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4 March 2020

Olivier Awards partner with Bauer’s Magic Radio for first official podcast

Britain’s most prestigious stage honours, The Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard, have joined with official broadcast partner Magic Radio for a new podcast. Produced by the team behind new digital station, Magic at the Musicals – the series will be hosted by presenter Alice Arnold and will feature interviews, clips and discussion on the 2020 nominees. 
The first episode is released today and takes a look at all of this year’s nominations, as first revealed by West End stars Gavin Creel and Alexia McIntosh in London yesterday (3rd March). Joining Alice is special guest Julian Bird, Chief Executive of the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre and host of Magic at the Musicals’ Sunday afternoon show, ‘The Green Room’.  
Bauer Radio’s Digital Content Director, Brett Spencer said “All the world is a stage, and podcasting is a great way to bring theatre to wider modern audiences that love to consume content. As the first in a series of exciting new original podcast releases for Bauer Media in 2020, this bespoke offering pairs our audio expertise with Magic Radio’s passion for theatre.” 
Tony Moorey, Group Content Director for Magic said “Our large audience of theatre fans love to be closer to the shows that they love, thanks to our passionate presenters and exclusive stage partnerships. Led by expert theatre hosts from our digital station, Magic at the Musicals, this unique podcast will be a knowledgeable companion for anyone craving more from the UK’s biggest night in theatre.” 
The Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 5th April, hosted by Jason Manford and will be broadcast live on Magic Radio. Featuring incredible performances from the hottest shows, the star-studded night recognises talent both on and offstage, with judging conducted by industry professionals and members of the theatre-going public. 
The first episode of The Olivier Awards podcast is available from today, with new episodes available very week in the run-up to the ceremony. Head to 


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For Further Press Information on Magic Radio, please contact:  

Cat Martin (née Macdonald) – Communications Director Bauer Media  
M: 07932 746363 

Amelia O’Shea – Communications Manager, Bauer Media (Radio) 
M: 07718 489342 

About Magic Radio Network 

Magic Radio entertains listeners across the UK on Digital Radio, with the perfect mix of music and entertainment to lift your day. Home to Magic Breakfast with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, the station is also host to sell-out events including Magic at the Musicals and the Magic of Christmas. 

You can listen to Magic Radio in London on 105.4FM and nationally via the Magic App, at, on Sky Channel 0180, Freeview Channel 715, Virgin Media 928 and as a music TV channel on The Box Plus Network.   

The Magic Radio Network, with a total reach of 4.2million, includes digital stations, Mellow Magic playing timeless relaxing classics, and Magic Chilled creating a contemporary music escape featuring fresh laid-back hits. A host of presenters including West End favourites, Ruthie Henshall and Jonathan Bailey can be found playing the best from stage and screen on Magic at the Musicals, while Magic Soul plays the best of Soul and Motown, with singer Lemar on Weekend Breakfast. All these services are available on DAB Digital Radio, online and via mobile apps.  

To find out more about the Magic Radio Network’s different stations, music, events and presenters, head to 

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