Hotline: The CRCA and RAB confirm they are to merge

The radio trade bodies the Commercial Radio Companies Association and the Radio Advertising Bureau have confirmed they are to merge to form a new body called the RadioCentre. The RAB chief executive, Douglas McArthur, will take the role of non-executive chairman, while Paul Brown, the chief executive of the CRCA, will chair the RadioCentre board and help construct the organisation.