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Podcast: Gordon Lundy, Matt Shields and Gavin Pearson

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Gordon Lundy, Matt Shields and Gavin Pearson.

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Show notes

With a live audience of media students in an even more live acoustic, this is possibly the greatest radio production podcast ever recorded from the other side of a room.

Guests Gordon Lundy (Absolute Radio, Kerrang!), Matt Shields (Wave FM) and Gavin Pearson (Bauer City production hub) share examples of their on-air imaging work and explain how they approach it.

Presented by Steve Martin.

Gordon Lundy

Gordon started in radio production in 2001, in New Zealand, and has been a jack of varying trades since.

He picked up a couple of NZ Radio Awards and returned to his native Edinburgh in 2009 to produce imaging for Radio Forth, and then the Bauer Scotland network in general.

In 2012 he moved to Birmingham as imaging and S&P producer for Kerrang! Radio, later adding Planet Rock and a new base in London. After 2 years in London, he escaped and ran away to Edinburgh working remotely in the same position. And since 2017 Gordon has been part of the imaging production team for the Absolute Radio Network.

He’s also finds it impossible to let go of anything so he keeps his oars in various old pies (mixed metaphors), including as a voiceover for Bauer Scotland stations, and hosting the mid-mornings on Kerrang! Radio.

Matt Shields

Matt Shields studied at Edinburgh & Fife College and, despite his young age has been prolific in Scottish radio.

Since 2009 Matt’s audio production work has been heard on just about every independently owned radio station in the country. Original 106, Kingdom FM, Wave 102, Central FM and now the new Wave FM in Dundee and Perth are just some of them.

Matt also hosts the evening show on Kingdom FM and presents for stations around the Bauer network in Scotland.

Gavin Pearson

Gavin Pearson began his radio career at Forth 1 back in 1991, becoming a technical operator a year later. At the age of 17, he presented his first show on the station Christmas day 1993. He then took up a regular slot presenting the Scottish Chart and a Friday night show with Edith Bowman. All of this led to a Best Newcomer award in 1996.

In April 1998, Gavin moved to Clyde 1 where he has presented every show on the schedule from Chart countdowns to Election Specials and the world famous Clyde 1 Super Scoreboard.

Alongside presenting, Gavin has kept his hand in when it comes to imaging, and with branding becoming more and more vital, he switched to a role doing this in a full time capacity from 2006. His production of promos and programmes specials has earned him several New York Radio Festival awards.

Gavin is now a proud member of the Bauer City Production Hub; a group of eight producers who image the entire Bauer City Network. He is the only member of that team based in Scotland and he specialises in sport production and Bauer City 2.

As well as all of this, Gavin continues to present on the Bauer City 1 network, hosting Sunday Breakfast.


Richard “Nobby” Newby

Steve Martin dedicates this edition of Earshot to the memory of audio producer Richard “Nobby” Newby who lost his life in April 2018. Richard was originally due to appear on this recording.

In the podcast you’ll hear tributes to Richard from Steve Martin, Global’s Ashley Bard, Matt Fisher at the BBC and Jim Gallatly of Amazing Radio.

You can enjoy Richard’s work in this edition of Earshot from February 2016.


by Michèle Dillon photography

Pre-production meeting

Pre-production meeting

(L-R) Gordon, Matt, Gavin & Steve with John Collins on the faders

(L-R) Gordon, Matt, Gavin & Steve with John Collins on the faders

Thinking about Nobby

Thinking about Nobby

Tricky question from the back row

Tricky question from the back row

Gavin Pearson scares everybody

Gavin Pearson scares everybody


This show was recorded at Scotland’s Creative Media Network student festival at the CCA in Glasgow on 25 April 2018.


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Earshot podcast graphicEarshot theme by the Tiger Club Band. Voiceover is Elly Fairman at Hobsons. Thanks to John Collins on the faders.

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