Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 08.09.17

This week’s blog takes a look at a new arrival to Virgin, a step up for a Sabras station manager and much more.

Mike Cass has been appointed as the the new Content Controller for digital station, Virgin Radio. The former Bauer and Galaxy PD has said: “I can’t wait to be a part of the team at Virgin Radio, it’s such an iconic brand and I’m beyond excited to be joining.”

To find out what Francis Currie, Group Content Director has to say, click here.


Another new appointing this week comes from Sabras Radio. There was an internal promotion for Raj Baddhan after 10 years as Station Manager has now been appointed as Director at Sabras. No fear for regular listeners though, as Raj will continue to present his drive time show as well as work on new concepts to take the station into its 23rd year of broadcasting. Sabras Radio celebrates its 22nd year on-air on Thursday 7th September 2017.

Read more about the new Director here.


Good news from Europe which makes a positive change for once. For the first time European regulators have recognised audio’s specific requirements on radio. A new European legislation for Energy labelling acknowledges that radio and audio are a special case.

Read more on the future of the T&C’s here.


Headline acts have been announced for the latest Tuning In conference in Birmingham’s Everyman Cinema.

It may not rival the likes of Coachella or Glastonbury, but the event will be headlined by the first Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, who will set out his priorities for the creative industries and media in the region.

Andy Street will be joined by local pop star and TV personality Jamelia. The Birmingham born singer will talk about the importance of radio to artists and why diversity in media matters.

Read more the upcoming Tuning In Conference here.


Podcast of the Week:

This week’s chosen podcast is: Stories from Anonymous People.

Every week, Chris Gethard opens the phone line to one anonymous caller and he can't hang up first, no matter what the subject is. This podcast is full of shocking confessions and philosophical discussions. A recent episode included Gethard talking about the current state of policing in the US with a small town police officer.

Click here to listen.


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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor