Daily Press Summary | Thursday 14 March 2019

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Scala Radio is a real threat to Radio 2
Plus: the importance of doubt and why we crave the sound of the human voice
Spectator

Twitter reveals ‘smart’ camera ambitions
Twitter has spent the past year improving how users can interact with, discover and share more content around big events.
Campaign (£)

Inside Bauer’s radio land grab as it launches another new station
Bauer Media has announced the launch of Country Hits Radio, the UK’s first national country music radio brand, at the height of a renewal of interest in the genre.
The Drum

George Ezra: Radio message to 76-year-old fan
A grandmother has received a message from chart singer George Ezra live on BBC Radio 1 after seeing him at her first ever pop concert.
BBC News

Frank Skinner celebrates a decade on Absolute Radio with 10 hour show
Frank Skinner is to celebrate his decade on-air at Absolute Radio, with a “mega 10 hour stint” on Saturday.
British Comedy Guide

Google ‘bad ads’ drop to 2.3 billion
Number of bad accounts removed using machine learning has doubled to more than a million.
Campaign (£)

Nicholas Parsons to be honoured by TV and radio writers
Radio and TV presenter Nicholas Parsons CBE is to be honoured later this week at the 45th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
Radio Today

Netflix to set its own age ratings for film and television programmes
British Board of Film Classification allows streaming giant to rate content
The Guardian

How Comic Relief is trying to stay relevant year-round as TV figures hit 20 year low
In the face of falling TV figures, Comic Relief has spent the past year solidifying a strategy to make the charity relevant 365 days of the year and less reliant on its one-day BBC telethons – Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.
The Drum

Foals, Dave and Dido locked in three-way chart battle
Dave’s Psychodrama has moved to within touching distance of Foals in the battle for this week’s UK albums No.1.
Music Week

Reform Radio opens new Manchester studio
Manchester’s Reform Radio has unveiled a new studio space after announcing a partnership with drinks manufacturer Jägermeister.
Prolific North

Peter Hurford obituary
Organist who encouraged historically informed performance style and instruments
The Guardian

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