The Aftershow: Sony Music director of artist development DJ Semtex

Ben Homewood

Pirate radio is vital because…

“It’s the epitome of raw talent, it’s where things start, there’s no rules, no bias, it’s just about what’s hot and giving the people what they want. If you don’t, you won’t get the listeners.

Regardless of how big that pirate station is, you’ve really got to tap into the community, get people motivated to call in or lock in, every week.

There’s no filter, it’s the lowest form of natural selection in the sense ...

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