Report and commentary Wage theft. Two words that make some people say ‘eh?’ and scratch their head. Yes, it’s a thing and typically involves people doing work for their employer for free. Sure, we all muck-in to help our employers […]
A survey by Jacobs Media reveals some interesting trends that broadcasters and podcasters should note. The survey, carried out between January and February this year (2019), shows that more people are listening to radio broadcasts (and podcasts) via smartphones, smart […]
Podcasts are an ideal addition to the content marketing mix – and here’s why. Every current survey of podcast listenership shows that more people are downloading them every week. What was once the media of geeks serving a niche market […]
Once upon a time, up until the late 1980s (yeah I know – ancient history for some of you) radio presenters had space to let their personality shine through. DJ’s were hired because they were good on-air personalities (they were […]
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 […]
Passionate debates can frequently be seen on techie forums about which microphone people should buy for their podcast studio. Some people recommend very expensive microphones – some costing thousands – all without knowing too much about the person’s needs or […]
Give your listeners a voice Putting callers to air for a talk radio segment or podcast interview can add real life to your programme; but how to do it? While there are numerous ways to do this, bear with as […]
There are still plenty of people who haven’t managed to sit through all 17 episodes the 60s British cult TV series The Prisoner. On one hand I can understand their frustration as the show doesn’t follow the ‘normal’ hero-beats-the-baddy formula with everything neatly tied up with a bow at the end of the show.
If you listened to Alan Freeman’s Pick of the Pops on Britain’s Radio One you would have heard the Australian DJ present a tightly formatted radio show featuring the week’s top 30. It was compelling listening for anyone wanting to […]
A fellow nightclub DJ showed me a painting an artist had made of him years earlier. At the time Dave and I were working at a club in Southend (UK), and one night instead of going our separate ways he […]
Get the word on the street When I was a young news reporter stuck for something to write about my editor would send me out to go speak with people shopping in the High Street. It would mean approaching complete […]
I read FilmFreak’s review of the 90’s movie The Truman Show this week, and it got me thinking back – way back. When word seeped out in 1997 that a movie was being made about a man trapped in a village many […]
Passionate debates can frequently be seen on forums about which microphone VO artists, podcasters, and home-studio radio DJs should use. People have been known to chip in recommending that beginners (and anyone else) use very expensive microphones, some costing four […]
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.
Godplex, which had the working title Godspell, is a feature film written and directed by New Zealander Darcy Gladwin. Not to be confused with the sixties stage show, Darcy’s movie features Shane Hollands, a prominent Auckland performance poet.