Richard Berry' profile

Richard Berry [photo]

Richard Berry
Senior Lecturer
Programme Leader: BA (Hons) Radio L3 Top-up and FDg Community Radio
Spark FM Station Manager


Telephone: (0191) 515 2239

Teaches: Radio production


Research interests:

  • programming techniques in commercial radio
  • studio and broadcast technology
  • regulation and new developments in broadcasting, radio formats and programming.

Key research output:

  • Journal articles

    2016: 'Part of the Establishment: Reflecting on 10 years of podcasting as an audio medium', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technolgoies (published online first 26 February)

    2015: 'A Golden Age of Podcasting? Evaluating Serial in the Context of Podcast Histories', Journal of Radio & Audio Media 22(2): 170–78.

    2013: 'Radio with Pictures: Radio visualisation in BBC national radio', The Radio Journal 11(2): 169-84.

    2006: 'Will the ipod kill the radio star? Profiling Podcasting as Radio', Convergence 12(2): 143-162.

  • Book chapters

    2014 forthcoming: 'The future of radio is the internet, not on the internet' in M. Oliveira, G. Stachyra and G. Starkey (eds), Radio: The Resilient Medium (Sunderland: Centre for Research in Media & Cultural Studies)
    2004: 'Speech Radio in the Digital Age' in Andrew Crisell (ed), More than a Music Box: Radio Cultures and Communities in a Multi-Media World (Berghahn Books).

  • Conference Papers

    'The future of radio is the internet, not on the internet', ECREA Radio conference, University of Sunderland (London campus), September 2013.
    'It's radio, but with pictures', The Radio Conference, University of Bedfordshire, July 2013.
    'Radio, podcasting and the long tail', PCA/ACA, Boston, USA, March 2007.
    'Podcasting and the long tail', Meccsa/Ampe, Coventry, 2007.
    'Will the the ipod kill the radio star?' Meccsa/AMPE, Leeds, 2006.
    'Podcasting: how, what, why', invited paper at BFI media studies conference, 2006.
    'Podcasting', Radio Studies Conference, Birmingham, 2005.
    'Online learning for radio', AMPE, Southampton, 2002.

  • Other

    2014: Elected member, Community Media Association Council
    2013-date: Regional Committee member, Radio Academy
    2007: Successful application for a community radio licence, September
    1999: Production Support & Training: BBC Radio Newcastle/ Millennium Oral History Project - The Century Speaks
    1998-2000: Manager Utopia FM