Pesci Phart

It is all change as far as the world of commercial radio charts is concerned, something that I kind of predicted in the Counting Down The Hits podcast lat year (you can still find it at the bottom of the podcast feed). That said, I originally anticipated the network of…

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Twin Towers Beckoning

The end of the football season naturally means a great many different things to different people, be it despair at their club’s humiliating failures, elation at their trophy-winning achievements or for the haters relief that a long summer of relative peace is about to descend. Not being a hardcore football…

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A True Radio Event

I’ve never shied away from the big jobs. In the course of my long and storied career in national radio I’ve been at the helm for Champions League Finals, one World Cup Final, produced the breaking news of the Michael Jackson trial, covered the live broadcast of the funeral of…

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Ministerial DNA

“I’ve some very important news to tell you” announced the boss to us all on Friday morning, using the tone of voice he tends to reserve for big schedule changes or some shift in company policy. “I was at Downing Street yesterday evening, and I’m pleased to confirm that the…

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Counting Down The Hits

It’s finally here. After two months of teasing and dropping hints, I’m pleased to announce that the special podcast delving into the state of radio chart shows is finally online. I originally had the idea for the show back in the summer, after reading one comment too many online about…

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Chinese Whispers

Paul Gascoigne didn’t die yesterday. I know this to be a bone-fide insurmountable irrefutable fact because so many people were contacting the radio station to insist that he had. The rumours first reached the office at about 4pm on Wednesday afternoon. People who might be in a position to know…

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Ninety Five Point Great

Even we hardened professionals can be reduced to the level of excited fanboys sometimes. Such was the feeling that overcame me this afternoon as I finally set foot inside a very hallowed portal indeed. I’ve been passing through Leicester Square ever since I moved to London, and every time I…

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