Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 13.11.17

This week’s blog takes a gander through Wireless Group’s new stations, Mark Goodier's return to radio, The Jingle Bell Ball and The Student Radio Award winners.

This week, Wireless Group have announced the launch of nine new permanent regional music radio stations on DAB, plus four Christmas pop-ups.

To find out more about the new stations, click here.


A special series is launching on the Absolute Radio network focussing on the careers of music icons. And the man at the helm is Mark Goodier, who marks his return to radio with Absolute. The former BBC Radio 1 and Smooth Radio presenter who was most recently on BBC Radio 2 will be firstly delving into a two-part special, featuring an exclusive interview with Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Read more on Absolute’s series launch here.


The love for Christmas continues to be very much alive in our youth. The Capital Jingle Bell Ball sold out in 45 mins. Global Radio’s Capital Jingle Bell Ball has sold all the tickets for this year’s event, featuring Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, in record time.

Find out more here.


And finally we end with what may be a flashback to many moons ago: The Student Radio Awards took place this week and the O2 in London.

Find out the winners here.


Podcast of the Week:

Last weeks podcast we talked about a certain “Dirty John”, this week we’ve gone for the cleaner cut Jon Ronson.

The podcast pick of the week is Butterfly Effect by bestselling author, Jon Ronson as he traces a very strange butterfly effect. A teen in Brussels had an idea – to make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are mysterious, delightful, surprising, and sad. This 7-part series takes you on a journey to places you’ll never expect.

Click here to listen and learn.


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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor