Category Archives: How To Do Radio

7 – Drop The Damn Donkey by Katherine Boyle

People can be very sniffy about local news. Rightly so, sometimes. About a year after I qualified as a journalist I got a gig on local telly. I was so excited I bought a new suit. My first job was to wear it while standing in the middle of a field, doing my best concerned face while a

5 – You’re Having A Laugh

Don’t underestimate the power of laughter. Real laughter. Get it right and you can talk about anything, the listener will forgive your trespasses and they’ll talk about you with their friends. You’ll become their friends. One of the reasons Iain gets the calls he does is that he spends weeks, months, years, tickling them…not literally…it’s

3 – Katherine Talks ‘Content’

I hate the word ‘content’. It’s crept in over the last couple of years to replace more meaningful terms, like ‘stories’, ‘interviews’ or ‘features’. As far as I can tell, we might as well replace that word with ‘oh, just, you know, stuff’. To me, when someone says “We’ve got loads of content” what they’re