James Cridland, the radio futurologist, is a conference speaker, writer and consultant. He runs the media information website media.info and helps organise the yearly Next Radio conference. He also publishes podnews.net, a daily briefing on podcasting and on-demand, and writes a weekly international radio trends newsletter, at james.crid.land.
James Cridland’s articles
- Is it time for radio to tune out of TuneIn? – my article hones in on TuneIn’s apparent court battle
- In UK la Radio è in netta crescita: ecco perchè – my article, taken and translated into Italian. Grazie, @Radio_Speaker!
- This is nice for Alexa users. Simple, straightforward marketing. from WBZ News Radio.
- This is an interesting move – Entercom announcing a set of analytics for radio advertisers. Clever thinking to combat the threat of online. Good Entercom.
- The welcome video email sent to Entercom employees after the CBS Radio merger.
- Story #2 in this issue of podnews is probably worth a read – is iHeart Media trying to game the podcast stats?
- Radio station: Win the contest, win a baby – B103.9’s contest is one of the neater ways of getting the headlines
- Interesting, and quite damning, piece about the history of the Apple HomePod.
- It Still Happens: When A Station Galvanizes A Market – Sean Ross hears people get excited about a new station.
- Electricity killed the radio star – lazy Buggles headline. Article is about the sound of electric motors. Seemingly nothing to do with radio at all, but still, the reinforcement of radio’s death is there.
- 6 Pieces Of Bad Advice We Give to Radio DJs – an oft-quoted piece this week from Fred Jacobs
- Interesting to see LBC producing podcast-first material – and for it to be promoted on the Amazon Echo like this. (Tip: you too can do that – you just need to get your podcast listed by TuneIn).
- Global purchases The Bay and Lakeland Radio – a surprise purchase of two relatively small stations, but Global clearly wants to continue covering the country if they can.
- Secrets from the BBC newsroom – a great story and some great audio. What an excellent thing from Robin Lustig.
- “We’ve won the future.” – very positive piece about DAB from Neil Cowling.
- How vertical video is driving the BBC’s mobile traffic – radio really ought to be making “vertical video” too. Apart from anything else, it’s bigger when scrolling through Facebook. (The story, though, conflates video format with an investment in the BBC’s social video department).
- Perceptive Radio on your smartphone? – Ian Forrester of the BBC’s R&D department talk about their next experiment.
- Radio’s intimacy is it’s great strength. So why do we deny our biggest stars the chance to say goodbye to their audience like this? (There’s clearly more than meets the eye here)
- Clearly more than meets the eye here, too – just after they hit the #1 spot on Melbourne’s FM breakfast dial, Jo and Lehmo axed from ARN’s Gold 104.3
- Can radio kill the video star? An interesting piece from South Korea, not a traditional radio country. Also, “Good old radio receivers are back” – an alley in South Korea that sells radios.
- Mexico to Premiere Nation’s First All-Female Radio Station
- A Spanish communications professor wants a better on-demand experience from radio – interesting to see others bang on about UX for radio.