Tagged: radio

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Me and Christy Moore

Poking through a drawer at home recently I stumbled upon a minidisc containing a radio documentary that I produced in 1997 about the legendary Irish folk singer Christy Moore. The documentary – titled Welcome to the Cabaret – and a written report about it together formed the thesis that I had to submit for my BA in Communication Studies at...

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Three stars and the truth

Having failed to set the world alight with our first attempt to make it to the top of the Christmas pops with our song A Perfect Christmas, we decided to have one more crack of the whip and throw a bit of money at the problem. Following 2013’s DIY approach to music promo, this time David and I (who together...

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Andrew Bird, Guy Garvey, and the thrill of hearing your name on the radio

When I was in my teens I listened to a lot of radio. I was forever entering competitions, responding to questions and generally doing anything I could to be “on” the radio. I loved hearing my name called out for whatever reason, and did end up speaking – or even singing – on air now and then. You’d think 25...

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In praise of: The Electric Barometer from Danish Radio

In this era of randomly shuffling through your entire music collection there’s a lot to be said for music selected and playlisted by humans, particularly if that music happens to broadly match your musical tastes. Det Elektriske Barometer is a digital and internet radio station from the Danish national public broadcaster. They play a mix of new and recent indie...