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BBC 6music celebrates its 10th anniversary on air

By on Tuesday, 13th March 2012 at 1:00 pm

Has it really been 10 years since the beginning of BBC 6music taking to the digital airwaves? The internet and DAB accessible radio station providing a globally free, alternative listening option to music fans around the world is celebrating a very important birthday, and who better to narrate the station’s history than Steve Lamacq himself (pictured above), accompanied by a humorous animated cartoon. Watch it below.

UK residents can download for free Lammo’s hour-long look back at the radio station’s first 10 years in broadcasting, Steve Lamacq’s Family Tree, by right clicking from this link. Everyone has 5 days to listen to the programme here.

I myself am very much in debt to 6music: while I’m at SXSW, I’ll be seeing and speaking with bands that I could have only have heard about on the station. It offers an unmatched – and free – service so that anyone with an open mind about music can trust them to bring exclusive live sessions not available anywhere else and to bring new and old favourites without the commercial pressure from labels that is all too present in most American radio stations (and I presume around the world as well). Two years ago us 6music fans mobilised to prevent its closure, and the reaction was so strong that it was obvious then and is still obvious now just how very important 6music is to the worldwide music community.

Happy birthday, 6music! And here’s to many more.


Innocent’s 8th Birthdy

By on Saturday, 28th April 2007 at 11:04 am

Innocent logoInnocent celebrate their 8th Birthday today, Saturday 28th April. Amazing to think how much they’ve moved on in that time, from just 3 employees to their current (almost) 200. I’ve been a drinker since late 2002, which puts me as a relatively old hat Innocent drinker, but I have to say that my favourite flavour is still one of their originals, the Mangoes and Passion Fruits one – I manage to get through about a litre a week, and have to restrain myself not to buy more due to poor monetry concerns (choosing when to buy Innocent and when to spend money on other stuff is always hard…)

They had a birthday party over at fruit towers earlier this week, which looks like great fun from the pictures they have on their marvellous blog (a true example of how blogging can be used to make your company have a better brand and all round greatness).

So all I can say really is: Well Done Innocent, and hope that you continue to grow and be as successful as you have been for the past 8 years for as long as possible!


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