MEDIA: In Brief

Radio Authority revises codes

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.

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