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Glasgow Univeristy Magazine Article from May 2000

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Glasgow Univeristy Magazine Article from May 2000

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Glasgow University Magazine, Feburary 2000, p.10-11 by Lynne Hamilton

The New Wave

It was 10.30 am, I was standing in the windswept wastelands of Pacific Quay, soon to be super-tech development under the shadow of the SECC’s great shell. In the corner of this semi-landscaped field stands Four Winds Pavilion; spot on as the location for Beat 106 FM HQ. A freshly converted tram-shed that emits “bright, young and trendy”, its brand new inhabitants hope that Beat 106 FM, the radio station will do the same.

It burst live onto the airwaves at 1.06 pm, Friday November 19, 1999. Station’s Head of Music, here in the the eye of the storm, still recovering after a tempestuous weekend; the station;s first on air. Since he moved back up north from London and Radio One 10 weeks previous, life has been pretty much non-stop; now that his baby’s up and running, he already seeing what can be done to make it better. born of an idea that formed in the minds of, among others, Ewan McLeod, Stuart Clumpas (head honcho at DF Concerts and King Tuts) and Wilkinson himself, over two years ago, that weekend’s long-overdue launch must be making each and every one of them a proud father.

It may have been a turbulent birth here at Four Winds Pavilion, but to the public there was no more than a warm welcoming gust of good music, intelligent presenters and a sense that something better was coming to Scotland’s airwaves.

“We wanted to prepare the ground”, said Richard. They didn’t want to blow all their funding on a big gimmicky bang only to fade away a month or so later. “We couldn’t compete with the sort of things Radio so, we just let things tick over.: The exclusive Beat 106 gigs and club nights at the end of January, consolidating the station as the best new contender for Scottish Radio’s crown since… well, a long time.

Wilkinson himself himself rolled off the Glasgow University production line with an ordinary degree in Electronics and Music, a course that didn’t excite him much; apart from one occasion sin first year. He met an art school girl in one of his classes – “this is a really sad confession” – and followed her to a Guardian meeting. He stuck with the journalism (the relationship must not have happened then, eh?), and “started writing really crap record reviews”. One thing led to another and in 1995, following the lead of Sweet FM and Ton and a Half (the Art School station, named after its 150-year anniversary), he set up SubCity radio with a £20,000 grant from the SRC. Some may know the rest as history but here’s a brief summary. SubCity, operating on the 28-day Restricted Service Licence, won the Radio One award for best student radio station in November 1996, and in Febuary 1997 Steve Lamacq and John Peer broadcast Radio One from SubCity, alongside Richard and his pals; a formative experience for them all. :Steve had had a few ciders, and we were in their hotel. I was being my “I’m so against playlists’ self… I just want people to come in, play whatever records they want, and try to develop their on-air style. One thing Lamacq said to me was that, doing student radio, I was in such a fortunate position, to not be restrained, and that what I was doing was one of the biggest luxuries”.

From this luxurious position, he headed southwards after a stint at T in the Park, to spend a year and a half braving the perils of early breakfast shows, and the hell that is mainstream drivetime radio, all at Radio One itself. He doesn’t rule out ever heading back down that way, but for now Beat 106 is what he was made for, its seems. “It;s been fantastic.”

And so to the future; the aim is not to create a “tartan Radio One” but something that can fill the gap in the Scottish – and for that matter British – market. Wilkinson breaks out the music industry weekly’s singles chart, scoring off at least five of the top ten that would not receive airplay at 106; that would not receive airplay at 106; “Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Five, Shania Twain,…Westlife” 9this last uttered with pure contempt). The key idea here is “heavy rotation but no “pop” element…It’s a national radio station, we don’t have the luxury of being too out there.” The specialist side of things is, nevertheless, well catered for, with the weekends being practically devoted to dance (including Slam on Friday nights and the Jengaheads on a Sunday), and Jim Gellatly heralding a “more upbeat and accessible evening session” from 7pm until 10pm. Monday to Thursday. Gellatly is the man for you young band hopefuls out there – his “personal interest” according to Wilkinson, being Scottish acts. But like the bedroom DJs Beat 106 hope to uncover, you’ll have to make the effort to get hear; “obviously, we’d rather the talent came to us,” says Richard. I asked if SubCity would be involved in this grassroots side of things: “co-existence-wise, there has to be a recognised filtration system, a way of giving budding DJ talent the opportunity to make it.”

