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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 […]

Demo Tapes

August 11, 2011

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These days they’ll be MP3s, links to web content or CDs but whatever the medium, these are examples of your best work designed to convince a radio station to give you a shot. People always ask “how long should my demo be?” The fact is 20 seconds is too long if you’re just plain rotten […]

11 Things That Surprised Me About Life As A Commercial Radio DJ

August 11, 2011

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1 Getting to do my show from New York City was a VERY nice surprise! 2 The vast majority of mainstream music programmes have no producer – just a presenter – and it’s up to him or her to do EVERYTHING. Producers are generally found only on breakfast shows and phone in programmes. 3 Presenters […]