My job interview at the Big Boys’ radio club: Radio Slave – an excerpt

I was a beggar now and beggars can’t be choosers.  My tactic would be to simply apply for every job I thought I was qualified for, both in radio and out. For the first time in my life I began to think about my future. Chasing the ego-driven dreams of my youth seemed like a […]

Sound Producers: Why They’re the Grumpiest Dudes in Radio

I pushed open the heavy, sound-proofed door to the production studio. It was the coldest and the most kitted-out place in the radio station. Andrew sat at a huge desk which was covered in knobs and faders, buttons and dials; like a radio panel, but twice as long. Facing the desk were four separate computer […]

Radio in the 90s: An Excerpt

Back in the late 90s, we played all the music from actual CDs, now of course everything is programmed in by specialist computer programs. I was introduced to the announcer Aleesha and I instantly thought she was the coolest person I had ever met. I decided then and there that I wanted to be her; […]