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January 17, 2017
by johnco
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Doing The DAB

I’m taking part in this event next month, asking lots of pertinent question of the great and the good after the lovely Stuart Barrie gets the evening going. Ay questions you want me to ask?   Glasgow’s dynamic and thriving … Continue reading

November 23, 2014
by johnco
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Live & Local v. Real & Relevant

Years ago, in a meeting with Ross MacFadyen at the RNIB’s wonderful Insight Radio in Glasgow I heard a phrase for the first time. “Yes we’re a community station, but what we serve is a community of interest”. He was making … Continue reading

October 27, 2014
by johnco
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Radio Hero: Jimmy Mack

Ten years since his passing, I’ve realised that the more I worked with Jimmy Mack, the more I admired him. I first met him in the mid 80s but had already listened for years to his show on BBC Radio … Continue reading

January 21, 2014
by johnco
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Bonus Audio

Shortly before Christmas I started moving to get the Scottish Media Podcast under way and went as far as recording an interview for it. As often happens with my diary, real life took control of my diary, notably the addition … Continue reading

December 31, 2013
by johnco
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40 Things about Radio Clyde

Radio Clyde turned 40 at 1030pm on Hogmanay 2013. I was 10 when it launched and vividly remember tuning in to the test transmissions on 261 metres on my wee transistor radio in Grangemouth. Then the station went to air … Continue reading

December 4, 2013
by johnco
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A Tale Of One City

This is a revised version of  an article published in the excellent e-radio on 4th December. That article started out at 900-odd words and i was asked for 500-700. This version takes a view slightly more distant view and re-incorporates … Continue reading