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Townsquare Q2: Digital initiatives growing fast, and advocacy for regulatory change

In this week’s Q2 earnings call, Townsquare Media noted that its digital initiatives, most of which are bundled into Townsquare Interactive and Townsquare Ignite, are leading drivers of quarterly growth. Also in the call, Townsquare execs advocate for regulatory loosening of local station ownership rules, saying that radio’s competitors are digital platforms. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: German multi-platform radio, and linking to podcasts with least friction

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: International news and insights from Germany and Canada. Podcast linking best practices, and calls for a UK podcast chart. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: DAB in Germany; Radio up in New Zealand; Entercom’s ‘shiny new toy’ issue

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Updates from the radio and audio industry come from Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, and much more. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: BBC Sounds gets launched, longer ads apparently preferred, and Bobby Bones

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: New BBC Sounds app launches in the UK. Some questionable research into ad length. Much more from across the audio landscape. Continue Reading