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See radio differently…

...is a re-branding exercise by an outfit called Radiocentre (it declines the use of a definite article in its literature). Speaking to radio and industry professionals in Leeds, Yorkshire, in October 2018 Lucy Barrett from the organisation said most stock photographs that accompany a newspaper or online story about radio tend to feature "mother, father, … Continue reading See radio differently…

Listening to the radio is just absurd…

...In fact there's a long tradition of absurd humour in England. Shakespeare included comic asides in his plays. I particularly recall as a schoolboy enjoying Act 5, Scene 3, of Macbeth. Imagine the scene as the English forces begin their approach to Dunsinane. Someone has to break the bad news to Macbeth... Enter a SERVANT … Continue reading Listening to the radio is just absurd…

Mic it up…

…I've established that it's the microphone which defines exactly what radio is. That's because notions of 'broadcast', transmitters', 'wireless' and 'transistor radio' have, I think – over the past three decades – become either confused, redundant, or both. Pic: (c) Martin Cooper The microphone is the instrument which captures the human voice. Through the mixing … Continue reading Mic it up…