James Cridland is Managing Director of media.info, and a U.K.-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.nets
Links by James Cridland:
- Expat radio stations: still thriving, despite the internet
- Hardware: Pure expand digital and internet radio range – intruiging new colour-screen DAB/internet set
- Hardware: Long term review: Pinell Go portable DAB+/FM radio (I’m still a fan, after two years)
- Stats: Finland shows record growth for commercial radio
- The continued battle for the BBC’s future rumbles on. Evan Davis does a nice interview and podcast on the future of journalism and the BBC. Meanwhile, the Telegraph prints Cameron can’t be bothered to take on the BBC – a negative BBC piece with, however, amazing stats. And the BBC’s got many more problems in Scotland – BBC Scotland needs to change, says this well-written article.
- Death of a Princess – why unattended voicetracking is dangerous. Who knows what might happen? Controlling your voicetracking using a mobile app, it seems to me, is the bare minimum requirement.
- London radio in 1995 – according to the listeners. Fascinating bit of archive. Would be interesting to see if opinions have changed in twenty years.
- On the Radio Today programme this week is Matt Deegan talking about Fun Kids Radio – worth a listen
- When the news doesn’t come in on time – brilliant bit of webcam action from Radio Yorkshire
- Audio: launch Of Max- the 80s DAB Station in Manchester … awesome writing. Love it.
- The amazing true story of why we share content – fascinating data from Richard Aedy’s Media Report
- For a local station, a really good use of social media – celebrating pictures of where you live with your listeners. Hurray 612 ABC Brisbane
- Interesting job at Southern Cross Austereo – and interesting way of posting it
- International Business Times UK draws over 21 million readers – impressive figures for a relatively unknown brand
- Today’s lazy Buggles headline is courtesy of Amar Sheth
- Another lazy Buggles subhead in this story about TuneIn – but good to see radio in tech press
- And another lazy Buggles opening line; but a great piece from Mashable about podcasting.
- Facebook and radio have more in common than you think: people are always trying to predict their death…
- How to be an internet-first Journalist – this is nice and just as relevant for radio folks too
- Podcasts’ Biggest Problem Isn’t Discovery, It’s Diversity – interesting viewpoint
- Stats: here is the official number of radio stations (and translators/relays) in the USA
- I asked Twitter to explain the plinky plonky music in the middle of Marketplace Tech for me? I don’t understand why it’s there. One response from Marketplace Tech said “Hey, glad you’re enjoying us!” – fail – while I now understand that this is the bit where local stations put their sponsor credits. Why don’t they edit the plinky plonky music out for the podcast?
- This Company Is Still Making Audio Cassettes and Sales Are Better Than Ever
The rest of the world
- Canada: New and interesting radio station going live in Vancouver. And the media love the idea.
- Germany: FM switchoff, in favour of digital radio, for Klassik Radio. Interesting.
- France: Petition against France Inter closing long wave. Hardly anyone signing it. Says a lot.
- New Zealand: Funny and clever share from ZMonline. Worth a read.