LBC’s audience has grown by 188,000 listeners in the past year to more than 2.2m, the commercial talk radio station’s highest ever reach in its 46-year history, new industry figures show. BBC Radio 4, home of the Today programme, shed 770,000 listeners during the final three months of 2018, posting a weekly reach of 10.48m, compared with 11.25m over the same period last year.TimelineFebruary 7, 2019Ukranian president in libel action against BBC over claim of £300,000 payment to 'fix talks' with Donald TrumpFebruary 6, 2019John Humphrys to leave Radio 4 Today programme by year's endFebruary 6, 2019BBC teams up with Vice for hour-long special following Laura Kuenssberg as she reports on Brexit Newly released RAJAR audience figures show the Today programme itself, BBC radio’s flagship current affairs show, lost 330,000 listeners year-on-year, with 6.94m weekly listeners over the last quarter of 2018.LBC, part of Global, which also owns Capital, Heart and Classic FM … [Read more...] about RAJAR: LBC grows to record 2.2m audience while BBC Radio 4 sheds 770,000 listeners
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To take advantage of podcasts, you need to build your reach and find ways to get more people to listen. Imran Tariq Published 2:09 pm CST, Monday, December 10, 2018 Photo: Cultura RM Exclusive | Matt Dutile | Getty Images Photo: Cultura RM Exclusive | Matt Dutile | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Cultura RM Exclusive | Matt Dutile | Getty Images Want 7-Figure Podcast Downloads? Try These 5 Strategies. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Podcasts have exploded in the last couple of years. And if yours has been left behind, you need to fix it. For a format that in some ways took its cues from the old-school radio play, podcasts are a shockingly popular medium … [Read more...] about Want 7-Figure Podcast Downloads? Try These 5 Strategies.
The Guardian is preparing to launch its first daily news and current affairs podcast to take listeners behind the headlines and “cut through the noise”. The title has hired six audio journalists to produce the podcast, which will run each weekday by the end of the year. Joint political editor Anushka Asthana (pictured) will host the podcast, which the Guardian aims will bring listeners closer to its journalism as it becomes an essential part of its daily digital offering.Asthana, who joined the Guardian at the start of 2016 and was previously senior political correspondent at Sky News, said: “People are busy, but they want a deeper understanding of the world.“We’ll be delving further into the big stories and cutting through the noise to take our listeners behind the headlines.” Guardian Media Group chief executive David Pemsel said he believes an investment in audio journalism is vital to grow audience relationships and revenue.“More than 50 … [Read more...] about The Guardian to launch its first daily news and current affairs podcast as Economist partners with US publisher Slate for joint audio series
BBC news presenter Rachael Bland has revealed she only has days to live after being diagnosed with incurable cancer. The BBC Radio 5 Live news reader shared the news on Twitter, writing: “In the words of the legendary Frank S – I’m afraid the time has come my friends.TimelineAugust 31, 2018Jo Coburn says she raised pay issue with BBC and defends against 'Brexit bias' claims ahead of Politics Live launch on BBC TwoAugust 24, 2018James Cook returning to Scotland as chief news correspondent for nightly 9pm bulletin on new BBC Scotland channelAugust 22, 2018BBC World Service's Matthew Bannister steps down as Outlook presenter after ten years “And suddenly. I’m told I’ve only got days. It’s very surreal. Thank you so much for all the support I’ve received.”Bland, who co-hosts the You, Me and the Big C podcast with Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, confirmed they would carry on the show without her, adding: “Au revoir my … [Read more...] about BBC news presenter and podcaster Rachael Bland given ‘days’ to live in cancer fight
Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy has said the media’s decreasing access to senior politicians has become “worse than farcical” and “very bad for democracy”. In his Ways to Change the World podcast, Guru-Murthy said it had become “relatively rare” for cabinet ministers and other high-profile politicians to engage with the media. But, he said, 20 years ago they would appear on programmes like Channel 4 News, Newsnight, BBC Radio 4’s Today “and pretty much anyone who would ask”.Podcast guest Conservative MP Ken Clarke said that although he was a “very controversial minister” he had always thought it was part of a politicians’ job to speak to the media.“I wanted to go out there, take part in the debate, explain why I was doing what I was doing, answer my critics, and answer the criticisms,” he told Guru-Murthy. “I think you were expected [to] in the Thatcher and Major governments … [Read more...] about Channel 4 News anchor says media’s diminishing access to senior politicians is ‘worse than farcical’