Media Podcasts: Radio Talk, from the Radio Academy

THE Radio Academy is a registered charity “dedicated to the encouragement, recognition and promotion of excellence in UK radio broadcasting and audio production”, and, on a pretty much weekly basis, it broadcasts a podcast, Radio Talk.

As you might expect, it’s a podcast that is an easy listen, at least in terms of audio quality, and its content ranges between short summaries of recent broadcasting – snappily edited – and longer interviews and theme-based discussions.

Several recent podcasts have been compilations of ‘radio moments’, by David Lloyd. And included in the August 1 edition – lasting five minutes – is a brief celebration of the Aberdeen-based commercial station, Northsound, launched in 1981.

And the short clip Lloyd harvests from the archives has the late Joanna Buchan telling listeners that Bobby Hain – now STV’s director of channels – is about to get the breakfast show under way (back then, says Lloyd, it went off air at 8pm).

There is a clip too from four years ago of Prime Minister, David Cameron, opining that “too many twits might make a twat”, which he later apologises for.

Catch the podcast here.

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