Author Archives: Maria Williams

Six Quick Steps to Creativity

Everyone wants their shows to be as creative as possible.  The Radio Production Awards even have a ‘Best Creative’ category this year: “to recognise something different, innovative, ground-breaking, risky – it’s hard to describe but the judges will recognise it … Continue reading

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Ladies Who Launch

Eleven days and counting until the official Sound Women launch at the Radio Festival in Manchester.  And we’ve been busy… We’ve been approaching all the women on our Sound Women inspirational 200 List – welcome Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Anita Anand, … Continue reading

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The Start of Sound Women

The morning after the last Sony Radio Academy Awards I rashly declared the need for a ‘women in radio’ group.  The response was amazing, with women from all over the UK and Ireland wanting to join on the spot and … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Women in Radio

An interesting night last night at the Sonys… Huge congratulations to legendary Jenni Murray on her Gold Award, long overdue – and to Annie Nightingale for her Special Award, recognising 40 amazing years in radio.  Two standout exceptions as The … Continue reading

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How to win Sony Gold

Ah the Gold Sony Radio Academy Award.  The Oscars of the Radio world.  They glitter.  They matter.  And anyone who says they don’t is two live guests short of a sports report…     This year I was invited to … Continue reading

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In praise of Fi Glover

This Saturday will be Fi Glover’s last ever Saturday Live.  I can’t claim to be a disinterested party in this, given that I was part of the team that launched Saturday Live back in September 2006.  And the experience is … Continue reading

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A documentary that matters

My first ever blog.  So I’ll start with something that matters – a programme I Exec produced recently for Angela Robson at Pearlworks Productions, and which was broadcast on BBC Radio 5Live on Comic Relief night. Safe & Sound is  … Continue reading

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