#14 - Radio Festival 2014 SPECIAL - The Media Podcast with John Plunkett
For one week only, John Plunkett (broadcast correspondent, the Guardian), presents this special from the UK's annual Radio Festival in Salford in the company of Helen Zaltzman (Answer Me This), Steve Ackerman (MD, Somethin’ Else) and Emma Barnett (Telegraph, 5Live).
Iggy Pop delivered the keynote John Peel lecture, taking swipes at U2, file-sharing sites like Megaupload and the record industry - but the veteran punk still has time for Countryfile.
Culture minister Ed Vaizey revealed another extension to analogue licences - with a wealth of ways to listen, has UK radio missed the moment when it can officially move to DAB?
Plus, Tom Watson MP talks to John about the big four broadcaster’s proposals for televised debates in the 2015 general election, there’s discussion on whether there are too many indies in the industry and Steve Ackerman invents a new catchphrase.
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