Monthly Archives: August 2017

Classical Gas

Happy Birthday to Classic FM which this week is celebrating 25 years on air. The station is owned by the Global media group which runs most of the national commercial radio stations in the UK, including Smooth, Capital, LBC and Heart. As part of the birthday celebrations, Classic FM has produced a survey of the […]

Going for A Song

If, like me, you’re a news junkie, then you must be feeling pretty depressed at the moment. The headlines seem to be full of doom and gloom with endless stories of murder and mayhem. However, one story this week did bring a smile to my face. A cruise line hired Bonnie Tyler to belt out […]

The printed word is not dead yet

We keep being told that the printed word is dying with fewer people buying newspapers, magazine and books. The future for communication is electronic rather than printed, so we are told. But is that necessarily the case? I was interested to read this week about the Future Library project in Norway. Organised by Oslo city […]

Style replaces substance

Hardly a week goes by without more gloomy news about local newspaper closures. The latest example came just last week with the news of the closure of three local weeklies in London.  Interestingly, the trade magazine Press Gazette says that London now has fewer newspapers per resident than any other part of the UK. However, […]