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UKRD’s Production Manager, Colin McGinness wins Two New York Festival International Radio Program Awards.

UKRD is celebrating today with the news that Group Production Manager Colin McGinness has won two Awards at the 2016 New York Festival International Radio Program Awards.

Local Radio Day hailed “great success”

With almost 60 stations having registered to take part and many more indicating their support on the day itself, Local Radio Day has been hailed “a great success and a strong foundation upon which to build for the years ahead,” by UKRD’s Chief Executive Officer, William Rogers.

Local Radio Day App Launches

“The home of Proper Local Radio” that’s how Dave Coull UKRD’s Group Content Director described the Local Radio Day App which was launched today. The App that is available from the App Store, Google Play for Android and the Amazon App store for Kindle is a companion App for Local Radio Day and will allow users to stream any of the local radio stations participating in the initiative.

UKRD Publishes Local Radio Day Research

Commercial radio group, UKRD, has today published the results of its research into what people think of local radio and the messages delivered by its listeners could not be clearer.

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New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards Announces Two Category Finalist Positions for UKRD Production Team

Commercial radio operator, UKRD Group, is celebrating the news this week that its Head of Production, Colin McGinness, has been confirmed as a finalist in two categories in the International Radio Program Awards based out of New York.

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Two Local BBC Stations back Local Radio Day

Local Radio Day received a further boost this week when BBC local radio stations, BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex added their names to those already celebrating Local Radio Day on May 27th

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Whittingdale Endorses and Commends “Local Radio Day”

Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, has endorsed UKRD initiative “Local Radio Day” and has commended the role local radio plays in the local communities it serves.

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Local Stations Sign up for Local Radio Day

Following the announcement on Tuesday that Local Radio Day is to be held on May 27th this year, local stations have started to join the campaign and sign up to the day to celebrate the achievements of proper local radio in the sector. Nation Broadcasting, with its five local stations in Wales, including Bridge FM and Swansea Bay Radio, was first to announce its involvement.

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UKRD Launches Local Radio Day

All things local are at the heart of UKRD’s latest initiative, Local Radio Day, which is aimed at what they describe as “proper” local radio. The day itself, Friday May 27th , will see the group's fifteen stations undertaking events, tours and community activities all focussed on representing the unique nature of “proper local radio” and the impact it has within the communities it serves. UKRD would also like other local radio stations to get involved if they’d like to.

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Eagle launches new ‘oldies’ service for Surrey and Hampshire

The makers of Eagle Radio have announced that there will be further choice for radio listeners in Surrey and Hampshire with the launch of Eagle Oldies in April.

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UKRD launches Encore Radio

UKRD's brand new national radio station dedicated to Musical Theatre launches today.

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Star Radio North East Saved from Closure

UKRD has today announced that it has reached agreement with the View TV Group to sell them Star Radio North East, thus ensuring that its future is secured.