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Our Biased Mainstream Media
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Today, it’s ‘hat-gate'.  Auntie stands accused of doctoring a pic of Jeremy Corbyn and laying it against a Kremlin background. Across all social media, dreary threads are often to be found where angry people insist there is bias – and trot out examples to suit their case. The BBC, it is suggest…

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How Significant is the Bankruptcy of US Radio Groups?
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The two largest US radio station owners have filed for bankruptcy - iHeartMedia (owner of iHeartRadio, formerly Clear Channel) which owns 850 stations and its rival Cumulus, with 445 stations. Does that send out a worrying signal for the radio industry generally - and a harbinger of things to come …

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Authenticity and Character
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Rarely has radio been quite so authentic. In previous generations, it was enough to have a ‘voice on a stick’ as one of my colleagues used to call it. That smiling deep disc jockey voice, broadcasting seemingly from a parallel mid-Atlantic world. Now – you tune in and you hear real life. Presenters…

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Seize the Snowy Day
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Isn't it great being on air when it snows.  You feel as though you are running the World.  You are in control of the information - and telling listeners where they can and cannot go, and what they can and cannot do. This is a moment when radio really comes into its own. No other media is quite …

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