Radio Authority revises codes
The Radio Authority is revising three codes of practice for commercial
radio. Updated versions of the advertising and sponsorship code, the
programme code and the news and current affairs code will be available
in early 1997.
Quick response editors for BBC
The BBC has created two new commissioning editor roles for Radio 3 and
five for Radio 4 in a bid to respond faster to programme ideas.
Future drops Football Italia
Future Publishing has decided not to renew its licence to publish
Football Italia, the Channel Four/Chrysalis-owned magazine because its
appeal is too ‘niche’. The magazine is in negotiations with other
Chinoy is CNN man in Hong Kong
CNN has opened a news bureau in Hong Kong. The company has appointed
Mike Chinoy, CNN Beijing bureau chief for eight years, to run it.
Lifestyle launches health title
Lifestyle Communications has launched a consumer health magazine on
‘all-round family health’ called Healthmatters. The title, edited by Dr
Matthew Pieterse, will be circulated free to GP and dental surgeries and
March launch for Radio Ireland
Radio Ireland, the independent radio station, will begin broadcasting in
March 1997. The station will cover 95 per cent of the population with a
schedule of 65 per cent music and 35 per cent speech.
DJ Edwards spins Rotations
A circular-shaped soul music magazine called Rotations has been launched
by Radio 1 DJ Steve Edwards. The bi-monthly is targeted at black and
white readers aged 18 to 40.
United sells off Welsh division
United News and Media has sold the Wales division of its regional
newspaper subsidiary, United Provincial Newspapers, to Southern
Hall to manage ABC
The Audit Bureau of Circulations has appointed Ray Hall as general
manager, reporting to new chairman Geoffrey Copeman.