If you get good at your marketing, it’s just possible you’ll end up getting some press coverage.
Now newspaper and magazine articles are easy to save but suppose you end up on the radio. How are you going to keep a copy of that?
You could ask the radio station for a copy of the show but maybe you don’t want to do that for whatever reason. What do you do then?
If you get yourself on to any of the BBC radio shows, then most (all? I don’t know I haven’t checked them all) can be listened to again using their listen again service. Just go the BBC radio website and navigate your way to the correct show.
There’s just one “problem” with this. Actually there are two.
Firstly show are only avaiblable for 7 days.
Secondly, there’s no obvious way to record the shows. So not so good if you want to keep so other people can hear it.
But all is not lost.
There is some free software called Radio Downloader that will….well the name’s a pretty good clue!
Radio Downloader supports different types of content via plugins – the following plugins are currently included:
- BBC Radio
Allows you to download radio programmes made available via the BBC iPlayer.
Allows you to download files made available as attachments to RSS feeds.
Once you’ve downloaded Radio Downloader and installed the program, you need to find the show you were on.
- So start Radio downloader click on Choose Programm or double click on BBC Radio icon to bring up a list of programmes
- Use either the A to Z to find the programme by name or hunt through the categories
- If you are using the A to Z (and there’s no reason not to) one thing to keep in mind is what you call the show and what it will be listed as aren’t always the same!
The word “the” isn’t always included.
For example Chris Evan’s breakshow is listed as “The Chris Evan’s Breakfast show” so you need to look under “T” but The Dave Monk Show – I’ll use this as an example as I’ve been on it a few times – is listed as “Dave Monk” and so is found under “D”
- So once you’ve found your progamme/presenter, click on the link.
- This will load a list of the available shows. They handily have the date and the title normally includes a major feature of the show
- Select the one you want (by default they are all selected so un-check the boxes of the ones you don’t want)
- Click on download
- Find something else to do while it’s downloading. You’ll be downloading a couple hours of audio which is probably fine if you have super-duper fast broadband but it can be a bit painful for the rest of us.
- Once it’s downloaded, you’ll be able to see it listed in the downloads tab and from there you can play it again and again and again…..
- It’s useful to know where to find it on your hard drive if you want to edit the show so you just have your bit (note you’ll need some other software for that which I will cover in a future article)
- Click on Options, then Main Options. This will show you where it’s saving the files. You can change this if you like but just remember anything you’ve already down loaded will be in the old place so it’s probably a good idea to move them so everything is in the same place.
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