Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 15.12.17

This week’s blog looks at Wave 102’s new move, 25 years in radio for a certain local station, Norway’s big move to digital, the worst movie ever made, plus more radio industry news.

The tide has turned for Wave 102. The New Wave Media Group has sold Wave 102 to DCT Media, which runs a number of local newspapers and magazines. The station was acquired back in 2008 by Wave 102. CEO, Adam Findlay has announced that he will work with the new owners for the next 12 months as the sales team and Programme Controller.

Read more on Wave 102’s new move here.

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Celebrations are in the air for the Sunshine Radio team, as they are celebrating 25 years of broadcasting on 855AM covering Ludlow and surrounding areas.

Read more on what Station Manager, Mark Edwards, has to say about the anniversary here.

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As many in the industry, we all know that the power of digital audio has been on the rise in the UK. However, one country in particular is striving way ahead of the pack. National radio stations went fully digital in Norway on Wednesday 13th December, at 11:11am, after a year-long transition. There are only a handful of local stations left using the FM band, which may continue for some time.

Read what Ole Jørgen Torvmark, CEO of Digital Radio Norway, has to the say here.

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Ofcom has handed out a few early Christmas presents this year as they award seven more community radio licences, including five in the North West of England.

Click here to view the list of newly awarded stations.

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Podcast of the Week:

With bated breath, our readers wait for this week’s Podcast Pick of the Week. With the recent release and success of James Franco’s new movie 'The Disaster Artist', we would like to draw your attention to the hilarious and widely popular US podcast, 'How Did This Get Made?'

'How Did This Get Made?’ is a podcast on the Earwolf network. It is hosted by Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas. Each show, which typically has a different guest, features the deconstruction and mockery of outlandish and bad films.

With a particular connection to The Disaster Artist early on the podcast’s long history, the HDTGM? team hilariously tore to shreds the cult classic movie, The Room, not to be mistaken with the excellent Brie Larson Oscar winner, Room. Two very different movies.

But if you’re into hearing a group of comedians dissect possible the worst movies ever made, then How Did This Get Made? Is an excellent choice, which may open your eyes to many truly terrible movies that you have to watch.

Click here to listen.

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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor