May Day has been celebrated as a Bank Holiday since 1978 and whilst nearly everything used to be closed most shops are now open. Even the 144-year-old tradition of banks being closed on public holidays is coming to an end with Britain’s biggest lenders due to open a number of branches on Monday. Retail has… Read More

The BBC has traditionally led the way with speech radio but maybe this trend is changing. TalkSport currently has its highest ever listening figure of 3.25 million*. The station provides extensive football coverage for the game obsessed UK audience – as well as coverage of other sports such as cricket, golf and rugby union –… Read More

One of radio’s biggest sectors, Travel, has been boosted by Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement today of reductions in UK Air Passenger Duty (APD). It won’t arrive in time for those icy Winter Holidays but it will be in place in time for those ice-cream filled summer getaways. Osborne’s headline change is that children under the… Read More

A lot is said about radio’s role within the increasingly complex world of media integration. But even when complex technologies are involved, sometimes it’s the old ideas that work best. A brilliant example of this – is when we see radio stations using social media to do something they’ve pretty much always done…..tell listeners what… Read More