Available Now (via Amazon Kindle Store):
A selection of articles from my regular 'Programming Points' column, which appeared in (UK trade publication) The Radio Magazine from 2003-2010, is now available as a Kindle e-book.
(I'm hoping to have a paperback version available at some point, but in the meantime if you don't have a Kindle device you can download free Kindle reading apps for Windows PC, Mac, iPad and smartphones from Amazon).
Paul Easton is a radio programming consultant who has been working in the industry since 1974.
His background includes a number of senior/management positions with several leading radio stations, including London's Capital Radio and LBC, as well as BRMB (Birmingham) and Music Choice Europe.
Paul has also provided specialist station monitoring and programming analysis for several successful radio licence applications, and offers other specialist services such as Rajar analysis and Selector training and database troubleshooting.
Radio programming consultancy
Ofcom Format Change Requests
Station monitoring/content analysis
What Others Say:
“Paul is a focussed and extremely experienced Radio professional. Great Results, Personable, Expert.” - Clive Dickens, Chief Operating Officer, Absolute Radio
"Paul has been my first choice expert for music and monitoring issues over many years. I have the highest regard for his work and value his professionalism and helpful attitude." - Jason Bryant, Chief Executive, Town & Country Broadcasting
“Paul comes bundled with huge experience, a wide knowledge of music, total passion for radio output and the radio business. If ours is a profession, he's a professional; if it's a trade, he's a craftsman.” - Stephen Martin, BBC World Service
"Paul is a consummate professional. He has an encylopaedic knowledge of the craft that is radio. He speaks from personal experience in some very high profile positions that he has held over the years. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul as a consultant to stations." - Enda Caldwell, Enda Caldwell Productions.
From Radiojam - "Watching The Consultants"
...Paul Easton is a radio consultant, having spent over 30 years in the industry, including a stint in programming at Capital Radio. He sees faults on both sides regarding the poor image of consultancy; "Some consultants don't really understand the station, its place in the market and often fail to identify the real problem. Some simply try to install a one-size-fits-all solution everywhere they go while others don't ask the right questions. Similarly some radio station management haven't really thought through why they are using a consultant and what they expect them to do..."