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Radio 1's Summer Breakout & The Bionic Van on tour
Stuart Clarkson is back - and he's in Burnley to speak to Greg James, Jordan North & Vick Hope as the Radio 1 Summer Breakout came to a conclusion at Turf Moor!
Roy Martin catches up with Phil Bignell at Hot Radio in Poole as part of the Broadcast Bionics 'Bionic Van' tour.
And Stuart has some news of his own to share with Roy!
Voiceover by Hannah Patterson. Original music by Mcasso.
One year of Times Radio
Looking back at the first 12 months of Times Radio as Matt Deegan talks to presenter Ayesha Hazarika, Mid-Mornings Producer Poppy Bullard and Programme Director, Tim Levell for this Radio Academy event.
Audio Content Fund
Kate Cocker picks three projects funded by the Audio Content Fund she’s been impressed by, and talk to the people behind them.
ARIAS 2021 - Special event report from the event in London
Hear from the nominees, winners, special guests and more at the event in London on May 26th 2021
Gary Stein and Ric Blaxill from Bauer chat about GHR London
Greatest Hits Radio launches in London on 105.8FM. Guest host Debbie Mac talks to Group Programme Director - Hits Radio Network Gary Stein and Greatest Hits Radio Talent Director (London) Ric Blaxill about the change.
Bauer's new subscription radio services
Anne Frankenstein from Jazz FM and Scala Radio is our guest host as we explore Bauer's new subscription services with Bauer executives Richard Dawkins, Ben Cooper and Tobias Nielsen.
Withered on the vine
All seemed to be going extremely well. I became a loyal and engaged listener. It began to garner rave reviews, from the likes of Iain Dale. There were segments from James Cridland and David Lloyd and a weekly long-form interview with an industry expert. The glue holding it all together was Stuart Clarkson, a veteran producer, presenter and 5 Live freelancer. Radio Today owner Roy Martin contributed to a sometimes geeky but nonetheless informative segment, in discussion with Clarkson, about personnel moves, tech issues, multiplex slots, OFCOM decisions and the onward march of Global and Bauer. Then the wheels suddenly fell off the bus. Cridland and Lloyd quit. Then COVID hit. Then Clarkson and Martin began to sound really tired and disheartened. The big blow was when Clarkson announced he was taking a break, but having now started his own station - Rumbolds Radio - there’s no sign of his return. Then weekly episodes became irregular. Then, horror of horrors, guest presenters, mostly fairly minor players, began interviewing their mates or former bosses, some of whom weren’t really major players themselves any more. Without the steering hand of Clarkson, a few of these were excruciating. There’s nothing worse than self-regarding radio people interviewing other self-regarding radio people. In one particular interview, the interviewee could hardly get a word in edgeways due to the over-wrought and unctuous behaviour of the interviewer, who was so obviously keen to solicit the favours of his guest. Then there were unspecified problems with Twitter and an ugly social media spat between Clarkson and Christian O’Connell (from which O’Connell did not emerge well). I can well empathize with Roy Martin, who has himself now started Radio Travel News. It’s been a terrible 12 months for all concerned. I do hope that something can be rebuilt because the pre-COVID Radio Today podcast was one of the best.
I love it!
I work in radio, and this podcast is an enjoyable and frank reflection on topics that affect my job. I like the varied formats, the team are informed and experienced interviewers and panel facilitators, and they bring in guests who are well positioned, with something interesting to say.
Entertaining,informative & smug.
It’s a shame that everyone in the podcast is so smug about what they believe is great radio. Spends far to long at endless award evenings interviewing amazed broadcasters & radio luminaries who are telling us that they play music & speak between those great tunes? Would be more interested in radio people who aren’t permanently Amazed & instead genuinely wanting to create great radio instead of the celebrity bandwagon that it has become in the last 15 years.