Earshot with Steve Martin
Earshot with Steve Martin
Great radio promotion, advertising and imaging with the people who make it.
podcast: Chris Ward of Bauer Media UK
Mar 13 • 49 min
In this Earshot podcast, hear audio that communicates the new music positioning of the Bauer City 1 network, creative production to support S&P activity and examples of the customised sung vocals applied to playlist tracks that Chris’s team use on many of…
podcast: John Vorhaus and Dr Becky Spelman
Dec 20, 2016 • 33 min
Psychologist Dr Becky Spelman and comedy writer John Vorhaus join Steve and Hayley to share their expertise in creative thinking and the processes that support it.
podcast: 5 Live and 2FM imaging
Sep 25, 2016 • 45 min
Two strikingly different approaches to radio station imaging played by the people who created them.
podcast: Sara Hashem, Rick Loynes & Dan Seavers
Aug 11, 2016 • 49 min
This edition of Earshot is all about commercial production. Our guests are Sara Hashem, senior creative producer from Maple Street Studios and Radioworks, a major London-based production centre for commercial work, and the Wireless Group creative team of…
podcast: Women in Imaging with Stephanie Hirst
May 9, 2016 • 46 min
In this edition of the Earshot podcast, broadcaster and radio imaging enthusiast Stephanie Hirst explores the role of women in imaging with guests from opposite ends of the radio production spectrum. Laura Mather is a multi award-winning imaging producer…
podcast: Mitch von Arx from Kiss
Apr 25, 2016
Kiss producer Mitch Von Arx plays imaging from the Kiss Network of stations and we hear a naughty innuendo-laden ad for a camping store. Ooo missus.
podcast: Richard Newby and Mariana O’Kelly
Feb 8, 2016 • 33 min
In this edition of the Earshot podcast Richard Newby shares his work from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music and Chill while Mariana O’Kelly from OgilvySA plays and award winning Lucozade spot. All the show notes are at…
podcast: David Lloyd and Colin Kelly
Dec 23, 2015 • 41 min
There are few true ‘bibles’ of radio broadcasting craft. In this Earshot podcast, David Lloyd explains how he identified the need for a different kind of radio book and why he wanted to be the one to write it. He introduces a thoughtful approach to…
podcast: local jingles for Eagle Radio
Dec 1, 2015 • 27 min
Eagle Radio in Surrey and Hampshire launched new jingles by local composer and former station intern Ollie Melville-Smith. In the Earshot podcast Ollie discusses the art of jingle composition with Steve Martin, explains how the Tonmeister course at the…
podcast: extended imaging edition
Aug 21, 2014 • 53 min
It’s all about jingles and imaging with Tony Blackburn, Mark Goodier, Anthony Gay and many more. Also, Colin Kelly on BBC Commonwealth Voices and plenty of treats for anoraks like you.
podcast: Pat Gill at Dublin’s FM104
Jun 23, 2014 • 34 min
at Gill of Dublin’s market-leading FM104 is my guest in this edition of the Earshot production podcast. Pat’s been at FM104 for eleven years and boasts a string of awards for his audio work. In the podcast Pat plays a bunch of FM104 production - from…
podcast: Nathan Freeman and James Espley
Apr 5, 2014 • 40 min
In this edition of our production podcast we welcome Nathan Freeman of BBC Radio 6 Music and winner of the 2013 Creative prize in the Radio Production Awards and James Espley of new national rock station TeamRock Radio. Both are nominated in this year’s…
podcast: Gerald Jackson, Eloise Whitmore and Chuck Knight
Dec 7, 2013 • 49 min
Gerald Jackson on his 45 years of local radio production, producer of the year Eloise Whitmore and music-loving Chuck Knight of B101 Philadelphia. Should we name artist and title of every song we play?
podcast: 2013 Sony winners
Jul 28, 2013 • 47 min
Meet three of this year’s Sony Radio Academy award winners. James Stodd from the South Coast’s Jack FM and The Breeze, Richard Culver from BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2’s Chris Reay play the audio that gained them and their teams recognition this year in…
podcast: VOX 2013
May 31, 2013 • 39 min
For the first show in the new run we’re at VOX, the annual conference for voiceovers to explore the critical relationship between voice artist and radio producer. Presented by ambassador of radio Steve Martin.
