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The Feel Network


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More great news on the radio front!

Shortly after joining one of the most successful online radio stations, Galaxie Radio, to present a Sunday evening show, it was making such noise in the industry that the station was bought out by media giant Bauer. Bauer Media is the home of Kiss, Absolute Radio Greatest Hits, and Planet Rock to name a few, so Galaxie is amongst great company!

I was then approached by The Feel Network to join them so agreed to present the Friday show from 7-10pm on Feel UK, a very prominent time slot, so I must be doing something right! (more…)

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Galaxie Radio


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This is really exciting news for me – I have been invited to join the presenter team of the national radio network, Galaxie Radio.

Galaxie Radio is an online radio station in the UK which is owned by Interadio Media UK which, as the slogan suggests, plays the greatest hits of all time with popular songs from the 70’s right through until today’s chart music. There’s news on the hour all week and travel news during the national drive time show but I will be presenting the Sunday show at 7-10pm every week from 30th May.

So, tune in to www.GalaxieRadio.co.uk to hear me play all the greatest hits to round off your weekend and set you up for the week ahead.

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The one about CATtales


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The turkey has been stuffed and so have we – with lots of lovely food and drink that is – and now we’re squaring up to January and saying: “Bring it on pal!”

Well, if you can’t quite face it all just yet, grab yourself a coffee and take a moment to look at my new podcast series CATtales being broadcast on Deep Red Radio, a new on-demand radio service that has just launched. (more…)

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The Rise of The Machines


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Well, after thirty years of publishing, the Independent and the Independent on Sunday have ended their print editions in late March and, although they’ll continue online, it is a sad indictment of the changing face of the media.

At its peak in the late 80s, the Independent was selling more than 400,000 copies a day but its final paid circulation had fallen drastically to around 56,000. Internet publishing wasn’t even possible then, let alone a priority. The big strategic question then was whether the newspaper should be reformatted, from broadsheet to tabloid, to bolster sales against the already-tabloid Times, which seems almost laughable by today’s standards. (more…)

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Face For Radio


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Over the last couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to find my services in demand for radio – interviews I’ve done with celebrities have featured in music programmes, I’ve been interviewed as a PR professional for specialty marketing shows, and also guested on general radio broadcasts.

Recently, this element of my journalist career has been opening up still further when I’ve been asked to provide voiceovers for jingles and video links.

Lucky I have a face for radio!

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Forget Fifty Shades Of Grey


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Much of the country may have been looking forward to the release of 50 Shades of Grey, but it’s 50Folk that’s exciting me!

As a journalist of…huh-hum…a good few years, it is often hard to get excited about new writing projects, but I was thrilled to be asked to compile the introduction for a limited edition book, 50Folk, and give my take on its author, iconic rock photographer, Nick Elliott. (more…)

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Face For Radio


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2014 has been a year of the radio.

This year, more than any other in my career as a PR and journalist professional, I have been involved in arranging a significant number of radio appearances for my clients, something that I love doing.

What has been more unusual, however, has been the number of interviews and appearances that I’ve found myself doing.

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Literature Literally Rocks


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Autumn is well and truly here and I’m in a reflective mood. The summer has been a remarkably busy one with the festival season, in particular, dominating my time.

In my role as a music journalist I’ve been fortunate enough to cover quite a few events but one of the more unusual of these was one I worked in my PR role where literary and art, rather than music, took centre stage.

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Middle Aged Folk


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Reaching middle-age can be a depressing time for many, but when the subject in question happens to be a legendary folk festival, then the rings round the trunk are cause for celebration.

Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world, hit the big five-o this year and I was lucky enough to be on site to join in the celebrations.

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Mirror Mirror


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I heard a horrifying statistic a couple of months ago on Radio 4 – according to research by YouGov, over 70% of children today have not heard the story of ‘Daniel in the lions den’ or, for that matter, many other stories from the Bible.

Now you could argue that the reason for this is due entirely to the fact that it has religious origins and the changing face of belief has deemed that stories like these are inappropriate or irrelevant in society today. (more…)

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On Air


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There was a time when there was no choice other than a pen and paper to record the details of an interview in a journalistic situation. The nuances and specifics of the exact conversation were at risk of inaccurate recording or mis-interpretation.

The welcome arrival of the analogue tape recorder brought accuracy and clarity for the written transcription of the interview but the reproduction of audio was a still out of reach in the general office. (more…)

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Online on a device near you


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It’s been a whirlwind of a last few months preparing for the launch of the new contemporary, music and arts magazine, Deep Red, where I’m Senior Editor.

I’ve been overseeing the development of the online presence of the publication with its website design and build, appointment of an editorial team as well as the PR and media relations around it.

But, at last the launch day has arrived and Deep Red Magazine is opening its virtual pages for the first time today. (more…)

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Ding Dong! Is free speech dead?


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There was a time when the phrase “ding dong” conjured up images of a flirtatious English gentleman spying an attractive member of the opposite sex. This week it has taken on a whole new connotation.

Despite raging debates about Margaret Thatcher’s impact as Prime Minister, it is not 1984. But, then again, is it?

If George Orwell’s 1984 prophecy had been fulfilled, the Thought Police would now be rampant, surveilling our thoughts and controlling our minds. (more…)