On the road and in the air

I was hoping to spend all of January here, but as Harold McMillan once said, “Events.” I was anticipating three trips to Dublin to teach the Radio for Journalists course. They begin on Wednesday. As I said to the former head of tourism here getting away from Slovenia is relatively easy; coming here is not.

Podcasting for Communities

This is my new project; Podcasting for Communities It is a book, podcast, blog, lectures (if anyone will have me) and training (if anyone requests it). All are intended for people, groups, organisations, teams and community organisations who want to learn about podcast and radio production. Perhaps they want to promote their activities, perhaps they want Read more about Podcasting for Communities[…]

off topic podcast

Brexit and the Creative Industries: a perspective from Ireland

I don’t intend discussing Brexit, but I offer this link to anyone interested in listening. How might musicians and Film and TV makers be affected by Brexit as seen from Dublin? It is a podcast from the Irish Times. “The Brexit effect seems to have cast a shadow of confusion and foreboding over most industries Read more about Brexit and the Creative Industries: a perspective from Ireland[…]

Dupain: From Marseilles, “Occitan” and “Celtique” music mixed with electronics and noise

It is not easy to find information (in English) about Dupain. In my continuing search to find really interesting music that I’ve not heard before, this Occitan band is my next stop, and I might hang around here for a while. Since their reformation in 2011 they have been experimenting with electronic, jazz and experimental noise. The most recent studio album is La Sòrga which I have been listening to over the last few days.

Slovenia & Balkan Weekly News Briefing – Week Ending 1 May 2016

The Eurovision Song Contest is but 2 weeks away and the non-musical pseudo political rumbles have begun. Sympathy, please for the people of Romania who will neither be represented on the Eurovision stage, even though they had a qualifier Moment of Silence by Ovidiu Anton [YouTube] or see the show on TV, but why? Find Read more about Slovenia & Balkan Weekly News Briefing – Week Ending 1 May 2016[…]

Generating ideas with school students

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

NOTE – 26/10/17 I see today this page has come up in a number of web searches. This is not an up-to-date analisys – just a snapshot from February 2016 For regularly updated info on Northern Ireland radio and RAJAR visit my friend John Rosborough’s blog Nocturen Media or follow him on Twitter The RAJAR quarterly Read more about Latest Audience Listening Figures in Northern Ireland[…]

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. Journal.ie which has an extensive and detailed report headlines “RTÉ Radio Read more about Latest Audience Listening Figures in Ireland[…]

Some links for DBS (and any other ) Journalism Students

I was talking to my Journalism students today and yesterday about the impact of technology on journalism and how journalism is changing. Although I’m supposed to be teaching radio production, I expect I will be dropping in the odd thought and idea on the changing role of the journalist and journalism and the future of Read more about Some links for DBS (and any other ) Journalism Students[…]

The Radio Production Process – Part 3 Microphone Technique

Previously – The Radio Production Process – Part 2 recording in the studio and on location Radio Production Microphone technique: Yes the audience might need to hear your questions, but they are less important than the answers. The microphone is in your hand (whether it is part of the recorder or separate) and there is Read more about The Radio Production Process – Part 3 Microphone Technique[…]

The Radio Production Process – Part 2 recording in the studio and on location

Previously – The Prep Radio Production 5 – The interview will be carried out in one of two places; in studio or on location. The Studio recording – pros and cons Pro: Great sound and sound balance, whether a self drive or production studio. Pro: no bad room noise, wind noise, background noise, telephones ringing unexpectedly Read more about The Radio Production Process – Part 2 recording in the studio and on location[…]