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New research on listening/streaming preferences charts pros and cons of radio

Research firm Bridge Ratings released a new consumer survey of 2,200 consumers age 12-64 about why they do and don’t like AM/AM, and why they like streaming. There is a clear tilt to this work, as the report does not contain any queries or responses for what people might dislike about streaming. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Next Radio tickets, Australia goes podcast mad, topical radio ads

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Next Radio is next week. Lots of podcast updates from Australia following OzPod. More from around the world. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: That US Report, plus Hurricane Harvey and Norway’s P3 audience disappears

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Assessing the latest radio report forecasting doomsday for the U.S. industry. Also includes Hurricane Harvey updates, reactions with Norway’s digital transition, and much more. Continue Reading

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Nielsen study: Millennials consume lots of audio

Nielsen is running a report series focused on Millennials, the frequently coveted demographic aged 18-34. The latest edition examines how this group uses digital communication and entertainment. Other Nielsen research has pointed to a different breakdown in how Millennials use media, with much less time spent watching TV or listening to radio than older generations, and this new data set reinforces that trend. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Radio should be where the speakers are – and behind Australia’s largest radio station

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: James has updates from the wide world of audio, including news from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Hong Kong. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Tony Blackburn’s magic trick that we can all learn from, plus data from NPR and lots of jobs

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: James shares insights from a legendary radio personality, plus NPR data, several UK job listings, and much more from across the radio and audio industry. Continue Reading