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
In the UK, Norway, Australia and many other countries, radio is also broadcast through the TV system. Here’s Freeview, showing a bunch of radio stations at the top of the EPG, with programme information.
Articles by James Cridland
- Google Play Music Radio: What Does It Mean For The Rest Of Us?
- Are TuneIn followers related to your main audience figures? It turns out that they kind of are. Surprisingly so. Here’s the data for the UK.
- Pictures: BBC Three Counties Radio’s new home, and serious local pub research
- People on Reddit discuss Heart’s “more music variety”
- Is multiplatform now the norm for the average radio consumer? My answer:Yes. And no.
- Just What Exactly is Apple Up To? asks John Maxwell Hobbs
- BBC proposes a better deal for radio indies – big news from Radio Indies Group
- TV presenter gets BBC Radio 1 job
- BBC breakfast radio: why can’t women get their own shows? asks the Telegraph. Or, as someone said on Facebook, “Oh, good, another opportunity to bash the BBC!”
- Listen: New sound for BBC Radio 1 Xtra – blimey, noisy.
- Launch of Radio Tees – raw footage from 1975. Happy birthday, Radio Tees.
- BBC Radio 5 Live’s Peter Allen reads out listener comments – I love this. But goodness, isn’t the world nasty these days?
- The Total Audience Report – Nielsen makes a new report available showing US media consumption. Radio: 93% reach. TV: much, much less.
- Thank God For Marketing Experts – without them we’d think radio, and TV, is dead, says the adcontrarian
- Google Play Music launches free, ad-supported ‘radio’ in US. Pandora-killer? Google certainly have the distribution…
- Great article on how Voltair technically works, and busting some myths. Well worth a read.
- Periscope tips from Larry Gifford. Some great tips in here.
- Paris Hilton might be a hardcore [ham] radio enthusiast. Because, you know, why not?
- US media salaries, including radio.
- I hadn’t appreciated that the Obama n-word audio was from WTF, an independent podcast. I listened, and discovered a thoughtful, intelligent interview, and saw a new side to Obama. How Marc Maron Built a Brand That Helped Him Land the President – more on the WTF podcast
- 10,000-song commercial-free stretch for a new station. What a shame my music streaming provider is infinitely adfree. If only they promoted this new station on something else.
- Zane Lowe, the D.J. Scratching Out Beats 1 for Apple – the NYT is running pieces about him. Reminder: nobody in the US knows who he is.
- One of the biggest shows in the US, Dave Ramsey isn’t about politics or sport
- Some good stuff from Edison Research in this report about podcasting and on-demand
- A story of someone getting more than they bargained for, via 612 ABC Brisbane
- It’s not just the BBC that gets shouted at by governments. The front page ofQueensland’s Courier Mail yesterday.
- Japan: Chofu FM – a radio station for prisoners in Tokyo, celebrating its tenth birthday
- Burundi: Journalists are using SoundCloud to get round a government shutdown of independent radio
- Tech: If you write Android apps and do things with audio, this updated class is for you.
- France: a three-thousand-watt speaker system. How well do you know your neighbours?