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April 24, 2021
by johnco
Comments Off on There’s no ‘stop’ button!

There’s no ‘stop’ button!

The nominations for the Aria awards were announced earlier this week. They’re the industry awards that radio folk in the UK hand out to each other celebrating excellence in our industry. There’s an impressive list of the great and the … Continue reading

April 12, 2021
by johnco
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Keep Calm and Start Booming

The talk of the radio industry recently has been the launch of Boom Radio. It’s a station for Baby Boomers aged around 60-plus: a demographic underserved by music radio generally. The music and the on-air team both reflect this market … Continue reading

April 5, 2021
by johnco
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Embracing the Fear

I strongly believe that many of us who are involved in the media have a heavy dose of ‘impostor syndrome’ – I certainly do. It extends into my other life as a radio lecturer at City of Glasgow College. It’s … Continue reading