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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 […]

*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 […]

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 […]

Why Am I Doing This?

September 12, 2011

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A fair question and one I’ve been asked a few times since starting this website. It’s partly because in the last few years, members of the next generation of broadcasters have been asking me for help and advice on how to get started and I think it makes sense to get as much information as […]

Making the most of work experience…

August 14, 2011

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There are two types of unpaid work you might do before getting that first job in the media. First “work experience” which you get to do at school. This is a chance to find out as much as you can about working in the media and use that information to decide if it’s a career […]

10 Places Working In The Media Has Taken Me…

August 13, 2011

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A career in the media means no two days are ever the same and you’re guaranteed some interesting experiences. These are just a few of mine and I’m sharing them to highlight the amazing variety this job can give you… 1 Backstage to interview Leann Rimes 2 Inside Maidstone Prison 3 Seville for the UEFA […]