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Rewind: Hosting the mid morning show on Clyde 1

February 15, 2012

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4 years hosting the 10am-2pm music show on Clyde 1. What was it like? I had an absolute blast. There’s no better buzz than throwing open the phone lines, letting listeners come on and get involved in between the tunes. Back in 2008, I took part in this interview, explaining how I moved from being a journalist to […]

An opportunity…

January 22, 2012

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The BBC has an opportunity for presenting talent with disabilities. If you or someone you know is interested, this link tells you all about it. Opportunity for presenters with disabilities…

*For Teachers: Media Related Discursive Essay Questions/Debate Topics

January 18, 2012

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“Newspaper sales are in decline. What could they do to halt the slide and win back readers?” “Should radio DJs be allowed to play whatever music they like?” “Is it acceptable for a journalist to hack someone’s voicemail if their aim is to expose criminal activity?” “To what extent are newspapers a force for good […]

How YouTube can help with demos

January 18, 2012

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I get asked a lot about demo tapes and how you should attract the attention of Programme Directors if you want to work in radio. Have you considered putting your audio on YouTube? It has many benefits. First, it’s a consistent file format that I know is going to work and searching for something on […]

Reid Kerr College visit…

September 26, 2011

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Every year for the last 5 years I’ve spent an afternoon with the students on the HNC Creative Industries:Radio Broadcasting course at Reid Kerr College, Paisley. My first boss, John Collins is their lecturer and over the years he’s done a tremendous job building up the course and making it super relevant to today’s broadcasting […]

All about risk…

September 26, 2011

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Risk I vividly remember a conversation I had with a friend about 8 years ago. I was having a moan and she gave me great advice. At the time, I had a nice stable job reading news bulletins on a big commercial radio station. I enjoyed it, but I wanted more. 5 minute news bulletins […]

Interview with Alan Fisher

September 23, 2011

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This is worth a read, an interview on AllMediaScotland.com with Alan Fisher who’s gone from Radio Clyde through GMTV and now onto a key role in Washington with Al Jazeera. Good stuff about his early days in journalism in Motherwell, how he learnt the art of writing for TV, and what impact social media has had […]