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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: The CRA’s Good Week

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this meaty edition, the CRA (Commercial Radio Australia) is featured for several recent accomplishments — it’s “quite a force to be reckoned with.” Plus a rich selection of links to audio business news around the world. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Behind the Chris Evans Radio 1 Breakfast Show

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: A nostalgic listen to a long-gone radio show, resulting in a bit of melancholy — but it was an alignment of stars, dependent on the era. Also: Howard Stern as an agent of derailment. And more, including podcast subscription stats. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: The People Who Don’t Listen To Radio On A Radio

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: Few radios, but more receivers. Nine Radio financials in Australia. A metric from Edison Research. An ironic RIP. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Global makes a global hiring; female voices and the radio

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: Homage to Phil Valentine. A new and significant hire at Global. Research about female voices in audio. And a chuckle-worthy clip from BBC Radio 4. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends — Why the words we use matter

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: A new and fascinating study of language use in podcasting, which James connects to how to articulate concepts in radio. And there’s also a similar analysis of on-air speaking habits. Links to both. And much, much more. (Because one “much” wouldn’t be enough.) Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends — Switzerland: To FM or not to FM?

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: As one European country readies its abandonment of FM radio, a campaign to rescue it begins. BBC Sounds releases Q2 stats. And much more. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Podcasts on your radio; radio in your Deezer; listeners on the air

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: A suggestion for UK’s Podcast Radio, from a Canadian initiative. A discovery in Deezer. Why doesn’t Spotify do this thing? And riffing on iHeart’s new AI thing. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Vale Jono Coleman, and the birth of talkRADIO, er, TV

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition he joins UK mourning for Jonathan “Jono” Coleman, who died two days ago. ALSO: the BBC annual report, news from Australia’s SCA, new ad delivery technology from AdsWizz, and more. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Who cares? Plus, Audacy’s 350 new stations

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition he identifies a chronic and damaging failure of audio production, complete with an illustrative DAW waveform. Plus much more. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Radio by the Numbers. And Ed Sheeran

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world — and a new email format. In addition to what the title promises, James describes an interesting Spotify/radio, or radio/Spotify, playlist. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: An all-day, three-hour show — and much more

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. An Australian radio station doesn’t give time checks — for a clever reason. BBC’s random traditions. Much more in this roundup of observations and insights. Continue Reading