Local media ignores BMX world event!

Another example of the way in which local television can give profile to a world event largely ignored by all media. Thousands flocked to the NIA to see the UCI BMX World Championships and teams from around the world were in Birmingham.

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YourTV appoints former BBC chairman to run Brum bid

Great news for YourTV Birmingham – a man who understands TV and really knows Brum. Sir Michael Lyons has been appointed chairman of YourTV Ltd, one of the main contenders to win a local television licence to broadcast inBirminghamlater this year. Sir Michael, who was knighted for his services to local government, was chairman of the BBC Trust for four years until he handed over to Lord Patten last year.

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Beryl and Betty – oldest ever Sony winners!

The Sony Awards are the Radio Oscars, however never before have two ladies been the recipients of the award for their sparkling wit and repartee on BBC Radio Humberside. Beryl and Betty scooped the award for Best Entertainment Programme at this year’s ceremony, beating Frank Skinner and Adam & Joe to win the prize.

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Radio in the 21st Century – a special treat!

Trevor Dann will be the special guest at the next Creative Networks Meeting on 31st May. His story is below but let me know if you want to come as attendance is invitation only!

Trevor Dann is one of theUK’s top media personalities having worked across a variety of media including radio, television and

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Health and YourTV

I don’t know if it is something we’d do on YourTV Birmingham but in the recent edition of Embarrassing Bodies there was coverage of the Ultrasound Event at Tamworth including pics of the portaloos!

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