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The Ten Commandments of Great Radio
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It was a cop out, I confess. Preparing a training presentation for which I’ve been commissioned, I turned to Twitter for inspiration for the ‘Ten Commandments of Great Radio’. They always say, with social media, you should ask questions. It works too well, frankly. ‘Be real, tell the truth, speak …

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BBC Annual Report 2015/2016 - Comment
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I'm O The two sides of the BBC published their annual report last week. In the blue corner, the BBC Trust in 'end of term' mood - and across in the red corner, the hard-working operational BBC Executive. First the headlines, as Huw might say. Dum Dum.  2015/16 was the penultimate year o…

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Be Prepared
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"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."   It was fascinating seeing gaudy graphics hurriedly changed and programme schedules re-arranged as an unexpected Brexit decision loomed. (Although to be fair to the pollsters this time, they had actually depicted a close run contest an…

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A Bullseye Campaign
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There really should be a prolonged round of applause at the next commercial radio knees-up for the brains behind the current campaign from RadioCentre, aimed at persuading key brands to spend a penny or two on radio advertising.   'See Radio Differently' is simply one of the cleverest conce…

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The fox comes towards the kitchen window on its walk down the drive, oblivious of the watcher. Its sharp muzzle and bright eyes feel out the surroundings. The setting sun emphasises the red, russet brown and dark sleekness of its body trotting undisturbed over the tarmac towards the grass. The shap…

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