New editors join BBC Spotlight and BBC Radio Cornwall

Authored by Mary

Daisy Griffith is now leading the most popular regional news bulletin in the country, Spotlight, which reaches more than 50 per cent of the South West each week.

Meanwhile Emma Clements is running BBC Radio Cornwall, a station with more than 100,000 weekly listeners.

Stephanie Marshall, head of the BBC in the South West and West, said the experienced journalists would bring...

BBC Devon presenter Tony Beard dies

Authored by News Desk

Much-loved BBC Radio Radio Devon presenter Tony Beard has died, it was announced today.

Tony told his listeners that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer in April last year.

A former Dartmoor farmer Mr Beard, 79, had been a presenter for about 35 years.

He was known to listeners as the "Wag from Widecombe".

Listener Gwen Ottery was among the first to post a...

BBC Radio Devon's audience plummets

Authored by News Desk

BBC Radio Devon’s audience has plummeted to its lowest level for more than two decades.

Figures obtained by the Express & Echo show the station had an average of 180,000 listeners a week from July to September, down 34,000 from the previous three months.

The number of listeners went up by 24,000 between September 2014 and April 2015, but dropped 7,000 in the following three...

Fitz to take over Judi's show

Authored by Marc Astley

David Fitzgerald is to take over the presenting slot currently occupied by Judi Spiers.

Fitz and his Producer Monica Ellis will be moving to the Mid-Morning Show on BBC Radio Devon from Monday 6 July.

The BBC also announced this afternoon that Pippa Quelch will be the new voice of Drive Time.

Pippa, who was born and grew up in Devon, will present a mixture of news,...

Radio drama celebrates work of Derriford staff

Authored by Mary

The work of the neurosurgical team at Derriford Hospital will be showcased in a drama on national radio on Friday 1 May 2015.

Actor Tristan Sturrock, who was paralysed in an accident, wrote the award-winning one man stage play, Mayday Mayday, to say thank you to the medical teams at Derriford Hospital who helped him learn to walk again. In the play, Tristan performs around 20 roles,...

Top Events on Digital Radio this Autumn and Winter

Authored by tiptopcoaching

The UK’s digital radio stations will cover a variety of live music and sporting events this winter. With more people than ever listening to online streaming services and DAB radio, broadcasters are beginning to prioritise their digital services over their FM equivalent and offer a myriad of exclusive digital content.

This list encompasses some of the biggest events of the coming months...

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