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Year: 2014

Fireworks

Here’s a few experimental photographs I took last month at a bonfire and firework display I visited.

Stalking Kelner, Doolan and Whale

Most radio stars try to build up a relationship with their listeners. Some jocks especially those on the late night…

Metrolink Manchester Airport Line

Recently the new Metrolink light rail (a.k.a Tram) line to Manchester Airport opened, so here’s a few pictures I took.

Am I the only person who hasn’t listened to Serial yet? It has prompted some interesting articles from others: Jacobs…

Don’t drink and (desk) drive

In the latest in my “Sound archive” series a powerful drink drive feature, amazingly from 40 years ago.

On the back of my look at Pirate station turned legit (The Superstation), read of a legit station turning pirate,…

The Superstation, with … lots of … static at all

A couple of weeks ago, The Super Station Orkney, became the latest Community Radio station to fall silent. I delve into audio archives from Super Station “Orkney” and Super Station “Manchester”.

Internet is permanently closed

Possibly the most pointless picture I could post on line as #BlackFriday has resulted in #InternetClosure

The 800lb Gorilla in the Room

Former commercial radio “Big Cheese” and latterly consultant of the moment to produce your strategic review document, John Myers, is…

Salford Quays by Night

A selection of photographs of Salford Quays taken in October 2013.

Here’s one I heard earlier

Last weekend many of todays media types, or at least those with a company who would pick up the bill,…

An interesting looking #radfest2104 session features Aussie DJ Mel Greig. So it’s time to highlight (a.k.a. recycle) my Hanging on…

90’s Dutch Pirate Radio via Preston

Moving on from the last edition of ‘Sound Archive’ I’m sticking with the Pirate Radio theme with an interesting piece…

Caroline North Remembered

If you believe a certain Christopher England the 6th July 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of  The Forgotten Radio Caroline…

Football Phone In Nineties Style

In 2014 England’s World Cup (lack of) performance has been the topic of chat in many a local boozer and…

Let’s get Virgin on FM

Interesting discussions over on Media UK discussions started by broadcast engineering provider Ian Hickling. He is questioning Ofcom’s “no FM…

Never more than 30 years away from music

Readers who are followers of anniversaries of significant radio moments in history, will realise that this weekend marks the 30th…

Your radio played loudly at this time of year can annoy your neighbours…

It’s been a glorious summery weekend round these parts, so for this week’s delve into the archive it’s a summer…

Meanwhile on the other MFM

There is a lot debate and discussion over radio networking, especially topical at the moment with the recent expansion of…

Heart is going … Capital is coming … oh no Heart is coming

There has been a lot of discussion about the migration of “Real Radio” to “Heart” on places such as the…

We play Whatever You Want (but only if it makes the playlist)

Recently the Radio Academy London branch organised an event about radio playlists. Various accounts and the chit chat on twitter…

No, YouTube Radio isn’t Radio

That there radio futurologist James Cridland was recently sprooking his wares over on the Fred Jackobs site on the back…

One is not to be prank called

Here’s one I wish I’d spotted in my archive at the height of the royal prank call scandal. No doubt…

Penky waking the capital in 1997

Hot on the tails of last weeks mention of a certain Steve Penk, I was listening through a few old…

What ever happened to the jocks with “The Best Variety of Weather”

This week’s delve into the audio archive, while taking us back to the 1990’s is inspired by topical events. Those…

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