TV and the radio

Posted on January 8, 2016February 9, 2016Posted in Words

There was a time when this is how we saw radio studios. it was a webcam bolted to the wall that might update every few minutes, or if we were lucky it was a live stream. It was rarely in-sync with the audio but that wasn’t the point we could SEE RADIO HAPPENING… and that was […]

Radio gets back to the future

Posted on October 14, 2015Posted in Words

BBC Radio is finally joining the move to be digital first. If, like me, you have Sky TV you’ll have seen the trails for a few years now pushing the fact the channels make some of their programmes available online first.  Audiences like control and this seems to be a good way to give it […]

Beats 1. Worldwide, always selling

Posted on September 5, 2015October 14, 2015Posted in Words

I’m using this blog again to throw out some early ideas for an academic article. The subject this time is Apple’s attempt at creating a radio station: Beats 1. Launched in June this year Beats 1 seemed to be an odd step for Apple. Whilst the front page of iTunes promotes music, podcasts and movies […]

Podcasting. A medium we caught up with

Posted on April 8, 2015February 14, 2016Posted in Words

There’s been a lot written about Podcasting over the past few months, partly on the back of shows like Serial but also after projects like Radiotopia smashed their kickstarter goal. Podcast content is getting better, and listening is on the up. It’s been a steady growth, but one that only now seems to be making […]

Was Serial Special?

Posted on April 3, 2015October 14, 2015Posted in Words

 As I’ve already posted, I am fascinated by Serial. Not just the podcast itself, but the reaction to it. A few months ago I set up a google alert to keep a track of stories, posts and other news about it, and whilst the number returns is smaller than it was there’s still a couple of […]