Your Noon Briefing: Dave Rushton, Smooth Radio, Sanderson starts with an exclusive, etc

THE head of the organisation behind a trio of online TV channels has an art exhibition taking place in Edinburgh, revealing a different side to his talents.

Dave Rushton is director of the Institute of Local Television, which operates online TV channels,, and

But in a throwback to a previous incarnations as editor of a couple of arts magazines, he has an exhibition of his scale models, industrial-themed wallpaper and photo-montages being shown at the Talbot Rice Gallery, opening on the 15th of next month.

Rushton says of ‘Art as Conceit': “The exhibition is based around a model of a car factory made in 1979. This and later exhibits question the erosion of Britain’s industrial base as a postwar one-nation consensus became jettisoned for privatisation.”

The conceptual art journals he edited – some 40 years ago – were Analytical Art and Art-Language.

The exhibition ends on April 19.

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IT’S an impressive-looking attendees list already signed up for the annual conference of an advertising and marketing members body.

The ISBA conference is taking place in London on the 12th of next month.

The Incorporated Society of British Advertisers now calls itself the Voice of British Advertisers.

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MEDIA folk, Kirsty Wark, Lorraine Kelly and Sally Magnusson, are among the names being touted for an online archive being designed to honour Scotland’s greatest women – as reported, here.

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THE headline in The Scotsman reads: ‘Sony and Nokia go different ways in contest for smartphone market’.

Find out more, here.

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IT’S the Manchester Evening News that’s being used as an example of a new, online classified ads service launched by Trinity Mirror, but similar is to be introduced for Scots regional newspapers owned by the publisher, such as the Kilmarnock Standard.

Read more here and see the MEN example here.

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CHANGES at the Glasgow operation of UK-wide commercial radio network, Smooth.

In a shake-up of presenters (including Andrew Castle to join Smooth’s London station), Kate Garraway and  Myleene Klass are being given shows, with former Radio 1 DJ, Simon Bates, among the departures.

Garraway is to present a weekday mid-morning show, while Klass will present on Saturday mornings.

Next month, it is expected there will be specific announcements regarding the breakfast and drivetime shows in Glasgow.

Smooth broadcasts from Glasgow on 105.2 FM.

Read more, here.

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SOME start for new Herald reporter, Daniel Sanderson. He only started at the newspaper yesterday, having moved across from the Edinburgh Evening News, where he was health reporter.

And what does he do? He produces a page one exclusive for today’s edition of the paper, here.

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ITS online strategy is described as ‘progressive’ and – reports The Drum media and marketing magazine – sports governing body, Scottish Swimming, has unveiled a new fully-responsive website developed with agency partner, Glasgow-based Dog Digital.

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