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What will radio be like in 2040? #RadioAsia2019

Thursday 31 October, 2019

In a plenary session on the future of radio at the Radio Asia conference in Bangladesh this week, Steve Ahern took a glimpse forward 20 years in a live audio simulation of the changes ahead.

Putting on a pair of wearable earbuds, a thin strip of plastic that attached to the ear lobe, Ahern explained that the vibrations from the wearables work like headphones, expect that they stimulate the ear canal to put sound directly into his head, and use skull cavity resonance to generate the bass sounds.

Radio is the original and best social media: ABC's Andrea Ho #RadioAsia2019

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Discussing the ever evolving medium of radio at this week's Radio Asia conference in Bangladesh, the ABC's Andrea Ho reminded delegates that radio was the first social medium and, if used well, is able to challenge the new social media of today.

“Humans are hard wired to talk. We talk to share. Sharing is at the heart of society.

“Radio with talkback was the first social medium,” she said.

Andrea Ho reminded participants that radio was first in its use of talkback, something to be remembered as radio takes on the new social media platforms.

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