2016: "A Great Success"

With almost 60 stations having registered to take part and many more indicating their support on the day itself, Local Radio Day has been hailed “a great success and a strong foundation upon which to build for the years ahead"

Local Radio Day was an initiative with political and celebrity support along with an endorsement from Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, who praised local radio for the work it did.

 

2016: Participants

 

2016: Media, Interviews & Endorsements

 

2016: Press & PR

Local Radio Day hailed “great success”

Tuesday 31st May, 2016

With almost 60 stations having registered to take part and many more indicating their support on the day itself, Local Radio Day has been hailed “a great success and a strong foundation upon which to build for the years ahead,” by UKRD’s Chief Executive Officer, William Rogers.

Local Radio Day App Launches

Monday 23rd May, 2016

“The home of Proper Local Radio” that’s how Dave Coull UKRD’s Group Content Director described the Local Radio Day App which was launched today. The App that is available from the App Store, Google Play for Android and the Amazon App store for Kindle is a companion App for Local Radio Day and will allow users to stream any of the local radio stations participating in the initiative.

Radiocentre: "Supporting Local Radio Day"

Friday 20th May, 2016

Much of what we do at Radiocentre is about celebrating the brilliant work of commercial radio stations up and down the land...By Siobhan Kenny

UKRD Publishes Local Radio Day Research

Tuesday 17th May, 2016

Commercial radio group, UKRD, has today published the results of its research into what people think of local radio and the messages delivered by its listeners could not be clearer.

"Local Radio Day shows power of radio working together"

Monday 16th May, 2016

A new initiative is gaining cross-industry support in the UK: hoping to promote local radio... By James Cridland

More Commercial Stations Sign up to Local Radio Day

Thursday 12th May, 2016

Just ten days after the launch of Local Radio Day, a further five local commercial stations have signed up to the Local Radio Day initiative. Anglian Radio Group, with four stations across East Anglia, including Town 102 in Ipswich and Radio Norwich 99.9, are the latest group to sign up to support the day which is scheduled to take place on 27th May.

Two Local BBC Stations back Local Radio Day

Wednesday 11th May, 2016

Local Radio Day received a further boost this week when BBC local radio stations, BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex added their names to those already celebrating Local Radio Day on May 27th

Whittingdale Endorses and Commends “Local Radio Day”

Thursday 5th May, 2016

Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, has endorsed UKRD initiative “Local Radio Day” and has commended the role local radio plays in the local communities it serves. In an interview published today, he congratulates UKRD Group on its initiative and strongly supports all those stations right across the UK which deliver local radio content to their listeners.

Local Stations Sign up for Local Radio Day

Wednesday 4th May, 2016

Following the announcement on Tuesday that Local Radio Day is to be held on May 27th this year, local stations have started to join the campaign and sign up to the day to celebrate the achievements of proper local radio in the sector. Nation Broadcasting, with its five local stations in Wales, including Bridge FM and Swansea Bay Radio, was first to announce its involvement.

UKRD Launches Local Radio Day

Tuesday 3rd May, 2016

All things local are at the heart of UKRD’s latest initiative, Local Radio Day, which is aimed at celebrating what they describe as “proper” local radio. The day itself, Friday May 27th, will see the group's fifteen stations undertaking events, tours and community activities all focussed on representing the unique nature of “proper local radio” and the impact it has within the communities it serves. UKRD would also like other local radio stations to get involved if they’d like to.