Issue 2̶August 2010
The magazine for 1Radio DJs & Listeners
01 NEWS Another month, another round up for all that’s happening at your fave web radio sta‐ tion. The events, the weekenders, the all‐ nighters, the shoutbox antics and the high‐ profile sackings. It’s all here. Well, perhaps not everything. Just the stuff our lawyer said it was ok to print.
02 DJ PROFILES We profile more of our 1Radio presenters; When to listen, what they play and who inspires them. Find out everything and more...
03 REVIEWS 1Radio DJs have the summer all wrapped up. We report on the summer blockbuster movies, the big music festivals as well as a review of a current chart success.
04 BACKSTAGE We bring you some essential DJ Tips and Tricks plus a trip back in time to remember one of reggae’s greatest performers and advocates.
Welcome You’ve heard all of us on the radio, now read our articles in print. Welcome to 1Mag – the official magazine of 1Radio. Well we have reached issue number 2. We had a fantastic response from the first issue and I ask you to keep you messages coming in via the usual methods on the back page. I also have to thank Mattie, a listener of 1Radio for giving up his time to answer a few of my questions! Check out his interview on page 11. Once again we have our regulars, the news, a album review, top 5, oldies and lots more. As for contributions, we had an excellent variety of articles, from Bob Marley to Robert Kubica to Mumford and Sons, and I hope you enjoy reading them. Until the next issue, James Van Hinsbergh Editor
Welcome to the News Bits Welcome to the News Bit’s from the world and community that is 1Radio. If you have anything you deem as news worthy, then please forward the idea or article to us here at 1Radio.
International Reggae Day The sun was shining as the 1Radio massive celebrated IRD. Around the world TV and radio stations celebrated this yearly event by putting on shows related to the sound of Reggae and its the sub genres. Congratulations to all who took part. Hopefully we can add this to our list of yearly events.
4th July Celebrations On the 3rd July Ceej, Nytefyre, Vakart, Tez and myself put together 9 hours of tunes to bring in the 4th. We were joined by military personnel from the air bases at Kandahar and Bagram in Afghanistan. A busy night and a few technical hitches along the way but we managed to entertain the pants off the guys who are fighting for our liberty. There is no way we can accurately confirm the listening numbers but from some educated guesses would put us in the 200+ bracket. What I can tell you is the hits on the JTV stream page were in excess of 10k. Thanks again to those involved and watch out for the Xmas show which will follow the same sort of format
News 1Radio s Spike Hammond brings a round-up of the latest news and events Happy 2nd Birthday!
1st of July saw 1Radio celebrate its 2nd year on air. To mark this momentous milestone, the 1Radio bank of PC’s churned and sputtered for days and nights on end to produce a chart of the top 500 tunes played in the past year. Yes there were gasps and surprises as the 50 back to back shows over the weekend were played out. There were even tracks in the chart that we had never heard of! But it all came down to our own Mark Grieves to present the top 10. And as the suspense grew it became apparent it wouldn’t be Lady Gaga at the number one slot, but Rhodders fave track of all time The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”. The full list of what made our top 500 this year can be found at http://1radio.org/top500 . And here’s to another year of the best internet radio station out there!
Just a quick update on the mix comp. That was mentioned in the forums. We haven’t forgotten and hopefully we will be posting the rules and criteria a little later this month so watch out for the announcement!.
War of the Worlds On Saturday 24th July the world of Jeff Wayne landed on 1Radio. A one hour edited version of the legendary album was broadcast from the studio’s of Colin John. If you unfamiliar with the album it’s well worth the addition to your collection. Great stuff from Colin John to cheer us up on a wet Saturday Afternoon! And I’ve heard on the grapevine there is another special to watch out for in the coming weeks… Well done Colin we look forward to more from you soon.
August Bank Holiday Speaking of big events, our last long weekend of the year is nearly upon us here in the UK. You all know that we like our 4 day events. Well this holiday weekend is no different with not 1 or 2 or 3 but 4 days of the biggest, widest selection of tunes we can lay our hands on. Starting on Friday with club/dance tunes, Saturday is taken up with the big band sound with a little bit of everything else thrown in. If your all loved up then sloppy Sunday is for you with more music to wear your thong to! Finishing on the Monday with our Air Guitar day. It’s another packed weekend so if you haven’t booked a slot yet do so quickly ‐ they are more popular than throwing midgets from a great height!
