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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: A new kids station in Australia, and a new online station in the UK

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Two new station launches. Triton Digital webcast metrics. Other audio news from around the world. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Why people enter radio competitions, and the UK’s RAJAR figures

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Channel results from Q4 RAJAR data and experts weigh in. Also why do people enter radio competitions? Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Young people and the radio, Spotify to get more expensive, and personalised ads

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Confirmation that young people do indeed listen to radio. Royalty rates rising for steaming music. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Scripps – radio out, podcasting in; and triplej’s Hottest 100 shows radio still big for the young

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Analyzing Scripps’ move to cut radio and focus on podcasts. Other news from the the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and more. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: How the UK listens; a sad passing; radio with pictures

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: How the UK listens; a sad passing; radio with pictures — and much more from the US, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Small-scale DAB in the UK – how should it work? And good radio station branding

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Reflections on small-scale DAB in the UK and how it might work. Much more from the international audio industry. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Dick Orkin dies; BBC switches off more AM transmitters, smart speakers a hit

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Rest in peace, Dick Orkin. Other news and updates from around the audio world looking back on 2017 and ringing in 2018. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Australia’s christmas sabotage, and UK radio to get deregulated

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: James reacts to Australian radio’s long holiday break in ratings. Others share insights on UK radio’s impending deregulation. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: BBC and Cumulus both launch smart speaker skills, and a confusing LUFS story

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Two big broadcasters jump aboard the Alexa skill train. Loudness wars and conflicting LUFS standards. Much more from around the audio world. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Radio that makes you feel better, first on Twitter, Global is medium of the year

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Subscription radio for nursing homes in Australia. Radio’s earliest tweeters. Recognition for Global. Continue Reading