Reading time: 2 minutesI once had to do a one minute silence on the radio. It was on Mother’s Day in March 1996, the Sunday following the horrific Dunblane massacre, in which a gunman killed 16 children and a teacher at a Scottish primary school. We were running Sound Radio – a community radio station – from an empty […]
Reading time: 2 minutesInspired by Tom Coombs’s recent “Have you seen…?” post, here are some of the things I’ve been banging on about recently over a double espresso. First… Last.fm Last FM Last.fm plays you music while you’re online. It can create your own personalised radio station based the music you like, using its audioscrobbler music recommendation system. […]
Reading time: 1 minuteHave you noticed that on the radio very few, if any, presenters and guests say “goodbye” at the end of an interview or phone call? More often than not they say “thank you” instead. I was just wondering if this is conscious and deliberate.
Reading time: 1 minuteListening to Xfm on my phone on the bus on the way home from work on Thursday night and an ad came on that went something like this: Imagine a world where we all watched one TV channel. Imagine a world where we all read just one newspaper. Imagine a world where we all used […]
Reading time: 1 minuteJapanese slang for a man with a combover hairstyle is “barcode head” Heard on Anita Anand’s show on Radio 5 Live last night.
Reading time: 1 minuteKnock Knock Who’s there? Michael Jackson Michael Jackson who? You’re on the jury! Joke heard on this morning’s Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4 They’ve got a point