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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Radio for dogs, the BBC’s internet-fit pilot, Radio Garden

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


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  • The Online Radio Awards – in case you missed them, here are the winners. Some great people here. Notable that the definition of ‘radio’ here isn’t just limited to live, linear broadcasts, but also podcasting, which seems sensible. Congrats to Mixcloud who organised this.
  • And not wanting to give any spoilers or anything, but: “Online London station Soho Radio named best in the world” might give something away.
  • Fear of too many alerts holds back news apps (and probably apps in general, I’d suggest). Also, people actively dislike clickbait headlines. Probably doesn’t stop them clicking them, though. In other news: this guy once worked for the BBC, but you’ll never guess what happened next
  • A very old blog post of mine about gender equality in radio, and radio conferences. Lovely, and almost staggering, to see the comments. Nobody ever comments on websites these days, do they? It’s all hidden away on Facebook posts. I wonder if there’s a way to extract those comments into one place?
  • From 1990, and gloriously old-fashioned-looking: the BBC Guide To Acoustic Practice (aka how to build studios from an architectural standpoint)
  • Where Podcasts Go Wrong – and ten ways to fix them. Some great tips in here. Some people on my Twitter feed have railed against being given ‘rules’ for podcasting; these really aren’t those, but some interesting tips that are worthwhile reading, even if you decide they’re not for you

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