Daily Press Summary 26 January 2016

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Heart’s Chris Birks joins Media Sound Holdings
Media Sound Holdings has appointed Chris Birks as its new Programme Controller for the group’s four Sussex stations.
Radio Today

Pat Sharp covers Eagle Radio’s afternoon show
Broadcaster Pat Sharp is to present a daytime show on Surrey and Hampshire’s Eagle Radio.
Radio Today

Bay FM in Ofcom breach for news accuracy
Exmouth community radio station Bay FM has been found in breach of its licence for an item in its news bulletin.
Radio Today

Advertising Week Europe hires Bauer Media’s Eaves as first UK director
Advertising Week Europe has hired Rebecca Eaves from Bauer Media to be the ad festival’s first UK director.
Campaign (£)

Tributes paid to Radio Lancashire’s Joe Fish
Former BBC Radio Lancashire Country Music Show presenter Joe Fish has died.
Radio Today

Pensioners’ organisation criticises BBC plan for over-75s licence fee campaign
Pressure group says it is ‘worrying’ to use wealthy older celebrities to persuade ordinary pensioners to give up their free TV licence
The Guardian

BBC3 to work with Idris Elba and Skins writer for online-only show lineup
Channel ‘free from constraints of linear TV’ to use new formats and platforms once it goes off-air on 16 February
The Guardian

Midsomer Murders star defends ‘brilliant’ BBC entertainment
Neil Dudgeon says the idea that the corporation should not make popular shows such as Strictly Come Dancing is extreme stupidity
The Guardian

98FM launch 2016 with Wise Buddah Jingles
Dublin’s 98FM has fused the sound of their station by launching a brand new jingle package produced by Wise Buddah in London, complete with a new 5-note sonic identity.
Jingle News

Radio heads Uptown in 2015
Leading by almost 36,000 plays, Columbia’s Mark Ronson topped the 2015 radio airplay chart with mega hit Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars.
Music Week

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