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Environmental Sustainability in Broadcast Industry?


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I am a final year Broadcast Production student at Ravensbourne College In London UK and I am currently undertaking research for my dissertation on the subject of the ‘Impact of environmental sustainability policy on independent media content producers’. As part of this exercise I am running an online survey to collect feedback from people working in the broadcasting, media or independent production sectors for their views on this subject.


If you would like to contribute to my survey then please access this at:



It should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete, every contribution is much appreciated.


Also If you would like to discuss this topic, then please comment on this post. I would like to know what opinions broadcast professionals have on environmental sustainability in our industry and what is its future?


Thank you for your co-operation


Natasha Hayes

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Hi Natasha,

Well.... I know you ain't expecting this- but, way back, even before I had left school, my (I think) first adventure in to radio was in, of-all-places RAVENSBOURNE! It was on sunny Sunday way back in the seventies that I helped out Radio Jackie when they were a pirate from the side of the line at Ravensbourne station! We strung up a wire aerial and put some copper earth rods in to the ground, then ran the station off a 12 volt car battery!

I recall the ground was very dry, and we had to keep watering the copper rods to gain a decent earth connection.


You need to tell me whether that was environmentally friendly or not though!


Good luck,

Arthur B!:thumbup:

If I have helped you with a Freebie- please be kind enough to add a link from your own site or blog to mine- thanks! http://arthurburton.net


Thank You!

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Hello Natasha,


Forgot this to mention this ... but I completed your online survey (Yesterday evening)


About Your study and question for details about the World of broadcasting ...

I have the idea that you see broadcasting only as a part of what "professionals" do


These days, except legal FM/AM radio, there are a lot of people (Worldwide) who're doing "their thing" by streaming content as online (internet) station

Most of them are people who are doing this as a part of a hobby (hobby broadcaster) or who are a part of a kind of network

a network who has - sometimes - a bigger name than the project itself

Many of those hobby broadcasters are former professionals (as I am) who are trying to share it with people (listeners) - most of those people are strangers ... strangers with an IP address connected to a country ...

But who are the persons behind these IP addresses? We never gonna know this. Thats what it is all about ...

If the person behind that IP address isn't known, an I-Radio isn't able to make any promotion to so known "clients" to make offers to let them buy / sale their product ...


Concerning internet radio, the majority of I-Radios ain't KIIS or WOLF fm projects and in no way runned by so known producers, managers etc

yes, for sure I-Radio has an impact to broadcasting in general, but it has to be seen as the total of all I-Radios Worldwide

Earning money to the current way I-Radio is made is for many broadcasters a huge issue, even a problem


If you are lucky, you can meet some people, such as Arfa and Me, but also other fellow BW members at this forum who have seen "it" all before


If you have more specific questions, please feel free to post them

We gonna try to answer them ... Well anyway ... We have the knowledge ... so it gonna be a help at any time :rolleyes:

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I completed your survey Natasha. I think one major point is equipment recapitilzation. With technology advancing at lightening speed, equipment becomes out dated rather fast. Computer equipment can be redisignated to other jobs, but other equipment tends to idle in supply closets never to see the light of day again. It would be interesting to see if there are any large broadcast supply companies that have plans for acquiring older equipment and upgrading it for resale.

Good luck !

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