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Gaël Sanquer NRJ’s new director of music media

Gaël Sanquer has been named ”director of music media” of Paris-based NRJ Group.
In his new position, Gaël Sanquer will be responsible for the group’s French radio stations, as well as its music TV channels and NRJ’s international radio activities.
Gaël Sanquer, who is 45, entered the radio industry at local stations. He started at Fun Radio […]

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Radio Intelligence Appoints Sam Zniber as Vice President and Strategic Consultant

8 November, 2016
Radio Intelligence, the world leader in strategy and research for radio and digital music services, has hired Sam Zniber as its Vice President and Strategic Consultant.
Sam Zniber will work primarily on defining strategies and action plans for Radio Intelligence’s major clients.
“Sam has an outstanding track record as a Strategic Consultant and Program […]

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COPE Stations Gain in Spain

The four stations of the COPE group are all winners in the latest EGM radio survey from AINC. The group’s main channel COPE has reached the runner-up spot among the full service stations with 2.8 million listeners. The increase comes after last year’s introduction of Carlos Herrera in the morning schedule.

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Germany: RTL Radio Switches To Hits

German-language RTL Radio has replaced its oldies format with a music mix of current hits and oldies from the 80’s until the 00’s.

RTL Radio is broadcast on FM in Luxembourg and in the German regions of Trier, Eifel and Saarland. It is also available in Germany on cable and throughout Europe on satellite.

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BBC to Triple External Radio Production

In an agreement with independent production companies, BBC will open up nearly 60 percent of BBC’s radio hours to competition. This could triple the potential commissions for indepentent producers.

The agreement, which follows lengthy negotiations between the BBC and trade body RIG, was revealed by BBC’s director of radio Helen Boaden at RIG’s annual general meeting.

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New National Licenses in The Netherlands in 2017

The nine national commercial radio stations in the Netherlands will have to reapply for their licenses when they end in 2017, the Dutch minister of economic affairs Henk Kemp has announced. The government also opens a new DAB+ national network for 15 commercial radio stations, but postpones the decision to close down FM.

The commercial radio stations have previously called for a renewal of the current national FM licenses, which were awarded in 2003 and renewed in 2011.

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Swedish Government Stops Digital Radio

The Swedish government has announced it will not go forward with plans to replace FM with digital DAB+ broadcasting.

In an article in the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, the Swedish culture minister Alice Bah Kuhnke says that there isn’t enough support for introducing digital radio. Among the main reasons for keeping FM is that 10 million FM receivers would have to be replaced to receive digital radio.

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ARD Joins Germany’s Radioplayer

The German public broadcaster ARD has joined Radioplayer, the country’s common platform for online radio.

Radioplayer was launched in September 2014 as an initiative from commercial radio. It makes all the participating stations available on the website and in apps for smartphones and tablets.

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English-Language Station Expands on DAB in Belgium

Radio X, an online English-language station based in Brussels, has announced plans to start broadcasting on DAB+ throughout the Flanders region of Belgium with a potential of reaching a population of 8 million.

The station will be introduced on the DAB+ networks in Brussels and Antwerp in mid-August, with further expansion throughout Flanders in 2017.

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UK Commercial Radio Calls for Radio Regulation Review

Siobhan Kenny, the CEO of the UK’s commercial radio organization Radio Centre, calls on the British government to initiate a wide-ranging review of the legislative framework governing radio.

At the Voice of the Listener and Viewer Spring conference in London on Wednesday, Siobahn Kenny said that commercial radio is shaping up well in the face of new competition and challenges. But it is not helped by burdensome advertising regulation which fails to protect the consumer and over-elaborate content regulation.

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