Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 19.01.18

This week’s blog looks at former GMTV presenter taking to the airwaves, Capital XTRA’s triple threat, the Radiocentre’s latest report, plus a walk down memory lane for our Podcast Pick of the Week.

Belfast’s best, Eamonn Holmes is making his move to radio with new prime-time show.

Most recently the presenter of Sky News Breakfast show Sunrise, we will now hear Mr Holmes on the Wireless Group station talkRADIO as part of a major revamp to the broadcaster’s schedule.

Eamonn will be hosting the drive time slot from Monday between 4pm and 7pm.

Click here to find out more on Eamonn's new stake in radio.


New research published by the European Commission confirmed that radio remains the most trusted medium in Europe.

Radiocentre recently published a report, which for the first time examines the views of commercial radio listeners regarding trust in radio news. The results from Breaking News echoed the Eurobarometer report, with radio found to be the most trusted medium in the UK and social media the least trusted platform.

Click here to find out more on the recent study.


Capital XTRA has gone down the route of ‘all the best things comes in threes’ as they have announced the arrival of 3 new DJ’s: Afro B, DJ TiiNY and Robert Bruce, who will be hosting brand new shows.

Find out what to expect from the new arrivals here.


Global buys Juice 107.2 in Brighton & Hove. The station covers Brighton and Hove on FM and is on the local Sussex DAB digital radio multiplex. Ashley Tabor OBE, Founder & Executive President of Global, said: “This is an exciting station to acquire for Global and we look forward to fulfilling the station’s successful future”.

Read more on Global’s plans here.


Podcast of the Week:

This week’s Podcast Pick of the Week is another show from the wizards over at Gimlet Media, Heavyweight.

With gumption, empathy, and comic awkwardness, Jonathan Goldstein ventures into people’s lives and tries to help them resolve things from the past: an unsolved human mystery, lingering guilt, a falling-out, hurt that’s turned to grievance.

Into its second series, the show has gone from strength to strength and you will begin to fall in love with Jonathan's opening phone calls to a friend of his, who is clearly not so in on the joke.

I would recommend going back to the beginning with this one. Especially if you want to hear an amazing story about two friends, one of which is electronic artist Moby and a borrowed record that was never returned.

Listen to Heavyweight here.


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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor