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Promotional ideas and technique. Always radio, always positive.

Sound masterclass with Ben Townsend

Ben Townsend from Wise Buddah jingles demonstrates how he generates creative ideas and showcases production techniques from his recent work for Bauer Media.

The role of the producer – workshop

What makes a good radio producer? Radio execs from Bauer and BBC Radio 1 share their insights …

Student radio stations bid for The Selector

In student radio? Make a world-renowned music programme with Folded Wing. Details and application form here.

5 creative marketing ideas from Student Radio

Get some ideas from the broadcasters of tomorrow with five nifty marketing ideas from student radio in this guest blog post from Stephen Dew

The new RadioPlayer campaign

This week sees the launch of a new extensive multi-platform campaign to promote Radioplayer to a wider audience encompassing radio ads, Google Admob banners, Facebook ads, Twitter, online and digital outdoor display.

Radio in the classroom

Steve Martin takes a look at some connections between schools and radio.

Student Radio Awards 2012 nominees

The radio talent of tomorrow get their first glimpse of radio success as nominations for the 2012 Student Radio Awards were announced tonight including nominations for the much anticipated “Best Marketing & Station Sound” gong.

Spark FM’s golden, delicious win in the big apple.

The New York Festivals are often the preserve of large media groups and production houses, but Sunderland’s student station gained remarkable success there too.

URN: the kind of noise students make

Student Radio Station, URN in Nottingham picked up Gold for Best Marketing and Station Sound at the 2011 Student Radio Awards. Lou Nash, from URN tells us about how revising the station brand to a more focused ‘student sound’ helped the station win gold.

Mystery voices and winners revealed

If you’ve downloaded the latest Earshot Creative Review podcast you’ll already know the results of the Hobsons Mystery Voice...

Route into radio

Skillset and The Radio Academy have launched a fantastic new resource today called Route Into Radio. It gives young people a real insight...

Student Radio Conference 2011

It seems the future of the radio industry isn’t going without a fight! This week I left the London office for the day to join over 350...

Earshot Creative Review for January 2011

Ben Townsend, Steve Martin and Jonathan JJ Jacob. Our guests this month are JJ (Jonathan Jacob) of First Radio Sales and recent graduate...

Student Radio awards 2009: meet a winner

Last Tuesday night I was invited to attend the Student Radio Awards as a judge of the competition. Student Radio delivered a well-produced...

Reasons to be cheerful. Number 4.

Radio is cheap to make. My first studio job involved making the sound effects on The Archers. It’s tougher than it sounds. You have...

Student Radio awards 2008 – memories

With apologies for the lack of recent bloggery (working hard, new channel launch, consultancy in Kenya, getting ahead for Christmas etc.)...