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 […]

Making radio a must watch

Posted on February 26, 2015October 14, 2015Posted in Uncategorized

For a long time TV has know a lot about the power of emotional connection. There have been whole shows built around it, putting everyday people front and centre and sharing their stories. Daytime TV is full of this kind of stuff. From Jeremy Kyle to DIY SOS, people who need help or just a […]

Is Serial a defining moment?

Posted on November 16, 2014October 11, 2015Posted in Words

Unless you’ve been living under a rock without access to the internet, you will have already heard about the podcast Serial. A much-hyped spin off of the already successful This American Life, Serial has generated interest like no other podcast I think of since the early days of Ricky Gervais almost 10 years ago. Here’s […]

Future radio’s will not care

Posted on May 29, 2014October 11, 2015Posted in Uncategorized

The topic of what radio is, and what it will be in the future has popped up a few times in my Twitter feed recently. It seems that there’s mixed views on what that future is. At a recent conference in Asia Commercial Radio Australia CEO Joan Warner told an audience that radio’s future was as hybrid. […]

The path to digital is not straight

Posted on December 17, 2013October 11, 2015Posted in Uncategorized

Yesterday the Culture Secretary, Ed Vaisey, made his long-awaited statement on the proposed Digital Switchover date (or switch-off) for Radio… the upshot of which was, there isn’t one. This is what most us expected him to say. The idea that turning off analogue radio any time soon is absurd and has been a worry for […]