James Cridland’s Future of Radio: How to do Facebook Live, playing dirty against the opposition, and Infinite Dial Australia

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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  • Just remembering Next Radio from last year. Proud of @matt and my conference. This year it’s on September 18th, and if you’re lucky you’ll hear about some of the speakers later today at next.radio.
  • In Stoke-on-Trent, Signal Radio’s Louise Stones has now popped up on BBC Radio Stoke. The local newspaper has a good story with listener reactions
  • Epic rant on Iain Dale’s programme on LBC. Occasionally, it’s good to know when to shut up.
  • Bauer to network mid-mornings on their Big City stations; 10 presenters to go. Meantime, Bauer’s West FM output will now come from studios in Glasgow, rather than Ayr. “Commitment to local output remains the same”, they say – at least, that’s a short version of a quote I took from the initial version of the networking story: the quote appears to now say “Our commitment to creating compelling engaging relevant content is at the heart of what we do.”
  • Fans of Radio Active rejoice! (If you’re unaware of Radio Active, wait for the BBC to re-run the show from “Britain’s First National Local Radio Station”.
  • ‘News Feed First’: How Global uses social media



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