RSL's

Note added 29th April 2012: This page now incomplete as I have been involved with many more RSL projects not outlined on this page. This page will be updated when time permits.

I have been involved in many Restricted Service Licences since 1994. Many people have asked how many I have been involved with. So I have created this page to list them all. I suspect that I am in an unique postion of having such a wide involvement in so many stations in all areas from presenting to technical and management.

1

Radio Latics
RADIO LATICS
1994/5 Season

During the three seasons on-air for Oldham Athletic's Matchday Radio Service for Oldham Athletic, I carried out various roles. I started out by answering the phones. Later moving on to produce the flagship 'Big Match Build Up' and 'Post Match Reaction' programmes. This consisted of driving the desk, bringing in interviews, phone calls and commentary items, and generally coordinating everything. This being the pre computer playout age we were strictly analog with carts and 1/4 inch tape!

2

VJ Day Radio
VJ DAY RADIO
August 1995

A one off special event RSL commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II with a local focus. I presented a number of one hour blocks of war time music and prerecorded interviews with veterans. I also played a role during the pre-production planning, recording of interviews and publicity for the station.

3

Radio Latics
RADIO LATICS
1995/6 Season

Producer the flagship 'Big Match Build Up' and 'Post Match Reaction' programmes.

4

Heartbeat Radio
HEARTBEAT RADIO
November 1995

Heartbeat Radio for ten days in November targeted an over 55 year old audience. I was Production Assistant and 'Mr Review of the newspapers' on the breakfast show. Along with presenting other programmes, and helping out with outside broadcasts. Heartbeat Radio later emerged as one of the strands of programming within 'The Voice of Oldham'.

5

Radio Latics
RADIO LATICS
1996/7 Season

Producer the flagship 'Big Match Build Up' and 'Post Match Reaction' programmes.

6

The Voice of Oldham
THE VOICE OF OLDHAM
December 1996,

Community Radio Station for Oldham made two trial broadcasts in which I played a major role. As well as producing and presenting a weekend morning show as part of 'The Voice' strand aimed at teenagers, I was also found helping out in many areas of the station including extensive commercial production and scheduling work.

7

The Voice of Oldham
THE VOICE OF OLDHAM
June 1997

In addition to a repeat of the roles played in the December broadcast I also produced a number of Outside Broadcasts. These included a six hour live broadcast of up and coming local bands from the town's Queen Elizabeth Hall. In this broadcast we also operated two studio's with the addition of a studio and 'drop in centre' situation in a shop unit in the indoor market.

8

Storm FM
STORM FM
September 1997

Manchester and Salford's award winning student radio station. Based in studios at Salford Universities Adelphi building I was part of the technical team. I helped get the studios up and running and then went on to offer support to numerous presenters and producers.

9

Storm FM
STORM FM
April 1998

This time based in studios at The University of Manchester. I engineered several live shows, including an afternoon prime-time show, as well as having responsibility for the production of a number of prerecorded shows. I also was part of the web site team.

10

 
RADIO CAVELL
June 1998

Broadcast to celebrate 50 years of the National Health Service.

11

Extreme FM
EXTREME FM
October 2001

Probably my most adventurous broadcasting venture to date. I am a director of Extreme FM Limited, a company formed to develop some innovative ideas in the field of radio. We operated an RSL broadcast in East Manchester in October 2001. As well as presenting the weekend breakfast show I was in charge of Technical and Internet matters.

12

 
NORTH EAST MANCHESTER FM
December 2002

A week long broadcast organised by Radio Regen. I set up the temporary studios and transmission equipment.

13

 
B+B FM
December 2002

Part of the Salford Community Radio Project. I set up the temporary studios and transmission equipment.

14

 
HULME FM
January 2003

Broadcast from the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme.

15

 
MOSS SIDE FM
March 2003

Broadcast from the Moss Side Powerhouse.

16

Swinton FM
SWINTON FM
March 2003

Part of the Salford Community Radio Project. I set up the temporary studios and transmission equipment.

17

Mashal Radio
MASHAL RADIO
Novemeber 2003

An islamic radio station on air during ramadam in Oldham. Myself and a couple of collegues were invited to assist with setting up the stations studios and transmission equipment.

18

OCW FM
OCW FM
November 2003

A memorable broadcast from the Salford Lads Club. Part of the Salford Community Radio Project. I set up the temporary studios and transmission equipment.

19

 
MOSS SIDE AND HULME FM
December 2003

Broadcast from the studios of Zion Radio at the Zion Arts centre. I had to integrate out own playout systems into the studio.

20

West Salford FM
WEST SALFORD FM
Feb 2004

Broadcast from the Cadishead community Hall, part of the Salford Community Radio Project. I set up the temporary studios and transmission equipment.

21

Oldham Community Radio
OLDHAM COMMUNITY RADIO
March 2004

I was involved in a variety of operations. I was a major player in setting up the technical infrastructure, along with many other aspects of the station.

22

 
PARTNERSHIP FM
March 2004

A one day special event stations broadcast from the Manchester GMEX centre, with coverage of the Manchester strategic partnership conference.