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), 22(6).

    2016: 'Podcasting: Considering the evolution of the medium and its association with the word "radio"', The Radio Journal International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media 14(1): 7–22.

    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

    2015: 'Serial and Ten Years of Podcasting: Has the Medium Finally Grown Up' in M. Oliveira and F. Ribeiro (eds), Radio, Sound and Internet: Proceedings of Net Station International Conference (LASICS, Braga Portugal), pp. 299–309.

    2014: '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

    2016: 'Why we need to start talking about podcast studies', invited presentation, At the Forefront of Podcasting conference, La Termica, Malaga, Spain, October.

    2016: 'Podcasting and the Serial', invited presentation, University of Murcia, Spain, May.

    2015: 'Ten Years is a Long Time in Podcasting', Net Station, University of Minho, Portugal, April.

    2013: '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.

    2008: '"I'm friends with the DJ" – Radio's Social Media', Sounding Out 4, University of Sunderland, September.

    2007: 'Radio, podcasting and the long tail', PCA/ACA, Boston, USA, March.

    2007: 'Podcasting and the long tail', Meccsa/Ampe, Coventry.

    2006: 'Will the the ipod kill the radio star?' Meccsa/AMPE, Leeds.

    2006: 'Podcasting: how, what, why', invited paper at BFI media studies conference.

    2005: 'Podcasting', Radio Studies Conference, Birmingham.

    2002: 'Online learning for radio', AMPE, Southampton.

  • 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