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  • How to Make News Stories go Viral

    Mark Ramsey Media LLC
    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    How do you make a news story go viral? Also: Marriott – it’s a hotel chain; no, it’s a film studio! And what that means for all brands. It’s episode 11 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, Tom rants about the Pope who pulls no punches and Mark rants about TV’s Celebrity Apprentice, which is setting back the practice of marketing by 50 years. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below. And if you’re reading this by email, click here for the audio. For…
  • SiriusXM Passes Used Car Milestone

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    Spencer Osborne
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    SiriusXM today announced at the annual National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in San Francisco that it has surpassed 15,000 auto dealers enrolled in the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program.  This program is designed to give SiriusXM another shot at activating satellite radio’s in used cars.  The program offers a free trial to buyers of these cars. “The SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program launched in the summer of 2011, giving auto dealers the opportunity to provide subscriptions to all of their customers purchasing satellite equipped vehicles.  Major OEMs have supported the…
  • Few tears to dry for broadcasters on Friday

    Radio & Television Business Report
    RBR-TVBR
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    Kimberly Clark may have needed some tissues after reporting both disappointing results and outlook, but broadcasters kept their losses to a bare minimum on a generally down day. The RBR Radio Index fell 1.746, or 0.3%, to 702.951. The TVBR Television Index fell 0.927, or 0.1%, to 874.261. Winners SBS, up 6.5% Tribune, up 3.6% Entravision, up 2.1% Losers Radio One, down 6.7% Media General, down 2.1% Emmis, down 1.9%                              
  • World Service seek UK bilingual Journalists

    Radio Today
    Rhodri Buttrick
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    The BBC World Service has launched a new training scheme for aspiring bilingual journalists.
  • Viola Davis & Uzo Aduba Make SAG History: Both Lead Actress Titles Won By Black Women

    Variety
    Elizabeth Wagmeister
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Viola Davis won the outstanding lead drama actress prize at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in “How To Get Away With Murder.” Davis is just the third actress of color to nab the title. Sandra Oh of “Grey’s Anatomy” won the award in 2005, followed by Chandra Wilson in 2006, who won... Read more »
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • Few tears to dry for broadcasters on Friday

    RBR-TVBR
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    Kimberly Clark may have needed some tissues after reporting both disappointing results and outlook, but broadcasters kept their losses to a bare minimum on a generally down day. The RBR Radio Index fell 1.746, or 0.3%, to 702.951. The TVBR Television Index fell 0.927, or 0.1%, to 874.261. Winners SBS, up 6.5% Tribune, up 3.6% Entravision, up 2.1% Losers Radio One, down 6.7% Media General, down 2.1% Emmis, down 1.9%                              
  • Wheeler’s new advisor from the digital side

    Dave Seyler
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    The new Advisor to Chairman Tom Wheeler has the resume of the quintessential Washington insider. There are also stints with for-profit communications businesses, but they are not on the broadcast side of the spectrum. Louisa Terrell is accepting the position, replacing outgoing Sagar Doshi. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Deal clears the hurdle in Houston

    Dave Seyler
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Another milestone in the sell-off of Radio Disney has been reached – the closing of its sale of KMIC-AM Houston TX. Brokers: Bill Schutz of Schutz & Company (seller) and John W. Saunders, Media Broker (buyer) The buyer is DAIJ Media LLC. It is equally owned by Roberto R. Villareal and Ruben Villareal. Roberto is the managing member. The price: $3,200,000 cash. The station is a Class B on 1590 kHz with 5 kW-U, DAN. This was the first of five deals announced for stations in the Disney group. Other sales have taken place in New York, Detroit, Orlando and Cleveland. Properties in numerous…
  • Meredith unveils new website

    Dave Seyler
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Few if any media companies make a stronger play to deliver women to companies with something to sell to them than Meredith Corporation. It now has a brand new website that shows all of the paths it offers to that end. The company is essentially divided into two groups. Its national side is primarily populated by its many prime magazine brands but also includes its Better Show, a television offering said to be available in 160 US DMAs. The local group is primarily composed of its owned and operated local television stations. “In today’s warp speed media world, it’s critical…
  • A tale of two closed captioning cases

    Dave Seyler
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Two television program producers requested exemptions from closed captioning rules for their weekly half-hour programs, with two different results. In the end, it was all a matter of money. Gray Publishing produces a 30-minute program called “Exploring Alaska Native Voices.” The best it offer it could get to add CC  to the program was a little over $14K annually. The FCC agreed with Gray over the objection of watchdog consumers groups, that with net revenues of $36,187.00 in 2011 and $33,204.00 in 2012, with only minimal net current assets of $1,385.00 as of December 2011 and $6,121.00…
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    Variety

