Tag Archive: Radio

Country Music

In the last couple of months I’ve begun to reacquaint myself with my love of country music. It’s taken me back to the days of regular visits to the Tamworth Country Music Festival,… Continue reading

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Half My Life

A few months ago, you might recall, I made a post here about my twenty-five years of continuous service with the ABC. The official employment offer letter states it was twenty five years… Continue reading

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Conversations @ Giant Dwarf

Had a fabulous night at the Richard Fidler “Conversations” event at Sydney’s Giant Dwarf Theatre. Here are some photographs from the evening.

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Giant Dwarf Radio Play

“This could be really good or really lame”, I said to my friend Michaela the other week when I invited her to join me for the “Radio Play” at Giant Dwarf Theatre. I’d… Continue reading

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Busy Week – Many Choices

It never rains. It pours. There are many weeks (and weekends) where I find myself sitting at home staring at the ceiling, or sitting on the couch scrolling through the television channels hoping… Continue reading

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Twenty Five Years

The official employment offer letter states it was twenty five years today that I was offered a job at the ABC. I’d previously been employed at the community radio station at Bourke in… Continue reading

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Why I have no interest in the new Smart Watches

The other day I was chatting with a colleague who is much younger than me, and the issue of the new generation of watches came up. I told them I hadn’t worn a… Continue reading

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Roll of Honour

Earlier today I was really proud to speak at the launch of the “Soundscape” project at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Briefly, I was on stage with the Prime Minister, the Minister… Continue reading

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Future of Public Service Media – Sydney Ideas

“There’s no universal model of public service media, in terms of content, principles or funding” was the concensus of the academics who spoke at a Sydney Ideas forum, which I attended tonight. “Sydney… Continue reading

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Lunar New Year Parade in Sydney

I’m still buzzing after involvement last night in the first-ever ABC float in Sydney’s Chinese / Lunar New Year Parade. My throat is still hoarse from shouting, my arm is still sore from… Continue reading

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Christmas Music and Sweden

Over the last few years I’ve written a couple of blog posts about the proliferation of of “Christmas Music” on the Swedish pop charts at this time of the year. The first post… Continue reading

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Now Hear This – Christmas Special

“Remember your credit card has a limit, not a target” was one of my favourite lines delivered at the Now Hear This story-telling night at the State Library of NSW. Now Hear This… Continue reading

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Alan Partridge

We knew within seconds we were in the “wrong movie”. We had already felt a little uncomfortable about the size of the crowd and theatre, expecting a much larger crowd in a much… Continue reading

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Radio Days Jo’burg

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Radio Art

I wasn’t entirely sure it would survive the flight back, but thankfully it did. A couple of the bits of wire needed straightening, but no major problems, and the radio plays like a… Continue reading

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Radio Days Jo’burg 2013 – Day 3

Soli Philander was, without doubt, the most entertaining and passionate speak on the third and final day (if not overall) at Radio Days Jo’burg. “I’m 52 and I look damn good”, he said… Continue reading

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Radio Days Jo’burg 2013 – Day 2

There were times today at Radio Days Jo’burg when I thought my head might explode. Not literally, of course, but metaphorically as I found myself trying to understand ideas, concepts, and life situations… Continue reading

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Radio Days Jo’burg 2013 – Day 1

By about seven o’clock I was feeling really really tired. I’d spent the day thinking and talking, and foremost in my mind was the idea of going home and hopping in bed. Two… Continue reading

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Pop Up Radio Stations

I was asked to present a paper at “Radio Days Jo’burg” on Australia’s experience with pop up radio stations. This paper was a significantly expanded and quite different paper to the one which… Continue reading

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New Approaches for Tomorrow’s Audiences

Today I was privileged to be asked to be a guest panellist on the opening session of the conference, “Radio Days Jo’burg”.It’s an annual conference held at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg… Continue reading

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