This morning the RAJAR listening figures for radio in the UK were released. It’s truly amazing how many people listen to, and care, about radio in this country. Of course, there are a million articles online with their take on the results from the last quarter, so I thought I’d publish a short digest of the one’s I’ve found most helpful, clear and interesting. Enjoy!
What’s wonderful about these Awards is that whilst so many students dream of that fantasy presenter job, the SRAs celebrate and emphasise the rich tapestry of running a radio station, Continue reading →
A FIRST IMPRESSION
They say it takes just 3 seconds to make a first impression.
That’s about the amount of time it takes for someone to make their mind up about YOU from your CV or application. A couple of sentences. You have just seconds of ‘reading time’ to make the right impression, just like meeting someone for the first time.
I write this with my knees touching my elbows, on a return flight by a well known budget airline. Named after someone called Ryan. Surname, Air. Myself and Mrs A have celebrated our anniversary in Sardinia, and as we drove our hire car/ golf buggy around the island I couldn’t resist having a flick around the dial. Here’s some stuff I found interesting.
Let me start by saying BBC Introducing is something very close to my heart.
The first ever time I ever walked into a radio studio was at BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire (firstly with a band I was in – we were totes going to be huge – then later to make tea and sit in the corner when I caught the radio bug). Later, whilst at university, I was part of a team of two Continue reading →
I’ve just come back from the Student Radio Conference in Bradford where I thoroughly enjoyed speaking in two sessions, one on Outside Broadcasts with Rob Pobjoy (who wins best name), and the In Conversation With… session with James Walshe (who’s in charge at Kerrang! and Q Radio) and Jo Good from BBC 6 Music (who may have said something she hadn’t entirely thought through).