MEDIA: IN BRIEF

NI denies all things Equal

NI denies all things Equal



News International has dismissed as ‘pure speculation’ reports that it

is planning to launch a new national newspaper called Equal with

Microsoft. According to reports the paper, to be launched next March,

will be published twice weekly for newsstand sales, with a daily version

available on the Internet.



Lewis lends muscle to Black FM



Boxer Lennox Lewis and his brother Dennis have put their weight behind a

new reggae music station bidding for the London-wide frequency 104.9FM.

Black FM will play predominantly reggae.



Lamb moves to VNU title



John Lamb, formerly editor of the Computer Age section of ailing

national Sunday Business, has joined VNU’s Business Computer World as a

contributing editor.



Cottam turns down GQ Active



Executive editor of Men’s Health, Francis Cottam has changed his mind

after accepting an offer to edit Conde Nast’s GQ Active. Cottam has

instead accepted a promotion to editorial director of Men’s Health. The

title of executive editor of Men’s Health has been taken by former

managing editor Phil Hilton.



DJ s do the Virgin re-shuffle



Richard Skinner, former joint programme director for Virgin Radio has

left the station. His 9am to midday show has been replaced with an

extended Breakfast Show, and a new 10am to 1pm morning show with former

Lunchtime host Graham Dene. Jeremy Clark moves to a new afternoon slot

between 1 and 4pm.



EBN gets talking interactively



European Business News has linked up with America On Line for the launch

of EBN Talking Business, an interactive home computer channel. EBN is

also adding audio to its existing Internet ‘news on demand’ text

service.



Correction



Paul Plant is director of Ladbroke Radio, not Ludbrook Radio; and The

Broadcasting Company is a supplier of ISDN equipment, not an installer,

as reported in ‘Broadcast views of the PR Industry’ PR Week, 11 October.



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