James Stodd

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They’ve done it again

So Radio 2 have created another brilliantly conceived, yet simple TV ad to showcase what the station is all about.<p>There have been many attempts to …

The Best TV Theme Show Mashup ever?

I’ve been listening to BBC 6 Music a lot recently to purge my system of years of Commercial radio overload. Not that I’ve given up on commercial …

The mighty Power Tower is no more

It was a Sunday morning – 4th December 1988. I was waiting for the gates to be unlocked to get into the school hall at Portsmouth Grammar school for …

I want it all. I want it now.

“I want it all. I want it all. I want it all. And I want it now”. And so sang Freddie Mercury back in 1989.<p>Back then, the thought of an “on demand” …

It’s not TV. But I like it.

This morning’s Chris Moyles Show was streamed online to allow you to see the whole show – in all it’s behind the scenes glory. And I really like …

I Want it All. I Want It Now. UPDATE

Ok.<p>So I wanted it all – when I wanted it. So maybe it’s a pipe dream.<p>However – I can do some of it – sort of – and certainly on my iPhone on an app I …

School Closures on the Radio

<i>This article was written during a snow event in 2009.</i><p>If you have arrived here looking for school closures in 2013, your first ports of call should …

Seacrest….online

Just happened across the updated for 2009 (or so I guess) Ryan Seacrest website for his show – he is the master of self promotion. But is there …

U2 Buy The BBC?

So, U2=BBC. A brilliant marketing coup for a record label and band. Or a misuse of a publicly funded broadcasting organisation’s airwaves and …

BJ – Legendary Voiceover -RIP

I read with sadness this morning via Radio Today the news this morning that the legendary american voiceover Brian James – much used in radio station …

New BBC Radio 4 Viral

I’d heard one was on the way – and saw it this morning via Paul Easton’s blog. An interesting spin to promote a programme that could be seen as …

Audioboo – Instant reporting for radio?

I came. across AUDIOBOO by chance following a Twitter from James Cridland, one of the BBC’s online gurus.<p>Essentially it’s an online audio blogging …

Capital FM’s Summertime Ball

Being one of the large collection of ex Capital Fm staff, I don’t necessarily love everything that they do. In fact, since leaving last September, …

Seacrest Gets Viral

Twitter is taking brands – whether commercial, radio, or celebrity – to a whole new level. It allows consumers or “fans” to get something extra. Some …

Being Big

The other day I shared a link to this on Twitter and my friend @matt shared it on his blog<p>It’s a fantastic way to promote a massive event such as the …

Absolute Get it Wight

Do you picture this lot as typical listeners of Absolute Radio?<p>Last week, I wrote about Capital FM’s coverage of their excellent Summertime Ball, and …

Boom. The Big Dawg makes me laugh

Westwood.<p>One man brand.<p>Takes the mickey out of himself in the new promo for his new radio show on BBC 1Xtra.<p>A clever idea – simply executed. And it’s …

You’re gettin’ hit with the (blah blah) radio

I’ve been driving a lot around the UK recently to various family events and a couple of weddings. And one thing has become clear. I need to get a DAB …

UK Radio heads off on Tour…

OK – not quite a world tour, but Scandinavia.<p>I’m off next week to speak at a couple of radio conferences. Firstly, on Wednesday 23rd September at …

PureTonicMedia on TV

The COI recently filmed a TV Commercial where I work.<p>It features our imaging producer, George Taylor.<p>If you’re a tech geek you can see the studio. If …

Capital – (Hot Rockin’) at Last?

It’s been over 12 months since I left Capital FM.<p>When I left, I had mixed feelings. Here was a station which I’d put loads of time and effort into as …

Student Radio Comes of Age

I once won a Student Radio Award. It was way back in 1992 – in whichever incarnation the Student Radio Association was then in. I won Best Male DJ – …

The Jingle Bell Ball Rocks

I remember writing, back in June, about 95.8 Capital FM’s Summertime Ball. My conclusion was that the event was great, but the online coverage were …

Get Into The Groove

Steve Martin posted this video on his blog recently – from a recording session for a station at Groove Addicts in Los Angeles (from Jingle News)<p>I was …

Who’s Getting Disruptive?

Do you recognise this sound then…?<p>I heard this fantastic bit of “disruptive” audio this morning during the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1. This was …

Sony Radio Awards nominated

Finally, one of my projects has been nominated for a Sony Award. For those who don’t know – the Sony Radio Academy Awards have been going for 28 …

Oooh Eeeee Ooooh – Goodbye Alan

I read today that Alan Fawkes, one of the co-founders of Alfasound Tapetrix jingle company in the late 1970s, has died.<p>I guess I can partly credit my …

Sony Award Winner

I recently wrote that I’d been nominated for a Sony Radio Award. On Monday night, the awards took place in London, and my work for Puretonic Media …

Summertime Ball mixes it up

Last year, I remember being fairly lukewarm to the coverage online and on air for Capital FM’s Summertime ball.<p>This year they turned up the …

Birmingham – Home of HP Sauce

A very clever viral video from BRMB in Birmingham. Now under new ownership by Orion Media and proudly recapturing their local heritage again.<p>What’s …