Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Steve Penk Wind-Up Channel

Today Steve Penk launches his Wind-Up channel on DAB radio in Manchester. When I spoke to him about it earlier this week he used the phrase “I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea” twice. I reckon that’s because when the channel is mentioned on radio sites the comments light up with people saying things like […]

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Emotional Radio

Radio – it’s just people telling you which songs they’re going to play in between the ads isn’t it? Not if you’re doing it right. If you’re doing it right you can make a real difference in the community you broadcast to and create a valuable emotional bond with your listener. Have a look at […]

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What kind of space do you leave?

“What kind of space do you leave behind when you exit the room?” Recently I was working with someone whose job required him to make an impression on almost everyone he met. That was his mantra. When he met people he wasn’t just hoping they’d listen to what he had to say, his aim was […]

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Welcome back Tiger Tim

It was heartwarming today to read that Tiger Tim Stevens is back working in radio as a director of new Glasgow station GO. Growing up in Glasgow he was THE disc jockey. It felt like everyone listened to his evening show on Radio Clyde and it felt like everyone had been to at least one […]

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RAJAR 2015 – Trendspotting

The latest RAJAR results are out and once again there’s a flurry of press releases all putting a positive spin on the ratings. Each set of results is a decent snapshot of where radio is now but it’s always more illuminating to look at the longer-term trends. 1. Radio is remarkably robust. Five years ago […]

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