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Category: Sound Archive

A regular coulmn of audio from my personal archive of tapes and discs

The sound of Calderdale

I like to attempt to tie the subject of these series of “Sound Archive” articles to something topical happening today and…

You’ve got a voice for radio

In this edition of ‘Sound Archive’ we delve again into my mid 1990s cassettes of Radio Fours ‘Mediumwave’ programme. This…

Freefone your home may be at risk

There has been various discussions talking place here in the UK over disclaimers and terms and conditions in radio advertising….

An “A Team Android” rather than a “B Team Disc Jockey”

Recently the local radio service in Slough, Maidenhead & Windsor ‘Time 106.6’ was closed by the current owners. Previously this…

Football on Commercial Radio

There has been much chatter of recent weeks around the subject of football commentary on commercial radio here in the…

DAB in a box

One day in 2011 one of the ancient looking PC’s above, was briefly the source of a software generated DAB…

Digital Radio – Clearing the way for radio’s future (Part 2 the multimedia)

In my previous blog post, Digital Radio – Clearing the way for radio’s future, we took a trip down memory…

Digital Radio – Clearing the way for radio’s future

Spring 2015 and Digital Radio is a big story in UK media-land, with a second national commercial multiplex licence award…

BFBS in Catterick in the nineties

This item from my Sound Archive looks at the British Forces Broadcasting Service, otherwise known as BFBS. As well as looking at the history of forces radio, it looks at the first UK barracks to open it’s own radio station.

Sound Archive : Wish FM Test Transmission 26 March 1997

Another in my ‘Sound Archive’ features, possibly of more specialist appeal than some of my other clips. A recording of Wish FM’s test transmission in March 1997 including “sample advertisements broadcast on this frequency without payment.

The Best Christmas Tape in the World…Ever (52 of the best Bloopers, spoofs and funny bits)

An old tradition in radio circles was “The Christmas Tape”, basically a compilation of the years fowl ups.

Over the past couple of decades I’ve filled many a cassette, CD or hard disc with various blooper reels and funny bits from the world of wireless. So given a spare afternoon this Christmas period I’ve assembled a special 35 minute montage.

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…

Don’t drink and (desk) drive

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

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”.

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…

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,…

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…

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