10+ years international experience … Europe (Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Czech Republic, Latvia, Hungary, Russia) … Middle East (Israel) … Asia (India, Cambodia) … Caribbean (Jamaica) … hired by Metromedia International Inc, Star TV, BBC World Service Trust … case studies
Research & authoring … ghosted John Myers’ report on future regulation of local commercial radio for Digital Britain … First report on independent radio production commissioning for BBC Trust … First report on creating a UK live radio broadcast archive for British Library … Forensic report on DAB digital radio switchover for UKRD Group … First book to document history of London black music pirate radio stations … Dozens of media analyst reports and presentations for publication and international conference appearances.
Research & creation of formats for large-scale radio station launches & turnarounds … Radio City, India’s first commercial radio FM network … Radio 7 Moscow improved its market ranking from #35 to #3 with 1+ million listeners/week … Radio Juventus, Hungary’s first national commercial radio station launched with 1+ million listeners/week … Cambodia national state radio‘s first live phone-in show … FM 102 Phnom Penh’s first live youth magazine programme … KISS FM London, UK’s first commercial youth radio station launched with 1+ million listeners/week … RootsRockReggae Jamaica launched amongst Top 5 global most listened internet reggae stations.
Planning & execution of market research projects … 100+ market research projects in Europe & Asia to create successful radio stations, converting insights from qualitative and quantitative research, focus groups, interviews and music testing into strategies into action into results.
Management & analysis … mentoring … training … budgets (UK radio) … commercial FM radio licence applications (London, Swansea, Hull, Warwick, Ipswich, Northallerton) … business plans … funding applications (to UK government’s Technology Strategy Board, NESTA) … regulatory documents (for Independent Broadcasting Authority, Radio Authority, Ofcom, overseas media regulators) … submissions to government (Competition Commission, House of Lords) … radio station content analyses (BCR FM, QuayWest FM) … radio market analyses (Budapest, Manchester, Tallinn, Vilnius) … radio audience data analysis (UK commercial radio) … music copyright licensing (Totally Radio) … podcasts (evidence to Copyright Tribunal) … internet radio (evidence to Copyright Tribunal)