Return of the Master!! As I mentioned last month, the rumours of the death of Gary Evan’s shows were greatly exaggerated. Gaz is alive and well and has come back to us with two great shows on a Saturday and Sunday. Good job you’re back Gaz we don’t like hounding people too much !!!! 3
An Interview with...
Rhodders Meet Rhodders, the master of the mike!
How do you normally prepare for your show?
What in your opinion makes a good show?
Usually I do one show a week, either on 1Radio or my university radio station, Junction11 but the preparation is the same. At university, my show has been going out on a Thursday at 4pm. Preparation starts for the show over the weekend. I usually scribble down a few ideas. I also decide if there is any content that needs to be pre‐recorded, for example, our scientist Bobby who does our Amazing Facts feature, might not be available to do a phone call live so I occasionally pre‐record them. Later in the week, usually a Tuesday, I meet up with Siobhan, the show's producer. We l discuss ideas and decide on the phone‐in topics.
That’s a difficult question as radio is incredibly diverse. Personally, I like shows with a strong personality at the centre, preferably someone amusing. They also have to have a nice sounding voice; someone can be delivering the funniest lines in the world but if it makes you feel like your ears want to file a lawsuit, it won't be an enjoyable show! I like shows with a lot going on that make you feel part of something. I can't stand shows which try and spin out 30 minutes worth of material on a 3 hour show! I think to have a show well planned is very important. Even broadcasters, such as Chris Moyles, who give the impression everything is made up on the spot actually prepare extremely thoroughly. You can get lucky and improvise a great show but the odds are you won't be able to and you look back on the show wondering why you didn't do things differently. Planning actually aids spontaneity and being well‐prepared safeguards you from forgetting what you're meant to be doing and therefore leaves scope for improvisation.
My dream job would be to work in radio but I understand how fiercely competitive the industry is. We also decide if there is any content which Siobhan will need to write for the show, such as a quiz, or something she needs to research into a topic we will be talking about. Next, we draft a rough show plan to decide which features we do and when. This is done by dividing the show into 15 minute chunks and writing down what we want to do within these segments. It's good to plan the show because then you won't forget what you're meant to be saying or doing. It's important, however, to leave enough flexibility to be spontaneous. The morning before a show, I finalise the running order, compile the playlist of jingles and songs, find a few daft news articles and perhaps do some last‐minute editing of an interview. After all this, it’s finally Showtime!
Are you doing anything special over the summer? I'm going to Reading Festival. I really can't wait to see Maria and the Diamonds, Mumford and Sons and Blink 182. I bought the ticket ages ago because even when you don't know the lineup, you know with an event as big and as prestigious as Reading, there's bound to be bands you like. I'm considering filming a video report as I did at last year’s festival and uploading it to my Youtube. I have a few other plansfor the summer; might do some standup but nothing is decided yet.
What has been you best special event for 1Radio so far? My favourite by far has to be the "Summer Sunshine Weekender". I thought 4
to myself, “Wouldn't it be great if we put the entire studio outside in the garden and had some sort of barbecue party?” When Siobhan, co‐host Rob and I were actually standing on the patio, up to our armpits in cables and equipment, we wondered whether this had been such a great idea! After some feverish activity, the show went live and the world and his wife were invited into my garden via 1Radio and a video stream. It was the maddest couple of hours I've ever had. At one point, the Umbrella (“Ella ella, ay ay!”) we were using as a sunshade was knocked over by the wind and sent our expensive Webcam flying! It could have landed in the pond! Look out for a very special podcast and video of this event!
