Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Any Ashton back to Xfm as PD!

Welcome back mate, the station was at its best when you were in charge before, and it will be again.

As some of you may know, Andy and me go way back - not just from Xfm days, but also when we worked together on setting up Shadowglobe: one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I'm so chuffed that he's back.

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Andy Ashton is returning to Xfm as Programme Director, replacing Australia-bound Paul Jackson.

In addition, Head of Music Mike Walsh has been appointed Deputy Programme Director at the Global Radio station, covering both London and Manchester on FM.

The move for Andy sees him return to the station after spending the last few years working for Communicorp as Programme Director of Dublin station SPIN 103.8.

Andy said: "After three years working internationally, I'm really looking forward to bringing that experience back to the UK and home to Xfm. I'm delighted to be joining Global Radio for the challenge ahead, building on one of the world’s great music brands in London, Manchester, across the UK on digital and around the world online. It's an exciting new chapter for me and for Xfm - I can't wait to start!"

Global Radio’s Director of Broadcasting Richard Park said: “Andy’s knowledge and experience in music and broadcasting is widely respected. His appointment will bring fresh dimensions to the Xfm team, driving what is already a nationally-recognised and iconic radio brand to new heights.”


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Always Autumn, never Fall.

That's partially because I'm on this side of the Atlantic, but mainly it's because I can use the word "autumnal". That's exactly the weather I woke up to this morning - low, misty cloud, a dampness to the air, the trees heavy with leaves, a luminescent greyness hanging over the streets of West London. The air is still warm, but you can feel Summer's warmth slowly starting to dissipate.

No-one does this turning of the seasons better than we do: sometimes people decry the dank, rainy British seasons, but I always welcome them with open (and fully clothed) arms.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

How to replace earworms!

Inspired stuff - get that annoying song out of your head by replacing it with another random tune.

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We created this site for those of you that have a song stuck in your head and you can't get it out no matter what you do. Using the latest techniques in reverse-auditory-melodic-unstickification technology, we've been able to allow our users to "unhear" songs by hearing equally catchy songs. So all we're doing is making you forget your old song by replacing it with another one... sorry.

Listen to this random song instead