Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Day in York, Part One (1/21/15)

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“If you can only see one historic site in England, see York Minster,” I was told be a faculty colleague a few years ago. Though I have been to England several times, MSCM 398 offered the first opportunity to visit … Continue reading

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Seen in Lincoln: Birkett’s Radio Shop (1/20/15)

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Our second Tuesday in Lincoln was an occasion to throttle back a bit from the accelerated pace we’d sustained since the previous Thursday. I took the opportunity to take in a superb lunch of quiche, tea, and the most amazing … Continue reading

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Discovering Lincoln’s Crown Jewel (1/19/15)

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While Lincoln has many charms, there can be no doubt that the city’s Norman cathedral is its’ most dominant, and glorious, feature. Perched atop Steep Hill, Lincoln Cathedral towers over the landscape, and can easily be seen from a distance … Continue reading

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Journey to Manchester Part 2: The Peoples’ History Museum and Inbound (1/18/15)

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With the coming of the industrial revolution, the manufacturing city of Manchester became the beating heart of the British Empire. Still, the unique structure of Britain’s parliamentary democracy meant that the city had little representation at the national level, and … Continue reading

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Journey to Manchester Part 1: Outbound to BBC Media City (1/18/15)

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Almost from its inception, the BBC has been criticized for focusing too many of its activities (and its programs) on London. That was one reason why, in 2o04, the corporation announced a plan to move many of its studios and … Continue reading

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A Walk Up Lincoln’s High Street (1/17/15)

Finding myself on my own after MSCM 398’s program on Siren FM, I took the opportunity to step into the glorious sunshine on this Saturday afternoon, and take a walk up Lincoln’s High Street and the Steep Hill. This turned … Continue reading

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Making Radio, Day 5: Saturday Morning LIVE! On the Air at Siren FM (1/17/15)

The audio was captured. The stories were edited. The scripts were written. The songs were chosen. The rundown was finalized. Everything was loaded into the playout system. Anticipation and adrenaline were running high at 10:00 AM as MSCM 398’s 3Ms … Continue reading

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