Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 08.12.17

This week’s blog looks at Global’s latest win, a new set of stations hitting the London airwaves, the arrival of a soulful digital radio station and more.

The headline news this week was Global winning the title of Medium of the Year 2017.

We have been told that Global stood out as a medium that offered what marketers wanted in 2017. Britain’s biggest commercial radio operator made good on its ambition to become a fully fledged media company, changing its name from Global Radio to Global Media and Entertainment in a symbolic but important move, in what turned out to be a record year.

Read more here.


Kelvin MacKenzie is re-entering the radio industry, launching two speech stations in London on AM and DAB. The former talkSPORT and TWG executive is launching CitiSport, which will broadcast on medium wave and DAB, with CitiTalk on digital radio only. Both are set to launch in the new year.

Read more on Kelvin’s future plans here.


Rob Cowan is swapping his seat at BBC Radio 3 for Classic FM. Rob is returning to Classic FM, having been part of the original line-up. He’ll host his own Saturday evening music show from 7pm to 9pm, starting 6th January.

Click here to find out what you can expect from Cowan’s classics.


Jump on board the soul train, as there is a new digital radio station arriving this week. Soultrain Radio (which has been an internet-only station for the last two years) was birthed from the people behind one of Bristol’s most famous and longest running club nights, celebrates 25 years this year. With a similar music mix to the Soultrain club night, Soultrain Radio will broadcast 24 hours a day playing classic Motown sounds, soul ballads, 70s and 80s rare groove, jazz, funk, and modern day soul and RnB.

Click here to read more.


Podcast of the Week:

This week’s P.O.T.W (hoping this catches on) comes in the form of the wonderfully charming Danish comedian, Sofie Hagen.

In Sofie’s podcast, Of Human, she speaks to people about how they function as human beings: how do they cope? How do they deal with their darkness? If she cannot get advice on how to be alive, she at least wants to feel less alone with her own “weirdnesses”.

If you are into 'in-conversation' podcasts, then Sofie Hagen’s Made Of Human is one of the best out there.

Click here to listen.


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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor