Rear View Microphone podcast 005

Here’s the fifth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – we talk to a cruise-ship cruise director in the middle of a voyage, we look at one of highlights of any Vietnam tour…

Thursday thoughts: Draining the swamp

I think it was a 1986 Apple commercial that first introduced me the concept, but it’s a metaphor that has stuck with me for three decades since then: “It is difficult to remember, when you are up to your neck in alligators, that you originally set out to drain the swamp!” I find that I spend…

Monday Media – DAB Radio Goin’ up the country?

A few weeks ago I was accused of being, and I quote, “Another doomsayer doing his level best to kill off commercial radio.” That’s because I had the temerity to suggest that DAB+ Radio, or Digital Audio Broadcasting, risked going the same way as AM Stereo – into the dustbin of ideas whose time never…