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It's seventeen before eight - the folly of radio time-checks
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‘It’s 17 before 8’ uttered a hugely experienced broadcaster the other day; and one for whom I have huge respect. ‘7 minutes ahead of 8’. '  23 after 8'.   'It's 14 minutes past the hour of 6 o clock'.   What? Stop this nonsense. Why do presenters have this obsession with over-c…

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A blog about a book: 'How to Make Great Radio'
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Over dinner in my favourite Indian restauran t in Nottingham recently, I was rambling intolerably about ' my book' to one of my cynical but lovely radio friends.  I told him I'd learned loads whilst writing it. '"What like?" , he asked, as he stuffed a naan bread in his f…

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Pictures from the Past
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Disc jockeys are meant to be heard not seen.  But these pictures from the Getty archives really do sum up a time and a place. Enjoy here, one of the launch pics from the opening of Radio 1 in 1967. Sir Tony staring into the camera lens, griping onto a pair of those funny BBC headphones. And what a…

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The wind blows and shakes the rigid edifice with windows rattling, and the boughs of the trees outside wave their new grown leaves in a dance of elation.  There is strain and tension in the air, whilst the black birds launch themselves from the tops of the trees into the path of the wind to be buff…

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