Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 23.02.18

This week’s blog looks at the city of York’s newly standing stations, Radioplayer’s new look, the growing radio terrain for Q Radio, our podcast Pick of the Week and much more.

Across the Irish Sea in Northern Ireland, the radio terrain is growing at a rapid rate. This week saw Q Radio extending its geographical footprint with five new FM license extensions.

The station is now officially covering Larne, Newcastle, Draperstown, Enniskillen and Ballycastle in addition to the seven regions it already serves.

Click here to learn more Q Radio’s extensions.


A new online radio station has been given the green light for a launch date. The online commercial radio station, Deluxe Radio, is to launch on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12 noon GMT.

The station promises to play “music with personality”, featuring tracks from the past six decades right up to current chart hits, as well as Country, Pop, Party Anthems, Decade Shows and World Reggae.

Click here to tune in.


The historic city of York, famous for its museums, towers and brief Viking invasion, has just added two new stations to its city’s attraction.

York will get two new community radio stations, as Ofcom awards licenses to Jorvik FM and YO1 Radio.

Read more on the newly licensed stations here.


Radioplayer launches a new look for the new year.

Radioplayer, the official pan-industry radio platform, launches a redesigned app and a new brand, with a consumer advertising campaign across radio and outdoor.

The brand and apps are being launched in phases, with the UK rolling out first to iPhones, iPads, Android and Kindle Fire devices. Other Radioplayer territories around the world will follow shortly.

To learn more on the Radioplayer brand launch, click here.


Podcast of the Week:

This week’s Podcast Pick of the Week is ‘Quickly Kevin; Will He Score?’.

If you often find yourself gazing out of windows, thinking back to a time when your life was consumed by names such as, Shearer, Gascoigne, Le Tissier, than this comedy football podcast is for you.

Quickly Kevin is a series in which 90’s football aficionado (comedian) Josh Widdicombe is joined by friends, and fellow 90s experts, co-host Chris Scull and ‘Director of Podcast’ Michael Marden, as the trio embark on a tour of niche football topics of the period 1st January 1990 to 31st December 1999.

Now, as someone who came into this world at the back end of 1991, 90s football was not an era that original enticed me to this podcast, but more the comedic host and his track record of great radio. But we were instantly fans; the range of guests and topics they cover are fascinating to any sports fan and the comedy value is worth that to anyone who just enjoys a laugh.

Listen to ‘Quickly Kevin Will He Score’ here.


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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor