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Jo Whiley: Radio 2 backlash made it hard to walk out of my front door

Entertainment
Jo Whiley has said the social media backlash over her BBC Radio 2 show with Simon Mayo made "it hard to walk out my front door, let alone present a radio show" on some days.Whiley joined Mayo as a co-host on the drivetime show in May. But they came in for criticism and recently announced that they are to leave the slot."The last six months have been quite something," the DJ wrote on Instagram.She added: "But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger etc etc."The DJ will take on the station's new evening show in January."I couldn't have tried harder or cared more about the show Simon & I did together," Whiley wrote."Some of the stuff that's been said on social media has meant that some days it was hard to walk out of my front door, let alone present a radio show."It was announced on Mond...
Tony Awards gala to take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall

Tony Awards gala to take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall

Entertainment
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The 73rd annual Tony Awards ceremony honoring excellence in Broadway theater is scheduled to take place at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on June 9. The ceremony will air live on CBS. Nominations for the prizes are to be revealed on April 30. A host for the gala has not yet been named. Singer-songwriters Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles presided over the 2018 event when The Band's Visit was named Best Musical and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won for Best Play.Q: What are you doing on June 9?A: Watching the 2019 #TonyAwards on @CBS! https://t.co/laXMR2UL4a pic.twitter.com/KaGt1X2IQg— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) October 18, 2018 Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Chris Evans to leave Radio 2 for Virgin Radio

Chris Evans to leave Radio 2 for Virgin Radio

Entertainment
Breakfast show host Chris Evans has announced he will leave Radio 2, and will present his last show in December. The Radio 2 presenter said he would be going to his "spiritual home" with a new show on Virgin Radio.He hosted the Virgin breakfast show from 1997 to 2001."In many ways Virgin Radio is my spiritual home," he said."I see nothing but exciting and groundbreaking opportunities ahead. In a medium that is changing so quickly on a daily basis, the potential for growth is unprecedented."Our plan is, to give it all we've got, see where we can get to and have the most possible fun along the way. It makes me smile every time I think about it."Evans has worked at Radio 2 for 13 years, and broke the news to listeners this morning on his show.Announcing it on the show he said ...
Fast radio bursts mystery 'close to being solved'

Fast radio bursts mystery 'close to being solved'

Technology
Astronomers are getting closer to solving one of the universe's biggest mysteries.Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are transient radio pulses that emit more energy in a single millisecond than the sun does all day.As many as 10,000 of them are thought to occur every day but so far astronomers have only spotted dozens and have struggled to pin down their origin.Fast radio bursts are extremely powerful but they are also very short, lasting only milliseconds.Making a researcher's task even more difficult, many of them only happen once.One, however, has been observed to repeat itself sporadically, allowing researchers to examine it more closely.FRB 121102 could have come from an extreme environment - "among the most highly-magnetised regions of space ever observed", researchers say in a report contain...
Light shed on mystery space radio pulses

Light shed on mystery space radio pulses

Science
Astronomers have shed more light on a mysterious source of recurring radio pulses from space.Fast radio bursts are one of the most persistent puzzles in astronomy; while usually short-lived, one source in the sky was sending out repeated flashes.Now, a team says the strange emission could be caused by a dead star with an exceptionally powerful magnetic field.Details were reported here at the 231st American Astronomical Society meeting.The first FRB was discovered in 2007, in archived data from the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia. Astronomers were searching for new examples of magnetised neutron stars called pulsars, but found a new phenomenon - a radio burst from 2001. Since then, 18 FRBs - also referred to as "flashes" or "sizzles" - have been found in total.But only one of these sour...