Going live on air!

In today’s multi-media world radio may seem a bit old-fashioned but we all know there are more and more radio stations than ever and recent evidence suggests that more and more of us are tuning in – including All Things Business! In an exciting new collaboration for us, August sees the launch of a new live local radio show that carries our name. After the success of his monthly show, called ‘Open4Business’, Adrian Pryce, one of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Deputies and a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Northampton, has invited us to collaborate with him on a new live show - to be called ‘All Things Business’. The new show, which will be aired very 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm on NLive106.9FM, will be a mix of great music and lively chat, with guests drawn from local businesses. Unlike his existing show, which is pre-recorded and with two guests who stay all through, the new show is live, with the ability to include phone links and thus able to feature more guests. Guests will be drawn from local business, especially the companies and personalities we cover in the magazine, as well as those in the local news in general. Both of Adrian’s shows aim to promote the best of our local businesses, especially those companies and business people making a contribution to the community in social and environmental terms as well as their economic and employment impact. The live show will be fast paced, and also interlaced with great music chosen by the guests as well as Adrian – who always plays plenty of classics from the 70s and 80s. Usually with a Tom Jones song given Adrian’s Welsh roots!

Adrian (R) in the NLive studio with guests Dominic Goble, JP, (L) Chair of Northamptonshire Magistrates and Robert Hicks, Consultant Surgeon at Northampton General Hospital, who volunteers his services helping people in Africa
Adrian (R) in the NLive studio with guests Dominic Goble, JP, (L) Chair of Northamptonshire Magistrates and Robert Hicks, Consultant Surgeon at Northampton General Hospital, who volunteers his services helping people in Africa

“The original show, running for two years already, is more like Dessert Island Discs. The new show will be more like the Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show” says Adrian, “with contemporary good news stories and interviews with the personalities behind them. All the time we are looking to highlight why Northamptonshire is the best county to live, work and start and run a business.” Adrian thoroughly enjoys his radio appearances. “I already get an adrenalin rush in the pre-recorded sessions, so going live is a new and exciting challenge” he says, adding “Remember, I am a man and can only do one thing at a time – speak or press the buttons! “Thank goodness there is a great team at NLive Radio who offer plenty of help and support, including Chris Harris, acting Station Manager, and my University colleague Marc Webber, an experienced journalist.”

The existing show, ‘Open4Business’, airs on the 2nd Wednesday each month, from 7-9pm, with a longer and deeper look at local issues, with guests drawn from the private, public and charity sectors. Adrian also features colleagues from the University, which set up and supports NLive and its studio in the St John’s Hall of Residence, and he is keen to get the message across that the University is also very much ‘open4business’.

As Adrian says, “if you think that the University can help you or your business in any way, but not sure where to start or who to contact, please get in touch.”

The new show ‘All Things Business’ is launched on Wednesday 28th August, when All Things Business’ very own Ben Thomas will be a guest. In Adrian’s words - “It’s the greatest fun, and local radio is such a great service to the community and a good way to promote your business locally.” And it’s now another way that All Things Business, with the University, can promote the county and its businesses.


If you have a story to tell about your business or would like to take part in one of his radio shows to promote your company, your charitable activities or the community, please contact Adrian on 01604 892033 or at Adrian.pryce@northampton.ac.uk.