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Earshot with Steve Martin
Leading practitioners in radio promotions, production, advertising and imaging play and discuss their work with Steve Martin.
May 24, 2020
Matt Podd & Adam Venton
A lockdown edition of the Earshot podcast as Matt Podd in rural Essex and Adam Venton on the South West coastal town of Portishead play and discuss their creative audio production.
Mar 22, 2019
Inside BBC Creative
Michaela Hallam, Debbie Dillon and Kate Dinsdale demonstrate how the BBC's in-house creative agency approaches radio.
Oct 16, 2018
BBC Radio 1 with Ben Stones and Liam Hadley
Station sound producers Ben Stones and Liam Hadley share the production secrets of Radio 1's imaging. Plus Greg James and ReelWorld music director Erik Huber.
Aug 26, 2018
World’s best contests with Jonathan Lumley & John Simons
What makes a great contest or competition? Two leading commercial radio practitioners share their favourites.
Jun 26, 2018
Podcast: Gordon Lundy, Matt Shields and Gavin Pearson
Gordon Lundy, Matt Shields and Gavin Pearson share examples of their imaging work and explain how they make it. Recorded before a live audience.
Jan 23, 2018
Podcast: A Million Ads, dynamic audio and personalised ads
The creative opportunities in dynamic audio with Steve Dunlop and Sam Crowther of A Million Ads.
Nov 27, 2017
Earshot podcast: Adam Burgess and Tom Cross
Adam and Tom from Contraband Media share the secrets of their imaging work for BBC Radio 1 and KIIS Sydney, with business tips to enter the world of radio production.
May 30, 2017
Earshot podcast: Konsky, Tarrant & Lisle
David Konsky, Ron Tarrant and Victor Lisle join Steve Martin at Reelmix in Miami.
Mar 13, 2017
Earshot podcast: Chris Ward of Bauer Media UK
Chris Ward of Bauer Media in the UK plays his team's best imaging and promotional audio in this edition of the Earshot podcast.
Dec 20, 2016
Earshot podcast: John Vorhaus and Dr Becky Spelman
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.
Sep 25, 2016
Earshot podcast: 5 Live and 2FM imaging
Two strikingly different examples of radio station imaging played by the people who created them.
Aug 11, 2016
Earshot podcast: Sara Hashem, Rick Loynes & Dan Seavers
100% commercial production with Sara Hashem, Rick Loynes, Dan Seavers and Clare Bowen of Radiocentre. Conditions apply.
May 9, 2016
Earshot podcast: Women in Imaging with Stephanie Hirst
Broadcaster and radio imaging enthusiast Stephanie Hirst explores the role of women in imaging with guests from opposite ends of the radio production spectrum.
Apr 25, 2016
Earshot podcast: Mitch von Arx from Kiss
Producer Mitch von Arx plays imaging from the Kiss Network and we hear a naughty innuendo-laden ad for a camping store.
Feb 8, 2016
Earshot podcast: Richard Newby and Mariana O’Kelly
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.
Dec 23, 2015
Earshot podcast: David Lloyd and Colin Kelly
In the Earshot podcast, David Lloyd prioritises positive writing over fussy production and Colin Kelly unveils a new radio scheme for schools in Scotland. Plus festive ads.
Dec 1, 2015
Earshot podcast: Ollie Melville-Smith & Peter Gordon
Guildford composer Ollie Melville-Smith creates a new package of jingles for his local station, Eagle Radio. Meet Ollie and the station's breakfast presenter, Peter Gordon in the new Earshot podcast.
Aug 21, 2014
Earshot podcast: Mark Goodier, Anthony Gay, Tony Blackburn, Colin Kelly and many many more
It's all about jingles and imaging with Tony Blackburn, Mark Goodier, Anthony Gay, Colin Kelly and many more.
Jun 23, 2014
Earshot podcast: Pat Gill at Dublin’s FM104
Pat Gill from Dublin's FM104 plays his best work and talks about being number one in the market.
