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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Podcast-first radio

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this week’s edition: An online radio station that repurposes as a podcast. As always a raft of links to interesting audio stories around the world, and after reading a podcast show script James concludes: “Anyone who writes in all-capitals in 2021 is a masochist.” Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: The People Who Don’t Listen To Radio On A Radio

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: Few radios, but more receivers. Nine Radio financials in Australia. A metric from Edison Research. An ironic RIP. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Global makes a global hiring; female voices and the radio

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: Homage to Phil Valentine. A new and significant hire at Global. Research about female voices in audio. And a chuckle-worthy clip from BBC Radio 4. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends — Why the words we use matter

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: A new and fascinating study of language use in podcasting, which James connects to how to articulate concepts in radio. And there’s also a similar analysis of on-air speaking habits. Links to both. And much, much more. (Because one “much” wouldn’t be enough.) Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Podcasts on your radio; radio in your Deezer; listeners on the air

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: A suggestion for UK’s Podcast Radio, from a Canadian initiative. A discovery in Deezer. Why doesn’t Spotify do this thing? And riffing on iHeart’s new AI thing. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Vale Jono Coleman, and the birth of talkRADIO, er, TV

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition he joins UK mourning for Jonathan “Jono” Coleman, who died two days ago. ALSO: the BBC annual report, news from Australia’s SCA, new ad delivery technology from AdsWizz, and more. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Who cares? Plus, Audacy’s 350 new stations

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition he identifies a chronic and damaging failure of audio production, complete with an illustrative DAW waveform. Plus much more. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Radio by the Numbers. And Ed Sheeran

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world — and a new email format. In addition to what the title promises, James describes an interesting Spotify/radio, or radio/Spotify, playlist. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: An all-day, three-hour show — and much more

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. An Australian radio station doesn’t give time checks — for a clever reason. BBC’s random traditions. Much more in this roundup of observations and insights. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Spotify’s music radio, new stations and lazy Buggles

by James Cridland

The main story in this week’s newsletter from James Cridland is Spotify’s new “Show” product — a couple of new entries are reviewed. Also, new traditional radio station launches in the UK and Australia. Then, more radio news and links to other sources. One of the meatiest columns in this series. Continue Reading