Emma Bunton began working with Heart in 2009 - as a guest co-host for Jamie and then as maternity cover for Harriet Scott. She assumed the role 'full-time' in 2013\. Enjoy here some clips from her final show with Jamie Theakston on Friday 14th December 2018\. Heart proves yet again you can be polished, showbiz - and yet still authentic. This coupling was great casting - and the final show a touching end.
"For those that have listened for the last 11 years 8 months 13 days, thanks for putting up with the many shite days and for giving us your time and your fucking funny jokes. We love you from the bottom of our hearts", tweeted Sean Keaveny as he said farewell to the breakfast stint on BBC 6 Music on 14th December 2018.
Emma Bunton began working with Heart in 2009 - as a guest co-host for Jamie and then as maternity cover for Harriet Scott. She assumed the role 'full-time' in 2013. On 10th December 2018, she announced tearfully that she would be stepping down from the daily show whilst on tour with the Spice Girls the following year. Her Sunday evening network show remained.
Margaret Thatcher calls @BBCR4Today; radio rises to a snowy challenge; 20 years of @RutlandRadio; a King abdicates; John Reith's interview for the BBC gig; and @Robinlustig leaves @BBCRadio4\. All on this week's #radiomomoments weekly review - 7 days of radio history in 7 minutes.
An international theme: Hamish and Andy say bye; THAT prank call; and Canada sees commercial radio start. Ocean launches; and pirate Radio London starts testing. All on this week's #radiomoments weekly review - 7 days of radio history in 7 minutes.
Happy 75th birthday, Paul Burnett; regional voices hit the BBC; Absolute Radio spins off again; Alan Freeman dies; Luxy is back; and BBC 1 and 2 separate. All that and more on this week's #radiomoments weekly review. 7 days of radio history in 7 minutes
On 30th November 2018, the principal Magic service flipped format to all-Christmas songs. Whilst several AM stations had dipped a toe in the water, or new or existing digital offshoots had gone totally Christmas in recent years, this was the first time a major existing FM (in London) music brand had switched formats. Thoughts on [my blog](https://davidlloyd-radio.blogspot.com/2013/10/i-wish-it-could-be-christmas-everyday.html).
Kenny Everett leaves BBC Radio 2; JohnnyVaughan leaves Capital; UK stations change frequencies; and 40 years of BBC Radio Scotland. All this - and more - on this week’s #radiomoments weekly review. 7 days of radio history in 7 minutes.
40 years of Radio Wales; some Radio 4 Today choice moments; Brunel and Planet Rock arrive - as does the British Broadcasting Company. All on this #radiomoments weekly review. 7 days of radio history in 7 minutes.
Whatever format radio presenters and journalists work on, there is always the risk that today, their content will not be as they anticipated - for the most tragic of reasons. They imagine how they will cope, whether they will be able to strike the mood, find the words – and stay on the factual road. Radio lives the story as human beings do - from the tentative early moments - through the fact-gathering stage - and then the emotion. Here, Radio Leicester, with also a news bulletin from...
Fluff’s rock show and @SimonBatesUK end on @BBCR1; the death of John Peel; Mercury launches; and 30 years on for GLR. All this and more on this week’s #radiomoments weekly review. 7 days of radio history in 7 minutes.
It was not because the station launched in 2018 with T Rex which made Ipswich 102's first moments on FM memorable. It was because for the first time in its regulatory history, Ofcom had chosen not the award a new licence to the incumbent. Town 102's licence was not renewed in favour of this new service called Ipswich 102. History is further complicated by the fact that Ipswich 102 had already been broadcasting its service on DAB for some weeks by the time it embraced its new FM frequency;...
From stumbling into the BBC simply with a wish to ‘be in London’, she rose to head its biggest network. In this hour of #radiomoments ‘Conversations’, Lesley Douglas opens up about her puzzled early days in radio; her learnings at the elbow of the greats; and her rise alongside Jim Moir to steer BBC Radio 2 to dizzy heights. She talks of her happiest times, and of the significant challenges she faced. “What I would like to have been, and I may have failed in this sometimes, is somebody who...