Music radio

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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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The week in radio and podcasts: The End of the World Has Already Happened, Wild Music and more
Philosopher Timothy Morton and Greta Thunberg ushered in the new year with practical and engaging takes on the climate crisis

Sean O’Hagan

05, Jan, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Miranda Sawyer’s best radio and podcasts of 2019
The year we came close to peak podcast nonetheless saw a wealth of talent, while radio saw more upheaval

Miranda Sawyer

31, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'It's a new golden age': Radio 3 launches video game music show
Presenter Jessica Curry says she wants to prove it’s not all about soundtracking battle scenes – there are plenty of beautiful, relaxing sounds, too

Keith Stuart

09, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol is most-played song on UK radio this century
Epic ballad beats the Black Eyed Peas and Pharrell to prize awarded by licensing body PPL

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Jul, 2019 @8:03 AM

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'We push each other forwards': tuning into the north's independent radio scene
Stations such as KMAH, Melodic Distraction and Sable Radio are propping up local music scenes – but can they survive when all the funding goes to hip Londoners?

Jemima Skala

03, Jul, 2019 @3:33 PM

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