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

James Cridland, 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.


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  • RIP Phil Valentine, a radio host for WTN in Nashville TN, USA. In December last year, he tweeted “I have a very low risk of a) getting COVID and b) dying of it if I do. Why would I risk getting a heart attack or paralysis by getting the vaccine?”, and then went on to record a parody song, Vaxman, mocking the vaccine and any of his listeners who wanted to protect themselves. He died of COVID-19 on Saturday. We have power. Use it wisely.

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