Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 15.02.19

This week’s blog takes a look at Radiocentre’s view on commercial trends, new breakfast show host for Scala Radio, Chris Evans’ view on news radio and a special bonus episode of Norris and Parker’s Sketch Therapy podcast.

Commercial radio is stronger than ever!

Radiocentre CEO, Siobhan Kenny wrote an article on Campaign Live highlighting how “with record revenues for the first year running ...commercial radio is in a strong position than ever”.

Click here to read the article.


Charles Nove is all set to present the breakfast show on the brand new Scala Radio.

Speaking at a Media Society event in London on Tuesday evening, Bauer Radio MD, Steve Parkinson announced the choice of breakfast presenter for the semi-national breakfast show.

You can read more on Scala’s hosting schedule here.


Check out Bonus Episode Part 2 of Norris & Parker's Sketch Therapy podcast! The release of season 2 is just around the corner and Norris & Parker’s Soho Theatre run of their 'Burn the Witch' show hits the theatre from 19th to the 23rd of February. Both bonus episodes, part 1 and 2, are available on Acast & iTunes now.

Click the link to listen: https://aca.st/9bd3e8

On Friday 8th February 2019, Chris Evans revealed to his listeners on the Virgin Radio breakfast show that 'talkRADIO' is going to rebrand as 'talkNEWS'.

Click here to read more on Evan’s comments.


IBC.org shared a fascinating article on the 'robustness of radio' within the media landscape. They mentioned that data from the UK indicates that over the last two years, the total amount of hours spent listening to audio has gone up by by 9%.

It is well worth the read, which you can do so here.


Highlight of the Week: Norris & Parker's Sketch Therapy Podcast

Check out Bonus Episode Part 2 of Norris & Parker's Sketch Therapy podcast! The release of season 2 is just around the corner and Norris & Parker’s Soho Theatre run of their 'Burn the Witch' show hits the theatre from 19th to the 23rd of February. Both bonus episodes, part 1 and 2, are available on Acast & iTunes now.

Click the link to listen: https://aca.st/9bd3e8

BY: Niall Killeney Taylor