Bob Shennan appointed Director of BBC Radio

UK: Bob Shennan has been appointed Director of BBC Radio. Bob, currently Controller of Radio 2, Asian Network and 6 Music and Director of BBC Music, will look after the day-to-day running of BBC network radio and will report to James Purnell, Director of Radio & Education.

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Brandy goes all the way for Joe

Belgium: Joe − Belgium’s second commercial radio station − might well focus on the classics, but it certainly keeps up with the times: an updated visual logo (the ‘fm’ is no longer part of the brand name), a completely new sonic branding, and a slightly adjusted format.

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IMGR rolls out their free Tricks and Treats for Halloween

UK: IMGR’s Free Tricks and Treats Halloween Pack is back for a second year, full of more gruesome FX, Beds and Workparts available for download now. For those creative souls there’s an added incentive for some fun – you can win a new iPad Pro for best produced content using the FX.

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Radio Zet Gold shine with ReelWorld

Poland: ReelWorld has furnished Poland’s Radio Zet Gold with a new jingle package. This time there’s resings of two different packages with themes from a third. Have a listen to the collage here!

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Tony Blackburn returns to the BBC

UK: Tony Blackburn will return to the BBC next year. Blackburn, that was let go just earlier this year, returns to the corporation to present an hour long show on Friday evenings and shows on local radio.

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After 2019 all radio’s must be able to receive digital signals

Germany: Authorities suggest that after 2019 no radio should be sold unless it can receive digital radio, Der Spiegel reports. If the Kulturausschuss des Bundesrates (The Federal Cultural Committee) gets their way this could pave the way for an accelerated transition to digital.

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DAB+ launching later this month in Slovenia

Slovenia: With four public service stations and a number of commercial stations Slovenia’s first DAB+ network will launch later this month. The network will cover about 60 per cent of the population.

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