As Richard says: “…it’s a complete evolution process, and a case of being aware of what is not being played and what is not being represented. It’s about being inclusive rather than exclusive, it’s about making people feel welcome,” judging by the storm on the airwaves which the station has already whipped up, all this talk may be more than just hot air.

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KUPANG, Indonesia (May 30, 2014) Lt. Brian Chaplow, assigned to the U.S. Seventh Fleet Band, conducts a live radio interview at the RRI Kupang radio station to promote awareness and upcoming events in Pacific Partnership 2014. Pacific Partnership is in its ninth iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephen Oleksiak/Released)


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Cowboys Tailgate and Transportation from Downtown Dallas – Seattle Seahawks

Cowboys Tailgate and Transportation from Downtown Dallas – Seattle Seahawks
Event on 2017-12-24 12:00:00
(Times to be confirmed when schedule released) Bus will depart the Omni Dallas Hotel  3 hours and 30 minutes (12:00 PM) before kickoff. Bus returns 45 minutes post game. Tailgate and Transportation. ( early bird purchase, then 5 per ticket) includes: Round trip transportation with parking immediately across the street from Cowboys Stadium. Tailgate is in a covered tent with restroom access. BBQ Buffet with Brisket, Sausage, and\or Chicken Unlimited Beer, Margaritas, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water DJ/Big Screen TV Meet and Greet with Bill Bates (autographs extra) Email questions to or call 972.915.7300 (Ticket sales end two hours before buses leave the Omni Dallas.)    FAQs   Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? No. If the attendee is under 21, the price remains the same. All guests should adhere to AT&T Stadium's official bag policy. Please review here:   What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? For pick up at the Omni Dallas Hotel, we will pick up at the Owner's Box Entrance. We will park across the street from the stadium at the Fish Bone Grill and will leave the same location 45 minutes post game.    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email questions to or call 972.915.7300  Where do I meet the bus at the Omni Dallas Hotel?  At the owners Box Entrance Where does the bus park at AT&T Satdium? The bus parks directly across the street from AT&T stadium at Fish Bone grill. 

at AT&T Stadium
1 Legends Way
Arlington, United States


Image from page 126 of “Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits” (1922)

A few nice radio station images I found:

Image from page 126 of “Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits” (1922)

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Identifier: amateurradiohoww00grai
Title: Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Grainger, Maurice J
Subjects: Radio Amateur radio stations
Publisher: New York : James A. McCann
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation

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ing else, causes dis-satisfaction when copying amateur stationsand other short wave signals, such as mu-sic. Capacity may be practically ignored whenreceiving longer wave lengths, but for shortwave reception capacity between the second-ary leads should be eliminated if you are keenabout getting the very most out of your re-ceiver. Keep the secondary leads as far away fromeach other as practicable, and, if possible, atright angles to each other. By secondaryleads I mean those that run from your honey-comb coil mounting to the grid condenser andB battery. Other points of great importance are thelength of the leads between the grid condenserand the detector tube, and those between thesecondary and the B battery. These mustboth be as short as possible. In tuning for long distance signals loosecoupling is absolutely essential. If the tickleris set so that the bulb does not oscillate, but isnear the oscillating point, and the primarycoil is moved away from the secondary, the HONEYCOMB CO/tS

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33 Postcards- Ritz

Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
33 Postcards Movie Premiere At Randwick Ritz Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi

Tonight saw 33 Postcards enjoy its premiere at the Randwick Ritz, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The night was not only a movie premiere but also an event somewhat designed to raise awareness and funds for educational and arts programs, tied into the film.

33 Postcards enjoyed strong media support by popular radio station 2UE and benefiting Sydney Children’s Choir and their Bursary Program, giving disadvantaged kids musical and educational opportunities that would have otherwise likely been out of their grasp.

The acclaimed cast and crew of 33 Postcards enjoyed drinks and bites with their fan base, insiders, and entertainment media, and also lapped up performances from the Sydney Children’s Choir and Chinese Lion Dancers.

Then it was time for the Australian theatrical premiere of the flick.

The film was shot in both China and Sydney, Australia in 2010. It’s the story of Chinese orphan Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) who for a decade of dreams about embracing her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). It’s not until she reaches 16 years of age, when her orphanage travels down under to Australia to attend a Choir Festival, Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds however is a far cry from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards. Initially mismatched, together they begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance. It’s trial, tribulation, and living to fight and survive another day.

