John Collins: Don’t ignore radio in debates about the future of the media

SEVERAL months ago, I was at a conference on the future of Scotland’s media, post-2014.

There were loads of great sessions on drama production, the success of commissioning at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay, the roll-out of STV Local. Good speakers demonstrating that we had a bright future. One speaker – Lisa Kerr, now a media consultant but a former director of the RadioCentre – had her session cut short.

All the speakers from TV, gaming etc, overran their slots and the radio speaker had to find a way to account for the medium with the biggest footprint in the shortest time.

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