How important do you think it is to have a co‐host? Many people like to have a co‐host because they find it easier to do the show with someone then on their own. It allows you to do bounce ideas off each other and have some banter. I don't think it is always necessary. Despite the advantages of a co‐ host, there are a few problems you need to watch out for. It's usually good to have a co‐host that you know well so you can draw on mutual experiences, although this can run the risk of you simply talking to your co‐host and not the l i s t e n e r s . A n o t h e r d a n g e r w i t h doing a s h o w w i t h
someone you know well is it can all too easily turn into a conversation between two mates, riddled with “in jokes” and this can alienate your listener. Although I have regular contributors to the show, I do not have a permanent fixed co‐host. Every couple of weeks to keep things fresh, I will bring in someone different to do the show with. Sometimes I just like to do the show on my own. It's probably more important to have a good producer then a co‐host.
Do you have any radio‐based future plans? Absolutely. My dream job would be to work in radio but I understand how fiercely competitive the industry is. It's hard enough to get noticed, let alone land your dream job in radio. I believe it's worth a shot as its something I am genuinely very passionate about. I would also like to pursue television presenting or journalism. These occupations are desirable to me as they would allow me to express my creativity and not get bored! If everything goes pear shaped, I can always pursue a regular job with my degree!
Do you have a radio idol? If so why is he/she your idol? I have so many! One I have to mention is Tim Shaw. When I was 14 I would listen to his late‐night show, “The Asylum” on Kerrang Radio. The first time I listened I w a s
instantly hooked, it was the most bizarre and insanely funny show I have ever encountered. Tim would start each night by pretending to give birth to the radio show. Tim's presentation was amazingly energetic and he would pull the most outrageous stunts;, he rang his own grandmother and pretended to be trapped in a plummeting lift, with the aid of sound effects! Despite all the silliness there was also a very serious element to Tim’s show. I remember staying up all night to listen to him interviewing a Holocaust survivor. The show had it all; silly characters, such as “Fat Bloke on the Dole”, ridiculous and innovative features, prank calls and most of all a passionate host who worked extremely hard. Out of all the people I listen to, I think Tim Shaw is the one who has influenced me the most. I am also a huge fan of Chris Moyles. I find his dry sense of humour is just what I need to get me smiling in the morning. The way in which Chris and his team orchestrate what essentially is a five person comedy show makes it seem effortless. When listening to Chris Moyles time passes incredibly quickly, which must the sign of a good presenter.
What do you think makes your show different? I think what makes my show unusual is that its focus is not primarily on music. People generally assumed that radio is the music that really radio is a far more diverse medium. In age of amazing inventions such as�� Spotify I believe radio have to offer more than just music. If you listen to my show you should listen to it for the talk, madness and the spontaneity. You should really view the songs as rest breaks for myself and the listeners to regroup and calm down. I am not denying the importance of music in radio, that would be silly but there is also room for more. It will be difficult to do my show if I just had to play any Take That constantly. If I play music I enjoy I find the show feeds off the energy the songs bring and make for a more enjoyable ride.
In a nutshell...
Rhodders The quick guide to all things Rhodders...
On the web…
Rhodders is a philosophy student at Reading University. He has always had a passion for media and performance, particularly radio. When he was nine years old he would borrow his mother’s tape recorder, invite round a gang of friends, pretend to be on the radio and generally make a lot of noise! Since those early days he has built a radio studio in his bedroom and still makes a lot of noise. For the last three years, Rhodders has been involved in Hospital Radio Reading, where he pre‐ sents a request show. In the last year he joined Junction 11, a student radio station. When he's not on the radio, Rhodders makes videos, the most re‐ cent being a comedy panel show with a student television station (www.ruon.tv) Occasionally, Rhodders performs as a stand‐up comic.
Rhodders’ show is a high octane rol‐ lercoaster radio ride. Expect innovative features, crazy characters and great guests. Unlike many other shows, the listeners play a huge part in generating the content and there are many chances to interact with Rhodders and the team. By this we do not mean it is a request show, it is an entertainment show, but Rhodders does do requests! By interacting you get to join in the conversation and be a real part of the show. Switch on your radio and enjoy as the Master of the Mic is unleashed through your speakers.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rhodders Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Rhodders/234140490296
Fave Top10 1. The Smiths ‐ There is a Light that Never Goes Out 2. The Last DJ ‐ Tom Petty 3. Passion Pit ‐ To Kingdom Com 4. Red Hot Chilli Peppers ‐ Scar Tissue 5. The Cure ‐ High 6. Mumford and Sons ‐ White Page 7. Kings of Leon ‐ Knocked Up 8. Alice DJ ‐ Better Off Alone 9. Underworld ‐ Scribble 10. Chemical Bros ‐ Swoon
Garry Evans at the movies...
