Posts Tagged ‘NRJ’


Finland, the land of polar bears, wodka, ice and snow :)…and excellent radio imaging.

This year’s 24th “Radio and Production Awards” were announced at the end of march and as always a lot of talented people took the challenge and participated. I am very happy to share an interview with one of the contestants and 2nd Runner Up for Large Market Promo : Heikki Wichman from Finland. Heikki is a great guy who has been doing radio imaging for commercial radio in Finland since 1997. He has been working for many stations like U103, Sävelradio, Radio Nova, Nostalgia and NRJ. For the work below on the “Energy Extravadance Show” in 2013, he earned the 2nd runner-up in the category  “Large Market Promo” on this year’s “Radio and Production Awards” and I am thrilled he took some time to answer my questions.

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Hi guys, it’s Andre.

It’s my 31st Production Diary, means my 31st week here at the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart. 31 weeks, that’s a pretty long time. For our new readers, who don’t know me, let me tell you my story:

It all started with my participation in the Benztown Branding Blog X-Mas Contest. Andy & Oli from Benztown wanted to meet me and soon after that, I started as a volunteer for Benztown where I learned (and still) about radio imaging, production and girls 😉

To share my experiences with you guys, we created Andre’s Production Diary, my own category where I could share everything with you, I learned at Benztown. After 30 weeks and 30 diary entries, it’s time to move on… (more…)

Is Z100 still on the top, is KIIS cooler or does AMP Radio really rock the house? How about Virgin, NRJ, Capital, 2day, The FOX, NOVA…..? Anybody ever listened to the german CHR station bigFM?

What a topic! I hear you…what are the parameters I should use for this question? How do I measure?

Our common angle might be the imaging, the brand experience, the promotion and contests. If you are a music director, PD or marketing guy you could also go for your personal parameters. We are looking forward to your answers. I tried to predefine some big names related to the CHR / Top40 format, please go ahead and fill in your personal opinion as well.

Have Fun!