Making great radio
Having managed both successful and challenging operations, brand changes and re-structures, David understands the medium from the roots upwards.
With a sound strategic grasp of competitive radio of all formats - and a solid understanding of operational and, where appropriate, commercial detail and brand strategy, he can help you build a better radio station.
He also has a regulatory background and has assembled wide-ranging reports on key issues.
When you need a fresh pair of eyes, talk to David.
When your presenters need just that spark of inspiration, David injects refreshing insight into what they do each day.
Whatever the format, the techniques of language and delivery cut through. From forward progression to interviewing, production to language, David masters the medium and excels in bringing the message home - and offering food for thought in a memorable way for new and experienced broadcasters alike. He builds on the contents of his
Radio Secrets book.
It's been said that David has a love affair with radio. As a passion project, he curates and documents vintage Radio Moments Clips from the 1920s to the present day.
When you need someone to talk and write about the medium's rich history, talk to David.
David's book Radio Moments is a candid and fond account of his own radio life - and, in turn, the lives of so many radio people. Radio Moments: 50 years of radio - life on the Inside.
35 years in radio - battle-scarred from working in the UK's most competitive markets - but still enjoying every minute and keeping abreast of every change and challenge in this exciting medium.
From LBC to Virgin, Century to Galaxy, Trent to establishing Lincs FM; Free Radio to Gem 106 and BBC local. From newstalk to CHR formats; from AC to built speech. Programmer, leader and manager. He has extensive research experience; and also regulatory experience from his years at the UK Radio Authority (now part of Ofcom).
From a fresh pair of ears to operational insight; from handling a quick project to tackling a management challenge; from presenter coaching to brand-building, commercial programming challenges or full strategic station reviews, David can assist. As an ex-regulator, he is also equipped to assemble wide-ranging reports, which he has done for several key bodies. He is the author of the reference book 'Radio Secrets'; and 'Radio Moments', which offers a very personal account of radio history.
David also enjoys a passion for the history of the medium, collecting and documenting treasured radio archive content and disseminating it through his #radiomoments and 'Radio Moments - This Week in History'/'Radio Moments Conversations' podcasts.
He is also a broadcaster and independent producer, chair of Notts TV; chair of the local TV network; and a member of the Audio Content Fund.
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