I was listening to one of my regular podcasts last week when a point raised by the host just fired raft of thoughts and emotions in my head all at once. They mentioned that when someone meets them they can tell from the way they are greeted, where the person knows them from. If theyContinue reading “It is personal”
Author Archives: Dick Stone
There is a story which is bubbling in the USA at the minute surrounding the use of non-compete clauses in contracts. I listened to a podcast discussion on it recently with interest, and read a post and whilst the differences to the UK radio market are stark, the argument chimed a bit. Firstly, what isContinue reading “Non-compete”
It is one of those words that becomes more weird the more you say it. MOOD, mood, mood, mood, mood, mood. A small word with a big impact. In reality it can be a massive impact. A person in bad mood, or a low mood can find it totally debilitating. When it comes to theContinue reading “Mood”
It seems weird to write about Paul, knowing he won’t read it. For those that don’t know, Paul sadly passed away in his sleep on Thursday 16th Feb 2023. He was 69 years old. I mused over whether I would write this post, but there seemed to be a strange connection, since Paul was alwaysContinue reading “Paul Easton”
Hurry up and slow down.
In the words of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, “Slow down, you move too fast.” (Feelin’ Groovy. Simon & Garfunkel, 1967). I’ve been thinking about pace, speed and urgency- and it seemed to crop up a few times this week during a number of events and tasks. Modern society manages to give a level ofContinue reading “Hurry up and slow down.”
I have posted a blog post before regarding doing things that scare you– challenging yourself and others and keeping the brain alive. This week I’ve been thinking about the small changes, the seemingly meaningless, incidental changes that could take place, but you don’t do them because you don’t believe they will make a significant differenceContinue reading “Elephants”
Butcher of the beats
Whilst scrolling through social media, a post caught my eye which resonated with a recent thought I had. I had been pondering drafting a post for a while about music use and music respect- nothing too dramatic, just a few random thoughts which went through my mind whilst listening around, and the social post seemedContinue reading “Butcher of the beats”
Do the numbers add up?
This week another set of ratings get published for radio by Rajar. Every 3 months new numbers appear- distributed to stations on Wednesday, then made public at 00:01 Thursday morning. This isn’t a post about the ratings analysis- who might go up, or down, or dramatically collapse or gain. There are a few of thoseContinue reading “Do the numbers add up?”
Last week I posted an article about being HUMAN- more specifically about having “human connection” to an audience and how that is one of the things that separates a radio station from a stream (think Spotify, Apple Music etc). Personality, presenters and talent woven together, crafted into something more than an algorithm driven feed. ThisContinue reading “Shooting Stars”
Are you human?
New year- new blog post. Happy New Year! I pondered for a while between consuming mince pies about what to post about in this specific post. Numerous ideas came through my brain and foolishly I didn’t write any of them down at the time! I did some catching up on podcasts I’d missed recently andContinue reading “Are you human?”