James Cridland’s Weekly Links: RAJAR ratings; radio vs. podcasting; much 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.nets

james cridland radio futurologist 300wJames Cridland sends us his weekly links with this note:

There’s a bunch of things to say this week about Google adding podcasting into its service; the UK RAJAR figures showing growth for new platforms (but not quite in the way you expect; and a new skippable radio service from Capital Xtra. But they’ll all make better articles than hurriedly-written scribbles on the top of this email. And that’s what I’ll do.

My articles


  • A great video from the UK’s Next Radio – Never be boring, be a more powerful communicator – Valerie Geller. Worth 18 minutes of your time; this is a great and compelling watch. People like me who use video, audio and jokey slides to keep the audiences’ attention can learn a lot from US consultant Valerie’s style – you couldn’t hear a pin drop in the auditorium when she spoke.

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