Janice was a wonderful warm human being and exceptional broadcaster. She told a brilliant story and always made you roar with laughter with her sharp wit. She will leave behind her husband Paul and two children who she thought the world of. Janice loved the BBC and started her career as a station assistant at BBC Radio Merseyside in 1979 to complete it with the magnificent people at BBC Radio Wales. In between she presented for Radio 2, 6 Music and Greatest Hits Radio to name just a few. Janice was the first woman to host Top Of The Pops and to have a daily show on Radio 1. She was passionate always about her music and championed new artists throughout her life including The Smiths, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Primal Scream, Richard Hawley, and was the DJ who gave Amy Winehouse her first radio session. Janice wanted it known she was so thankful to the NHS and all who looked after her there. Janice was a great friend and I can’t say enough what a privilege it was to work for her. RIP Janice. Nigel Forsyth
Clive presents FIX Radio's Tool Box in partnership with ITS ever Thursday 2-4pm and now Trade Talk weekdays 1-2pm. FIX Radio is the first UK station for trades people that can be heard on DAB radio in London and the internet.
Toby will start a brand new breakfast show, Monday-Friday 7-10am, on newly launched station Heart Dance, nationally on DAB1, playing all your favourite club classics.
Toby Anstis says: “To present the breakfast show on a brand-new national radio station, playing the music I have always loved with a passion, is a dream! To top it off, we also have my good mate Lucy Horobin getting listeners home at drive time. “Heart is my natural home and a place I love. I can’t wait to get started, waking up the UK with some bangers from 7am on Friday 21st June live on Heart Dance!”
Jo aka @Middleagedminx launches new podcast on BBC Sounds and explores London with her bulldog Matilda. Each week meeting dog owners and celebrities to see how friendly this city is when you own a dog.
To rival the British Touring Car Championship this UK series will stream races live via a range of online platforms including Facebook, YouTube and the TCR portal, whilst coverage will also air on a selection of TV stations – including Front Runner, Motorsport TV and Sky Sports.
Janice Long is to become a permanent part of BBC Radio Wales’ evening schedule after joining the station for the summer.
She’s been presenting a Summer Nights programme Mondays to Thursdays and after receiving such an amazing response Janice has agreed to continue, to feature live sessions from big names and provide a platform for Welsh artists.
Janice is to host a brand new weeknight programme on BBC Radio Wales.
Janice will present her show live from BBC Wales’ studio in Wrexham between 7pm – 10pm, Monday to Thursday. Produced in-house, the slot will launch on 22 May, and will feature live sessions and provide a platform for Welsh artists.
Janice said: “I can’t wait to get started on BBC Radio Wales. The Welsh music scene has always been strong. I’m really looking forward to supporting and showcasing more artists on this new show.”
Ahead of joining BBC Radio Wales in May, Janice will be sitting in for Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 from 10 – 13 April between 8pm and 10pm. She will also be presenting 2 weeks of breakfast on BBC Radio Merseyside this August as part of their 50th birthday celebrations.
Janice hosts passion project Life at LIPA for Radio 4, produced by Sparklab Productions. In a new 3 part series starting on the 29th November Janice follows students in their final year at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Students tell their own stories and the series raises the curtain for the first time on LIPA.
Janice Long with Craig Charles hosts Liverpool's BBC Music Day Friday 5th June. The show will kick off with hundreds of school children performing Anna Meredith’s Ten Pieces composition ‘Connect It’, followed by a collaboration between Resonate Music Hub and Liverpool International Music Festival to perform the 'Merseyside Mozart Mash-up'.
Top talk show presenter Duncan Barkes will be joining BBC London 94.9 to present the late night show Sunday-Thursday from the 5th July. He decided to make this move after accepting an offer from the BBC and choosing not to renew his LBC contract.
Jennie who has an impressive track-record of presenting top-class motorsport on television and radio, will front ITV4’s live coverage of the world's first fully-electric racing series, which starts on September 13 in Beijing.
Currently lead anchor for BBC Radio Five Live’s F1 coverage, Jennie was previously the presenter of BBC2’s MotoGP coverage and hosted Sky Sports News on their live channel and digital platforms.
David will co-host The Riverside Show 18:30 to 20:30 each weeknight from this Monday 2nd June. STV Glasgow is a new city TV channel to be available in west Scotland to two million viewers on Freeview channel 26. The channel promises a mix of news, features, live and interactive formats.
Rob Howard made his first trip to the Grosvenor Hotel all the way from sunny Teesside's Capital North East to win Silver for Best Entertainment Programme. Congratualtions Rob, a fantastic achievement given the incredible competition.
Nikki has just burst onto the Strictly Come Dancing set 2013 and is their behind the scenes reporter to bring you all the gossip. For the first exclusive interviews with the pro dancers go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01gh361.
Chill Pill vs Bang Said the Gun, Soho Theatre, review at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10168851/Chill-Pill-vs-Bang-Said-the-Gun-Soho-Theatre-review.html. Poetry was the winner on this great night. Chill Pill, curated by Mr Gee, the host of Radio 4’s Bespoken Word and Rhyme and Reason.
Congratualtions to Angie Greaves for lauching Feeling Fab at www.http://feeling-fab.com/. Feeling Fab is a new platform on the web and across social media. The launch was attended and supported by Sarah Ferguson.
Read Toby's exclusive on Priscilla Presley, a hehind the scenes look at his life and his career as a CBBC presenter at http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/toby-anstis-speaks-priscilla-presley-1946965 ,
Jo Good and The Barking Blondes new book to be published w/c 4th June as serialised in the Express at http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/403365. How two bitches taught two bitches to survive without men and how having a dog can change your life for the better.
Jennie Gow asks why there are no women competing at the highest level in Formula One? Including interviews with McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh, Sir Stirling Moss and F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. Jennie also speaks to Claire Williams, newly appointed deputy team principal at Williams, and Susie Wolff - development driver for Team Williams. Listen 9.30pm tonight.