28 minutes | Dec 1, 2015

Earshot podcast: Ollie Melville-Smith & Peter Gordon

Eagle Radio in Surrey and Hampshire launched new jingles today written by local composer and former station intern Ollie Melville-Smith. Play here Earshot podcast: Ollie Melville-Smith Download the mp3 (27’59”, 192kb/s stereo mp3, 39.9 MB) Subscribe to the Earshot podcast via iTunes or PocketCasts. It might even be in Google Play soon. Show notes In the Earshot podcast Ollie discusses the art of jingle composition with Steve Martin, explains how the Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey gave him a musical grounding and we hear from breakfast presenter Peter Gordon immediately after he played Ollie’s work on air for the first time. All that, and of course we play the jingles written by Ollie with Wise Buddah jingles for Eagle Radio. If you’d like to get in touch or share your production just email us. We love to play audio from around the world – any station – any format, especially if it has an interesting story behind it. Pictures Ollie Melville-Smith plays bass Peter Gordon. Hosts breakfast, commissions jingles, wears women’s clothing. Peter Gordon is Dame Dolly Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk, this Christmas at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. Credits Earshot Creative Review theme music by the Tiger Club Band with kind permission. Voiceover is Elly Fairman at Hobsons. Interviews conducted via ipDTL. Special thanks to Rob Wallace and Hayley Hayes. Views expressed are personal. The contributors acknowledge all rights held by the owners, creators and performers of the recorded works which are included solely for the purposes of education and review. Comments Wednesday 2 December, 2015, Mike Powell writes: Sounds great. Well done Ollie. Punches the station name loud and proud in a musically memorable way. Job done! From Earshot where views are personal and original writing is licensed under Creative Commons. Follow @earshotcreative and send story ideas and examples of great creative work to the editor @smartin
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