Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 15.09.17

This week’s blog takes a closer look at Edith Bowman's departure from Virgin, LBC’s latest host with a political agenda, the latest research on British people and their media consumption, plus a lot more.

Edith Bowman has announced in an emotional tribute to her fans that she is to leave her Virgin Breakfast Show. She has been on the show since the station’s launch in March 2016, but with one departure makes way for a new arrival... well two new arrivals. Gem 106 breakfast duo Sam and Amy are joining national digital station Virgin Radio to do the same time slot, replacing Edith Bowman.

Read more about Edith's departure here.

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Alex Salmond is to host his own new weekday radio show on LBC.

Now, for anyone who needs a gentle reminder who Alex Salmond is, he was Scotland's former first minister. Mr Salmond will host a three-hour show entitled Salmond on Sunday, launching on September 17th from 3pm.

Read more about what his show will entail here.

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Absolute Radio has confirmed their autumn schedule changes. A quick run down of some big changes are: Danielle Perry is moving to evenings, with Peter Donaldson taking over the late show as Dave Berry joins Absolute Radio from next month.

You can read more about Absolute’s schedule changes here.

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Community radio applicant YO1 Radio has started an online stream ahead of a decision being made by Ofcom about its proposals to broadcast on FM. “YO1 Radio will bring broadcasting across North Yorkshire into 21st Century,” explains co-founder and presenter, Chris Marsden.

Learn more about YO1 Radios commitment to bridging the gap between local radio and new technology here.

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Former Heart London Managing Editor, Gary Stein, is making his way back to Bauer, but this time taking the reins as Group Programming Director of the Bauer City Network.

Learn more on Gary Stein's return to Bauer here.

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The IPA (not to be confused with delicious Indian Pale Ale beverages) has released its TouchPoints 2017 data today, highlighting how the Great Britain population spends nearly eight hours a day consuming media, that is up from 9% in 2016 and 13% from 2005.

Read more on the study here.

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Podcast of the Week:

This week’s chosen podcast may act as a moment of reminiscent glory for many as this week FoxNext Games and Matt Groening released a Futurama double-length podcast episode today, created by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen and the Futurama writers. The new Radiorama episode features the original cast.

If you’re like me, then this is the news you have waited years for: Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow combines our love of podcasting and the second best science fiction based animated series, after Rick and Morty of course.

Click here to read more.

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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor