Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 22.02.19

This week’s blog takes a look at Pat Sharp reliving his 80s, Scala Radio’s new recruits, podcasting at the LBF and the return of the industry loved IAB UK Podcast.

Charlie Connelly, of the Big Issue North, has written a fantastic piece on the current golden age of radio and how the future looks as though it will only continue to grow brighter.

“Last year between us, we tuned in to hear more than a billion hours of music, news, documentaries and blokes called Steve phoning in to have their say on Brexit.”

Click here to read the article.

Pat Sharp is set to join Greatest Hits Radio.

Pat will be on-air each Saturday morning from 10am till 1pm and include the current station feature, the Top 10 at 10 – a segment that Pat previously hosted at Capital FM in the late 80s and 90s.

You can read more on Pat’s new show here.

Anthea Turner joins Scala Radio’s weekend line-up.

Bauer has confirmed the full presenting line-up for its new classical music station Scala Radio, with Anthea Turner, Alexis Ffrench, Luci Holland, Faye Treacy and Hannah Cox added to the schedule.

Click here to read more on Scala Radio’s latest recruits.

This year’s London Book Fair (LBF) will host a live podcast stage for the first time with a line-up featuring Ian McEwan, Caroline O’Donoghue, Daisy Buchanan and many more.

Jacks Thomas, director of The London Book Fair, said: “Podcasts are one of the most exciting new media channels for the publishing sector today.”

Read more on this year’s London Book Fair here.

Highlight of the Week: IAB UK Podcast: Series 2!

The new series of the IAB UK Podcast returns!

On the premiering episode, the podcast talks #clickheads in a look back on the inaugural National Anti-Click-Through Rate Day, amongst other topics in a quick 2 minutes. Featuring the brilliant Lolly Mason, Anna Forbes and Arvind Kapavarapu, it’s available now in all the usual podcast apps.

This episode was produced by Red Apple Creative, and if you're interested in podcast ideation, scripting and production, please get in touch with us at

Click here to listen now.

BY: Niall Killeney Taylor