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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

One giant leap for a hack

Last night's Front Row on Radio Four included a piece by me about the 40th anniversary of the original news item about 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire. What I'm really excited about is that this was the first time I've done a column for Radio Four without having to go in to Broadcasting House. That's thanks to my investment in an Edirol R-09 WAV/MP3 Recorder. I just recorded it at home and emailed them an MP3. Saves hours going into the West End. Not that I've got anything against seeing radio producers but what with security checks and signing in and out even the shortest visit takes ages nowadays. Interviewed Neil Finn on my Edirol last year. He'd just got one himself. Apparently it's the hot new toy for musicians' demos.