Be like Donovan – keep the thrill alive

Earlier this week, I was listening to an episode of Blood On The Tracks, the Colin Murray-fronted show, where guests bring their record collections and debate their favourite tracks in certain chosen categories. In one particular round, the guests were asked to name their favourite act to come out of Scotland. Fashion queen and former guitarist in The Fall Brix […]

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When is a radio show not a radio show?

If you’re like me, when you picture a radio presenter in your mind, you see them wearing a big pair of headphones, sitting (or standing) at a desk, speaking into a microphone and occasionally pressing buttons. Although the age of DJs actually ‘spinning discs’ is long gone, most of the rest still holds true… or so I thought. Last week, […]

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How Enid Blyton helped shape an early CRM system

Customer Relations Management feels like a very modern element of how to run a successful organisation, but it’s not a new invention. When the legendary Biddy Baxter started at Blue Peter in 1962, she set up what she called a ‘Correspondence Unit’. Enid Blyton As she explained to Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs, this unit came about as a […]

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