Posts Tagged ‘phone calls’

Real people are more entertaining than radio presenters. I’m talking about listener phone calls. There’s something special about phone calls on the radio. They’re authentic, unique and unpredictable and the presenter becomes more real when they’re talking to a listener on the phone. It’s hard to get listeners to call in these days. It never used […]


Radio Ga Ga

16Aug16

Why don’t you hear as many phone calls on the radio these days? Hearing humans on the phone has been replaced with the sound of radio presenters reading out texts. Why do radio stations even allow you to text? Has radio forgotten it’s an AUDIO medium? The stations work hard to get you to listen […]


I found a great way to deal with cold callers. In 2006 when we moved into our new house on Teesside, one of the first things I did was hook up a mixing desk to a telephone balancing unit. I had a condenser microphone plugged into the mixer so I could record all of my […]