The BBC World Service will launch 11 new language services as part of its biggest expansion “since the 1940s”, the corporation has announced.
BBC Radio 1’s audience has dropped to its lowest level for more than a decade after the station lost a million listeners over the past year. About 9.5 million adults a week tuned in between April and June compared with 10.4 million during the same period in 2015, audience trackers Rajar said. The station claimed […]
Country singer Kenny Chesney is getting his own “No Shoes Radio” channel on satellite radio’s SiriusXM, seeking more exposure for an online venture he started in 2008 to share music with fans. Besides Chesney’s own music, the channel will feature a mix of country, acoustic, classic rock and reggae at least partly curated by the […]
Some of Russia’s inhabitants have been blocked from accessing Swedish Radio’s website since November, apparently because of an article published years ago, that Russian authorities have recently interpreted as having broken the law. Radio Sweden’s Russian department published an article on its website, in 2010, about how overdosing on over-the-counter painkillers, like Alvedon, had become the […]
Stockholm is now officially the host city of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest after the so-called host city insignia was handed over from Vienna’s Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs to the mayor of Stockholm Karin Wanngård at a ceremony at City Hall Monday. The festivities will take place during the third week of May […]
Radio Sweden currently offers news and views about Sweden in English, Arabic, Somali, Persian, Kurdish, German, Russian and Romani. Explaining the decision to drop the Russian and German offerings, head of Radio Sweden, Ingemar Löfgren, said, “German and Russian are a remainder of the old overseas service for Radio Sweden, which no longer fits into our task to reflect the […]
Nearly a quarter of English radio listeners in Ottawa and Gatineau are tuning in to CBC Radio One, according to data compiled by the broadcast measuring company Numeris. CBC Radio One in Ottawa gets a 22.9-per-cent market share of listeners all day, according to this fall’s book, up from an 18.8-per-cent share in the fall of 2014. Each […]