Category: Radio

  • Pete Mitchell

    Pete Mitchell

    It was with great sadness that we learned earlier last month that the radio presenter Pete Mitchell had died at just 61. Pete was a fantastic radio DJ, and an absolutely lovely person. I’m publishing this just before 11am on April 3rd, when Pete’s funeral will be taking place. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances only…

  • RAJAR Q4 2019

    RAJAR Q4 2019

    This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and it’s my favourite RAJAR analysis tool. So I am delighted that I continue to be able to bring you this RAJAR analysis in association with RALF. For more details on the product,…

  • Times Radio?

    Times Radio?

    Update 28 January: This is now confirmed as happening, so I’ve added an addendum below. It’s interesting to read the reports suggesting that News Corp is about to launch what has been described as “a new radio station designed to threaten Radio 4” or “a rival to Radio 4” this spring. According to the Telegraph…

  • Space for Audio: The Internet and Streaming Radio

    Space for Audio: The Internet and Streaming Radio

    Yesterday I was a speaker at this year’s Radio TechCon conference, and took part in a “debate” about the future of broadcast radio. If there had to be one platform for radio in the future, which would it be? DAB+, broadband or 5G? Obviously this is not a true representation of the options. Nobody is…

  • RAJAR Q3 2019

    RAJAR Q3 2019

    This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and it’s my favourite RAJAR analysis tool. So I am delighted that I continue to be able to bring you this RAJAR analysis in association with RALF. For more details on the product,…

  • RAJAR Q2 2019

    RAJAR Q2 2019

    This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and it’s my favourite RAJAR analysis tool. So I am delighted that I continue to be able to bring you this RAJAR analysis in association with RALF. For more details on the product,…

  • RAJAR Q1 2019

    RAJAR Q1 2019

    This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and it’s my favourite RAJAR analysis tool. So I am delighted that I continue to be able to bring you this RAJAR analysis in association with RALF. For more details on the product,…

  • Video Cameras in Radio Studios

    Video Cameras in Radio Studios

    [Note: Since this piece has created quite a lot of interest, it’s worth noting that I’ve only really considered UK national stations and brands here. I know that there are lots of stations in Europe, the US and beyond, from Q Music and RTL Radiovisione, that essentially produce something that’s half music radio station and…

  • Where Next for ILR?

    When LBC launched in 1973, it was the first Independent Local Radio (ILR) station in the UK. Capital Radio was the second station, launching just a eight days after LBC. In due course, there would be more than 200 such stations across the country. Today, we must wonder whether we are beginning to see the…

  • IP Contributions on the Radio

    This morning I Tweeted this, and it got more than a few likes: (NB. I apologise for the misplaced apostrophe in end’s – it should have been ends’. And using both today and this morning was tautological.) This came after I heard two interviews on Radio 4’s Today programme, and a third on Five Live,…

  • RAJAR Q4 2018

    This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and it’s my favourite RAJAR analysis tool. So I am delighted that I continue to be able to bring you this RAJAR analysis in association with RALF. For more details on the product,…

  • Bauer Launching Scala Radio with Simon Mayo

    UK radio really is quite exciting at the moment! Bauer has just announced the launch of Scala Radio, a new classical music station which will launch digitally on the 4th March 2019. Simon Mayo is the big name signing. He’s been keeping everyone guessing about where he might be going since he left Radio 2…