Claybourne – The German version

Other than the 20 Things ebook, one of the things I’ve been involved with over my career that seems to have resonated most with people was a radio drama series called Claybourne. It was something I helped produce in the late 90s with Belinda Todd, Jim McLarty,...

Talking to people

I was bored and had a couple of hours to kill at Copenhagen airport. I had my Zoom H1 microphone with me, and I’ve been missing making radio programmes recently. I thought that it would be nice to just find some people and capture their stories. And although it...

Virtual co-presence and radiolessness

I was interviewed by Scott Bliss for his internet-only radio-show-without-a-radio-station. It was a fun interview to do. We Skyped, but each of us recorded his own audio. After we spoke, I sent my recording to him for editing. Might use that trick for something myself...

Back to where it all began

I was in Lancaster with Tim today, and we visited the student radio station that he worked at in the late 1970s when he was at university there – now called Bailrigg FM. We met a great bunch of students there, and they got a bit of an insight into their history....

Radio can be simple

I’ve been teaching music radio programming for a good few years now. All right, maybe it’s a decade. Or more. At any rate, it’s something that I really love doing and it’s something that I think there’s a real opportunity to have fun...

Piracy – at sea, on air, and at the library

I have a book out from the library. It’s a little overdue. Actually, it’s about eight years overdue. I suspect they’ve cancelled my Auckland Public Library membership by now. The book is called ‘The Shoestring Pirates’ by Adrian...