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Perplexed by the Apple vs Spotify podcast race? They can both be winners.

With podcasts on track to be commanding a cool billion dollars in ad revenue, the fight to be the leading listening platform will only be getting more intense. This year kicked off with multiple reports from difference sources with their own datasets about which service is the biggest. James Cridland of Podnews gave his take on how to reconcile the different assessments Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Bushfire radio, a new Content Officer at KCRW, and the reality behind the hype

by James Cridland

A weekly column from the preeminent Radio Futurologist. THIS WEEK: How Australian radio is covering the continued fires. KCRW’s new hire. A counterpoint to the hype coming out of another year of CES. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: LBC’s election coverage; and Alfred shows us the future

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Visual and audio UK election coverage from LBC. A new look for community radio with Alfred. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Spot-checking radio’s customer service

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Articles about customer service from stations, a competition from Ghana, and an election blind date. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Personalisation comes ever closer

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Developments in personalized audio from Spotify and Google Assistant. Possible new stations at the BBC, and presenter changes at TripleJ. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: RAJAR breakdown; TuneIn; and Slovenian music quotas

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: A breakout of RAJAR radio station data. More on last week’s UK lawsuit against TuneIn. Continue Reading