Thursday thoughts: Time is such a flexible thing …

Shirley and I were laying in the pre-dawn darkness of a hotel room this morning … whoops, this sounds like it’s going somewhere it isn’t! Anyway, we were both wide awake, and discussing the fact that we have been a ‘couple’ for 40 years in just a few short months (we met at a party…

Monday Media – Where to for DAB Radio?

I’ve been in Radio long enough to remember the slow-motion train-crash that was AM Stereo – and I have to say, DAB or Digital Audio Broadcasting shows all the signs of being deja vu all over again. To explain: for 50 years, Australian broadcast radio was all AM, or Amplitude Modulation. Stations had whopping great…

Monday Media – light, and shade

I had the pleasure of producing and presenting news bulletins at one of my fave little radio stations over the weekend – River 949 at Ipswich – and I was amused by the difference between it,and my final ‘full-time’ station, Radio 4BC. Now, before I go on, it is NOT my intention to ‘slag off’…

Should I book a cruise-ship shore excursion?

I recently had the good fortune to take a round-the-world trip with five middle-aged ladies. (Hmmm .. last time I said that, I got thwacked by my wife, and my sister – but how else am I gonna describe it? We are all well over 45, the dictionary definition of middle age …) Sigh. Take two…. I recently…