Dean is actually a convict in prison for manslaughter, so you can imagine the issues that brings on.

33 postcards won the Community Relations Commission Award at Sydney Film Festival and Victor Dominello MP NSW Minister aptly stated "33 Postcards, inspired by real life stories, explores how two individuals come together despite two different cultures, ages and unexpected circumstances." This evocative film portrays sensitively how people of vastly different cultural backgrounds can interact effectively in our society."

This is an unique and touching story that is rarely told about the relationship that some Aussies have with Chinese Orphans.

It’s not quite for everyone, but if you like a story of survival, beating the odds and the world coming together as one sort of thing, this is likely for you.

Well done to everyone involved in making the event a success.


Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, and Lincoln Lewis

Produced by: Australia-China co-production


33 Postcards

Randwick Ritz

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Eva Rinaldi Photography

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Sarah Colonna from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Netflix’s “Insatiable” and After Lately at Drafthouse Comedy in DC

Sarah Colonna from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Netflix’s “Insatiable” and After Lately at Drafthouse Comedy in DC
Event on 2018-01-20 19:00:00

Sarah is well known as a popular roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” She also served as a full time writer on “Chelsea Lately,” as well as a producer, writer and star of the show’s spin-off scripted series “After Lately.” She will be starring in the upcoming Netflix series (2018) “Insatiable” alongside Dallas Roberts, Debby Ryan and Alyssa Milano.

She was recently seen in Michael Rosenbaum’s hilarious comedy “Back in the Day,” alongside Rosenbaum, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Morena Baccarin and many others. She’s also recently appeared in Diablo Cody’s “Paradise,” CBS’ “Battle Creek,” and “Killing Hasselhoff” with Ken Jeong.

Her first book, “Life as I Blow it,” debuted at number 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list, followed with a sold out book tour in several major cities in the country. It was also sold to NBC to be developed for television with producers Happy Madison two years in a row. Her second book, “Has Anyone Seen My Pants?” was released in March 2015 to the same rave reviews and tour. Her writing success has led to a current collaboration with pop star Demi Lovato on Lovato’s upcoming memoir.

Sarah continues to tour across the country headlining comedy clubs regularly. She’s appeared on several other TV shows, including “The Steve Harvey Show,” “The United States of Tara,” “Scare Tactics,” and “Monk,” and was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW
Washington, United States


Pauly Shore’s One Nighter LIVE from MTV’s ” Totally Pauly”, “Encino Man” and “BioDome” at Arlington Drafthouse

Pauly Shore’s One Nighter LIVE from MTV’s ” Totally Pauly”, “Encino Man” and “BioDome” at Arlington Drafthouse
Event on 2017-11-19 19:00:00
Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show "Totally Pauly" hit the airwavesto major fan approval. The show ran for six years, leading him to numerous television and film roles including the one-hour HBO television special, “Pauly Does Dallas”and starring in the films "Encino Man," "Son In Law","Jury Duty," "In the Army Now," and "Bio Dome."   
After his first album, "The Future of America," was named Best Comedy Album by the college music journalists in 1991, the National Association of Record Merchandisers nominated his second album, "Scraps from the Future," for a Best Sellers Award. 

Pauly then went on to star and produce in his own projects including "Pauly Shore is Dead" for 20th Century Fox, as well as "Adopted," "Vegas is My Oyster," and "Pauly-Tics" all for Showtime. 

Most recently, Pauly released “Pauly Shore Stands Alone,”a true-life road documentary that follows him as he performs in obscure towns throughout Wisconsin while dealing with hispersonal life back home, which also appeared on Showtime. 

Additionally, Pauly will be debuting the video portion of his podcast "Pauly Shore Podcast Show," some of his guests include: Ted Sarandos (head of Netflix), Irving Azoff (manager of The Eagles), Ziggy Marley (reggae superstar) and many, many more. These episodes will be released in 2016.

at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, United States


NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK Presents: From Byzantine to Fashion (Welcome reception)

NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK Presents: From Byzantine to Fashion (Welcome reception)
Event on 2017-09-05 17:00:00
Join is us for this Prêt-à-Porter & Couture fashion event with designs from some of the best designers in Texas;And "The Marie Force" Fashion Presentationvisiting different cities including Manhattan on this opportunity and in the future  Avisiting cities like Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston in Texas. Los Angeles and San Francisco in the near future as well. Introducing designers from all around the world. with a silent auction 100% dedicated to the development of the fashion week fund and incubator. thanks to "Fashion for a Good Cause" and Host Commitee:The Costume Collection Society  Producer / Director Victor Quinteros The Fashion Show Sponsored by Presenting a fine selection of dresses. Confirmed Designers: LAURA CERVANTES (TEXAS) LOLIS GARCIA (MEXICO)  BEENA YUSUF (DUBAI)  RUBY BHANDARI (INDIA)  Beauty Teams: John Paul Mitchell Schools  Music: ARIA 2 AVE MARIA CHAMBER ORCHESTA Dress Code: BLACK TIE Accredited Media: National: Vogue Mag. LA Mag. Victor Mag. Local: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE   COUTURE AND READY TO WEAR  collections    Fine Appetizers and great Music   Experience Manhattan like never before supporting Christians in the Middle East    Donate: If you are interested in donating directly to the Fashion Week Fund in support of local fashion designers participation, please send us an email to: Private VIP Reception at 6:00PM VIP Reception at 6:00PM General Entrance 7:00PM 13 & up Dress Code: Black TieLOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED Note: Not refundable Tickets                 

at NYC – Manhattan
80 Baruch Drive
New York, United States


How to Live from Your Heart

Daily Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

When we approach life from consciousness instead of from the way we’ve been programmed from childhood up, we become increasingly deep feeling individuals.

How can we not feel deeply, given that we are expressions of divine love?

The very nature of consciousness is an awareness that enables us to do the loving thing.

The story of the Little Prince has introduced us to the concept of “matters of consequence.” Those things which are of consequence are matters that flow from the heart, and therefore involve love, which produces deep feeling and often strong emotion.

Because the little prince feels a powerful connection with the flower he loves on his planet, the idea that her safety wouldn’t be of the utmost consequence horrifies him. As a result he becomes angry, his face “white with rage.”

Flooded with emotion, which is flowing from deep connection, the little prince is powerfully moved and yet not at all reactive.

The feeling of the heart is poles apart from the reactive emotion of the reptilian part of the brain. Reactivity divides and separates people, whereas feeling flowing from the heart invites us to know each other in a more closely connected way.

The difference between the two is illustrated by the little prince’s encounter with a businessman on one of the planets he visited on his journey to Earth. This gentleman is totally out of touch with anything of consequence, such as a flower and its scent, the stars at night, or love for another human being.

All he’s concerned about is money.

The businessman thinks he’s concerned with a matter of consequence, of course, which inflates his ego because it makes him feel important.

The little prince doesn’t see the businessman as a human being. He sees him as a mushroom!

Mushrooms can appear overnight and have huge heads, a symbol of the ego. However, in terms of the imagery of this story, they have little substance. The businessman is unaware that he has a heart, a caring center that can feel.

It’s a pretty good image of how business so often operates today, especially what led to the current economic crisis, with some getting rich during this crisis while others lose their job and home.

What’s truly important in life is to live from the heart. Whatever comes from the heart is a matter of consequence.

When something comes from the head, the product of thought, we are wise to sit in stillness until our thoughts quiet down and we can feel our heart instead of hearing our thoughts.

But I want to emphasize, as I have often in the past in these blogs, that the heart is very different from emotional reactivity. It’s the deep current of being.

The feeling we experience flows from our essence, which is very different from an emotional whim that’s triggered in the reptilian brain.

We are talking about feeling that’s an authentic expression of divine love, which takes many forms when it comes to emotional expression. But none of it is reactive, egoic, or alienating.


David Robert Ord is Editorial Director for Namaste Publishing, publishers of Eckhart Tolle and other transformational authors. He writes The Compassionate Eye daily on the Namaste Publishing website, together with his daily author blog Consciousness Rising:


Join us in the daily blog Consciousness Rising for an in-depth understanding of how we become conscious, truly present in the whole of our life.






Thunder From Down Under

Thunder From Down Under
Event on 2017-04-24 19:00:00

at House of Blues – Dallas
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, United States


Broadcasting House from the BT Tower

Some cool broadcast images:

Broadcasting House from the BT Tower
Image by James Cridland

The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T. – Live Broadcast with Hackamore Brick
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Broadcast from Maxwell’s 7/27/13

3LO: Rupert Hazell and Elsie Day
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Rupert Hazell and Elsie Day, English comedy duo, inspect control room at 3LO Melbourne prior to broadcasting; Fred Williams (?) on left.

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