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.

And all that jazz

The Jazz FM Awards took place earlier this week, livestreamed from Ronnie Scott’s and presented by Marcus Brigstocke, with presenter DJ Anne Frankenstein bringing listeners backstage to hear interviews with the winners.

 

Cuts the mustard

Music and fashion icon Honey Dijon was celebrated by Mistajam on Capital Dance earlier this week, for her music as well as her trailblazing, ahead of the DJ joining Coco Cole as a special guest for Black History Month.

 

The nature of the beast

Missing the local pub quiz? Mark Labbett aka The Beast is challenging Union JACK listeners every Tuesday and Thursday in The Beast of all Pub Quizzes, with questions about everything from linked surnames to classic country trivia.

 

Who’ll be the final winner?

This month, XS Manchester has been hunting for Manchester’s Greatest Album. The final 16 was revealed on the Breakfast show yesterday and will go into head-to-head public votes on Twitter.

 

Two months to go!

Heart Xmas launched early this year, as British Summer Time came to an end and with two months to go until the big day itself. So if you’re in the mood to feel festive…

 

Feeling spooky

Kiss FM has been gearing up for Halloween this week with TikTok mischief and trips to Thorpe Park, but it all culminates in the KISS Haunted House Party this Saturday, with performances from Becky Hill, Dizzee Rascal, Joel Corry and more. Speaking to Tinea Taylor, Ashnikko promised an interesting outfit – blue fur and eyeballs?

 

 

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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