30 Years in Radio

October 2021 marked being involved with Radio for 30 years. It was October 1991, at the age of 14, when I became a volunteer at Hospital Radio Chelmsford.  I had previously expressed my interest after visiting it during a Boys Brigade ‘communications’ badge challenge...

2021 Theme

It’s January and so time for me to think of a new Theme for the year. I don’t do resolutions anymore as don’t want to start the year with eventual failure. There is also a podcast I listen to called Cortex and they talk about Themes quite a bit. There is also a video...

2020 Theme – “Progression”

Cortex Podcast from Relay.FM The end or start of a year is always a good time to think about the future and one of the ways I do is by choosing a yearly theme. Resolutions don’t work for me and probably don’t work for many. The idea for yearly themes comes...

Podcasting to less than 250 people

In 2018 I was determined to resurrect my podcast and give it a proper series/season so I could then decide whether it was something to continue with or drop. A brief history if I may. The Podcast, then called Desert Island Geek, began in 2007 and was hosted by Neil...

Hospital Radio: Deliver More Value

I am going to write at least one more article on the future of Hospital Radio. I don’t think it is very bright if stations only continue to be a “Radio Station for people in Hospital” – I hope to back this up with facts and figures to support...

Myriad Playout Hack – Scripts Location

Myriad Playout has a ‘script’ feature built in which allows you to either link to script or allow the presenter to choose a script to read out on air. A client wanted to have a dropbox folder be the location of their scripts so it could be updated from...