Keeping the nation smiling: the week in radio

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We’re currently living through challenging times. Whether you tune in for the news, entertainment or a bit of companionship, it’s never been more important for radio to support its listeners.

You might be working from home, social distancing, or on the frontlines. Radio offers audiences a few moments of distraction, a voice in the room, and a bit of joy in a time when it’s needed more than ever. Some good songs, funny content and a few moments of collective positivity can all have an impact on your day.

Every week, we round up some of the best moments in commercial radio from the last seven days for your enjoyment. Whether you caught them live or want to listen back, check them out below.

 

We couldn’t pick just one clip

KISS FM’s new breakfast show with Jordan & Perri kicked off this week, with fun banter and a TikTok after-party this Friday to celebrate the end of the first week. We think it went pretty well.

 

Where can we put our orders in?

The Chris Moyles Show has made some branded face masks – which is genius – but they’re not lasting long in the office, with exec producer Pippa giving half of them away…

 

Get the tissues ready

This morning, a very special Unlock Your Lockdown with Dave Berry helped out listener Terri, who has been dealing with cancer. We won’t reveal anything more – the clip will do the talking.

 

Drinking to XS

XS Manchester’s XS Apprentice contest is back, with Joe and Alex attempting to make the best cocktails they can in under 5 minutes for Lord Dave. Sadly, the XS-presso martini didn’t get any extra points for its on-brand name.

 

Our summer survival tip is to listen to your favourite stations

With staycations the main holiday for a lot of people this year, Jamie Theakston and Lucy Horobin spoke to Olympian Greg Rutherford about his summer survival tips for parents, and the joys of spending time outdoors.

 

Has your station launched a new segment, had someone interesting on a show or done something else great this week? Let us know by contacting coral.williamson@radiocentre.org

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