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
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
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.