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The BBC will appoint two dedicated social media producers to look after BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra‘s social media platforms.
Ben Cooper, controller at the networks, said the role will involve acting as an author on the stations’Twitter, Facebook and other social media, engaging in a consistent two-way dialogue with its audience.
The news comes a week after the BBC stated it intends to increase BBC Radio 1’s digital offering byintroducing a dedicated channel for the station on BBC iPlayer.
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There was a fair bit of excitement about the Woman’s Hour: Women in Music Special this week. Tasked with making sense of the momentum surrounding a certain hammer-licking pop star and, you know, all women in music in 2013, Lauren Laverne pulled together a panel to knuckle out the most damaging and irritating aspects of “the biz”.
Step forward Charlotte Church (who also delivered an admirably sane, commonsensical Peel lecture on Monday), original riot grrl Kathleen Hanna and the open-letter writing, Kickstarter-funded, New York artist Amanda Palmer.
“I don’t want to have the onus of perfection on me,” said Hanna, the debate’s chief sage. “That’s a real detriment to women making great art. We’re supposed to come out and be completely perfect lest we be judged a thousand times harsher than our male counterparts.”
Counterparts who, it turns out, were conspicuous entirely by their absence. I’m a massive fan of Laverne (more on that in a whole other column) and Woman’s Hour is my daily radio jam, but as nice as it is to listen to great women being great, surely this smart, creative, likable lot were preaching to the converted?
Empowering women to speak their mind and inspire other women – all this, I totally get. But sealing off the debate into a slot where men aren’t even expected to tune in, care, or contribute is reductive; addressing the imbalance of power in the industry and challenging sexism isn’t only a women’s issue. Sure, I wanted to hear from Lauren Mayberry, frontwoman of Chrvches, on her refusal to accept threats of rape from “music fans” as an industry norm. But I also wanted to hear one of those fans taken to task. Church relating her experience of being exploited by middle-aged, male music execs? Yes, let’s hear it. But get one of those guys on. Put them on air, pull them apart. Without that, the conversation is just a temperature check on an issue close to boiling over.
The very brilliant David Lynch is opening guest on a new series ofThe First Time (Radio 6). Lynch is, as expected, otherworldly; on air, he sounds like a midwestern, wartime radio announcer (perfect, really) and although it’s supposed to be a show about the music that means most to him, fewer songs and more of him talking would have been much more rewarding.
GARRY Spence presents the weekday drivetime show on Capital FM Scotland. He also writes travel pieces for various Sunday newspapers, in addition to DJ-ing all over Scotland. Garry started his career at Moray Firth Radio in his native Inverness and presented daytime shows in England at Vibe 105 (now KISS) before heading back to Scotland to join the team at XFM and then Galaxy.
Radio DJs in 24-hour charity challenge
BY 11am tomorrow, Friday, they might be struggling to keep going. Radio broadcasters, Des Clarke and Jennie Cook, are expected to have spent all night performing across Central Scotland, as part of a 24-hour charity fundraiser.
The pair – who present the breakfast show on Capital FM Scotland – began yesterday at 11am with the aim of performing 24 gigs in 24 hours.
The station’s Help a Capital Child campaign is seeking to fund specialist units and care for young people living with cancer across the UK, through the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Says the station, it is its biggest appeal of the year.
Continues a Capital media release: “Along the way they will be singing the national anthem at Hampden Stadium – where they launched the challenge – breakdancing in Glasgow city centre, performing a comedy show in West Lothian, singing the national anthem again at Murrayfield [stadium], taking part in group singing in a Motherwell care home, becoming club DJ’s in Bathgate, singing the dinner menu in a pub in Morningside, Edinburgh, amongst much more.”
Listeners can help them raise money by donating £3 by texting LIVE to 70766 during the challenge and next week.
A RADIO station run by students at the University of Edinburgh has been nominated in an UK-wide competition celebrating the best of student radio.
FreshAir has secured two nominations in the Best Event of Outside Broadcast category of the Student Radio Awards 2013, with the winners announced on the seventh of next month.
The shortlist reads as follows:
Best Event or Outside Broadcast
Varsity 2013, Xpress Radio
Oxford vs Cambridge Women’s Boat Race, Cam FM
Calum Macdonald, Fresh Air
EdQT Sabbatical Debates, Fresh Air
LSR presents The Leadership Race Results Night 2013, Leeds Student Radio
Arrival’s Weekend, Cam FM
Best Technical Achievement
GU2 New Desk and Studio Upgrade Project, 1350AM GU2 Radio
New Broadcast Architecture, Shock Radio
Show Planner, URY
The URN PiStreamer, URN
UK Radioplayer Console and Unified Station Management Application, 1449AM URB
The Student Radio Chart Show Award
1350AM GU2 Radio
One Media Radio
The Cat 1251
Best Specialist Music Programming
Jack Saunders, Breakout, Fly FM
Ellie Wright World Music, URY
Will Metcalf, Fly FM
Roya’s Celtic Show, Monster FM
Bos Tones, URY
The Urban Shift with Temi Jonah, Fly FM
Miles Kane with Dan Gibson, CSR FM
My Anorexia, URN
Michael Chessum KCLR Interview, KCL Radio
Joel Lewin interviews Simon Darby of the BNP, Cam FM
‘Music and Food’, Levi Roots at Grillstock, Hub Radio
Frank Turner, Shock Radio
Best Speech Programming
Doomsday Love Affair: The Future, 107 Spark FM
Stop The World – The Story of The Clash, Tone Radio
Carl Spurling, Shock Radio
The New World Order: Part 2: 1651, URY
A Seaside Town, Smoke Radio
Best Journalistic Programming
Binge Drinking Don, Scratch Radio
Twenty years on, the anniversary of the Warrington Bombings, The Cat 1251
Trent Talk, Fly FM
The Science Show, URN
Don’t Say Gay, CamFM
The Pulse: Who’s Protecting Who?, URN
Best Entertainment Programme
The Harry Whittaker Show, URY
Late Night Lovin’, Cam FM
The Morning Show with Giles Gear, URN
Phin’s Barmy Brunch, Cam FM
Rush Hour with Neil & Ed, Demon FM
Wake and Bake with Laurence & Gareth, Xpression FM
Best Marketing and Station Sound
Jo Southerd, Xpress Radio
Emma Real-Davies, Surge
Olivia Jones, 1350AM GU2 Radio
Alex Burgess, 107 Spark FM
Charlotte Gay, Nerve Radio
Emma Jones, Fly FM
Glen Scott, Pure FM
Chris Browning, Xpress Radio
Cornelius Mendez, CSR FM
Jonny Chambers, 107 Spark FM
Danny Fullbrook, Radio LaB 97.1
Harry Whittaker, URY
Jamie Lee, 1449AM URB
Aoife Allen, BiRST
Dom Stirling, 107 Spark FM
Harry Whittaker, URY
Sophie Hicks, 1350AM GU2 Radio
Ben Sheppard, Fly FM
Best Student Radio Station
Leeds Student Radio