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6 December 2023

Bauer Media Advent Calendar 2023

The festive season isn’t just about gifts and turkey dinners – at Bauer we love to look back at the amazing year we’ve had with our radio stations, magazines, podcasts and events! Tune in to our socials every day in December to see what’s behind the calendar door, you never know who you might see!

Find us on X, Instagram and LinkedIn to keep up with our advent calendar fun, and be in with a chance to win some prizes as well.


Day 1

What better way to kick things off than getting in the festive spirit than with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott launching Magic FM 100% Christmas!

Day 2

Door 2 on our Bauer Advent Calendar is our Cash For Kids patrons Ant and Dec’s special message on how you can help Santa on his mission to make sure children in the UK get the Christmas they deserve. 🎅🏻🎁 Click the link to find out how you can help out this festive season:


Day 3

This year saw Grazia UK announce Priyanka Chopra as its latest global cover star 📖 💖
Behind today’s Bauer Advent Calendar door, find out Priyanka’s favourite red-carpet look, go to comfort show and the one song guaranteed to get her on the dance floor every time!


Day 4

Today’s door is all about celebrating 15 years of Absolute Radio. Miranda Sawyer caught up with Frank Skinner and Dave Berry at Radio Centre’s Tuning In, to discuss their highlights from the last 15 years 💜

Day 5

We’re heading back to summer vibes and old-school anthems on Blackheath Common ☀️🍹
Tickets for KISSTORY 2024 are now on sale, so as a festive treat, follow us & tag the friend you would take with you for a chance to win a pair of VIP Tickets! (This competition is now closed)

Day 6

Rick Astley lit up our Magic of Christmas event at The London Palladium …because ’You Know the rules and so do I’…Santa Claus is coming to town 🎅🏻🎄

Day 7

It’s Day 7 of our Bauer Advent calendar and although Sam Thompson may be deep into his jungle journey now, we look back on his @hitsradiouk pre-jungle initiations ahead of his I’m A Celebrity adventure🌴🦗

Day 8

Our new CEO of Bauer Media Audio UK, Simon Myciunka is behind Day 8 of our Bauer Advent Calendar.
Simon sat down with @TylerWest at #TuningIn2023 to talk about the three key things you should be paying attention to in the Audio world right now 📻🎧

Day 9

Day 9 of our Bauer Advent Calendar is bringing absolute summer vibes with @VOXI in Ibiza ☀️🍹 Take a look below to see what @Kissfmuk got up to when partying under the sun at the iconic O Beach Ibiza back in August this year! #VOXIKISSIbiza

Day 10

Spreading some Magic this Christmas, @ronanofficial was joined by @LucieJones at #MagicofChristmas for a fabulously festive rendition of ‘Fairytale of New York’ 🎅🏻🎄 You can keep the festive feels by tuning into @Magicfm 100% Christmas right now ☃️

Day 11

It’s Day 11 of our Bauer Advent Calendar and today we are celebrating our podcasts! Take a look at some of the many pods you can listen to from @SamThompsonUK and @P_Wicks01 ‘Staying Relevant’ to @RealKenBruce’s ‘POPMASTER’! 💿🎧 What better way to spend a cold wintery evening!

Day 12

We’re halfway through our Bauer Advent Calendar and what better way to celebrate Day 12 than with a classic confession from @simonmayo’s drivetime show. You can catch Simon on @greatesthitsuk weekdays from 4-7pm 🚗📻

Day 13

Behind door 13 of our Bauer Advent Christmas calendar, just like the ghost of Christmas past, we’re looking back. This October @absoluteradio celebrated their 15th Birthday and here’s some highlights from an amazing decade and a half 🎂

Day 14

It’s day 14 and we are going behind ‘Bauer Advent calendar’ doors for a behind the scenes look at some of the highlights from Scala’s Classics at Christmas with Holiday Inn Express at the London Palladium 🎅🏻🎄

Day 15

There is still time to get involved in this year’s Mission Christmas and help Cash For Kids ensure children in poverty don’t miss out at Christmas. ☃️🎁 Here are the Hits Radio team with some special guests to tell you how and why you should get involved before Monday 18th December 🎅🏻🎄

Day 16

Behind door 16 of our Bauer Advent Calendar, we’re looking back at Empire Magazine’s interview with Wish co-writer Jennifer Lee to find out her top Disney Villains! ✨🎬

Day 17

It’s day 17 of our advent calendar and we’re turning up the rock n roll with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ – here’s a taster of their exclusive gig with Absolute Radio in Bournemouth. 🎸🎙️

Day 18

Day 18 of our Bauer advent calendar is a throwback to a special Jazz FM session with Reuben James . Here he is performing So Cool from his EP Slow Down 🎶🎹

Day 19

On day 19 of our advent calendar, we’re sprinkling some Christmas star dust as Penny Smith sits down with superstar Bradley Cooper to delve into the story behind creating new movie ‘Maestro’. 🎬🎶

Day 20

We’re creeping closer to the big day and the doors are running out on our Bauer Advent Calendar! 🎄🚪
Today, we’re turning to the likes of Becky Hill, Tom Grennan and Busted to spread the festive cheer after their performances at Hits Radio Live last month.

Day 21

As we head closer to festivities, 🎄 behind door 21, we are throwing it back to May at IAB’s Engage conference when Paul Sylvester sat down to talk about how video didn’t kill the radio star and neither will AI. 📻

Day 22

Driving Home for Christmas? Behind today’s advent door, we look back on one of Simon Mayo’s classic confessions. Wherever you find yourself driving to, 🚗 tune in this festive season to one of our many stations from Scala to Greatest Hits 🎄