James Cridland is Managing Director of media.info, and an Australia-based radio futurologist. He is a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. Find out more or subscribe at http://james.cridland.net
James Cridland’s articles
- The UK’s slow road to AM/FM switchoff. If it’s the UK’s intention to turn off AM/FM, it might be a good idea to say so.
- Radio around the world – a podcast with me on it from @asi_radiotv
- A quick chat with me and Nails Mahoney at the end of the Next Radio conference
- FCC Chairman Calls on Apple to Turn on FM Reception in iPhones. Swift response from Apple: No. Because there’s no FM radio in your iPhone to switch on. That went well.
- The new Tesla Model 3 doesn’t have an AM/FM radio in it. An FM radio is coming with a software update, apparently. An AM radio… isn’t.
- Mythbusting about Pandora from Westwood One
- Lots of lovely internet radio consumption data for July from the good folks at Triton Digital
- A nice write-up of Next Radio from Tracey Lee.
- Event: Radio Reinvented! – a special event in Bradford
- The government have politely suggested that UK stores stop selling AM/FM-only radio sets
- The best new wireless digital radios, from the London Evening Standard. If you’re not from the UK, this is worth a read if only to understand what DAB sets look like.
- From the archives – On Demand? It’s Not The Same, and a comment from me afterwards
- Fifty years after the radio revolution, are the BBC’s stations now irrelevant? – this Guardian article suffers from a fairly awful headline (of course they’re not), but there are quite some good points made in this piece. In particular, the depiction of the fustiness of Radio 4, and the Today Programme, are relevant and accurate.
- Interesting debate on local media and whether it’s important, at the University of South Queensland.