James Cridland’s Future of Radio: DAB-enabled smartphone launches in UK and Australia; and Broadcast Bionics’ object-based editing

James 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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  • The Top 50 Most Influential People in Australian Radio in 2016 – well, here’s something to aim for in 2017…
  • World’s first smartphone to support digital radio launched in Australia – big news. Congratulations, all.
  • Would you spend £20,000 for an interview with a star for your local breakfast show? This hatchet-job piece is interesting for one other point: that the station concerned ensures that each and every star interview is carefully transcribed and fed to the press. Because that’s what you do with great content: get the most out of it that you can.
  • This is nice – the Australian ABC have commissioned their own typeface (for consistency and to cut costs). 7digital keen to point out that they, too, have done that (as have Spotify, incidentally). As an aside, the BBC uses GillSans, and one day the Daily Mail will bother to read the biography of Eric Gill on Wikipedia and explode with indignation.

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