Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 29.09.17

This week’s blog takes a look at who has been voted the greatest BBC radio presenter, a new Christmas radio station that is launching soon, 2BR's new breakfast show and much more.

Terry is top! A moment of national pride has taken me over, as the legendary Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan has been voted the greatest BBC radio presenter. It is news that many would not contest as the knighted broadcaster pipped the poll ahead of John Peel, Sue MacGregor, Annie Nightingale and Alistair Cooke.

Read more on Terry Wogan's award here.


The second annual Community Radio Awards were held on Saturday evening with Wycombe Sound 106.6 FM named Station of The Year 2017.

Read more here.


With only 87 days till the Christmas festivities begin, Bauer Media announced its launch of “Magic Christmas” on digital radio. Magic Christmas will follow in the footsteps of Smooth Christmas and Heart Christmas which have appeared nationally in previous years over the festive period.

You can read more about Magic Christmas here.


Lancashire locals will be welcoming two new voices to their breakfast routines. 2BR has launched a brand new breakfast show with Tatum McGreal and Mike Graveston.

Read more about the duo's new show here.


News broke this week that Nation Broadcast wants a Bristol licence. Nation Broadcasting, which operates a number of FM stations in Wales, has paid a £20,000 deposit and £5,000 application fee to show its intention to compete against The Breeze.

Read what Managing Director Martin Mumford has to say here.


Podcast of the Week:

This week’s chosen podcast is a high recommendation from a fellow colleague.

Paranormal Life asks the big questions “What happened at Roswell? Did ancient aliens build the pyramids? Does Obama run the Illuminati? Is the government plotting to take our guns?” Rory Powers and Kit Grier investigate a different paranormal case and find the truth inside the mystery. Not only is it wildly entertaining, but it holds real truth with a fantastic use of sound design.

Each episode runs between the 45-60 min mark and with 28 episodes released to date, there should be plenty of investigations to discover, like the “Florida man possessed by demonic fairies” or “The 1979 Alien-Human battle that no-one knows about”.

Click here to read more.


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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor