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I like to sleep.  Give me some sunlight; a small pool like a cat or dog would find indoors on a hazy, cold winter’s day with the sun creeping into the room through the cold glass of a frosted window.  Give me some sunlight; in a garden, on a station platform, anywhere in February in India with a su…

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Holiday Reading
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Roger Mosey is a chap you'd certainly want to meet. He witnessed what the Queen might have called the BBC's 'annus horribilis'. Savile, Newsnight et al. His perspective of that hugely challenging spell is thoroughly illuminating; and offers insight into how it must have felt deep in…

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Mug or a sticker?
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It's the only mug I never drink out of. Such happy red and blue adolescent memories, brought back by the best radio logo in the World. The Radio 1 Thunderbirds logo.  To me, that earthenware mug is worth more than a piece of Clarice Cliff. Not all radio station merchandising ends up being quite…

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Sounds Like You Want to Hear - 40 years on
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Reunions are awful things. Bumping into people you'd rather not see again; people you barely recognise; and acknowledging that you really are as old  as everyone else is. The 40th anniversary celebrations of the first tranche ofcommercial stations are well underway. I gather the LBC celebratio…

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Radio. And trust.
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Richard Huntington , Chief Strategy Officer, from Saatchi and Saatchi, will never put on weight. His energetic and persuasive presentation today at the impressive #tuningin conference, staged by a new colourful and United RadioCentre , commanded the attention of the usually fidgety throng. His mes…

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