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BBC partners with Acast for international podcasting deal

Wednesday 02 May, 2018

The deal marks the BBC's first foray into podcast advertising.

Short of a sound effect?

Friday 20 April, 2018

The BBC has 16,016 of them online.

No imminent analog switchoff for Britain #RDE18

Monday 19 March, 2018

The BBC's Director of Radio and Music, Bob Shennan has told the RadioDays conference that digital radio is important as part of the mix of delivery mechanisms, but it is not the only important platform, therefore the BBC is no longer advocating an impending switch off of analog radio.

"We all once thought that DAB alone was the digital future of radio, but with changes in technology, we now know that DAB is important as a part of the mix, as well as Audio Over IP.

'Is this the best talkback caller ever?'

Tuesday 25 July, 2017
An Australian Doctor Who fan has picked up the phone to ABC Radio passionately disagreeing the desicion to cast a woman as the next Time Lord.

Jodie Whittaker will replace Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.

But this caller, Norm, is not happy, asking if the 'world has gone mad' and then going on to suggest "the ABC would turn every man into a bloody woman", despite efforts from the announcer to point out the ABC does not in fact produce Dr Who but rather the BBC.

ABC Adelaide welcomes BBC Radio Scotland for a Fringe Fling

Thursday 16 February, 2017

ABC Adelaide has joined forces with BBC Radio Scotland and Adelaide Fringe for two special live broadcasts to be heard in both Australia and Scotland.

The programs will be broadcast live on ABC Adelaide between 1-4pm, then broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland between 2-4pm local time on Monday February 20 to Wednesday February 22 as special editions of The Janice Forsyth Show.

Jono Coleman in Dublin as well as Sydney?

Sunday 07 August, 2016

Spotted in an airport lounge in Abu Dhabi, Jono Coleman tells us he is on his way back to Australia after some time in the UK and Ireland.

While in Ireland he did a guest spot with Marty and Dee on Nova 100 Dublin. 

With Dee about to go on maternity leave there is talk of Jono filling in.

"And I'm seriously thinking about helping out," says Coleman. 

He has commitments at Channel Ten Sydney, so couldn't do it in person, but there's always a way according to Colemen.

BBC iPlayer Radio app arrives in Australia

Wednesday 03 August, 2016

The BBC's iPlayer Radio app is available in Australia and globally from today, as the BBC delivers the last stage of its international roll out.

The App has been available in the UK since 2012, but is now worldwide.

The free app makes it easier for audiences around the world to listen to a variety of BBC radio stations, including BBC World Service English, on their devices wherever they are.

ABC picks up two gongs at New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards

Tuesday 21 June, 2016

New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards , honoring the World’s Best Radio Programs℠, announced this year’s award-winners at the 2016 Radio Program Awards Gala at New York City’s Manhattan Penthouse.

We don’t do breaking news anymore: BBC World Service

Wednesday 25 May, 2016

If taken out of context, this statement by the Director of the BBC World Service Group at the Asia Media Summit in Korea, could seem like heresy.
In context however, it explains the BBC’s evolution of news coverage in the face of the challenge of social media.

Do you know why your audience listens? #RDE16

Saturday 19 March, 2016

“Always ask why the audience has chosen to listen to you. If you have the answer to that you will be ok.”
Director of BBC Radio Helen Boaden thinks one of the keys to success for any radio stations must be to have a clear understanding of what the station offers and why the listeners have chosen it.
Being local is important to keep radio relevant to her audiences. “Local radio is part of a community with so many other threads. Our job is to tie those threads together.”


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