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:
- I read a magazine and I liked it – I’ve just almost written a love letter to a magazine – Monocle Magazine to be precise.
- Enjoy this hour of me and Josh Withers talking about what I do and how I run my little business…
- “Ich habe jede Menge Podcasts gehört – und das daraus gelernt” – my weekly column, auf Deutsch – and in English: I listened to lots of podcasts and this is what I learnt
- Latest Facebook numbers. It’s quite big, it turns out.
- Clever advertising campaign, using mocked-up radio stations from the 1960s
- “Everything’s fine“, says Perry Michael Simon. Some of us in radio do a fine job of talking the industry down…
- Exaggerate, advises Paige Nienaber – paint a bigger picture. I tweeted this in front of the millions of people who follow me.
- HD radio: next big thing in sound that wasn’t and isn’t – article highlighting mistake of marketing sound quality.
- Great stats from Nielsen. Younger audiences use radio as much as older ones; plus an hours-spent graph.
- What’s the Sweet Spot For The Length Of A Podcast? — Steven Goldstein: “If you don’t edit, your audience will for you”
- In the US they still need articles to convince radio stations to stream online, like this one.
- “Radio is not only healthy, it’s thriving.” Plus a bonus unusual #lazyMARRSheadline
- 54% of US adults have Netflix at home. 23% use it every day. Incredible statistics.
- Nothing to make you feel old like the Web Archive. This was 20 years ago on Hallam FM. He was quite good.
- New digital service promised for RTE listeners in Britain – DAB+ to replace their aging LW service)
- Earshot podcast: Chris Ward of Bauer Media UK. Well-produced radio production podcast.
- Launched last week in the UK: Heart 80s – stiff competition for Absolute 80s. On DAB, Sky and online.
- Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death – fascinating longform read
- How television works. From 1961.
- The Guardian stops advertising on Google and YouTube after their ads get placed next to hate speech.
- The oldest trick in the book for getting media coverage – congratulations, Mid City Radio
- ABC Sunshine Coast stops broadcasting for two days while they retrain staff
- This is what a successful radio station looks like. Congratulations, smoothfm 91.5 for their latest survey results
- Surprisingly rare – a radio with DAB+, FM and AM. At Harvey Norman.
- Germany: Golly. This new DAB radio also has a CD player and… a cassette deck. /via Rene van de Kolk
- Norway: radio listening down over 10% in #FMexit areas. In line with expectations, say Norwegian radio. /via Dag H. Baardsen
- Ireland: The death rattle of AM gets prolonged. Also, #lazyantiqueradio
- Gambia: Who needs a TBU?
- Austria: Auphonic, a podcast post-production service. A BBC producer I know tells me “all podcsts should go through this”
- France: Interesting to see a DAB+ car adaptor (called “RNT” in French) being promoted.