A late-night conversation with an old friend in a remote windswept house

So, here we are, my first blog for nearly six months. Any excuse? Not really. Not only that but my headline is stolen – it’s all in a good cause, though. On 1 November Kathie Touin (that is Mrs Brown) released a new album of her wonderful songs, Facing The Falling Sky. And it isContinue reading “A late-night conversation with an old friend in a remote windswept house”

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The wonderful expanding universe of radio

We are 15 years into the 21st century and radio might seem old-fashioned in an age of smartphones, tablets and apps but fear not – radio is adapting and, in some ways, I believe, getting better. I love listening to the radio, and I’ve written blogs on the subject three times before. In 2011 IContinue reading “The wonderful expanding universe of radio”

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Radio diamonds in a digital age

  Back in November 2012 I wrote a blog about my love of radio – “Turn on, tune in, but don’t drop out”. The blog was loosely connected to the 90th anniversary of BBC Radio and my scary realisation that I had been listening for about half of those years. I made a reference toContinue reading “Radio diamonds in a digital age”

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Turn on, tune in, but don’t drop out

The BBC’s recent celebration of 90 years of radio broadcasting has got me thinking – I reckon I’ve been a listener for around half of those years, which is a bit scary. I’m not sure exactly when I started listening to the radio. I would love to say I can remember the so-called pirate stationsContinue reading “Turn on, tune in, but don’t drop out”

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Where is the Super Station in Orkney?

Here in Orkney we’re well served by local media considering we only have a population of about 20,000. We have a fine newspaper, The Orcadian, packed full of local news, information and advertising. There is also an award-winning colour monthly magazine featuring local folk, Living Orkney. And the monthly Orkney Advertiser, a free publication ofContinue reading “Where is the Super Station in Orkney?”

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