RAJAR Article Digest, Q1 2013


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!

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Student Radio Awards 2012


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On Thursday night, 38 awards (including those important silvers and bronzes) were given to students who had excelled at their university radio stations at the Student Radio Awards 2012.

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 →

Why Your CV Might NOT Get Read


Why Your CV Might NOT Get Read

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.

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A Taste Of Radio Italiano


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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.

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A Slot for BBC Introducing in a DQF Age


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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 →

Syndication: AudioBoo vs. YouTube (pt.2/2)


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So back to that agreement between AudioBoo and AuntyBeeb that she’ll be Booing clips from programmes in order to get her content into online spaces…

As I mentioned in pt. 1/2 Fishing in An Online Listener Lake, we’ve been using AudioBoo to promote the Chris Evans Best Bits Daily Download. We mainly see it as a tool for embedding short audio teasers onto our Facebook page in a way that looks attractive and is easy for someone to listen to.

The idea is that they get a brief taster of the conversation Chris had with a big guest and then want to click through to the podcast for more.

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Fishing In An Online Listener Lake (pt.1/2)


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You may have seen this article in the media news recently. The BBC have signed an agreement to use AudioBoo as a primary way of syndicating clips from programmes to online spaces.
 
This whole idea of getting content out to places it wouldn’t usually be is something in big into at the moment. I look after the Chris Evans Best Bits podcast (or ‘free download’ as we don’t call it). Charged with ramping up Continue reading →

Student Radio Conference 2012


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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).

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