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UKRD – Three Star “Extraordinary” Company For Fifth Year Running

Privately owned commercial radio operator, UKRD Group, has kicked off 2014 with the news that, for the fifth year in a row, it has been accredited by the Best Companies organisation as being a “Three Star Extraordinary” company to work for.

New Star Radio MD Confirmed

UKRD owned Star Radio, based in Darlington, is to have a new Managing Director in the New Year and he’s flying home to the UK from the United Arab Emirates to take on the role. John Clayton, who is presently managing a cluster of stations in the Emirates, cut his radio teeth in the UK at regional station Wave, Heart, KMFM and Celador prior to leaving the UK to take up his present role. He also served at Deutsche Bank as a Vice President – Global Markets.

Commercial radio groups express opposition to government enforced switchover

80 commercial radio stations operated by 13 separate commercial radio operators are today joining forces to highlight the implications of government enforced digital radio switchover for radio listeners and local radio stations. This comes as the government prepares possible plans to confirm a switchover from AM / FM to DAB digital radio for the majority of radio stations in the UK.

UKRD Pays Second Dividend to Round off Year

Radio operator, UKRD Group, has this week declared its second dividend in this financial year and has confirmed that shareholders will be in receipt of payments within a few days.

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UKRD Appoints new Mix 96 MD

Private radio operator, UKRD Group, this week announced the appointment of Max Hailey to head up its Aylesbury based station, Mix 96.

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UKRD Boss Shortlisted for HR Excellence Award

UKRD’s Chief Executive Officer, William Rogers, has been shortlisted in the 2013 HR Excellence Awards as “Most People Focussed CEO” for 2013, the result of which will be announced at an Awards Ceremony at The Park Lane Hilton in London next week.

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Dividend Paid - Economy still challenging

Privately owned radio operator, UKRD Group, has declared its half year dividend for the third year running but has confirmed that trading remains difficult in some parts of the country and visibility poor.

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Finalist in FD of the Year 2013 for UKRD Executive

UKRD’s Finance Director, Andy Preece, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category “Finance Director of the Year : Private Company” by the Chartered Accountants Institute for England and Wales in awards sponsored by the CBI and others, it has just been announced.

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Dragons Den role for UKRD CEO

Joining a music entrepreneur, representative of PRS and Music Week journalist, UKRD’s Chief Executive Officer, William Rogers, became the fourth panel member at the recent “Lowde Music Trust Enterprise Award” Dragons Den style competition to allocate a grant and mentoring support for a student with the most enterprising new start-up idea within the internet and music space.

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UKRD Scoops Sunday Times Award for Third Year

For the third year in a row, UKRD Group has been named as being the Number 1 Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company to Work For. Following confirmation of its number one status in both 2011 and 2012, the awards ceremony, held in London, saw the number one spot for 2013 added to its achievements.

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Nation Broadcasting Acquires Sun FM

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


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.