Bongoman

 Paul Olding

 

 

RADIO PRESENTING

 

 

 

A long time ago, almost in a different life, I spent many hours on air presenting assorted radio shows for Oxford’s Oxygen 107.9fm radio station. From talk shows to music shows, science shows, drive shows (not sure if many of our student audiences were ‘driving’ at the time), comedy shows, thoughtful shows and downright silly shows. My favourites were Panache with Richard Reynolds (now more recognised as the Guerrilla Gardener) and Clive Poe’s Retro Show.

 

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During this time I was also working on my doctorate in Australian Microhylid frogs and a chance encounter with a radio producer led to me making a radio documentary for BBC Radio 4 about the decline and disappearance of many Aussie Frogs.

 

I also helped set up an Asian radio station in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

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Then I went and got a job in BBC tv and kind of forgot about

the radio work. Until another chance encounter…

 

2012 saw a return to Radio Reporting for

The Science Show on Australia’s Radio National

 

 

 

 

Nuclear Fusion reaches a milestone

The Science Show

8th March 2014

 

Listen to the Report

 

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Ancient DNA solving riddles of Ancient Plagues

The Science Show

13th July 2013

 

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The Life Scientific of Edward Lear

The Science Show

8th December 2012

 

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The Royal Society in London

 

 

Edward Lear’s Great Horned Owl

 

The RS Library signing out book showing Charles Darwin borrowed a Lear illustrated folio

 

 

 

 

The Rise of English Wine

The Science Show

13th October 2012

 

Listen to the Report

 

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The Frog That Croaked

BBC Radio 4

(1997)

 

 

Listen to the Programme

 

 

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All Images copyright Paul Olding