Creative Review, December 2012
Dec 22, 2012 • 45 min
This festive edition comes direct from the Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square where some of our closest friends have gathered to enjoy some fun audio together and talk about radio production. Clare Bowen of the RAB plays comedy radio ads that…
Creative Review, November 2012
Nov 30, 2012 • 45 min
This month we drop below the equator for a taste of AC and CHR imaging in South Africa. Our guest is Brionne Olsen, current imaging producer at national CHR station 5FM and formerly of regional AC brand, Jacaranda 94.2. In conversation with Steve Martin,…
Creative Review, October 2012
Oct 22, 2012 • 40 min
Meet two of the finalists for best station promotion in this year’s BBC Local Radio awards. Chris Wood produced an energetic and multiplatform campaign for a local music festival in Oxfordshire while Richard Latto steered a sensitive course through…
Creative Review, September 2012
Sep 28, 2012 • 53 min
What really works in Radio Advertising with Clare Bowen of the RAB and Lenja Papp, writer and consultant from Slovenia. We also meet the finalists in the Hobsons voicesearch 2012 competition which finds and rewards new, unsigned British voice artists.
Creative Review, July 2012
Jul 16, 2012 • 28 min
It’s an anorak’s lock-in when Chris Reay unzips the new BBC Radio 2 jingle package, exclusively for Earshot Creative.
Creative Review, June 2012
Jun 20, 2012 • 43 min
his month we meet Dan Mumford, Manager of Station Sound at BBC Radio 1 / BBC Radio 1 Xtra and Absolute Radio’s Senior Producer, Brian Murphy. Both picked up prizes in the recent Sony Radio Academy Awards. You’ll hear an “awesome foursome” promo from the…
Creative Review, May 2012
May 27, 2012 • 39 min
Recorded at the Creative Loop student media festival in Scotland. Colin Kelly leads a discussion and demonstration of creative audio production with Paul Tyler of RadioClyde, Gavin Pearson from Bauer Scotland and Steve Martin from Earshot Creative.
Creative Review, April 2012
Apr 24, 2012 • 46 min
Sony-nominated brilliance from BBC Radio 1 Xtra, 96.4 Eagle Radio and Fresh Air Production. Producers Bernard Achampong, Chris Howell and Neil Cowling play their shortlisted hits and describe how they made them as they look forward to the 2012 Sony Radio…
Creative Review, March 2012
Mar 28, 2012 • 47 min
With Radio 2’s huge range of styles and content set against Magic’s highly consistent ‘more music’ promise you’ll hear a great demonstration of how different these two stations really are. We also discuss how research can inform the production of station…
Creative Review, February 2012
Feb 21, 2012 • 44 min
This month we’re in Salford, Greater Manchester with Chris Stevens of GMG group, Stuart Barrett from the BBC and freelance producer Kate Cocker. Enjoy loads of great audio production and chat from the UK’s Northern media hub. The podcast is sponsored by…
Creative Review, festive show
Dec 23, 2011 • 23 min
Part 2 of our festive show with James Cridland, John Myers, Nik Goodman, James Stodd, Lou Nash and Jacob Rickard.
Creative Review, festive show
Dec 22, 2011 • 35 min
Direct from London’s Theatreland, it’s part 1 of our festive show with James Cridland, John Myers, Nik Goodman, James Stodd, Lou Nash and Jacob Rickard.
Creative Review, December 2011
Dec 13, 2011 • 46 min
Chris Nicoll plays Capital FM’s new imaging, Helen Quigley shares her work from radio and television production and together we discuss voice selection, productivity tips and the sources of our inspiration.
Creative Review, October 2011
Oct 22, 2011 • 43 min
Recorded at the height of London’s recent Indian Summer heatwave this podcast brings together radio creatives from India, Kenya and the rural British county of Lincolnshire. You’ll hear Jardin Lobo explain how spot advertising and live talk-ups work on…
Creative Review, holiday edition
Jul 31, 2011 • 59 min
An extended length edition with James Stodd of the BBC and Matt Lomax from Kiss. At an hour long, it’s perfect to take with you on holiday.
Creative Review, June 2011
Jun 19, 2011 • 39 min
This month we celebrate TalkSPORT’s remarkable achievements at the Sony Radio Academy Awards with senior writer and producer Jonathan Young.