  • Viola Davis & Uzo Aduba Make SAG History: Both Lead Actress Titles Won By Black Women

    Elizabeth Wagmeister
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Viola Davis won the outstanding lead drama actress prize at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in “How To Get Away With Murder.” Davis is just the third actress of color to nab the title. Sandra Oh of “Grey’s Anatomy” won the award in 2005, followed by Chandra Wilson in 2006, who won... Read more »
  • Rotterdam Film Review: ‘Bridgend’

    guylodge
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:06 pm
    An unimaginable reality is brought to the brink of clarity — only to plunge right back into a psychological abyss — in Danish helmer Jeppe Ronde's potent, pain-ridden "Bridgend."
  • Sundance: ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

    varietybrentlang
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed North American rights to “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” along with other worldwide rights. The adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s coming-of-age novel centers on a troubled teenager (Bel Powley) who loses her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgard). Kristen Wiig co-stars in the picture which debuted this Saturday at the... Read more »
  • SAG Awards: Newcomers Reign in TV Races

    Debra Birnbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:51 pm
    It was a brave new world for television contenders at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Year after year, the actors union has favored the familiar, crowning plenty of repeat winners. Perhaps reflecting the changes in the ever-expanding television landscape, this time out SAG voters bestowed their love on newcomers. Three of the four TV acting... Read more »
  • SAG Awards 2015: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    Debra Birnbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:37 pm
    The SAG Awards are often seen as a good indicator of who will win the Oscars — actors make up the biggest part of the Academy voting body — but the biggest surprises at the ceremony were in the TV categories, including Netflix cleaning up and “Modern Family” finally getting snubbed. Still, Eddie Redmayne, along... Read more »
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • How to Make News Stories go Viral

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    How do you make a news story go viral? Also: Marriott – it’s a hotel chain; no, it’s a film studio! And what that means for all brands. It’s episode 11 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, Tom rants about the Pope who pulls no punches and Mark rants about TV’s Celebrity Apprentice, which is setting back the practice of marketing by 50 years. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below. And if you’re reading this by email, click here for the audio. For…
  • Survey: Radio Managers Anticipate Dramatic Rise in Digital Revenue

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:29 pm
    In the first release from a new study Mark Ramsey Media just conducted among radio industry thought-leaders, managers expect a dramatic rise in the fraction of their overall revenue that will derive from digital sources. The study was conducted by telephone in November and December, 2014, among more than 100 top-50 market radio General Managers, Sales Managers, Digital Executives, and Program Directors. It’s Mark Ramsey Media’s first annual “Pulse” study that measures attitudes of radio industry managers. While it should come as no surprise that digital is perceived…
  • A Dramatic Reinvention of Mobile News/Talk Apps

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    What if your News/Talk station could have a mobile app that not only replayed your linear over-the-air stream, but also created something new? That is, what if you could personalize the content to the individual consumer – news, traffic, weather? And what if it could be presented in a non-linear stream, unique to every individual? That’s the promise of NewsBeat, a new platform built to give consumers the content they want whenever they want it – not just whenever it happens to run over the air. Watch this Q&A and demonstration between me and Anil Panguluri,…
  • Radio is Still Tops, But…

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    In a November survey by Morgan Stanley (released this week and reported in Quartz), more than 2,000 American adults were asked what audio platforms they used. Their answers: Now this question is roughly analogous to what broadcasters would call “reach.” It does not really address frequency of usage or “time spent listening.” Radio tops the list with 86% of respondents saying it’s part of their usage routine. That’s by far the highest number (although not as high as Nielsen wants us to believe). YouTube ranks next, but YouTube is a lean forward experience…
  • Your Audio Advertising Needs to be More Human

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Alex Blumberg is the creator of the popular podcast Startup and founder of the new podcasting network, Gimlet Media. Given his deep background in public media, it’s fair to ask what anyone in the commercial audio space might learn from Alex about audio advertising. What the heck does he know, anyway? Well, Gimlet Media is powered in no small part by advertisers, and Alex brings his knowledge of storytelling to bear when he crafts ads for his clients. His goal is to extract what he describes as “honest and authentic feelings” from the people at the heart of the brands…
 
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    George Reed's Radio/TV Station Trading Views

