Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 22.09.17

This week’s blog looks at the nominations for the Audio & Radio Industry Awards, Tony Blackburn’s dying commitment to radio and of course, the illustrious Podcast Pick of the Week, plus much more radio tales.

Legendary radio disc jockey, Tony Blackburn, who recently has become a somewhat cult hit on Twitter, due to the transcripts of his 2007 autobiography “Poptastic”, has insisted that he intends to keep working on the radio. ‘Retirement is a big mistake because your mind goes’, says Mr Blackburn. For any reader of this blog who is yet to read “Tony Blackburn Poptastic”, I could not recommend it enough. It is comedic gold from a man who is not in on the joke.

Read more on Tony Blackburn's future on the radio here.


The nominations for the ARIAS 2017 are out, with the BBC and Bauer leading the shortlist of the annual Radio Academy awards.

Find out the nominations here.


It seems to be a recurring theme for this blog, but the radio industry is an interchanging web of recruitment. The Beat has hired former JACK FM presenter, Neal Veglio. He’ll be working on a number of projects for the station, as well as hosting a daily show on MKFM. Neal said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to be part of a radio family again. The gang in Milton Keynes is hungry and passionate – my kind of people! I have seen the plans for The Beat and I can’t wait to get started.”

You can read more about Neal’s new role here.


A study on how moods are impacted by advertising has been released this week. Total Media's William Hanmer-Lloyd explains how our mood impacts how we process information and the decisions we make.

Read about William Hanmer-Lloyd findings here.


As always, we leave the best till last.

Congratulations are in order for the team behind ‘talkRADIO’s Badass Woman's Hour’ who scooped Diversity in Media Awards’ Radio Programme of the Year.

Read more on their success here.


Podcast of the Week:

This week’s chosen podcast comes from the land of kangaroos and stereotyped shrimps on the barbie.

Australian podcasts seem to get overlooked quite a lot in this country, but for years now they have been producing extremely engaging and entertaining shows.

This week’s podcast is How Do You Sleep at Night.

How Do You Sleep At Night is a new podcast hosted by Hack’s Sarah McVeigh. It’s about people who live their lives in the face of judgement. You’ll meet characters, including a big tobacco lobbyist and big game hunters, a killer and a stock market manipulator. The show explores the different moral codes we all live by.

Click here to read more.


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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor