Who’s listening?

The pandemic has sped a few things up in society and life (cash-less society for example) and slowed a few things down, and stopped a few things totally in their tracks. Radio is measured by Rajar and since at its fundamental core it requires a doorstep visit, research stopped in March 2020. Finding a wayContinue reading “Who’s listening?”

The 4 basics things the best get right…

It is a common phrase and request… “Get the basics right”. Simple enough, but then what? The answer many forget is you have to continue to get the basics right… consistently day in day out. It’s boring and not the bright new shiny thing, but it is a requirement, even a necessity of long termContinue reading “The 4 basics things the best get right…”

New for old media…

Quick and short, down and dirty observation from me on the US election coverage as I sit here watching and listening. At time of writing no results are in. Firstly, hands up. I’m a news junkie and I’ve mentioned before in a previous blog post that The Daily from the New York Times is oneContinue reading “New for old media…”

A little life update…

It’s two months since I was made redundant from a place I’d been for over 33 years (I’m going to call it an “album” of work as I’d been there for 33 and a ⅓ years- #VinylLivesOn) Firstly apologies if this blog post is a little self indulgent, but I also find it a bitContinue reading “A little life update…”

Five things successful newcomers do.

Over my career in radio I have helped a fair few people into the industry. As you might have gleaned from my first blog post, there are many similarities to the state of play today to when I first began- even though the world and technology has changed completely. For the whole of my careerContinue reading “Five things successful newcomers do.”

And that’s radio too…

We need a new term. We need a new word- but also we don’t. The one we have works fine- we just need to update what it means a bit. Radio is called radio based on the delivery mechanism- radio waves. It’s not the most efficient terminology to describe the art and science of radioContinue reading “And that’s radio too…”

Radio, it’s always been radio…

My social media biogs have always had the phrase, ‘Radio, it’s always been radio…” as a description line. If you have read my first blog on my site, then you will know that radio has been in my blood for quite some time- in fact I think I was 14 when the interest first sparkedContinue reading “Radio, it’s always been radio…”

Don’t blame it on the sunshine…

No-one is one dimensional. Radio and media has been my life since before leaving school, but it isn’t all that I am or care about. That would be very dull. If all I blogged about was radio and media, whilst that might be very interesting for some, it would be a very one dimensional viewContinue reading “Don’t blame it on the sunshine…”