James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: FM switchoff in the UK; and a nerdy look at AM transmission characteristics Inbox

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with one of his more technical columns, in which he closes the can of worms opened in last week’s coverage of a frequency switch at 4BC in Brisbane, Cridland’s home base. Lots of graphics. But first, the UK’s decision about FM switch-off, a new rule for smart speakers, the geography of Wales according to TuneIn, and the new BBC logo. Continue Reading

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: The BBC World Service sees more listeners, and Ceefax lives!

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this week’s edition: Discussion of BBC World Service’s new five-year review: listener reach, digital growth, and more. Also, the demolition of a radio tower. And some dinky doo, too. Continue Reading

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Stories of goodbyes, radio in Afghanistan, and that’s a good question

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this week’s edition: Classy radio exits. Reporting of inept radio. Praise for Pierre Bouvard’s data-based advice. And more. Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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