James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Preserving radio history; Irish bus drivers strike over radio; more

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

NOTE: Meet James Cridland at RAIN Summit West, where he will appear from Australia as admirably non-jet-lagged co-host.

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  • As I predicted might happen, Ofcom won’t turn off the small-scale DAB transmitters; extending their trial licences. At Radiodays Europe, John Ryan will be sharing his experiences.
  • Brave decision by a children’s radio station in the UK to ban all Frozen songs. But I did manage to get some puns in.
  • Congratulations to Fun Kids Radio for this excellent coverage on the BBC. Typically, the BBC don’t mention other media sources, so it’s great to see them with a positive story.
  • Always sorry to see a station close down – particularly one as iconic as this.
  • Some employment lawyers look at the Tony Blackburn sacking by the BBC: and conclude that it was wrong.
  • Lazy journalism allowed this guy onto BBC News to talk about something he hadn’t witnessed nor had any experience on. And, as many of my Twitter followers noted, he then managed to get onto a number of other media outlets, satisfied that the BBC had checked the story.


Brad Hill