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Chris Evans is to take over the Radio 1 breakfast show from Steve Wright. He will present and make the programme as an independent producer from April 24 until the end of the year…

…Steve Wright is still discussing his exit details from Radio 1. Talk Radio UK would not comment on speculation that Wright will join them soon.

Tonight, the free evening newspaper distributed to London’s commuters, is moving from daily to weekly publication because of lack of entertainment advertising on Monday to Thursday. An expanded Friday edition will be published from March 3.

Business publisher Ziff-Davis launches Computer Life, a monthly consumer magazine for home computer owners, in April with a £1m campaign.

Emap Elan has announced a 4.7 per cent increase in the circulation of Elle to 220,616, while New Woman has fallen 1.9 per cent to 262,150…

…Emap has appointed Carrie Barker and Louise Matthews as executive publishing directors to replace former Elan managing director Rita Lewis.

Boris Kaz has been appointed senior vice president, advertising sales, at MTV Europe. Louise Angus has been appointed vice president, advertising sales, and Mark Coneely vice president, syndication, licensing and advertising sales.

Dianne Hall has been promoted to sales controller at Heart FM, in preparation for the launch of Heart’s London station.

The BBC anticipates a 20 per cent increase in TV buyers attending its annual programme market, BBC Showcase, in Brighton next week.

CIA Medianetwork and Bozell Worldwide have launched 20/20 Media France – a joint venture to be followed by similar operations in European markets.

John Ayling and Associates has picked up the £1.5m media planning and buying business for Amerada Hess Gas, the independent gas marketer.

Reed Books – which owns the Methuen and Mandarin imprints – has appointed Total Media to handle its media buying and planning.

Microtime Media has asked us to point out that it does represent brands in computer games, contrary to what was reported (MW February 3).

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