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Gemma Collins 'feels like Bridget Jones' after falling at the Radio 1 Teen Awards

Gemma Collins has joked that she felt like Bridget Jones after slipping and falling through a trapdoor on stage at the Radio 1 Teen Awards. The Towie star was announcing Love Island as the winner of the best TV show prize when a hole opened up beside her to bring the winners up. Collins didn’t notice, slipped and fell into the hole. The stars of Love Island helped her up and she told the crowd at the SSE Arena, Wembley, that she was fine. https://twitter.com/enchantedsteph/status/922138336847908864 Gemma Collins said that the…

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The Commercial Radio Awards red carpet was the sleeper hit of the fashion season

Whoever coined the insult, “You have a face for radio”, would be eating their words after Australian radio’s night of nights over the weekend. For an event celebrating the talents of people more accustomed to working in casual clothes – Alan Jones notwithstanding – the stars of the airwaves turned in the sleeper hit red carpet of the season on Saturday night. Photo gallery Radio stars shine on awards red carpet Leading the pack was Australia’s high priestess of red carpet dressing, Bec Judd, who added radio host to her already jammed…

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy returns to Radio 4

Cult classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is returning to the radio to mark the 40th anniversary of it first hitting the airwaves. The original cast will feature in the sixth instalment of Douglas Adams’ sci-fi story, called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase. It’s been adapted from And Another Thing… written by Eoin Colfer. The six-episode Radio 4 series will include unpublished material by Adams based on notebooks and other writings. Colfer’s novel was commissioned in 2009 by the Douglas Adams Estate for the 30th anniversary…

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DJs celebrate 50 years of Radio 1 and 2

DJs from BBC Radio 1 and 2 have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of the two stations with a joint broadcast. Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Radio 2’s Tony Blackburn hosted the special 90-minute joint show, which featured music from the last 50 years. Ex-breakfast show hosts Sara Cox, Simon Mayo and Mike Read were special guests. Radio 1 has launched a “pop-up” vintage station to feature 50 one-hour themed shows over the next three days. It will feature archive material from DJs across its history. Appearing on…

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50 facts about Radio 1 & 2 as they turn 50

On 30 September, 1967, the BBC’s Light Programme split in two. Younger listeners were given Radio 1, while the Light Programme itself morphed into Radio 2, continuing with its mix of big bands, record requests, sport and comedy. But do you know which DJ inspired the lyrics to I Am The Walrus? Or why Radio 1’s first weather forecast prompted 12 complaints? Here are 50 facts to celebrate the stations’ first 50 years. 1. The first voice on Radio 1 was Tony Blackburn, right? Wrong. Shortly after 5:30am on 30…

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Sir Terry Wogan named greatest BBC radio presenter

Sir Terry Wogan has been named the greatest BBC radio presenter of the last 50 years in a Radio Times poll of radio experts. Sir Terry presented Radio 2’s breakfast show for 28 years in total. John Peel, who discovered dozens of new bands during his long BBC career, was in second place. The top 10 includes four women – Women’s Hour presenters Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray, its former presenter Sue MacGregor and DJ Annie Nightingale. Kenny Everett, who was sacked by both Radio 1 and Radio 2, came…

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Female broadcasters react to Alan Jones' comments about women in radio

It’s 2017 and there are no female talkback radio presenters on Australian commercial radio. It’s a job women just aren’t interested in, according to broadcaster Alan Jones. The proud feminist’s comments have since been refuted by media commentators who have strived and struggled to secure jobs behind the mic. 2GB’s Ray Hadley, majority shareholder John Singleton and Alan Jones celebrate their radio ratings success in 2016. Photo: Ben Rushton When pressed on why women haven’t made it into the talkback sphere Jones told Ten’s Studio 10: “I just don’t know. Because…

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