Top 5 Tips – Getting Your Music Played on Radio

Here’s a quick update from the ‘Top 5 Tips’ Series: If you’ve ever wanted to know how to go about getting your music playlisted on a radio station, this might help. Good Music The first thing to bear in mind is that most presenter/DJs/stations are happy to support good music. While the definition of ‘good’ will no doubt be highly subjective, bear in mind that … Continue reading Top 5 Tips – Getting Your Music Played on Radio

And – finally – I’d Like to Thank God…

Sometime in September Miss Tobi sent me the tweet congratulating me on the nomination.

It was the first I heard of it.  As it turned out, I’d been nominated in the ‘Best Radio Personality’ category for the 2012 Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts Awards (BEFFTAs).

I was shocked.  As in ‘stunned, but very pleasantly surprised’.  Pretty much the very same reaction I had when my first-ever nomination came in for the same category in last year’s BEFFTAs.

I didn’t win of course, but – cliché time – it felt fantastic just to be nominated.

To put this into some sort of context, I’d only been doing radio for about two years when that first nomination came in…


What makes this whole thing special for me is the fact that I’m nominated in an ‘open’ category, not a ‘Gospel’ one…

And yes, while that might (possibly) sound like a contradiction in evangelical terms to some people (do refrain from hurling your stones of righteous indignation, and leave them in their pouches a minute longer), from my point of view it means I’m being assessed via the same yardstick as people in mainstream radio – from places like the BBC and Choice FM, to mention just two.

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Top 5 Things that will Make The Media Work For You (part 1)

Back in January 2011 I promised you a ‘Top 5′ series, offering advice, tools, tips, hints and more.

Well, here’s the first: ‘Top 5 Things to Make The Media Work For You (Part 1)’.

It’s a ‘part 1’ because I suspect that of all the Top 5s I’ll be doing, this will the most ‘living’ one – many of the tips will be based on real-life strategies and experiences I’ve seen work both for me and other people.

So, without further ado, let’s get on with it:

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Thanks to Dayo from Quadosh for the GREAT picture.

If you’re my friend on Facebook or following me on Twitter, then you know I’ve been dropping these rather unsubtle hints about my BIG Announcement for the past few weeks.

Well, here it is:

Starting tomorrow, 1st February 2010, I’ll be co- presenting a new radio show on a new radio station in London!

All those cryptic messages about ‘going off to training’, ‘waking up early’ and ‘being extremely nervous’ all boil down to this: Continue reading “So, my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is…”