1Radio s Gaz grabs a box of popcorn and sits through the latest blockbusers The Karate Kid
The A Team
If you were around in 1984, then Frankie was saying relax, The Apple Macintosh had just been invented and Beverly Hills Cop was the movie of the year... But it was also the year that The Karate Kid was released and we all started calling each other Danyal San. And who could forget Mr Miyagi the Mas‐ ter of Karate who taught the young bullied Danial Larusso that there was more to Ka‐ rate than just fighting. Well fast forward 26 years and this time its Jackie Chan who is teaching Will Smith’s son Jaden the true skills of Karate, or shouldn't that be Kung Fu? So is it true that the remakes aren't as good as the originals? Sadly in this case it is. Young Jaden Smith is a far better 'Daniel' than Ralph Macchio but surprisingly it’s Jackie Chan who plays Mr Han (Mr Miyagi) who is the major letdown in this movie. To be honest, it’s a truly forgettable movie. The only plus that I could give this movie is that it’s set in China unlike the original where it was set in the US.
"In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A‐Team." The immortal words that many of us will remember from the classic cult TV Show. Now, if you were a child of the 80s then you would have seen the original series, because if you didn't then you were excluded from the lunchtime conver‐ sation. Starring Liam Neeson as Hannibal Smith (I think Clooney Would Have Been A Better Choice) He is followed up by a much better Faceman in Bradley Cooper al‐ though I felt that Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson was a poor B.A. Baracus, whilst Sharlto Copley was brilliant as Mur‐ dock. This film had it all, the wise cracks, the spoofs (Murdock as William Wallace was funny as hell) and action a plenty. I was happy to find that the film kept to the origi‐ nal theme of doing the most impos‐ sible stunts, whilst keeping the audi‐ ence engrossed. The special effects were just awesome and a fantastic soundtrack makes this one of the sum‐ mer’s best films. If you haven't watched the film then I suggest you do, just watch when Murdock shows a 3D film and think to yourself "have I seen those scenes somewhere before?".
Gaz Rating 45% ‐ “give it the chop”
Gaz Rating 89% ‐ “A for Effort”
“Reggae Reggae Roots”
Bob Marley 1Radio s DJ Ceejay profiles a legend of Reggae
to commercialize The Wailers' sound. Bob Marley was reported to have experimented on the tape with different sounds, adopting a doo‐wop style on "Stay With Me" and "the slow love song style o f 1960's artists" on "Splish for My Splash". Eric Clapton’s cover of "I Shot the Sheriff" in 1974, taken from the Wailers first album and helped Marley's international profile. Although 1974 saw the breakup of the Wailers, Bob Marley continued recording under the name of "Bob Marley & The Wailers". With a new band consisting of brothers Carlton and Aston Barrett, Junior Marvin , Al Anderson, Tyrone Downie, Earl "Wya" Lindoand , Alvin "Seeco" Patterson and backing vocals from The "I Threes", which consisted of Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, and Marley's wife Rita , 1975, gave him the international breakthrough with his first hit outside Jamaica, "No Woman, No Cry". He followed this with a breakthrough album in the United States, Rastaman Vibration (1976). A free concert in 1976, Smile Jamaica, was organized by the then Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political groups. Two days before the event Marley, his wife, and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen inside his home. Although seriously injured his wife and Taylor made full recoveries. Bob Marley received minor wounds in the chest and arm. This was thought to be a politically motivated shooting because many felt the concert was a support rally for Manley. The concert proceeded, and an injured Marley performed as scheduled with members of the group Zap Pow, which had no radical religious or political beliefs.
