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Women in Radio – #VlogChallenge Week 4 – Music


I know I don’t need to explain why I do the #VlogChallenge & what the topic (this one was music) is all about. But I have a blog and if Vlogging makes me Blog more then it’s win win.

Week 4 was all about music, so  after checking that it would be ok with the Station Manager, I took my camera down to Preston FM and recorded the Vlog whilst I was recording Geek On Radio.

First of all, IT IS CRAZY HOT IN PRESTON FM STUDIOS, so hot that my camera overheated and didn’t want to play at first. Then my computer wasn’t too impressed. But eventually I actually mamanged to record something worth uploading to YouTube.

Any there you go.

So the report that I was talking about was an American one, by Media Matters for America. You can read it all here if you like, but I have got some of the slides ready for you, if you’re not in the mood.

MediaMattersChart1-791eee1276e99cac7ba5b35135a493aeoh and this one too,


SO These are the things I posted on Facebook, way back at the start of the year, and I was prodded in the right direction. I love my radio show. I love doing it, the people I’ve met and the places I’ve been, and it’s not even six months old!

Have a listen,

Cloudcasts by Geek on Radio on Mixcloud

Let me know what you think, and if you live in Preston & South Ribble sign up for some of the training courses at Preston FM and come join in! ( 

And if you’re not in the area, check out this list of all the UK Community Radio Stations, find yours and of course get involved!


#VlogChallenge Week 3 – Books!


So for Week 3 of #VlogChallenege, Nickie set the topic of books. Well, being a Vlog Challenge, Nickie can tell you herself & also answer some FAQs

I did have a really great plan, and wanted to do something cool. What you got was this…


Mostly because I only had this much time, and pretty much what you see is what you get with this video.


I picked the Fitz Bunny book whilst I was in New Zealand, in a comic book store, where I also discovered my love of The Authority comics.

Authority_8_1600x1200-375631And that neatly lead me onto the comics I’m currently reading, part of DCs New 52, The Futures End.


I picked up issue zero on Free Comic Book Day, and it was surprisingly dark & gruesome, and I was a little excited to see The Authority in the early issues (I’m not telling what happens, no Spoilers!) But so far, it’s a great serise, although its a weekly comic, and I admit we normally pick monthlies at home.

But what you got was a wonder through some WFRP 2nd edition, and I didn’t really explain much about it. So there’s 2 videos for another time eh?

If you’re tempted to join in #VlogChallenge, then don’t dither just do! There’s a linky page ( so you can see everyone is just diving in & having a go!

#VlogChallenge Week Two #Beauty


Ah, week two.

Kate is Nickie’s partner in crime for #vlogchallenge. She is blogging queen over at I am Wit Wit Woo and the topic was a beauty (or fashion) Vlog!

So I sulked a bit, and then realized that I go to the effort of Hennaing (is that right?) my hair on a semi regular basis, and that’s a beauty thing. Isn’t it? Yeah.

I’ve been doing this for quite a few years now, and to me it’s quite an easy process, but I’ve been surprised from some of the Twitter / YouTube comments that it seems laborious to others? How easy is it to commercially dye your hair these days?

Anyway, here’s my Vlog, have a look and let me know if it seems like extra effort to go to!

I must admit I’m loving the Vlog Challenge, and although I’m unlikely to head down to London any time sooN, I quite enjoyed Tinuke Circusmum‘s Tips for getting around London!

The next #VlogChallenge is tomorrow & set by Nickie, so keep an eye on for the next topic!