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No more green ink
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“I hate the sound of your voice” said a listener text the other day to an old colleague of mine whilst he hosted a weekend show on a commercial music station.  Listeners can be brutally honest. Actually, they can be downright rude. I cannot imagine walking into Tesco, not liking the decor and shou…

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From the snow capped mountains I walk across the brown-green fells of the Lake District, up past the noisy waterfall to the placid tarn – a place of mirrors and reflections…  As the logs crackle in the fire and sparks explode when they are moved, thoughts move from past, to present, to future….   I…

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Merry Radio Christmas?
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Much has been made of the Christmas TV schedule  - but what of the fare in radio-land? Some good stuff, actually, on the 'airwaves', as the press might say. But some things puzzle me.  Why do presenters insist on saying they are 'sitting in' for someone over the long festive spell? …

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Don't take Pringles to Focus Groups
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My favourite focus group participant ever was the woman in the brown parka who returned to the room just afterwards and asked if she could take home the unopened packet of Pringles. Focus groups are seriously bad for the health.  Some contributors make you want to pull your hair out.  But they can …

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