I’ve been a little quiet this week. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking. Thinking about the things I’ve lost, thinking about the things I’ve gained. Thinking about how nice it would be to show my mum what I’ve achieved in the years since I lost her. Tuesday marked the eighth anniversary of her death. … More The Business of Death
So I’m probably going to get slammed for this, by some people, but I can’t be the only one who listened to the Today Programme this morning and got angry. It started with a piece asking why “The Media” isn’t covering the famine in Somalia any more (maybe there are only so many images of … More How early is too early? 9/11 anniversary fatigue
I made it, I found all ten Williams that I was challenged to find and interviewed them to find out who they were, and why were they out and about in the royal wedding crowds. (Well, all apart from the two-year old) Without further ado, let me introduce Will, Will, Will, William, Will, Billy, William, … More Good Will Hunting
5pm, The Mall, the night before the royal wedding Hair up, tiara on, wedding dress in bag, I ventured to the Mall. St John’s Ambulances lined up in a street beside the Mall. TV crews set up their kit half way up the steps to Waterloo Place. People were split into groups of no-nonsense Londoners … More My Royal Wedding
Last week I attended the national Student Radio Conference, hosted by Crush Radio in Hertfordshire. It was, as I somewhat worringly realised (just before I gave my talk as part of the ‘Future Technology of Radio’ panel) , about 11 years since I first attended a Student Radio Conference as Station Manager of Cambridge University … More The Future of Student Radio?
Having packed my bags for a ten-day stay in the States, I ended up on a four and a half month epic Space Nomad adventure (more details at spacekate.com). I’m finally home and embarking on another adventure. There’s no rest for the wicked (nor the jetlagged), so I’m pleased to announce that I’m currently half … More New adventures
Brett Spencer is a clever man. Returning to my nom de plume radio roots for a moment, I shall explain why… The face of UK radio has changed significantly over the past few years, with major radio groups merging or being sold off. I remember sitting in a keynote lecture at the Radio Festival back … More Network’s loss is local’s gain