July the 1st 2010 saw International Reggae day where 1Radio joined in the celebration with a day of shows. There are no doubt many pioneers of reggae, Lord Tanamo, Justin Hinds, Desmond Dekker and Jimmy Cliff but there can only be one real legend and that has to be Bob Marley. Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley was born on February 6th 1945. His father, a captain in the Royal Marines was often away from home on trips and in 1955, when Bob Marley was just 10 years old his father died of a heart attack. Although of mixed ancestry he self‐identified as a black African. He recorded his first two singles, "Judge Not" and "One Cup of Coffee", with a local music producer Leslie Kong. The Wailers formed in 1963 but were initially called the Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys and the Wailing Wailers. The group consisted of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith. The group began to split and by 1966 Kelso, Smith and Braithwaite left the wailers leaving the core Trio of Marley, Tosh and Wailer. Bob Marley married Rita Anderson and the couple moved to Delaware, USA near to Marleys Mothers place of residence. He found employment as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant, under the alias Donald Marley. Although brought up as a catholic he became fascinated and captivated by the beliefs of the Rastafarians and upon returning to Jamaica he began to wear his trademark dreadlocks. After a conflict with producer Coxsone Dodd the band teamed up with Lee ‘Scratchy’ Perry and the Upsetters. Despite this union lasting under a year it is still considered to have produced some of the Wailers finest tracks. Between 1968 and 1972, Bob and Rita Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer re‐cut some old tracks with JAD Records in Kingston Jamaica and London in an attempt
Marley left Jamaica in 1976 for self‐imposed exile in England where he recorded the Exodus and Kaya albums. Exodus stayed in the UK album charts form 56 consecutive weeks and contained four hit singles "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love". He was arrested and convicted of possessing a small quantity of Cannabis during his stay in London. He returned to Jamaica in 1978 and performed in the ‘One Love’ peace concert. Towards the end of the concert Michael Manley and his political rival E d w a r d Seaga, joined each other on stage and shook hands. Marley was found to have cancer in July 1977. He completed the Uprising album and after it was released in May 1980, the band completed a major tour of Europe. This was followed by the Uprising Tour of America. His health deteriorated and the rest of the tour was cancelled. He sought treatment at a Bavarian clinic where he received a controversial type of cancer therapy partly based on avoidance of certain foods, drinks and other substance. After fighting the cancer without success for eight months, he boarded a plane for his home in Jamaica. On route he became weaker and was taken to hospital In Miami where he died on the morning of May 11, 1981, at the age of 36. His final words to his son Ziggy were "Money can't buy life". Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica on May 21, 1981. He was buried in a chapel near his birthplace. A month before his death, he had also been awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit and he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’; Roll hall of Fame in 1994. Exodus was chosen by Time magazine as the Greatest album of the 20th Century.
REVIEW 1Radio s Liam V s gives the lowdown on Mumford & Sons debut album. ‘I love Mumford and Sons, I think they’re a fantastic band and my way of describing them has to be hardcore folk. Their debut album is brilliant and they’ve really developed their own style over the short period they’ve been around.’ ‘You can tell their new album “Sigh No More” is inspired by folk, rock, country and bluegrass but they really blend all them genres together to make their own. I think the singers voice (Winston Marshall) suits their music perfectly and you can just hear through their music all their Track Listing different inspirations.’ 1. Sigh No More 2. The Cave ‘I managed to buy the album over Christmas time and I gave it as a 3. Winter Winds Christmas present to my Dad and Grandad. Over the following weeks 4. Roll Away Your Stone we were always having it on in the car and arguing over the best track 5. White Blank Page to play from the album.’ 6. I Gave You All 7. Little Lion Man ‘My favourite track from the album absolutely has to be Little Lion Man. 8. Timshel It was the first song I heard from them when Jo Whiley played it as her 9. Thistle & Weeds record of the week and I instantly fell in love. Winter Winds was 10. Awake My Soul another brilliant track; I really like the trumpet work in that tune as well 11. Dust Bowl Dance 12. After The Storm but the thing that stands out most for me in all their music has to be their big thumping drums that always leads their songs’. ‘A lot of big folk and blues artists emerged last year including Noah and The Whale and Laura Malring but Mumford and Sons really stands out for me as one of the biggest bands of last year. I can’t wait to hear new material from them but I understand that they’re busy gigging around the world; Glastonbury a couple of weeks ago, iTunes festival a couple of weeks ago. This band is just getting bigger and bigger, their songs are getting better and they ain’t no one trick pony.
