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Michael Jackson: Guilty or Not Guilty?

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I overheard a conversation the other day about Michael Jackson. The late king of pop has just recently, not for the first time either, been accused of child molestation. The people conversing were debating whether Jackson’s music should now be banned, or at least eliminated from radio and online playlists, and based on what I […]

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Balanced Reporting

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It feels as if we are living in an age where we are more polarised than ever before.  Extremism is the fashion in an ugliness where no middle ground seemingly survives.  Classic liberals are now conservatives and traditional conservatives are labelled fascists in this ugly dispensation where the insane dominate and normal people are isolated, […]

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Community Media Can Do Better

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As someone who started his career in community radio, community media is naturally dear to my heart.  Radio KC in Paarl might not be a famous radio station in the bigger scheme of things, but it was there where I honed my skills as a radio presenter before moving on to commercial radio and then […]

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How To Get Into Broadcasting

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Journalism is a difficult enough industry to break into.  Broadcasting is even more difficult.  In this post I am going to share with you how I went about it and offer some advice to anyone who might be considering broadcasting as a career.  That could be you. “It’s not what you know.  It’s who you […]