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Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life – By Radio Station Owners (Part 2)

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Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life (By the People Who Should Know): Soulcure Radio

In an age where you completely control every aspect of your audio consumption experience, why do you still need music radio..?

I’ll be honest: before I started working in radio I had very little time for the medium.

These days we’re spoilt for choice, with options for free and paid download services, or audio streaming via any number of platforms, most of which are (for the moment at least), free.

So why in the world would anyone need music radio? Continue reading Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life – By Radio Station Owners (Part 2)

Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life – By Radio Station Owners (Part 1)

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Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life (By the People Who Should Know): Vinejuice Radio

In an age where you completely control every aspect of your audio consumption experience, why do you still need music radio..?

I’ll be honest: before I started working in radio I had very little time for the medium.

These days we’re spoilt for choice, with options for free and paid download services, or audio streaming via any number of platforms, most of which are (for the moment at least), free.

So why in the world would anyone need music radio? Continue reading Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life – By Radio Station Owners (Part 1)

Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life (By the People Who Should Know…)

Radio (Blue)

Think about it – in this age where you completely control every aspect of your audio consumption experience, why do you still need music radio..?

I’ll be honest: before I started working in radio I had very little time for the medium.

There was a perfectly valid reason for that, too: these days we’ve potentially got all the music we’ll ever need on demand. And chances are we’re not getting the vast majority of that selection via radio.

We’re completely spoilt for choice, with easy access to free (and paid) download services, and to media streaming via any number of platforms, most of which are (for the moment at least), also free.

Continue reading Why You (Still) Need Radio in Your Life (By the People Who Should Know…)

Top Apps to Keep You Creative on the Move Part 2 – Hardware

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I won’t spend much time on the background to this (get Part 1 here), but the premise of this series is simple:

  • Share apps and processes I’ve come across recently that have helped me get things done easily
  • Point out apps that work especially well when I’m on the move (which for me tends to be a lot of the time)

But First: Hardware

Although this series is primarily about apps, I’ll use this post to touch on my hardware choices. It’s worth giving this some thought as the kit you’ll use – or are using – will have an impact on how you do what you do.

I’ll then finish this section of the series off by making a few recommendations.

By the way: shout out to Waiki Harnais who reminded me about the need for this to cover the widest range of mobile platforms possible by asking about apps for Blackberry.

Now, on with the show…

Continue reading Top Apps to Keep You Creative on the Move Part 2 – Hardware

Top Apps to Keep You Creative on the Move (Part 1)

Spinning Plates

Like most people, I have to keep lots of plates spinning in the air at any given time.

Keeping track of – and managing – important tasks can be a major challenge.

By way of illustration: on weekday mornings I present a breakfast radio show between 7 and 9 am, and straight afterwards head off to the day job in a completely different organisation.

Demands

Aside from that are the demands of what I consider to be one my primary passions in life: writing, editing and publishing articles (as well as recording and mixing audio) for UKGospel.com, working (primarily virtually) with a bunch of great creatives.

Then – as if that wasn’t enough – there are the infrequent, though no less demanding requirements of some of the other UKGospel.com platforms: updating Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, running UKGShop.com, and blogging (how would you be reading this otherwise?) 🙂

Continue reading Top Apps to Keep You Creative on the Move (Part 1)