Liam V’s Verdict? For their debut album, I think Sign No More is a refreshing album that impresses in many ways. Their songs vary throughout and as I said earlier my best song has to be Little Lion Man. Check it out!
Liam V presents “Liam’s Bit” on 1Radio. See the Schedule for times...
An Interview with...
DJ Javo meets a 1Radio listener and asks some questions!
What are your overall thoughts of 1Radio?
1Radios special events?
Overall, I think it is a great radio station. The sense of community within also improves its overall look. They seem to play good music varying from the mainstream to the unsigned in a variety of different genres.
1Radio’s special events are really effective as they provide a diverse topic or theme for the night/day or weekend and you can see how the different presenters tackle the theme. I haven’t listened to many specials but I definitely will try to catch a few.
What are your two favourite shows and why?
My two favourite shows are The Music Platform and Call1Radio. Of course the first one is because I know Javo personally, but I think he puts together a good show and always give it his all. As for Call1Radio, even though I didn’t interact, I had it on in the background and really enjoyed the format of the show with only a bit of music, banter and phone ins.
They seem to play good music varying from the mainstream to the unsigned in a variety of different genres.
Do you think that there is a good variety of shows on 1Radio?
Yes definitely with a good selection of music and alot of DJs with different interests which provides the good variety.
If there is one thing you would like to see improved on the station, what would it be?
Personally, I would like to see more shows with either guests on, or actual co‐hosts to bring the level of talking up. What is your favourite musical artist at the moment and why? Well, my long term favourite has got to be Mumford & Sons. Their songs have great melodies with a distinct playing style although at the moment, I’m liking a bit of Bruno Mars. What do you think of
What did you think of the 1st issue of the 1Radio magazine?
Well, for starters, I actually read it the day it came out. Overall I like it, the layout is effective and I enjoyed reading some of the articles although I do think there needs to be more variety in the articles, for example not just covering music related topics. Any other thoughts to say on 1Radio?
As I said before, a co‐host would be good in a lot of shows just to add that extra talking and a bit of banter.
DJ Lady T...
Music in my life 1Radio s Lady T takes us on her musical journey to internet radio
Many years later, I began to listen and enjoy music again. I tried to find time to listen on the internet, use new technology to discover music and started to enjoy international music again. But it was not enough. I wanted more interactivity and more ways to get involved. One day, I was surfing on the internet and I found 1Radio. 1Radio. What is it? Where is it? Who is it? It was then that I discovered another Polish person ‐ DJ Mac – who was a member of 1Radio. Super! Now at last, I could listen to different music from different DJs and countries whenever I wanted. Sometimes I dreamt about being a DJ... but didn’t think it could be a reality for me. Then one day, I got an offer to be a DJ. Me? Can I be a DJ on 1Radio? Impossible! But it became real and many DJs helped me and gave advice. And so today, you know me as DJ LadyT and I’m so happy that I can be a part of 1Radio and again, music is in my life!
‘'Music in my life.'' My adventure with music started when I was 14 years old. I loved listening to bands and songs. My older brother played in a rock band and his love of music infected me also. When I was 15, my brother taught me to play acoustic guitar. He said I was very gifted student and I gradually learnt to play many songs by ear. In 1984 in Poland, there were very few chances to hear foreign music or bands. On tv, there were only Polish musicians. I could only hear international music on radio or cassette or on vinyl and would buy as much as I could afford. I could also listen to foreign music in discos and clubs where I spent as much time as I could. As I got older, I didn’t spend as much time with music. Other matters occupied my head and life choices such as family, friends and work became more important than the music.