Apr 5, 2014
Earshot podcast: Nathan Freeman and James Espley
In our latest audio podcast, Nathan from BBC Radio 6 Music and James from TeamRock Radio explain how they develop their ideas and play their work.
Dec 7, 2013
Earshot podcast: Gerald Jackson, Eloise Whitmore and Chuck Knight
Gerald Jackson on his 45 years of local radio production, producer of the year Eloise Whitmore and music-loving Chuck Knight of B101 Philadelphia.
Jul 28, 2013
Earshot podcast: 2013 Sony winners
Radio 4 collides with Jack FM while Radio 2 keeps on smiling as James Stodd, Richard Culver and Chris Reay play their award winning audio in our production podcast. Download and enjoy.
May 31, 2013
Earshot podcast: VOX 2013
Hello to a new series of the Earshot podcast with this edition direct from VOX, the annual conference for voiceovers and producers. Presented by ambassador of radio Steve Martin.
Dec 22, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, December 2012
Great audio and festive chat with Clare Bowen, Jake Yapp, Steve Martin, Matt Deegan, Tim Johns, Helen Quigley and Chris Wood. Plus the ultimate winner of the Hobsons Voicesearch competition.
Nov 30, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, November 2012
Our audio podcast takes us South of 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.
Oct 22, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, October 2012
From Gateshead, winners of the BBC Local Radio Gillard award for best station promotion. Meet Chris Wood and Richard Latto and hear their audio in this month's podcast.
Sep 28, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, September 2012
Our monthly podcast with secrets of great radio advertising from Clare Bowen and Lenja Papp, and the first big test for our voice talent competition contestants in the Hobsons Voicesearch 2012.
Jul 16, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, July 2012
It's an anorak's lock-in as Chris Reay unzips the new BBC Radio 2 jingle package, exclusively for Earshot Creative.
Jun 20, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, June 2012
In our monthly downloadable podcast Dan Mumford from BBC Radio 1 and1Xtra and Absolute Radio's Brian Murphy share the stories behind their Sony Radio Academy Award successes with Steve Martin.
May 27, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, May 2012
Listen to Paul Tyler, Steve Martin and Gavin Pearson in a live edition of our podcast, hosted by Colin Kelly, at Scotland's Creative Loop student media festival.
Apr 24, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, April 2012
As the Sony Radio Academy Awards approach our podcast plays nominated work from the BBC, UKRD and independent production house Fresh Air Production, all discussed by the producers who made it.
Mar 28, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, March 2012
Our monthly podcast. Matt Clark and Chris Reay reveal the secrets behind the production at Magic 105.4 and BBC Radio 2 and play their favourite promos.
Feb 21, 2012
Earshot Creative Review, February 2012
Our monthly radio production podcast hits the North with producers Chris Stevens, Kate Cocker and Stuart Barrett.
Dec 23, 2011
Earshot Creative Review, festive show
It's the festive edition of the Earshot Creative Review production podcast. So good, we posted it twice.
Dec 22, 2011
Earshot Creative Review, festive show
Direct from London's Theatreland we play 2011's greatest promotional audio with the people who made it. Get the podcast in two festive downloads.
Dec 13, 2011
Earshot Creative Review, December 2011
Our monthly podcast celebrates great radio production with the people who create it. Sometimes it even comes out monthly. This time, Capital's Chris Nicoll and voice artist Helen Quigley.
Oct 22, 2011
Earshot Creative Review, October 2011
Our monthly podcast is all about great radio production and the people who make it. This month meet Jardin Lobo, Tim Johns and Simon Rushton and hear their work. The podcast is sponsored by Hobsons.
Jul 31, 2011
Earshot Creative Review, holiday edition
Made for the summer that never came, this extended pleasure-length edition features James Stodd of the BBC and Matt Lomax from Kiss. Includes the now legendary "Kalahari Reveal Sequence".
Jun 19, 2011
Earshot Creative Review, June 2011
Celebrate TalkSPORT's remarkable award-winning achievements with senior writer and producer Jonathan Young, hear his team's amazing audio and discover what makes a great phone-in competition with Peter Gordon.
