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Why might Formula E go to Hainan?

Rumour has it that the Hong Kong ePrix 2019 will be followed by a race on the Chinese island of Hainan. So where is Hainan and why is…

Zoo blogs

In 2015 I wrote two blog posts for the zoos run by the Whitely Wildlife Conservation Trust. One on joining Paignton Zoo as a Presenter, and another as…

Blogger issues sorted

So now I have no excuses for not keeping you up-to-date here ;-)

Blog difficulties

I’m still having difficulties with anything under https://google.com, so my blog posts will continue to be irregular – sorry!

Can’t access blogger at home!

Added to RNZI.com, it’s just not working at home! So I have to use a proxy…

The wreck of the SS Penguin

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks – finishing a feature, and starting in Radio New Zealand International. RNZI is so fab – I’ll perhaps write about it…

Updating Blog – losing Chinese

I’ve jsut updated my blog, from the old Blogger to the Google Account thingamy. Fairly painless. All I had to do was re-order the sidebar, and retype the…

Little Star — good documentary on RTE R1

I’ve a backlog of Documentary on One podcasts — that’s from RTE Radio 1. It’s a weekly 45 minute slot. At the top of the list was one…

Reuters AlertNet MediaBridge

A pleasant surprise today in the inbox from Reuters AlertNet. Their MediaBridge.They describe it as: “tools and services developed to help journalists cover humanitarian crises through a handy…

Music royalties might get paid by Chinese radio stations

Last month, that bastion of radio blogging, Radio Netherland’s Media Network, carried this story. Methods and standards of paying royalties should be promulgated this year. A law about…

The Sound of Life

I’m listening online to a series from July – September. It was on Radio 4, and is called The Sound of Life. It’s about sound in the natural…

Oxfam AlpacaIt’s not related, but I’ve quite fallen in love with this ad since I saw it yesterday :-)

Radios for Christmas in Ireland

A few weeks back, a friend asked about getting a DAB radio as a gift for someone in Ireland. Here’s more or less what I wrote: There’s isn’t…

Handy quote about the BBC

Online I’m reading an article from yesterday’s Media Guardian. I haven’t finished it yet, but so far there is this dandy quote (which you may interpret as you…

France 24

France24 has launched online, 24 hours before going launching on TV. Overall I’m impressed! The presentation is nice. The anchors are standing, with a gooseneck mic to the…