capital Radio

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The rise of LBC’s owner Global and how it is now poaching BBC stars
Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel became the latest high-profile presenters to join the commercial radio giant

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

24, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Female British artists underrepresented on UK radio, survey finds
Fewer than one in five songs in top 100 airplay chart so far this year were by British female acts

Laura Snapes

21, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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David Harvey obituary
Radio and television journalist who was a former chair of Brighton Pride

Richard Evans

12, Apr, 2020 @4:31 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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Porridge and politics: how the breakfast broadcasting war got brutal
Early morning programming on TV and radio is in the grip of a brutal ratings war. So what’s the perfect recipe for a hit show in these fractured times – and can we learn anything from the last 35 years?

Simon Usborne

20, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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This week’s best radio: Capital Breakfast is the fast way to make you feel ancient
The commercial broadcaster’s brekkie show is a snapshot of the Snapchat generation, while over in The Archers, news of Brexit hasn’t hit home yet

David Hepworth

21, Jan, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Lisa Snowdon to leave Capital FM breakfast show
Dave Berry and Johnny Vaughan’s co-host departs after more than seven years having taken over from Denise van Outen in 2008

Mark Sweney

13, Nov, 2015 @10:50 AM

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Kiss edges ahead of Capital as London radio stations face tough quarter
Bauer station takes top spot despite reporting a 1.5% quarter-on-quarter fall, with its breakfast show losing 16% of its listeners

Mark Sweney

29, Oct, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Capital regains London radio crown
Global Radio station knocks Bauer-owned Magic off the top spot, as its breakfast show boosts its audience by more than 30%

Mark Sweney

06, Aug, 2015 @11:01 AM

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Kiss knocks Capital off London radio top spot
Dance station overtakes rival for only the second time in a decade, also overtaking sister station Magic

John Plunkett

05, Feb, 2015 @2:25 PM

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Capital FM holds steady as London rivals slide
Global Radio-owned station falls by just 0.6% as its breakfast show increases its weekly audience by 10% to 1.19 million. By Mark Sweney

Mark Sweney

06, Feb, 2014 @11:46 AM

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Music acts fear they won't make waves if they don't play radio events for free | Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall: Artists claim they won’t be playlisted if they speak out, and labels pay costs for them to perform – even if stations charge for tickets

Helienne Lindvall

17, Dec, 2013 @2:50 PM

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