Posts Tagged ‘Radio’


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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Matt %22Blacko%22 Nikolic

This is Andy with some inspiration from back in the days… 2005 I visited the Pals down in OZ and toured stations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Here is some stuff I found today while digging in my archives (I was looking for some stuff to play at a workshop). It was great to meet Rick Wade, Matt “Blacko” Nikolic, Sidey, KCB and David Konsky. Australia was an awesome experience, a one in a lifetime vacation and I am still inspired by the skill set and production quality the guys deliver every day. Today I want to highlight a guy who doesn’t like the spotlight too much, but to me Matt Nikolic is one of the Godfathers of modern CHR IMAGING… This is stuff from 2003!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

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Hey guys, it’s Andre.

It’s now my 25th week at the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart, since I started as a volunteer.

You might create some really amazing imaging, but it still does sound bad on air? How could that happen? – The answer is really simple: Your stuff doesn’t fit the station. It might be to hot, not hot enough or just is not the style of your station.

When you’re working as the production guy of a radio station, it might happen really fast that you’re so much into imaging that you won’t notice what’s most important:

First, the music defines the style of the station. The imaging is supporting that style.

Here are a few tips how to create imaging, that your station supports.

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