  • MSG Announces Sale of Free Lance-Star Radio Stations

    George Reed
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Here is the press release about the sale of the Free Lance-Star stations in Fredericksburg, VA.  We are please to have represented the seller in this transaction.FREE LANCE-STAR STATIONS TO BE SOLDFree Lance–Star Publishing LLC announced Friday that it is selling its four radio stations to Alpha Media of Portland, Ore.Alpha has agreed to purchase WFLS–FM, WNTX–AM, WVBX–FM and WWUZ–FM, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Sandton Partners, which purchased The Free Lance–Star in a bankruptcy auction in June, announced…
  • Reed Bunzel Launches Radio 2015: The Year Ahead

    George Reed
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Veteran radio writer and analyst Reed Bunzel today launched Radio 2015: The Year Ahead, a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. radio Industry. Researched and published by Bunzel Media Resources, Radio 2015: The Year Ahead is designed to help radio broadcasters successfully manage their businesses as traditional industry operations collide with new, disruptive technologies and emerging competitive forces.The main thrust of this project is a quarterly report that will feature exclusive (and original) reports on the following sectors of the radio business:Economic Indicators The…
  • Sale of WMUV and WSOS in Jacksonville closed yesterday

    George Reed
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    Delmarva Educational Association has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio stations WSOS-FM and WMUV-FM, serving the Jacksonville, Florida market from Renda Broadcasting Corporation. Congrats to Stuart Epperson (for buyer) and Tony Renda (for seller). I represented the seller in this transaction.GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • R.I.P. Bill Burton

    George Reed
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Eric Rhoads wrote a fitting tribute to Bill Burton for Radio Ink's Ink Tank.GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • Alpha Media to purchase Access 1 Communications radio stations in Shreveport and Tyler-Longview

    George Reed
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    For Immediate Release: December 22, 2014Portland, ORContact: Randi P’PoolDirect: 503-517-6376Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase radio stations from Access 1 Communications. Access 1 Communications owns nine radio stations; five stations located in Shreveport, Louisiana which include KBTT(FM), KOKA(AM), KDKS(FM), KLKL(FM), KTAL(FM) and four radio stations in Tyler-Longview, Texas; KKUS(FM), KOOI(FM), KOYE(FM) and KYKX(FM). Alpha Media will begin operating the Access 1 stations under an LMA starting January 1, 2015.Larry…
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    SiriusBuzz

  • SiriusXM Passes Used Car Milestone

    Spencer Osborne
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    SiriusXM today announced at the annual National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in San Francisco that it has surpassed 15,000 auto dealers enrolled in the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program.  This program is designed to give SiriusXM another shot at activating satellite radio’s in used cars.  The program offers a free trial to buyers of these cars. “The SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program launched in the summer of 2011, giving auto dealers the opportunity to provide subscriptions to all of their customers purchasing satellite equipped vehicles.  Major OEMs have supported the…
  • December Auto Sales Close Out 2014 Strong

    Spencer Osborne
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Auto Sales in December of 2014 closed out the year strongly by bringing in sales of 1,502,505 units.  This is a decent jump from 1,354,000 units sold in December of 2013.  For the entire year auto sales came in at 16,437,067 units, more than 900,000 vehicles better than the numbers of the previous year.  As 2014 started there were bullish hopes that sales could get to 16.5 million.  While that target was not hit, sales levels were certainly in the ballpark.  December was the third best sales month in 2014.  The strongest month was August, and the second strongest month was March. The…
  • SiriusXM Adds Subscribers – Hits All Guidance Metrics

    Spencer Osborne
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    SiriusXM has announced that it ended 2014 with 27.3 million subscribers, representing an addition of approximately 600,000 subscribers.  This represents 1.75 million net subscriber additions during the year, which exceeded the company’s increased guidance of 1.5 million net additions. Self-pay net additions in 2014 were 1.44 million, which exceeded the company’s 2014 guidance of 1.25 million and resulting in year-ending self-pay subscriptions of over 22.5 million. In addition, and perhaps most important, the company also announced that it expects to exceed its 2014 guidance for…
  • Subaru Announces New Deal With SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Subaru of America, Inc. today announced agreements with Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc., a unit of Sirius XM, and AT&T to provide enhancements to its Subaru STARLINK in-vehicle connectivity system. The enhancements will deliver improved personal safety and security services to vehicle occupants via 4G LTE wireless connectivity.  For SiriusXM, this deal represents yet another step in creating more consumer products that go beyond satellite radio. STARLINK is the Subaru in-vehicle platform that provides hands-free connectivity, entertainment and safety services to vehicle…
  • SiriusXM and Volvo Make Traffic and Weather Service A 4 Year Deal

    Spencer Osborne
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    SiriusXM and Volvo Cars of North America have announced that Volvo customers will automatically receive a 4-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and weather information when purchasing any new Model Year 2015.5 vehicle equipped with the latest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect, Volvo’s connected car platform.  The new deal could help SiriusXM in developing services beyond satellite radio.  Terms of the deal, and whether or not SiriusXM receives revenue from Volvo were not disclosed. SiriusXM has offered these types of additional services for quite some time, though consumer traction…
 
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    The Streema Blog

  • And now… Simple Radio for Android!

