Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 16.03.18

This week’s blog takes a look at the new host of Absolute Radio Breakfast, Radio Audio Week hitting the streets of London this May, Classic FM’s latest podcast venture, plus everything else you need to know from the week of radio.

When the news broke that Christian O’Connell was leaving the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show back in February. Social media channels went into a bit of a flurry, as radio fans up and down the country placed their bets and wishes on who they would most like to see replace the Aussie bound DJ.

This week, Absolute announced Dave Berry as the new host of the Breakfast Show.

Berry who currently presents Absolute’s Hometime show has said: I am overjoyed to have been offered the opportunity to host Breakfast and the chance to wake up the nation".

Click here to read more on Berry’s new appointment.


A new industry event dubbed ‘Radio Audio Week’ will be taking place from the 14th to the 19th of May in London.

Attendees will have the option to attend a series of events including conferences, lectures, seminars, awards and networking events at different locations across the capital.

The week will celebrate what is being hailed as “the audio revolution”, which has seen record numbers of people listening to the radio, the dawning of the age of the podcast and streaming services.

Click here to learn more about ‘Radio Audio Week’.


Classic FM has launched a new podcast series called ‘Case Notes’, hosted by the More Music Breakfast presenter, Tim Lihoreau.

‘Case Notes’ is a true crime music podcast like no other. Presenter Tim Lihoreau delves into the darkest mysteries and murkiest stories from the history of music.

The first episode is available now and it centres around the bizarre story of Haydn’s missing head.

Click here to read more on Classic FM’s most recent venture into podcasting and listen to the first episode.


Nation Broadcasting is set to take its first steps into Scottish territory, as they acquire Rock Radio Scotland.

This will be Nation’s first venture in Scotland and the company has confirmed to Radio Today that they will launch a service “from Glasgow in Autumn 2018”.

Rock Radio says it will launch on 96.3 FM later this year and will continue to play the best of local, national and international guitar-based music from across the years.

Follow more on this story here.


Highlight of the Week:

This week our Account Manager, Lucy and our new Media Planner, Helena attended an event hosted by Audioboom. Here’s what they had to say:

“We went to Audioboom’s: The Podcast Advertising Event in Mayfair last night. The event was all about how podcast audiences are booming and are set to grow even more in 2018. We also listened to a panel with Mike Parry and Mike Graham from The Two Mikes, and Ian Dunt from Remainiacs talk about the benefits of using podcasts to advertise on, and how their listeners have come to view them as friends. It was a great and interesting night!!”

Thanks to Audioboom for another wonderful evening.


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

BY: Niall Killeney Taylor