A Bit Piffed Off

Christmas Blooper Tapes. A concept familiar to most fans of archive television thanks to the online circulation of the compilation tapes put together by BBC engineers in the late 1970s (and to a lesser extent those made by ITV companies in the early 80s which were distributed network-wide). However an…

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#WFAN25

Time to break radio silence, in a blog sense anyway, as I’m about to come up for air after another relentless month of helping to get the talkSPORT coverage of Euro2012 on the air. The bread and butter of my work is broadcasting live football matches, but the pace of…

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A Law Unto Himself

Everyone who has had any kind of training in the art of radio will have been taught the concept of Theatre Of The Mind. The idea that through artful spinning of words, a presenter can colour in the mental pictures he is painting and leave the listener with a vivid…

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Where The Trade Goes

Yes, this is about work again. Deal with it, I’ll find another fixation soon. Last night I did a terrible thing. I willed the England football team to lose. My role for the evening was producer of the show dedicated to covering England’s Euro 2012 qualifier match against Switzerland at…

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