Articles tagged Radio:

The BBC Cuts: Hit The Weakest Where It Hurts

  • 8 Oct 2011

Anyone would think someone had died. No, it was just the screams emanating from the BBC once reality had set in and the BBC management announced how it was implementing its 20 per cent cuts. In typical BBC fashion they have gone for the soft targets and put off the difficult d...

My Any Questions Experience (3)

  • 3 Sep 2011

Yesterday I made my third appearance on Any Questions. The old saying that once you have done something once it’s easer the second or third time doesn’t really apply to Any Questions, as there is so much scope to make a complete tit of yourself. One stupid answer to a question...

Handling my First 'Breaking News' Story

  • 25 Oct 2010

Tonight told me why I love radio presenting. There's nothing like it when you have to cover a breaking news story, especially when you know the main protagonists are listening. At 6.15 I thought I knew what we'd be covering tonight - pensions, Ed Miliband's first 30 days, and ...

My First Four Weeks on LBC

  • 16 Oct 2010

I’ve now been presenting my LBC show every weeknight for four weeks. I’m doing this in addition to my normal day job, which is running a publishing company, so you can imagine it’s not an easy schedule to juggle. But I love every minute of it. Most of the show is phone in b...

The Joys of Live Phone-in Radio

  • 4 Aug 2010

What I love about presenting a phone in based radio show is that you can never predict what's ging to happen. And so it proved tonight. In the first hour of the programme we covered the story about the Advertising Standards Authority ruling in favour of Channel 4's decision...

Hanging up on BBC London

  • 22 Mar 2010

I don't normally go on BBC Radio London, and my experience just now reminds me why. I've always been taught that as a radio presenter, if a guest hangs up on you, it reflects very badly on you. You've clearly failed to control the interview. I was invited on to Eddy Nest...

Behind the Scenes at LBC

  • 23 Sep 2009

Sorry for the lack of posting since lunchtime. When you get a call to say "can you present our evening show tonight?" from a nationally renowned broadcaster it kind of throws your schedule. A few weeks ago I did a tryout for LBC to present a show with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. ...

Anne Diamond and my Nude Interview

  • 7 Mar 2006

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Anne Diamond. In fact I have just finished reading her autobiography. It's quite a traumatic read in places, as she details the terrible death of her son Sebastian, who she found dead in his cot one morning. She's obviously never comple...

Behind the Voice on Planet Politics

  • 9 Feb 2003

BEHIND THE VOICE   Name of radio station: Oneword Name/age of presenter: Iain Dale, 40 Name of the show: Planet Politics Time broadcast and length of show. Live/recorded: First Wednesday of the month at 10pm, First Saturday of the month at 6.30pm Describe you...