Creative Review, April 2011
May 6, 2011 • 35 min
Hear Ken Lindsay of BBC Radio Scotland, Gavin Pearson from Bauer Scotland and a nasty shock for me. Radio production in the podcast comes from Clyde 1, Forth 1, Manchester’s Key 103 and BBC Radio Scotland and we also discuss architecture and ageing. Plus…
Creative Review, March 2011
Apr 8, 2011 • 37 min
This edition was recorded in March at the RadioDays Europe conference held in Copenhagen and features three eminent radio leaders: Clive Dickens, Absolute Radio’s Chief Operating Officer. Clive explains how he considers the radio group’s imaging and…
Creative Review – bonus edition
Mar 22, 2011 • 24 min
Lee Harris of 1010 WINS, Belgium’s Philip Maes, imaging guys Russ Williams and Dave Albers and some people selling T shirts.
Creative Review for January 2011
Jan 23, 2011 • 43 min
Our guests this month are JJ (Jonathan Jacob) of First Radio Sales and Nottingham University graduate Ben Townsend who helped secure URN’s recent clutch of student radio awards. In the podcast you’ll hear audio from Liverpool’s Juice FM, City Beat of…
Creative Review of 2010
Dec 22, 2010 • 53 min
Our creative audio review of the year, with David Couch, James Cridland, James Stodd, Chris Nicoll, Steve Martin, Jonathan from Hobsons and Joe Thomas.
Creative Review for November
Nov 23, 2010 • 46 min
Chris Stevens, GMG’s Group Production Director and Steve Taylor, Commercial Creative Director from Bauer.
Creative Review for October
Oct 25, 2010 • 39 min
This month, the sound of London. Paul Hilton runs production at BBC London 94.9 while BBC Radio 7′s Ben Motley has spent the last year at BBC Global News where he produces promotional campaigns heard on the English language channels of the BBC World…
Creative Review for September
Sep 15, 2010 • 40 min
This month we get inside the creative hubs of stations big and small. From BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music to the remarkable promotions-led arrival of Oxfordshire’s Glide FM, we hear creative radio production and discover the strategies and techniques behind…
Creative Review for August
Aug 23, 2010 • 42 min
David Couch is Managing Director of Maple Street Studios and a former creative head at GCap and Global. You’ll hear him enthuse about some superb radio ads and discuss the freedom and new opportunities of product placement. Radio futurologist James…
Creative Review for July
Jul 19, 2010 • 37 min
Featuring creative from TalkSPORT, imaging from Wise Buddah and introducing The Cow Moo Challenge, it’s July’s Earshot Creative Review
Creative Review for June
Jun 19, 2010 • 33 min
This review features James Beckingham from Global Radio who’s playing and talking about his work on the Fun Kids brand and Matt Fisher from the BBC who runs imaging for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1 Xtra. It’s rather a relaxed summery meander through some…
Creative Review for May
May 25, 2010 • 42 min
Mike Cooper and Emma Clarke reflect on radio production and imaging work from the perspective of a radio voice artist. There’s a discussion about the current trends in radio ad writing and a heartfelt plea for brave creativity and a lower word count.…
podcast: April 2010
Apr 16, 2010 • 41 min
This month you’ll hear Arden Hanley (intermittent coughing), myself (sponsored by Lemsip) and Chris Nicol (as beautifully uncongested as Britain’s airspace). We play and talk about loads of great audio from the UK, New Zealand, Germany and Ghana. We also…
podcast: March 2010
Mar 13, 2010 • 36 min
Absolute and Jack are two stations with a sense of humour and a belief in authenticity. We meet their production guys and play some audio from both stations. This programme was recorded in a pub which felt very ‘on-brand’ but makes it sound a bit odd in…
Creative Review for February
Feb 13, 2010 • 30 min
Kiss v BBC Radio 3. This month in the Earshot Creative Review we bring BBC Radio 3’s Kerry McCarthy and Matt Lomax together. As you’ll hear, they got on rather well despite reading from opposite ends of the radio production stylebook. Speaking of books,…
Creative Review for January
Jan 15, 2010 • 26 min
In this edition, James Stodd of PureTonic Media reveals how he promoted BBC Radio 3’s Purcell week with some office noises, Dan Snaith shows how he use focus groups to generate material for a BBC News campaign and we only just manage to resist singing…
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