    Streema Team
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    A few months ago we launched Simple Radio for iOS and we are happy to say that the response from our users has been fantastic. Our app recently reached 500,000 installs with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in the App Store. All thanks to your support! But today’s post isn’t about iOS, it’s about the other great mobile platform that our users love. We’re happy to welcome Simple Radio for Android! As with its iOS cousin, Simple Radio for Android is free and super easy to use. You’ll be able to get to your favorite stations blazingly fast and listen to them without any…
  • 2014 Highlights at Streema

    Streema Team
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    2014 has been an exciting year at Streema. It flew by really fast and, before it ends, we wanted to share some of the highlights that made this year so special for us. Simple Radio Launch: Probably our most important announcement was the Simple Radio launch, only in iOS for now. Android users, don’t despair, great news coming very very soon! FIFA World Cup: We covered the 2014 World Cup with more than 10 blog posts and a customized event microsite, all of which generated some interesting results. Streema.com Redesign: We started redesigning our entire site early this year, and one of the…
  • Radio Listeners Around The World [Real-Time Map]

    Streema Team
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Have you ever wondered how the World Map would looks like if we were able to see which radio station is listened in any place? Now you can do that! Which radio stations would people walking along the Central Park be listening to? And which ones at Abbey Road 3, St. John's Wood, London? And what about your very own neighbourhood? Maybe you can remember some developments displaying the most listened artists in every US state according to Spotify, simultaneous listening worldwide or even a less known but very interesting work by Andrew Filer who mapped the reach of public radio stations in the…
  • Master your Spanish speaking skills in 10 ultimate steps [Infographic]

    Streema Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Learn or improve your Spanish skills with Radio! And check out these other fun ways too! SHARE ON FACEBOOKSHARE ON TWITTER      Master your Spanish speaking skills in 10 ultimate steps 1) Register in duolingo.com and download the app 2) Level Up in Duolingo! 3) Watch TV/Movies in Spanish with Subtitles on Netflix or Mexican TV with Streema.com 4) Install the Dictionary.com app, available for Android and iOS. Learn a new word every day 5) Join a MeetUp in your city and have live conversations spanish.meetup.com Try Japaños! 6) Learn slang listening to radio with…
  • Our new iPhone app Simple Radio is finally here!

    Streema Team
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Hi! Last week we said there was something new coming at Streema. After several months of hard work, we are proud to announce our new iPhone application: Simple Radio. At Streema, we’ve been wanting to develop a mobile application for a long time. Additionally, it was the #1 most popular request we got from our users over the past few years. Finally, this year we made it happen! When you first launch Simple Radio, you’ll notice that it’s super easy to use, comes with just the essentials and has a beautiful design. We wanted to create a pure radio experience, removing everything that…
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    Online Radio Streaming Live Radio Stations

  • Yourdemobox Radio

    mhstar
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Yourdemobox Radio :: www.yourdemobox.com Yourdemobox Radio was launched in february 2013. Now offers 11 channels of expertly curated music to listeners around the world. Our channels cover genres from jazz, classical, chillout, trance, tech-house, disco 80s to rock goldies. We’re always expanding to offer new music selections to our audience! Channels editors find the best music in each genre and create playlists that give you the music you want to hear. Listeners can enjoy all of our music for free without advertisements, and no interruptions. Official website of Yourdemobox Radio Party is…
  • Big Fun Radio

    mhstar
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Big Fun Radio : www.bigfun-radio.de Listen to Big Fun Radio, Your #1 station for old school hip and R&B. We play the music you love and love to hear 24/7
  • Karisco Radio

    mhstar
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Karisco Radio :: radio.karisco.co.uk Listen to Karisco Radio, Mixing the old & the new, Karisco Radio is the station for you!! Broadcasting from the UK via the internet.
  • Sensuelle Radio

    mhstar
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Sensuelle Radio :: www.sensuelleradio.fr Listen to Sensuelle Radio broadcasting from France, a web radio pop love music des années 80, 24 hours a day in French language.
  • Radio Betna

    mhstar
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Radio Betna :: www.radiobetna.com Listen to Radio Betna web radio station. Radio Betna ® is an independent web radio station streaming classical music, and the latest Arabic hit songs 24/7. Launched in 2010, Radio Betna ® is the first to put quality Arabic programs on the web from Ontario, Canada.
 
