Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 12.01.18

This week’s blog looks at Heart’s new weekend schedule, Spotify’s subscriber milestone, a new member to the DAB club, plus much more.

A new Heart Weekend schedule sees the beginning of a few new presenters gracing the airwaves. A name that will stand out to many, is that of Rochelle Humes, who is to host a weekly show across the Heart network, starting this Saturday. The former star of The Saturdays will be on-air from 4pm till 7pm.

Click here to find out more about Heart’s new schedule.


It’s been a good start to 2018 for Spotify as they released news via Twitter that they have reached 70 million subscribers.

In September, Apple released a statement that they have 30 millions subscribers, placing them a cool 40 mill behind their streaming competitors.

Read more on Spotify's recent success here.


New presenters and channels announced for the KISS brand.

KISS has launched two new channels – KISS Jams and Grime available on the KISS Kube App– and launches two new shows on weeknights.

Click here to find out who the new Kiss presenters are.


Lyca Radio UK has gained a digital sound programme service (DSPS) licence to broadcast on the Sound Digital DAB multiplex. Ofcom reports the service will be “a music-led service with a particular emphasis on British Asian Urban artists within a music mix that also appeals to young and older British Asian listeners. The station’s daytime output will include a mix of music, chat and phone-ins relevant to a wide range of listeners.”

Read more about Lyca Radio and their first steps into the DAB universe here.


Podcast of the Week: The IAB UK Podcast

This week’s Podcast Pick of the Week has landed and it’s a special one!

Our sister company, Red Apple Creative, have created and produced a brand new podcast for the IAB UK (Internet Advertising Bureau) with sponsorship from Spotify.

The podcast is based around IAB UK’s take on the most interesting and important things happening in digital advertising.

With a new episode every fortnight, they talk turkey with a panel of esteemed industry guests, boil down some of the big, complex issues in a way that you could explain to your Nan and test a random member’s resolve with 10 quick-fire - and often utterly irreverent - questions about the world of digital advertising and beyond.

Having hit the dizzy heights of the number one spot on the Apple Podcast Business News Charts upon its release. The first episode is a must listen, it features Olly Lewis from News UK and Alistair Williams from The Guardian to discuss the now infamous Future of News session at Engage 2017 and how we spent eight months creating our fake editor-in-chief Ken Fawes.

Plus, much more engaging and insightful chat around everything internet advertising.

You can listen and subscribe on any of your podcasts player apps, including Spotify and iTunes. So please subscribe and leave a review if you enjoyed the episode and help them keep that no. 1 spot.


Visit us next week to discover more top audio related stories!

BY: Niall Killeney Taylor