My first blog post when I started at the Centre for Journalism was titled 'Radio is dead'. Something that I'd heard numerous times, yet something that I just will not accept. During my introduction to that blog post in January last year, I explained how radio content is actually gaining more demand than ever before, but it is the way that we listen to it that is changing dramatically. Well, this year, a key aspect of radio has died.
As many of you know, I’m not the most talkative in my University classes, so I thought I’d talk about something more personal to me in this blog post.
Loud crunching, lip smacking whilst eating, tapping really loud on a keyboard, snoring and even breathing heavily. Most of these sounds would probably get rather annoying to anybody after a while. For me, however, the majority of these sounds are completely and instantly unbearable.
As a little bit of a production fanatic, I was saddened to hear of the news that ITV is to move out of their current home in just over a week, leaving behind years of history. The London Studios, which first opened for transmission in 1972 as The South Bank Television centre, is to now be redeveloped over the period of five years.
“Radio is dead.” This is a sentence that I have heard numerous times. In fact radio isn’t dying. Radio content is gaining more demand than ever before; it is the way that we listen to radio that is changing so dramatically.
Maybe I am oblivious to the fact that radio is dying. It is, after all, my ambition to work in radio; maybe I can’t admit the truth.