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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.

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.

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 Title Changes “reflect new realities”

Local commercial radio operator, UKRD, has announced that its recently appointed Group Programme Director, Dave Coull, has had his title changed to that of Group Content Director with immediate effect, with his deputy, Peter Gordon, becoming Deputy Group Content Director.

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New Radio Station for Sussex

There is a new choice for radio listeners in Sussex following the launch of `Oldies Sussex’ on the Sussex coast DAB radio multiplex. The new service promises to be "never more than a minute away from the next great song".

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Digital Pop-Up Radio Stations for Christmas

Commercial radio operator, UKRD Group, has today announced that it will be launching ten digital pop-up Christmas radio stations this year.

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Nation Broadcasting Acquires Sun FM

UKRD station, Sun FM, based in Sunderland, has been acquired by Nation Broadcasting.