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Generation Innovation’s Night of Ambition – Podcast

This is Generation Innovation Night of Ambition. The annual event has become important not just for schools who nominate pupils as participants, it is a key moment in the year for organisers Connect at the Northern Ireland Science Park and for many, many people involved on the fringes of NISP.


Latest Audience Listening Figures in Northern Ireland

The RAJAR quarterly radio audience report just published shows that among Northern Ireland’s radio stations the BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle combo again leads the pack with 538000 listeners (reach 36%). COOL FM’s reach is up from 37% to 39% with 391000 listeners. RAJAR reports  “In Northern Ireland, U105 has recorded its best ever reach, with 237,000 listeners[…]


Latest Audience Listening Figures in Ireland

The Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) annual survey has just been published.  “RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings show.” the Irish Times reports. which has an extensive and detailed report headlines “RTÉ Radio[…]

Editing on Garageband – DBS Students Week 4

This website from Berkley [] is an excellent simple step by step introduction to editing speech on Garageband. These two YouTube videos are useful, too. “GarageBand Tutorial 1: Edit an Audio File” And “Editing Audio Files in GarageBand” is pretty good    

Radio Si

Should a government tell a radio station what records to play and when?

I don’t usually write about music radio even though it was the foundation of my broadcasting career. And while I haven’t worked in music radio for quite a few years, I am still professionally and personally interested in it. So when Slovenia’s English language radio station Radio Si contacted me to ask what I thought[…]