Welcome

… A site about radio culture, radio history, radio technology, and… radio.

From a broadcaster’s point of view a lot of time and creative energy is expended in making radio programmes – all for listeners who seem to ignore the utterances, which then disappear into the ether.

Try asking someone what they heard on the eight o’clock news in this morning’s breakfast show and they’ll probably struggle to recall any details.

However some listeners have been paying attention: for the past 100 years some great radio has provoked extraordinary reactions. I’m Martin Cooper – both a broadcaster and a listener. This site thinks about radio – and how we’ve been listening to it. Mostly the good bits…

Read on – by either clicking here: Articles or click the Topics below, or try the Archives link to read the stories in date order – on the right of this page if you’re using a PC or laptop; or just below here if you’re on your mobile device of some description.