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BBC Radio 1 Schedule Changes
Many listeners to BBC Radio 1 in the 1990s will recall Chris Evans’ tenure on the stations’ breakfast show from 1995 to 1997.
Radio 1 was reeling after the forced departure of high-profile DJs led to listening figures going into freefall. It turned to Chris Evans to turn the station’s fortunes around. It worked until Chris Evans’ ego got the better of him. He asked for Fridays off so he could concentrate on his Channel 4 TV show, TFI Friday. The Controller of Radio 1, Matthew Bannister, said no. Chris shortly departed the station.
The current Controller of Radio 1, Ben Cooper, clearly sees things differently. From June of this year, Radio 1’s weekday DJs Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo and Greg James will be given Fridays off. Instead, Radio 1 will run a three day weekend schedule from Friday to Sunday. (BBC Media Centre)
Qantas AVRO Accelerator Programme
Qantas is running its AVRO Accelerator programme for new technology start-ups for a second year.
Operated in partnership with Slingshot, successful applicants will receive funding and mentoring from the Qantas Group. Qantas is specifically for looking for applicant start-ups who are developing technology around themes such as the personalised, seamless customer journey; customer engagement; and smarter and safer airline and airport operations.
In Europe, International Airlines Group operates a similar programme called Hangar 51.
There’s more information available from Qantas.
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