Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 29.03.18

This week’s blog is all about this year’s Radio Festival, Heart’s special Easter guest presenter, Jazz FM’s newest member of the team, and the Classic BRIT Awards. Plus, we enjoy a bit of throwback music!

It’s been announced that Lauren Laverne will host the 2018 Radio Festival, which will take place at the British Library in London on 15th May.

The event’s theme this year will be “Radio – What’s The Future?”, and will feature sessions on “The Future of Voice”, plus more speakers and guests who are yet to be announced.

Lauren Laverne said: “It’s an honour to be asked to host this year’s festival. Radio has never been more exciting and full of possibilities than it is today. I’m looking forward to chewing them over with our guests.”

Read more about the Radio Festival here.

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Heart will be welcoming Scarlett Moffatt, star of Gogglebox and I’m a Celebrity…, into the studio for a special one-off show over the Easter weekend.

She’ll be guest presenting the evening show on Monday 2nd April across the Heart network.

Scarlett Moffat said: “One of my favourite things to do is to put Heart on in the car and belt tunes out with my mam and little sister, so I am proper excited to be joining the Heart team for the day”.

Find out more about the show here.

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Singer-songwriter China Moses has joined Jazz FM as the host of the weeknight “Jazz FM Loves” programme, which is sponsored by eHarmony.

The show runs for two-hours from 10pm every Monday to Thursday, and celebrates romantic and sentimental jazz music.

China took over from current presenter Loretta Andrews at the beginning of the week, saying “Jazz FM has opened its doors to me as an artist. Their support has been very important in my UK career. Now I am very excited to be on the other side, joining the highly talented and passionate staff, and sharing with the listener, the sensual and romantic side of Soul, Jazz and of course a bit of Funk.”

Find out more about the show here.

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Classic FM presenters Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong will be the hosts of this year’s Classical BRIT Awards, which will take place on the 13th June at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Classic FM will feature exclusive artist performances and will be recording video interviews backstage at the event, the first in five years. Classic FM will also be broadcasting live from the Royal Albert Hall from 9am on the day.

Sam Jackson, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “The Classic BRITs comes at a very exciting time for classical music in the UK with growing and younger audiences. It’s set to be a fantastic night!"

See what the hosts had to say here.

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Highlight of the Week:

Some days, you just have to take things a little bit easy. That’s why this week, our office highlight was kicking back to Spotify’s Easy '00s playlist.

e enjoyed stepping back into our teenage years and reliving the highs and lows with bangers such as Halo by Beyonce, Party in the U.S.A from Miley Cyrus and Snow by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Why not bring the throwback beats to your office and listen to the playlist too?

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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor