Daily Press Summary | Friday 10th August 2018


Laverne to replace Keaveny on 6 Music Breakfast
Big changes at 6 Music have been announced to staff this morning, with Lauren Laverne set to take over the breakfast show from Shaun Keaveny.
Radio Today

BBC Radio 6 Music’s reshuffle is a grim reminder of our mortality
It is the BBC radio renovation the nation has been craving. The transferral of a long-in-the-tooth breakfast-show presenter to a grandfatherly mid-afternoon slot, his replacement a younger, female livewire.

News Corp slips $1.4bn into the red despite key mastheads being better read
News Corp has fallen to a $1.4bn loss for the year 2017/18, over double its comparable losses for the previous year which stood at a more manageable $643m – although this year’s figures were skewed by a one-off $998m write down relating to the consolidation of Foxtel and Fox Sports in Australia.
The Drum

Eddie Mair leaves Radio 4 earlier than planned
Ahead of his upcoming move to LBC, Eddie Mair has presented his final PM programme on Radio 4 – two days earlier than expected.
Radio Today

Ant McPartlin pulls out of I’m A Celebrity to focus on drugs rehab
Ant McPartlin has announced he will not present this autumn’s series of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! as he continues his recovery from drug addiction.

Junk food advertising ban could cost TfL £13m a year
Proposals to ban junk food advertising across the Transport for London network could cost the organisation up to £13.3m per year in lost advertising revenue, forcing the public body to digest a large increase in its operating deficit.
The Drum

Danny Dyer pranks daughter Dani by calling her radio show to grill her about boyfriend Jack Fincham
The actor called into Capital FM while she was hosting the breakfast show and pretended to be a fan.
The Sun

Goodbye, Grimmy: the rise and fall of the BBC’s most fashionable DJ
When Nick Grimshaw was offered the job of hosting Radio 1’s Breakfast Show in the summer of 2012 he was so thrilled he didn’t even bother to ask about his holiday entitlements.
Telegraph (£)

Musical.ly investor bets on internet radio with $17M deal for Korea’s Spoon Radio
(US) One of the early backers of Musical.ly, the short video app that was acquired for $1 billion, is making a major bet that internet radio is one of the next big trends in media.

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