News That Matters

Tag: Radio

Radio 2 reveals the best-selling albums of the 21st Century

Radio 2 reveals the best-selling albums of the 21st Century

Entertainment
Adele's 21 is the UK's best-selling album of the 21st Century, selling more than five million copies since 2011.The record, which features the hits Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You, is more than a million copies ahead of the second biggest-seller, Amy Winehouse's Back To Black.Adele also takes third place in the chart, with her most recent record, 25.The century's 40 biggest albums were revealed on Radio 2's Pick of the Pops, as part of National Album Day.Ed Sheeran appears in the top five twice too, while other artists in the top 20 include Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga and Scissor Sisters. UK's best-selling albums (2000-2019) 1) Adele - 21 2) Amy Winehouse - Back To Black 3) Adele - 25 4) Ed Sheeran - x 5) Ed Sheer...
John Humphrys to host his final edition of Radio 4 Today programme

John Humphrys to host his final edition of Radio 4 Today programme

Entertainment
Broadcaster John Humphrys is to present his final edition of BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday.The presenter's departure will bring to a close his 32 years on the flagship show, during which time he built a reputation as a tenacious interrogator of politicians.His last show will feature interviews with former prime ministers David Cameron and Tony Blair.There will also be tributes from presenters past and present."Losing John in the mornings is a bit like Big Ben being silenced," said Today editor Sarah Sands."I will miss his restlessness, his capacity for delight, his profound curiosity and his humanity." What's it like to face Today's John Humphrys? John Humphrys to leave Today programme Humphrys has interviewed every p...
Rajar figures: Greg James boosts Radio 1 breakfast audience by 230,000

Rajar figures: Greg James boosts Radio 1 breakfast audience by 230,000

Entertainment
More than 230,000 extra listeners have been tuning in to the Radio 1 breakfast show since Greg James took over from Nick Grimshaw in August.According to industry body Rajar, his reach in the last three months of 2018 was 5.1 million - up on the 4.8 million recorded between July and September."It's brilliant that our new and fresh Radio 1 breakfast show is doing so well," Bob Shennan, director of BBC Radio and Music, said.However, Radio 1 as a whole went down.The station dropped from 9.6 million in the third quarter of 2018 to 9.37 million in the fourth. Chris Evans show drops to six-year low Greg James on breakfast and battling Taylor Swift fans Latest figures also show Chris Evans grew his breakfast audience at Radio 2 by 241,00...
Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device Zoe Ball has begun her tenure as BBC Radio 2's first female weekday breakfast host by playing Aretha Franklin's Respect as her first song."It had to be a dame on this occasion," she told listeners.Ball has taken over from Chris Evans in the most listened-to slot on the UK airwaves.She began Monday's show with the words: "Hello, my name is Zoe. How's your belly off for spots? Good morning Radio 2 superstar listeners, here we go."The saying "How's your belly off for spots?" is an alternative way of asking: "How are you?" Zoe Ball: 'I'm such a different person now' Seven facts about Zoe Ball ...
Rockwell Collins airborne radio certified by NSA

Rockwell Collins airborne radio certified by NSA

Business
Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency has certified Rockwell Collins AN/ARC-210 RT-2036(C) airborne radio for transmitting classified information up to Top Secret, the company has announced. "This NSA certification is one of the final steps in getting our latest-generation airborne radio technology into the field," Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of communication, navigation and electronic warfare solutions for Rockwell Collins, said in a press release. "With data, images, voice and video being sent from the air to the ground in real time, warfighters will have critical information at their fingertips to gain a tactical advantage on the battlefield," Brunk said. The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) will be compatible with new communications networks like the Department of Defense...