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I know this site has a radio stations directory but is there a site with a more comprehensive lists of other companies and people in the radio industry?
There has been some discussion ‘behind the scenes’ here at Media UK about adding the sort of service providers and people you suggest – in fact you’ll find that some organisations such as INRIX Media(nee Trafficlink), the Radio Academy and the Hospital Broadcasting Association are now listed as ‘Organisations’. This listing is still ‘work in progress’.
The problem with adding freelancers, such as VOs and consultants is finding a suitable requirement for listing them.
While I don’t think there would be any problems adding production companies such as Wise Buddah, S2Blue and Devaweb, VOs such as Peter Dickson, Dave Wartnaby and Helena Breck, or consultants such as Francis Currie, Paul Chantler and Nik Goodman (or even cough myself) – all of whom have a well-established track record – the feeling is that there should some qualifying criteria for inclusion.
The concern is that otherwise every Tom, Dick and Harry with a hacked copy of CoolEdit and a half-decent mic – knocking out poorly-produced ads for a tenner a go (or less) – gets listed as a ‘Production Company’ or ‘Voiceover’.
Currently, if you are a Radio Academy patron or a RadioCentre member, we’d be delighted to list you.
We’re working on an inclusion policy for other organisations (including television and the print industry) and I’d be happy to hear suggestions.
More thinking of freelancers. A list of people for hire. Their profile could contain samples of their previous work (ie images of previous online content, sound samples etc). That may help narrow the list down. It might make sense from a hiring point of view that it is all in one directory for companies to browse.
That what radio talent is for where there a list of people who you can see there profile and contact them. the pips is also another one.
Ian – how can you get listed in Ofcom’s list? Is there any checking that the people are capable of doing the work? Can anyone get in? (That’s the important thing here).
Russell – I think you pay for RadioTalent and The Pips. What makes them any good? Are people happy spending cash like that?
You simply apply with your details – in the case of this list of transmission suppliers for RSLs to Soo Williams – with some evidence of what you do and for whom.
The decision to include you would appear to be based on either Ofcom’s existing knowledge of you or after research – and you can get deleted if you misbehave!