Opinion

How to create the 24 hour breakfast show

Ahead of the session at JockFest, Simon Hirst's producer Scott Myers looks at how switching off from your listeners after your show has ended, is a big no no.

Darren Henley on 20 years of Classic FM

This month sees the 20th anniversary of the launch of Global Radio’s national classical music station, Classic FM. Managing Director Darren Henley looks back for Radio Today.

Viewpoint: Bauer’s Steve Parkinson

Steve Parkinson, Managing Director, Bauer Radio London, is responsible for the Magic and Kiss brands, which took number one and two commercial market share positions in London, according to latest…

Viewpoint: Kerrang’s James Walshe

"Whilst mooching the aisles of a well-known electrical superstore recently, I happened upon a large display of items that distressed me. Amid the sparkle of humming laptops, tasty gadgets and a…

Viewpoint: GMG Radio’s Andy Carter

Over the last week I’ve had two experiences which have reminded me what is truly important for our industry. I spent Monday morning at a conference looking into the future of TV in the UK- it was a…

Interview: BRMB programmer Paul Kaye

Paul Kaye is the Programme Director for BRMB. In the past few months, the station has gone through plenty of changes to bring the station back to its glory days. RadioToday.co.uk caught up with Paul…

Inside an Academy Masterclass

Each year the Radio Academy educate and inform the next generation of radio talent by supporting them with a number of day long Masterclasses. The latest was last week, on site at the Radio One Big…

Sonys: Absolutely Fabulous

Well, it had to be the headline didn’t it? Sony nominations night has been and gone. For those who’ve entered, it’s a bit like waiting to hear if you’ve made the school football team. As you stand…

More backbone needed at BBC

Ashley Bryne writes: I’m a great believer in the BBC. It’s one of the things that makes me feel proud to be British but I’m sick to the back teeth of the corporation being on the defensive. There is…

Time for a change in local radio

With a number of local commercial stations having gone into administration recently, it’s vital that Ofcom act to allow much greater flexibility in how both local commercial radio stations and…

The Student Radio way of life

Student radio stations are a place where you can be truly creative and try new ideas on-air, freedom which you will not be able to find in many places in the Radio Industry. It is also the place where…

An all tweeting general election

Media consultant Justin Kings has a sneak preview of radio’s election coverage, with an emphasis on putting listeners at the centre of it. So, how would your station cover the election of Prime…

Rogers: Further DAB concerns

Previous assurances and commitments made to the commercial radio sector about the roll out of DAB are “unravelling before our eyes” claims UKRD’s Chief Executive. Following recent answers to…

Interview: Radio futurologist James Cridland

In a new regular feature, we pose 10 questions to people in the radio spotlight. This week, we speak to James Cridland, who talks about how a hash tag probably won't actually save BBC 6 Music,…

PD Grad School – event report

UK Radio Consultant Paul Chantler has been attending the annual PD Grad School conference in Los Angeles, California where the interface between Facebook, Twitter and Radio was the focus. Paul…

Listening with interest to Evans

After months of speculation and weeks of promotion, Chris Evans finally started on the new Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning, and like many others I was listening with interest from 7.00.

Capital FM sets the standard

BLOG: The staff at Capital FM are recovering from two sell-out concerts at the O2 Arena in London this weekend, as the station pulls off the Jingle Bell Ball for the second year running. 17,000 people…