Tim Longhurst –aka Vakart—is the owner of 1Radio. He presents ‘The Selection’
1Radio s DJ Vakart describes how to create a successful talk show
Everyone loves a good tune and 1Radio is full of them. Whilst many DJs are happy to simply play one great song after another for the duration of their slot, it’s good to have some dialogue in between the music. Radio presenters can and do chat about anything. It can range from simply back‐announcing the last song and introducing the next one (that was… and this is…), to giving some biographical information about the band or artist, or researching stats such as when the song was released, the album that it appeared on, or the highest position it reached in the charts. Other presenters barely mention the music, talking instead about the day’s news and events, trending topics on Twitter or simply plucking quirky or funny news stories from across the web. The most comfortable and confident broadcasters will talk about the music, what it means to them. Others will tell anecdotes or take calls and chat on air with their listeners. With the right technical set up, you can take live calls from listeners through Skype or Instant Messenger programs (such as MSN or Googlechat) and relay the conversation over the air. Here are a few tips when taking calls in to your show
Seed your show. Tell your listeners what you intend to discuss BEFORE the show via email, twitter or Facebook. Remind them often during the show but be prepared to add new topics raised by the listeners themselves if they seem interesting, popular or topical.
Get the caller to reveal upfront and off air what they want to talk about. In Skype or other IM programs, you can have a text chat with your listener before you put them on air. Ask what they will talk about and get a song suggestion from them that you can cue up and have ready to play at the end of the chat. Keep the chat on topic and relevant. Remember the subject of your show and don’t be afraid to stop the listener if they are off topic or boring. Be polite but firm and lead them back into the relevant topic if they stray too far. Don’t be afraid to bail. If the sound quality is bad, feel free to end the call and play a song instead. Not everyone is willing to talk live on air, so be sure to provide other ways for the listener to contact you, such as ‐ Remind them to visit the website and join the shoutbox at 1Radio.org/Live ‐ Share your email address for private messages ‐ Ask listeners to leave a spoken message at 1Radio.org/voice ‐ Get listeners to tweet and include #1Radio ‐ Ask listeners to leave a message on the Facebook Fan pages. Whatever you choose to say between the songs, be polite, concise and to the point. Above all, be yourself. As always, have fun and enjoy the show!
Test your set up. Make sure you are correctly set up for making and broadcasting calls. Check the 1Radio forums for information on configuring Skype, using Virtual Cables or routing your audio through a mixing desk.
Liam V’s Top5 1Radio s Liam V counts down another top 5 summer selections...
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Tinie Tempah feat. Labrinth – Frisky Tinie Tempah stormed the charts earlier in the year with “Pass Out” which reached number one in the UK Charts. It also features producer Labrinth. On the first day it was released, Frisky stormed the charts of the Big Top 40 Show by going straight to number one. Frisky is a catchy hip‐hop tune which is full of synth‐hop beats which will get you tapping your feet and singing along.
Florence And The Machine – Cosmic Love I wrote about this song in my album review last issue. This song is the seventh single from Florence’s album Lungs, but with such an excellent album, I don’t fault the record company or Florence for not finding just a few singles to release. This song peaked at #3 in Ireland downloads from the Album alone, which baffles people why this was not released earlier! This song has everything typical from Florence And The Machine – harps, excellent vocals and a sense of magic in the melody, which is heard from the very second it starts to the very end, where after several months, still leaves me smiling and in a great mood for the rest of the day.
B.O.B feat. Hayley Williams – Airplanes Airplanes was released earlier in the month in the UK. It has stormed the charts because of its emotionally involving lyrics and because of the excellent vocals of Hayley Williams (from American rock band Paramore). In particular for Airplanes, the catchy, powerful chorus seems to get into your head, but also makes you listen to the lyrics which they sing: “Can we pretend that Airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?...”
Lady GaGa – Alejandro Alejandro is the third single from The Fame Monster, and it’s release was originally against the record companies wishes, believing that people wouldn’t like it‐ how wrong they were. Alejandro is about Lady GaGa wanting to be alone, and starts with dialogue of GaGa saying “…but I just can’t be with you like this anymore… Alejandro”. The melody then begins, with a similar sound to Ace Of Base. This song is extremely easy to remember and will have you singing it aloud – as well as baffling Radio Presenters with the pronunciation!
Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls California Gurls has reached number one in many charts, including the UK, US and Slovenia. This is a perfect electro‐pop hit which is beach‐ friendly and is going to be heard a lot through summer. It brags about hot weather, fun in the sun, and mostly anything you want the summer to be, which is also introduced by Snoop Dogg at the start: “Greetings, loved ones, let’s take a journey…”. This intro invites us into everything we want our summer to be, with a soundtrack to match! Katy Perry’s vocals are great and the song is full of happy lyrics. You will be singing it in no time!
