Listen Now: Discussing “The Art of Conversation” at ICON CGC ’18

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO3d25ZAvGI] I was lucky enough to be welcomed back as a panelist to ICON CGC this year. I was invited to speak on a specific topic, namely “The Art of Conversation”. The power of the spoken word in podcasting is now for everyone, including you. Creatives are everywhere. I encourage you to create a voiced almanac of your life – celebrate …

Next Entertainment: Pacific Rim Uprising Review

THE LOWDOWN In his directorial debut, Steven S. DeKnight with producer Guillermo Del Toro, bring you the second film in the Pacific Rim franchise. In 2035, ten years after the battle of the breach (also the setting for the first film), this movie follows Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, who makes a living selling and stealing Jaeger parts on …

Interview at ICON 2018 with DarthZadyBun

I was lucky enough to be asked to join the panellists for another year at the ICON Comic Convention. You might not have gathered yet, but I am a massive comic fanboy, and so speaking as an expert professional in my field here is always more than a fun day out for me. This year I spoke about “The Art …

Next Entertainment: Ready Player One Review

THE LOWDOWN Ready Player One is set in 2045, where the human race has abandoned the desolate reality of their lives to escape into a virtual reality called the OASIS, each with their own avatar, identity and game goals. With the death of its co-founder, James “Anorak” Halliday – the playing public start vying for a common prize, the ownership …

Visiting Hellenic Radio With My Third Year Students

As you will be aware, I have been lecturing Radio Broadcasting to media students for around 7 years.  It has truly been of the most rewarding experiences that I can account for in my life. Those that CAN do, teach. Every word of yours is scrutinised by media hopefuls, and all that you say and do for your students does …

MXXL Live 91.0 Snap Blog: Effecting change in an exciting new environment

So this week I have been consulting at a station called MXXL Live 91.0 in the capital city of Lesotho, Maseru. Walking into a station culture and expected to bring about change and development is quite the tall order – and this is my first commercial station client, so things have been, well, exciting. A few things I want to …

Heritage Day: A (very) quick run through of my legendary radio journey hook-ups

So, this is going to be fun. I wanted to share a quick timeline that makes me really feel Heritage Day here in SA. This post stems from where my radio heritage comes from (oh, an origin story, yes) – and who I met on the way, and this is essentially a “big, BIG” thank you to these people for how …

Why ‘A Word on Radio’ is a must-read for aspiring radio broadcasters across the continent

Why ‘A Word on Radio’ is a must-read for aspiring radio broadcasters across the continent Radio industry specialist Chris Jordan answers a few questions about his groundbreaking book ‘A Word on Radio’ , as well as touching on his extensive career in broadcasting and detailing his learnings over the last few decades in order to help the next generation of …