EMMA CASSON IN THE BBC ARCHIVES RESEARCHING FOR OUR PROGRAMME
ABOUT BBC LOCAL RADIO’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY, 2017
Part 2 of our world tour takes us to sunny Salford, where Trevor Dann is joined onstage by Ashley Byrne (Made in Manchester), Denis Nowlan (BBC Radio 4) and Kerry McGeever (BBC Radio Wales) to talk about the issues raised by the conference, including commissioning in the Nations and Regions, partnerships and the abandonment of the preferred suppliers list.
And Producer Heather talks to some of the delegates to find out why they’re there and what they’ve learnt.
This was our first TDC day-out. We were delighted by how the independent sector welcomed us into the collective bosom.
This week RadioTalk was recorded live on stage at RadioDays Europe in Copenhagen.
Representing the UK, Trevor Dann was joined by Christopher Franzen (Frank Otto Medien / FMZ) from Germany, Marina Petrillo (Radio Popolare) from Italy, and Bjorn Bunte from Nokia to discuss the events of the conference.
There’s big news from Nokia, discussion about the issues surrounding DAB roll-out across Europe, an insight into the histories of both German and Italian radio, an exploration of why talk stations have had varying success across Europe and loads more.
In this week’s RadioTalk, Trevor Dann talks to USP Content’s Simon Crosse, BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt, and 5 live’s Adrian Van Klaveren about why radio is a great place to work, setting up effective and interesting interviews, the value of “live” and the relationship between speech and music.
This week, our panellists have been listening to Radcliffe and Maconie on BBC Radio 2 (Matt), BBC Radio Berkshire match coverage (Adrian), and Howard Sterne, Gideon Coe and radio from Kazakhstan (Simon).
We’re also joined by Rolf Brandrud from NRK to discuss RadioDays Europe, and RadioToday’s Stuart Clarkson has a report from the IRN Awards.
Late night phone ins. Where have they gone? A decade ago just about every area of the UK had one, they were often inspirational, funny, dangerous and were part of the fabric of the local society.
Is OFCOM to blame for coming down hard on those jocks who stepped over the line? Have managers just bottled it when it comes to night time radio? Why won’t they take any risks with talk jocks anymore? How much has social media and the internet affected the talk show?
Pete Price (Radio City / City Talk) and Scottie McClue give an impassioned defence of the late night phone in, and Martin Campbell (formerly of OFCOM) joins us to give the regulator’s perspective. Trevor Dann is our inimitable host, and we are grateful to the Guardian for use of their studios.
This edition of RadioTalk was inspired by a blog written by John Myers. You can read the full post here.
This week’s podcast was a bit more of a challenge to arrange due to the the lack of proper old-school late nighters. Many commercial stations now run playout throughout the night, with a few notable exceptions such as LBC and Absolute (both based in London). As a result, our icons of late night radio were based in Liverpool and Scotland, meaning that they were both on ISDN. Juggling two guests down-the-line can be tricky, but I think we pulled it off!