It’s not often someone calls to make a complaint, but it’s been happening a lot over the past few months. It turns out my phone number is similar to supermarket chain New World Hobsonville. From the conversations I’ve had with […]
This week a message arrived from a reader worried about being compelled by their boss to take the Covid vaccine. Fit, young and healthy – their argument is that they don’t line up each winter to get the company’s free […]
There’s a world of independent ‘radio’ stations to listen to, but where to find them? Years ago, a shortwave and AM radio receiver was the best bet to stumble upon something new or unusual. Until recently, TuneIn.com was the go-to […]
These are strange times for many of us. A virus has led to many people having to self-isolate, to remain indoors and not go to work. Putting to one side the financial worries and all the stresses that this situation […]
This week’s interest cut by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is a clear indication that all is not well in the local and global economy. The RBNZ’s cut of half of one percent is a massive drop. Historically, […]
I gave up editing video a few years ago – but I am now back thanks to a software package that has not only reignited one of my semi-pro hobbies but is challenging the main providers of this type of […]
It seems some internet broadcasters have discovered video and are keen to stream their DJs hosting shows live across YouTube, FaceBook and Twitch.com among others. A friend who’s recently started live streaming his radio show in sound and vision tells […]
It was 1982 and my new car was a million miles away from the one it replaced. Chalk and cheese you might say. A sports car, metallic blue, two doors, 1.9ltr engine and it stuck to the road like glue at […]
The Labour-led Government is to build 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years; a bold promise given the party is up for re-election in less than three years’ time. In my book, that means 30,000 homes will need to […]
The golden age of radio is long gone. Today, we have cookie-cutter DJs playing more or less the same music and commercials as the next station on the dial.
Music is often selected by a computer program based on the time of day along with a few other parameters few outside the industry get to hear about. Save to say, someone in marketing probably schedules the music you hear.