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GET INTO RADIO: November 2006

A blog site with information on how to get into radio, and what to do once you're there!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tribute to Alan Freeman

As some of you may know, I used to work for Capital FM in London, in the mid- 90's.
When I was there, doing my demo (which is the hardest thing any Dj will ever do, Alan Freeman walked in the studio. Here was a man who I spent my childhood listening to- I loved his style.
What I didn't realise until then was that unlike many presenters, he didn't put a voice on, it was his real voice.
"Hi Alan"
"How are you"
"F******* awful, but at my age that's all you can expect. Alright"
"Got any advice for a newboy"
"The day you stop learning is the day you should give up!"
Wise words.
I can honestly say, he was one of the nicest man I have ever met in the industry. Very loved, and will be missed.
And thank you for the advice, and for years of great radio Alan.
Not 'arf
You can hear a bit of Alan here

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Drawing a Crowd

Over the past few days we have had the pleasure (me and my co-presenter Nicky) of pretending to be local celebrities and turning on Christmas lights in the area.

So how to draw a crowd quickly- how do you draw that "passing trade"


Give stuff away. Cheap stuff. Preferably soft stuff that you can throw (but be careful with that)- a favourite line of mine is "Sorry, we'ill remove it later"

Even in the pouring rain the other day, we drew a crowd of 50 just by giving cheap T-shirts and cuddly vibrating Furbys away.

Crowds are funny things, no one likes the attention on them mostly- and there's always one that.. just stands and stares! Don't let them psyche you out.

Here's that cheap laff I promised you, The Cheesy Countdown with DJ Dave Spangles and Martine Mixalot....

Friday, November 10, 2006

Interview with...

Thank you very much for all your questions last week, I have tried to answer as many as possible. Do feel free to ask more.......just reply to this e-mail

Also,if you know anyone else that would be interested in this newsletter, do feel free to forward them this link..

Mick Brown of Capital Gold.

Mick has had , and is still having a fantastic career as breakfast presenter on Capital Gold.

This is just one of the exclusive interviews you can hear in the e-book "Get into radio that is released soon"!

As subscibers you get a sneak preview....