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
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
On Saturday (22nd May, 2010) I headed down to the ‘Save 6Music’ demo outside BBC Broadcasting House, arguably the spritual home of UK radio. It was perhaps the politest demonstration to hit London in recent times, with cakes, sunshine and banner slogans such as ‘Would you mind awfully if we kept 6Music, we’re rather fond … More Save 6 Music Demo
This week Chris Evans stepped boldly into the shoes of Terry Wogan as he took over the Radio 2 breakfast show.
Having re-tuned my radio (from Radio 4) and set-my alarm just early enough that I could hear the handover from Sarah Kennedy I looked forward to finding out how he’d deal with the pressure of following on from the broadcasting institution that is Terry Wogan. … More The Chris Evans Breakfast Show – “Not as noisy as I had feared”