19 August 2010
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Media: Radio industry | guardian.co.uk
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BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw stumbles as it turns to age-old strategies
The station's bosses are focused on attracting a younger audience – but kids today have many more places to find music
Radio 1's breakfast show is no longer the most listened-to programme on British radio. That distinction belongs to Chris Evans on Radio 2. Nevertheless it's the show whose performance matters most to BBC bosses. They charged incoming Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper with lowering the station's age profile. Nothing is more important to the BBC's future than keeping a line open to the teenagers they hope will become licence fee payers. That's one of the...
Should John Humphrys have won an award for savaging his own boss?
The BBC inquisitor was honoured for his dissection of George Entwistle. But why do DGs put themselves through it?
John Humphrys wins the "radio journalism of the year" prize for, inter alia, his masterly dismemberment of George Entwistle on the morning before poor George and his director generalship disappeared into the long night of trust disavowal. Admirable, eh? No BBC mandarin too mighty to escape a Humphing good towsing. You don't get much more independent and award-worthy than that.
Which is what the judges obviously thought. Any alternative? Just, perhaps, that it's slightly odd to...
Rewind radio: Sony awards; The Danny Baker Show; PM; Cerys on 6 – review
Danny Baker, Eddie Mair and Cerys Matthews were deserving winners at last week's Sony awards
The Sony Radio Academy awards
The Danny Baker Show (5 Live) | iPlayer
PM (R4) | iPlayer
Cerys on 6 (6 Music) | iPlayer
To the Sony Radio Academy awards last Monday, radio's annual big bash. The Sonys have improved over the past few years: slicker and (slightly) quicker, with host Chris Evans ditching his cringey comments on women's appearances and, instead, this time, putting his son Noah on stage, for the "Aw" factor....