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  1. How to get your unsigned band on the Radio 1 daytime playlist

    Friday 7 January 2011, 17:43

    George Ergatoudis George Ergatoudis Head of Music for Radio 1 and 1Xtra

    BBC Introducing is an initiative set up by the BBC to support unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar artists, and from Monday January 10th the Radio 1 playlist will feature a new track from a BBC Introducing artist every week.

    Guaranteed exposure on daytime Radio 1 is a significant opportunity for...

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  2. The Radio Manchester takeover took place

    Thursday 6 January 2011, 16:32

    John Ryan John Ryan

    Editor's note: John Ryan wrote two blog posts about the build-up to to the Radio Manchester takeover. Read them here - SB.

    A married couple of comedians, a beauty queen and the receptionist at Manchester Piccadilly Station made their radio debut this week as part of BBC Radio Manchester's New Year Takeover...

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  3. Immerse yourself in The Archers

    Wednesday 5 January 2011, 15:28

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    Unless you have kept well clear of the media this week, you will have seen or heard that we have been marking the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running continuous drama. The Archers has been a central part of listener's lives since 1951 and, if nothing else, the past few days have proved...

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  4. Radio Manchester takeover - 151 candidates so far

    Tuesday 7 December 2010, 12:53

    John Ryan John Ryan

    Editor's note: the BBC Radio Manchester Takeover is an ambitious plan to put twenty-four new voices on the air across one day - 3 January 2011. The Takeover Taxi is currently touring locations across Greater Manchester to audition candidates - SB

    I'm often asked how radio stations find presenters. My...

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  5. Getting closer to listeners in Manchester

    Monday 22 November 2010, 15:11

    John Ryan John Ryan

    Editor's note: BBC local radio has always been pretty close to its listeners. In Manchester they're putting them on the air. We'll keep keep you up-to-date on the experiment - SB

    When the marketing department came up with 'Be Part of It' as a slogan for BBC Local Radio, I wonder if they ever imagined...

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  6. A Sunday evening fixture evolves

    Monday 22 November 2010, 15:02

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    Like most fathers, watching how my young sons spend their time reminds me how far technology has advanced in 30 years. As a child of the 70s and 80s, playing Jetpac on my ZX Spectrum was as cutting edge as it got. The type of graphics that can now be generated on handheld machines was beyond imagination...

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  7. Radio 2 at the Country Music Awards

    Tuesday 9 November 2010, 17:40

    Al Booth Al Booth

    Editor's note: BBC Radio production staff cover many music awards ceremonies every year. Sometimes they get to visit the lectern themselves - SB.

    The Country Music Association (CMA) awards have given me many of my most treasured work memories... being transported by golf cart to interview country legend...

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  8. Three evenings of joy at The Roundhouse

    Monday 1 November 2010, 14:12

    Bob Shennan Bob Shennan

    I woke up on a high this morning. As well as Liverpool fighting their way out of the relegation zone, I experienced three amazing gigs at the BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Three iconic Radio 2 artists. Three very different, but equally ecstatic, audiences.

    Elton John opened...

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  9. The Chris Moyles Show tour on the red button

    Monday 1 November 2010, 08:33

    Adam Heyhurst Adam Heyhurst

    The Chris Moyles Show Tour happens to coincide with Radio 1's Access All Areas week - when we throw open the doors of Yalding House (figuratively for the masses and literally for a lucky few) for all to see.

    There's an expectation that audiences want to watch as well as listen to outside broadcasts...

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  10. Radio bosses debate the BBC's role

    Sunday 31 October 2010, 10:15

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Last week's radio industry conference The Radio Festival was the first to take place in its new permament home, Salford. The whole UK radio industry was present and a sense of the shared challenges to radio animated the event. The video captures a fascinating session called 'meet the bosses' in which...

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  11. Launching HD Sound

    Monday 18 October 2010, 11:09

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    As the leading players in the radio industry gather today in Salford for their annual get-together, much of the conversation will be about the topic of innovation. Listeners are currently very satisfied with radio services but digital technology does bring opportunities to keep improving what we offer...

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  12. Changes to the Radio 4 messageboards

    Friday 15 October 2010, 13:34

    Jem Stone Jem Stone Editor, Social media and Syndication, BBC Radio

    Editor's note: Jem Stone is the manager in charge of the messageboards at BBC Radio. Listen to his appearance on Radio 4's Feedback from earlier this afternoon - SB

    At lunchtime today I was interviewed on the weekly Radio 4 programme Feedback for an item that covered recent changes to the design of the...

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  13. The hundredth object approaches

    Wednesday 13 October 2010, 17:33

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    Without doubt, my highlight of the week will be going to the British Museum on Thursday as we reveal the last object in our series A History of the World in 100 Objects. The Radio 4 series has been a centrepiece of our radio programming over the last year and it is destined to be remembered as one...

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  14. Talking to the radio

    Friday 8 October 2010, 15:01

    Kevin Dawson Kevin Dawson

    Get those tweets tweeting, and those emails flying, Feedback, the show which airs listener's views and concerns relating to BBC Radio, begins a new series this Friday.

    Getting your voice heard, as a listener, has never been more important. If you care about radio, make a noise about it. The BBC is grappling...

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  15. A busy week on Radio 3

    Saturday 2 October 2010, 01:04

    Roger Wright Roger Wright Controller, Radio 3

    I was staggered recently when a colleague (in this case Andrew Connolly, who runs the BBC Concert Orchestra) told me what his orchestra was undertaking in a matter of days - the range of its output was breathtaking and the information itself made an impact on me.

    Sometimes I think we do so much that...

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  16. BBC iPlayer Pop-Out Radio Console: new version

    Friday 1 October 2010, 19:31

    Dave Price Dave Price Head of BBC iPlayer

    Editor's note: Dave Price is the manager responsible for the new BBC radio iPlayer. He's written a blog post explaining its new functions for the BBC Internet blog - SB

    Online listeners of BBC radio may have noticed the BBC iPlayer team recently launched a new version of the pop-out radio console.

    Anthony...

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  17. The view from abroad

    Wednesday 29 September 2010, 10:31

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    As a BBC Director who is often defending the BBC's actions against critics, I often get asked if the BBC could be more vocal about its strengths. So with this in mind, forgive me if this blog is a somewhat shameless celebration of what we do best.

    Last week, I hosted a drink to say goodbye to Mark Damazer...

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  18. Live music and BBC radio - welcome to the Radio Blog

    Wednesday 22 September 2010, 13:00

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    Welcome to the new BBC Radio Blog where I and others will be making regular posts on a wide range of topics affecting the national radio stations and music programmes across the BBC. It is a chance to hear directly from myself and the team, and, like the best speech radio, we hope to provoke debate...

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  19. A new BBC blog

    Tuesday 21 September 2010, 18:20

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Senior managers at BBC Audio & Music are already keen bloggers. The Controllers of Radio 3, Radio 4 and 5 live have had their own blogs for some time and others have blogged on the BBC Internet blog, the BBC Music blog and on various technical blogs. The latest to jump in is the boss, Director of...

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