James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Beats bigness; Big Ben’s bongs; DAB and BBC

james cridland canvasJames Cridland is Managing Director of media.info, and an Australia-based radio futurologist. He is a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. Find out more or subscribe at http://james.cridland.net

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  • My local Fairfax Media website is getting a redesign. Really clean, less ads, impressive-looking. If there are any trends to be noted in websites, it’s this – a removal of clutter and nonsense, and a focus on the content.
  • Tiny, racist Australian political party gets an apparent deal for far-reaching laws to fiddle with ABC and SBS from government. Australian politics would be quite good if they got some adults taking part.
  • Nightline kills the radio star, oops. Also an actually accurate Buggles headline.
  • iHeartRadio Australia launches new station Radio Dead with Steve Penk – there’s no escape from Penky! Definitely an interesting format, and good to see it in more places.



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