Festival Review 1Radio s DJ Tuzzy reports on more of the big Summer Music Festivals As everyone expected the weather to be horrible like any other year, they did not expect what they acutely had. The temperature reached into its 30’s on the Sunday. On 25 June it had been recorded that the medical staff had treated around 1185 people for mainly heat‐related problems. This years event went very well a lot better and
Glastonbury On 23rd June Glastonbury festival celebrated its 40th anniversary and returned back to life for 5 days. The festival takes place in South West England at Worthy Farm between the small villages of Pilton and Pylle, six miles east of the town of Glastonbury. This year it was said to be the best line up for 8 years, including acts such as N‐Dubz, Scissor Sisters, Shakira, Chipmunk and also Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder and also The Pet Shop Boys.
It was the best gig I have done the crowd were roaring and enjoying every minute of it I wish I could have stayed on longer, this is one thing I will do again. - Pet Shop Boys, after their performance.
On Sunday, England played Germany in the last 16 with a score of 4‐1 to Germany. Thousands of English fans made there way to big screens to watch the game. It was a bad time when Germany scored their first two goals, but a sigh of relief went up when England came back. As England scored their second (which was disallowed for no reason), England fans were furious and started shouting at the referee. After Germany scored their 3rd goal the English fans seemed to be getting smaller as they could not watch the rest. It carried on getting smaller as the Germans scored another goal which then had the fans packing up and returning to their tents and stages.
Over 1000 acts were playing at this year festival on 45 stages set around the site. Stevie Wonder headlined this year’s festival on the Sunday and also closed the festival. An estimated 250,000 people attended the festival this year a massive 180,000 more than the Isle of Wight Festival, two weeks before.
smother than last year, thank fully the weather held off, I hope next year is the same cant wait till then Event Organisers
T In the Park On Friday 9th June Scotland had one of their major Music Festivals. T in the Park was held at Balado, Kinross‐ Shire Scotland. The event has been going since 1994 and first took place at Strathclyde Country Park. The Fes‐ tival is now held in the lush environs of Balado and has grown in size and influence to become one of the most important and critically acclaimed music events of the year. This year’s event sold out in just 90 minutes. This year’s festival saw artists such as Muse, Eminem, Kasiabian and a lot more. As the festival came to a close you could see the fans had an enjoyable weekend and did not won’t to go home and back to work. An estimated 90,000 people turned up for the 3 day event which kept the organisers and staff on their feet at all times. This year had the most people turning out for the event ever and organisers are expecting an even bigger increase in next year’s event. The organiser behind the event had this to say to ITV ‘This years event went very well there were a few hiccups but we got round them. It was a very big turn out which I believe is the most we have ever had. We cant wait till next year. We have already started planning for it a few weeks before this year’s festival started.’
Good Thing Going...
Sugar Minott 1Radio s DJ Vakart reflects on the death of the Jamaican singer/songwriter
Sugar Minott, a Jamaican singer/songwriter, producer and DJ who played a major role in the spread of dancehall reggae in the 1980s, died yesterday in a Kingston, Jamaica hospital aged 54. He was recently said to be suffering from a heart condition after cancelling a planned US tour in the next few months. Born Lincoln Barrington Minott on May 25, 1956, his first break came as part of the vocal group the African Brothers featuring Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard. During the 1970s, Minott recorded for Studio One Records ‐ the pioneering sound system and successful recording label of the mighty Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. Minott belonged to the old skool of dancehall performers; a select band which included such luminaries as Barrington Levy, Freddy McGregor and Johnny Osbourne. I was pleased to feature all three artists as well as Sugar Minott in my recent show on International Reggae Day. Minott's greatest songs in my opinion are the hypnotic Herbman Hustling ‐ no prizes for guess the meaning of the lyric ‐ and Dancehall We Deh. His most popular and well known song must be the 1981 cover of the Jackson Five's "Good Thing Goin', which saw crossover success in the main stream chart. A new Album from Minott, "New Day," was expected to be released in coming weeks.
RIP Lincoln Barrington (Sugar) Minott (1956‐2010)
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