NEWS

Links to random bits of interesting audio and news of what’s occurring …

International Radio

There are quite a few apps and websites where you can listen to international radio stations. Some work better than others. Online Radio Box is one of the more stable ones – though it’s a bit fiddly to navigate. https://onlineradiobox.com/ Among the more left field ones is a French comedy station ‘Rire & Chansons Humour’. Who called me an anorak? Leave the room immediately...

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Times Radio

Times Radio launched on June 29th, it’s a news and speech station that is linked with the newspaper of the same name. There are familiar radio voices, including Mariella Frostrup and George Pienaar, and interesting newcomers to radio including Amber Rudd and her daughter Flora Gill with ‘Split Opinion’ every Sunday evening. It’s different to LBC and BBC5Live as there are no ‘phone ins – the format is discussion of the news of the day with those involved plus experts and commentators. Including many who write for The Times itself. So far so good – it’s creating something new to UK audiences and has launched confidently....

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Drive And Listen

Suspect you may have seen this already, this site takes you for a drive around different cities around the world while listening to a local radio station. https://driveandlisten.herokuapp.com/

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A century of radio

The first wireless broadcast by the mighty Marconi was 100 years ago in June 1920. Below is a link to a brief history of radio in the UK from OFCOM (with thanks to Roy Martin of Radio Today). Interesting that it sees small-scale DAB as set to play ‘a major role’ in how we listen to radio....

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New Alan Partridge podcast

Audible is releasing a series of Alan Partridge podcasts called ‘From The Oasthouse’ in September. As the publicity states “For the first time, this famously private man welcomes us into his home and bares all through a fascinating series of conversations and richly sound-designed audio vignettes.” As a teaser the first episode is already available via Audible...

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Classic fm Programme Schedule Change

Alexander Armstrong now presents a daily morning show on Classic fm – his predecessor, John Suchet, has moved to weekday evenings from 8.00 to 10.00 p.m. Both presenters will keep their Saturday programmes. John Humphrys has been confirmed as the permanent host for Sunday afternoons from 3.00 to 5.00...

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You Must Remember This – podcast

Karina Longwirth has been writing, producing and presenting ‘You Must Remember This’ since the early days of podcasting. Covering the first century of Hollywood it’s a detailed look at some of the people and some of the (often scary) attitudes that helped establish, and maintain,...

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