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    Sunny.fm - Marquette Adult Contemporary Radio WKQS FM » The Sunny Morning Show

  • U.P. Lawmakers React To State Of The State Address

    Walt
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    The Michigan Capitol in Lansing. Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder delivered his fifth State of the State address last night to a joint session of the legislature at the State Capitol in Lansing.
  • Marquette County Author Finds Success With Book Series

    Walt
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Deborah D. Moore Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A local author is gaining some widespread success with a series of stories about survival in the north woods.
  • 128th Annual Ski Jumps Fast Approaching In Ishpeming

    Walt
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    128th Annual Ishpeming Ski Club Ski Jumping Tournament Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Preparations are continuing for the 128th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Hill Ski Bowl in Ishpeming. Tom Petersen, President of the Ishpeming Ski Club joined The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to preview the event.
  • Senator Tom Casperson Discusses State Revenue Shortfall And Veto of DNR Legislation

    Walt
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    State Senator Tom Casperson Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson called in to the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike this morning with an update on matters being discussed in Lansing. The Escanaba Republican talked about the recent projected shortfall in state revenues and it’s impact on the state budget process.
  • Michigan Democratic Party Chair Tours U.P. And Talks Strategy For 2016

    Walt
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    MI Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson has been touring across Upper Michigan over the last week, meeting with party faithful and the media to spread the party’s message. Johnson visited the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike this week to chat about the state of Democrats in Michigan.
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    Metro Radio 261MW and 97FM Tribute Site

  • WELCOME

    6 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Metro Radio's studio in Swalwell, Gateshead,photographed here in November, 1974.Metro Radio began broadcasting on July 15, 1974. Officially named the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company Limited (MBC), it supplied programmes initially between 6.00am and 2.00am the following morning.The new studios were located on a light industrial estate at Radio House, Longrigg, Swalwell on the southern bank of the River Tyne, slightly west of Gateshead.The first programme was The Breakfast Show with Don Dwyer, an Australian presenter who had worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and…
  • ANDY CRAIG ON METRO 261

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Andy Craig (left), Elton John (centre), and Giles Squire (right).ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERNow then, it has been a while since a former Metro Radio presenter has contacted the site directly, so it is a big "thumbs up" to Andy Craig who many will remember from his presentation work on Metro Radio in the late seventies. Andy was also a newsreader, in-vision continuity announcer at Tyne Tees Television and presenter of news magazine Northern Life at around the same time. This is what Andy had to say.Neil Robinson gave me my first break. I had studied Agriculture at Newcastle University and…
  • All OF THE FUN ON 261: METRO RADIO'S 40th BIRTHDAY PARTY

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    A short video from YouTube by former presenter Richard Rudin recording the fortieth anniversary reunion for staff of Metro Radio on Friday October 17, 2014.The party was organised by former Metro Radio presenter and Group Programme Director Giles Squire and was held at the Tyne Wall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Appearing on the video are many of Metro Radio's former staff and presenters including Brian Clough, Steve Colman, Brian Lister, Paddy MacDee, Lyn Spencer, Dave Porter, Helen Porter and probably many more!The fortieth anniversary speech, which appears in the video was given by Giles…
  • HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY, METRO RADIO!

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERForty years ago today the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company, otherwise known as MBC or simply Metro Radio took to the airwaves of north east England. It was the sixth Independent Local Radio (ILR) station to open in the United Kingdom, and part of the first tranche of nineteen of such stations that would commence broadcasting by April, 1976.Commercial radio back then was a new medium in a country that since the invention of radio in the early twentieth century had been allowed little choice when it came to listening to legal broadcasts. Domestically, there was just the…
  • BILL STEEL'S RADIO AND TV DAYS

    7 Jun 2014 | 5:06 pm
    ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERThursday morning proved much more interesting than usual for a couple of reasons for both myself and visitors to this website.One of the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute Website visitors, Matthew Gulliver of Rotherham asked whether I would be willing to take a listen to Radio Tyneside, a hospital radio service for Newcastle-upon-Tyne and surrounding areas. This radio station has been broadcasting to the hospital communities in the Tyneside area via closed circuit headphone and now via the internet and 1575kHz AM/medium wave since 1951.North East broadcasting legend Bill…
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