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.net
- “It’s never okay for PDs to throw coffee cups at the talent.” – oh. Larry Gifford talks airchecks. (I had only one in five years of being on-air)
- Is TalkRadioBot coming? Perry M Simon thinks it might be, if you’re not careful
- How To Make Great Radio – a new book from David Lloyd out in May. Oooh!
- What a clever idea – the internet radio station Monocle 24 sells a (super-pricey) internet radio with preset to itself.
- Lots of changes to BBC radio streams. Andrew Scott has amazing patience dealing with some of these comments. Bravo.
- How customer service works on Twitter. Fascinating but oh so depressing article. Interested if radio has to deal with this kind of stuff.
- Make an entire TV show on a mobile phone. Sound like a good idea? Ask Spencer Kelly… (saved you a click: it isn’t)
- London Turkish Radio to become retransmission of Panjab Radio. 350,000 London Turks now without a radio station. Well, an official one: there are two big pirates; and nobody – not one person – from the Turkish community bothered to tell Ofcom that they’d miss their own radio station. Eeek.
The rest of the world
- Australia: Nice infographic about DAB+ listening in Australia. (In metro areas, DAB+ has similar to UK levels, with a much faster takeup rate)
- Denmark: Friends of Radio Bulletin – from RadioAnalyzer, this might be worthwhile to subscribe to, perhaps.
- Canada – Podcasts: How a once-nerdy audio tool is ushering in a new golden age of radio
- South Africa – Recast – looks interesting. Strips the music from radio stations and offers you a station’s music in Spotify or Rdio. Almost universally negative tweet replies for this from radio industry people, but there we go.