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Celebs at Home: Paul Weller

Andy Bush | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

In my latest peek behind the public veil of celebrity life, I've drawn 'the Modfather' Paul Weller engaging in a kitchen chore we've all had to do at ...

Warrior Princess

Anita Anand | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anita Anand

On Sunday I take you into the long hidden rooms of Princess Sophia's childhood, and follow her path into militancy. Women's history is all too easily lost, but a woman of colour who challenged the establishment can be deleted almost entirely. It has been the proudest achievement of my professional life to try and right that wrong...

Celebs at Home: Sir Elton John

Andy Bush | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I've recently embarked on a cartoon drawing project to capture the rich an famous at home doing every day life stuff.

Making the Most of Your Media Opportunities

David Spencer | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
David Spencer

Two weeks ago, the first radio station I worked at was turned off with little fuss and little attention...

Hanging Out Backstage With One Direction

Olivia Jones | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

This week, I met one half of the biggest pop bands in the world. Two of the most talked about individuals in 2015 pop culture and as I entered the room to grill them some more, they stood up and gave me a welcoming hug.

Twitter, Teenagers and One Direction

Olivia Jones | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

This has been the easiest article I've ever had to write. Hopefully not because I am so egotistical that I've been planning for months to showcase my ...

Does Macca Regret 'The Frog Chorus'?

Andy Bush | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Being a DJ the only time I have to face playing 'The Frog Chorus' on air is obviously at Xmas. When I play the song I sit and wonder what the hell Sir Paul McCartney was thinking at the time and wonder if Lennon was quietly spinning in his grave.

Dear Haters, I'm Calling You Out

Darryl Morris | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Darryl Morris

Today, a man named David called my radio show. David asked me when my contract ended and told me how much he was looking forward to that day. He wasn'...

Radio 4's 'Today in Parliament' Is Celebrating Its 70th Anniversary - I Take a Look Back...

Sean Curran | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK
Sean Curran

Now, in spite of all the TV temptations and digital distractions, Today in Parliament attracts more than a million listeners every week. In times of crisis it is even bigger. In 2003 as parliament debated the case for military action in Iraq, the weekly audience neared three million.

Selena Gomez, I'm So Sorry to Hear Your News

Olivia Jones | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

News has now broken that pop sensation, Hollywood actress and teen idol Selena Gomez has been suffering with lupus and has been treating it with chemotherapy. This is another bit of evidence that you needed to believe that celebrities, even at the dizziest heights of fame, are real people.

Latest U2 Product Available Now!

Andy Bush | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

It's the 'Bono Play 2000' - 16 yards of perspex tubing leading to a cozy plastic house filled with the finest bedding - look at Bono's little face - he's loving it: PRICE TBC

Who Killed Elsie Frost?

Jon Manel | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Jon Manel

It was shortly after lunch when Elsie Frost said goodbye to her father, Arthur. She was 14 and was on her way to a lake not far from her home. It was to be a special occasion. She had been asked to help teach a group of younger children how to sail...

Mars: Space Lido

Andy Bush | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I love the fact that NASA have discovered flowing water on Mars. All these Sci-Fi fantasies we've had about an arid, brutal desert planet, are complet...

Let's Talk About X! Is It Wrong to Target a Male Radio Audience?

David Spencer | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

Is chasing a male audience worse than targeting 25 to 45 females, or teenagers, or over 50s (if only there was such a beast in commercial radio!!)? All define their priority audience. It is sensible marketing.

I Am Obsessed With Prince

Andy Bush | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I'll admit I'm a little bit obsessed with Prince, he's an enigma. The man is clearly a music legend, he's sold millions of records and has an army of adoring fans across the world. I play a lot of his records on my Absolute Radio show, and when I do I always sit back and imagine what it must be like to be Prince in real life.

Why I Don't Feel Excluded by Radio X

Jane Ireland | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

As a female I am clearly not in Radio X's highly publicised target demographic stated ahead of their launch a week ago; added to that the fact that I'm also nearly outside the upper age range of 25-44 years and you get the idea that Radio X is just not for me. Or that's what social media would have us think.

Chris Moyles Drafts In Noel Gallagher For His Radio X Debut

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Chris Moyles, the former Radio 1 DJ, has returned to broadcasting with a flagship new breakfast show on new station Radio X. Moyles took the helm o...

CV or Not CV - That Is the Question

David Spencer | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK
David Spencer

A recent conversation with a colleague, who is Managing Director of a publishing company led to a fascinating revelation. He told me that he never looks at the CV of applicants for jobs in his company...

Radio Station Offers £20,000 Towards Gender Re-Assignment In Competition

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

A Canadian radio station is offering £20,000 towards gender reassignment surgery to one lucky winner in a new competition called 'The New Normal'. ...

XFM Set to Disappear From London's Radio Airwaves

Edward Adoo | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

XFM has roots, it has history. The rumour circulating about the station's future indicates it's due to close and rebranded as Radio X on Saturday 21st of September with Chris Moyles pencilled in to host the Breakfast show. It's worrying and highlights greed and lack of creativity at the top end of commercial radio.

Batman's Worst Nightmare

Andy Bush | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I think about Batman a lot, I kind of feel sorry for him - it must be exhausting all that being at the 'beck and call' of Gotham City lark. I imagine ...

Role Playing Can Make You Happy

Sarah Brett | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Brett

Anybody who thinks this is about sex, keep reading. It's not, but keep reading anyway - it might just make you happy. We're right in the middle of Happiness Week on BBC Radio 5 live...

We Were Never Given a Chance to Become Entrepreneurs in Brixton

Edward Adoo | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

When I recently interviewed Reggae Reggae sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots on Mi-Soul Radio he reflected on what life was like being a Rastafarian, living in Brixton which inspired him to release his latest album 'Rise Above'.

Sharing Your Experience - The Power of Mentoring

David Spencer | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
David Spencer

But the 'tricks' that made that difference were only possible to understand by having experience. They might seem obvious to a 46 year old, but not to a 22 year old. I find it hugely rewarding to use this experience in the industry to help others start or improve their media career

Shift Terrors - The Health Dangers of Working Unsociable Hours

David Spencer | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Spencer

This week on Radio 4, Today's Sarah Montague presented a half hour exploration of the health risks of working these unsociable hours. Getting up to present the BBC's flagship radio news programme at 0330 was her inspiration.