In today’s radio environment, a station’s on-line presence is arguably as important as their actual broadcast content. BCU researchers have been investigating radio’s continued evolution towards the internet, with a particular interest in the “visualisation” of the medium. Much of our research has centred on how this shift relates to public broadcasting and third world development – but how has commercial radio been affected?

Ian Fish is an award winning radio producer who is currently “Multi-media and Events Producer” for Global Radio, based at Heart Birmingham. Ian is a regular guest lecturer for Birmingham City University’s Radio Department at the School of Media and recently shared his expertise with students of the MC567 Radio Documentary class. In this video clip, recorded during the class, Ian discusses the use of traditional radio production techniques in the creation of visual content for radio – and how commercial radio is establishing its “home” on the internet.

Birmingham Centre For Media And Cultural Research

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