May 6, 2011
Earshot Creative Review, April 2011
Recorded in Glasgow towards the end of April, this is one of my favourite Earshot Creative Reviews yet – a thoroughly enjoyable celebration of some superb creative radio production, played by a couple of really great producers. Play it and you’ll hear Ken Lindsay of BBC Radio Scotland, Gavin Pearson from Bauer Scotland and a […]
Apr 8, 2011
Earshot Creative Review, March 2011
Steve, Sam and Clive. Photograph by Sony-nominated* Matt Deegan. *not nominated for photography. This edition of the Earshot Creative Review 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. In this podcast, recorded before reports circulated of a possible […]
Mar 22, 2011
Earshot Creative Review – bonus edition
Play here: duration 24’46” [audio:http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/earshot/podcast/ecr_bonus_311.mp3|titles=”Earshot bonus edition from Radiodays Europe.”] Download the audio (160kb/s mp3, 28.4M) Subscribe via iTunes. This is a 25 minute snip of conversations I shared at the Radiodays Europe conference with various creative, production and imaging people. Play it and you’ll hear: Lee Harris, the top-of-the-hour morning news voice on New […]
Jan 23, 2011
Earshot Creative Review for January 2011
Ben Townsend, Steve Martin and Jonathan JJ Jacob. Our guests this month are JJ (Jonathan Jacob) of First Radio Sales and recent graduate from the University of Nottingham 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 Belfast, Surrey […]
Dec 22, 2010
Creative Review of 2010
Left to right: David Couch, Chris Nicoll, Joe Thomas, Jonathan from Hobsons, James Stodd, James Cridland and Donna from Hobsons. In December’s hot-rocking, flame-throwing podcast, some of the loveliest people in UK radio production play their favourite audio of the year. Now that’s a format. They are: David Couch of Maple Street Studios, Chris Nicoll […]
Nov 23, 2010
Creative Review for November
Left to right: Chris Stevens, Steve Martin and Steve Taylor. Picture by Channelle Stacey. November’s review is here with Chris Stevens, GMG’s Group Production Director and Steve Taylor, Commercial Creative Director from Bauer. We play promos, jingles and S&P audio this month, and we consider how branded content might sound should Ofcom relax the restrictions […]
Oct 25, 2010
Creative Review for October
BBC London’s Paul Hilton with Ben Motley of BBC Global News at the piano. 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 […]
Sep 15, 2010
Creative Review for September
Chris Reay is in charge of station sound and promotions at BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. 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 […]
Aug 23, 2010
Creative Review for August
James Cridland and David Couch in typical showbusiness mood. Picture by Sally Walker. You’ll learn a lot from this month’s Earshot Creative Review with David Couch and James Cridland. And you’ll hear a lot of radio ads. Discover how Spotify is allowing advertisers to target audiences by postcode, what is the most important content to […]
Jul 19, 2010
Creative Review for July
Russ Williams of Wise Buddah and Peter Gee from TalkSPORT. Featuring creative from TalkSPORT, imaging from Wise Buddah and introducing The Cow Moo Challenge, it’s July’s Earshot Creative Review. Play the audio here: Duration 37’45” [audio:http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/earshot/podcast/ecr_july10.mp3|titles=”Earshot Creative Review for July 2010.”] Download the mp3 (34.6M). Subscribe via iTunes. In this month’s edition, you’ll hear a great […]
Jun 19, 2010
Creative Review for June
Matt Fisher of the BBC and James Beckingham of Global Radio Featuring BBC Radio 1 and Fun Kids, it’s June’s Earshot Creative Review. Play the audio here: Duration 33’16” [audio:http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/earshot/podcast/ecr_june10.mp3|titles=”Earshot Creative Review for June 2010.”] Download the mp3 (31.2M). Subscribe via iTunes. This review features James Beckingham from Global Radio who’s playing and talking about his […]