Broadcasting into the void… (part one)

One reason why I like listening to the radio is that - more often than not - it’ll offer me something I’ve not heard before. That's particularly true in the realm of popular music. So, these are some notes from the archives – past echoes reverberating in these curious times. This article, and the one … Continue reading Broadcasting into the void… (part one)

Pop stars becoming DJs, old presenters living forever, and the joys of children’s radio…

In this article I want to think about pop stars turning into radio presenters, and about old DJs (where exactly do they go?), and about some of the simple things in life such as children’s radio. Frankly, anything to take the mind off the pandemic must be good. So, children’s radio in Britain was one … Continue reading Pop stars becoming DJs, old presenters living forever, and the joys of children’s radio…

Bite the hand that feeds you…

...Go on. Why don't you? I was listening to a Busted track recently. I've always had a soft spot for the band, despite their early teeny-bop-rock stylings. They've grown. In particular I've been enjoying the track called Radio (2019). https://youtu.be/kG2CVhbt5W4 Here we see the British trio jump into a red BMW convertible and drive down … Continue reading Bite the hand that feeds you…

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…