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A Wonderful Christmastime
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I always fear that Christmas day on the radio will once again be stuffed with dull pre-records and friendless second-tier presenters saying they are 'sitting in' for someone better; and sounding as though they really would prefer to be somewhere else. It's been truly lovely this year, t…

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Sales Execs are from Mars; Presenters from Venus
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I'm lucky to have worked in some truly great radio stations where the commercial and programming teams get on with mutual respect and understanding, regardless of the often very different characters involved.  I've also worked in ones where open hostility has been declared. Most stations li…

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An Academy Fit for Radio's Third Age
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No-one much seemed to take much notice of BBC 6 Music. Until they threatened to close it. It has never looked back. The Radio Academy AGM felt a little like that tonight. As Chairman, Ben Cooper (Controller BBC Radio1 and 1Xtra by day), mentioned in his own warm-up, usually one has to strong-arm a …

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