Month: January 2014

Books

Blockbusters and Sleepless In Hollywood

If it feels to you, as it does to me, that there are an ever greater number of superhero and other franchise films clogging up cinemas,...

Radio

Why DAB Radio in the UK Isn’t Broken and Doesn’t Need Fixing

A bold title, I think. But read on for the reason. There’s a Techradar piece – Why DAB in the the UK is broken, and how to fix...

Radio

LBC Going National

The news today that LBC is going to be broadcast nationally from next month is really good for lots of reasons. Here are just a few:...

Misc

Things I Can Live Without in 2014

Life’s too short. So in 2014 I will mostly* be living without the following: Awards Ceremonies I exclude any awards that I might be...

Internet

Twitter Notifications

Note: I’m on the Twitter beta programme, so this may be a beta-only problem. A recent update to the Twitter app (I’m using the...

Radio

Links Worth Reading

The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating and frankly depressing story about how US radio stations are playing the hits more to battle...

Sport, TV

Possible Sale of Channel 5

In recent days it has been fairly widely reported that Richard Desmond, owner of Channel 5, Express Newspapers and other more...

Radio

Logo Lolly

“Logo Lolly” is, or was, the practice of paying radio news reporters a bonus if they managed to get their radio microphone...

Films

American Hustle

The new David O Russell film, American Hustle is immensely enjoyable. We’re dropped in at the deep end, with some kind of con or...

Photography

Aldwych on Exposure

I’m continuing to play around with the best way of displaying photos online, and a new kid on the block is Exposure. They use high...