James Cridland’s Future of Radio: The FCC Main Studio Rule abolition is great. Plus, Global launch over 30 stations

James Cridland, the 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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  • During the week, at the start of the Queensland election period, ABC Brisbane had a 15-minute phone-in with an Editorial Policy wonk on ABC rules. Clever idea – a surprising amount of calls, and I learnt quite a lot. Tackled quite a lot of stuff head-on, and was an educational listen. (Other Aussie broadcasters are not required to be impartial, even in an election period).


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