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Norway switches off FM. But why don’t they just do streaming?

Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

This week, FM broadcasts in one area of Norway finally fall silent. The majority of radio stations move over to broadcast on DAB+, alongside online and DTV. The whole country will have turned off FM by the end of the year. (Some small local stations continue for now on FM, but stations that get 95% of listening will move).

DAB+ is broadcast radio, just like FM. You need a new receiver, but it works exactly the same: broadcasting from a tower, being received on an antenna.

Reuse and repurpose your audio #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

The Future of Content was the first topic on day two of the CBAA Conference in Melbourne.
 
Four speakers shared their thoughts about the future of content.
 
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Of all the new ways of delivering content, podcasting will be one of the most important platforms in the future.
 
You should make the most of your content. Reuse it and repurpose it for many platforms.
 

Object-based broadcasting - the future?

Sunday 16 October, 2016

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

New podcast research offers deeper insight into Australian podcast audiences

Friday 30 September, 2016

New research released today at the OzPod 2016 podcasting conference offers new insight into the listening habits of Australian podcasters.

The research indicates a high level of engagement with podcasting, with an average of 5.5 podcasts per week per respondent.

More than 1100 respondents completed the ABC Audience Insight Survey on the ABC Yourspace platform in August 2016. They were surveyed about the scope and variety of their listening habits, including ABC and non-ABC podcasts. 

Research highlights include that:

Craig Bruce presents at Next Radio conference

Thursday 22 September, 2016
Former SCA Content Director Craig Bruce has spoken at Next Radio in London.

Next Radio is a radio conference about finding great, creative ideas for radio. 

In his presentation, Craig used insights from his interviews for the Radio Game Changers podcast to demonstrate some of the core skills of great radio presenters.

DRM shows off new receivers

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium has been busy at Amsterdam's IBC, co-ordinating a raft of announcements about the latest  broadcasting technology.

Should radio be Live and Local or Real and Relevant?

Sunday 18 September, 2016

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

I read a blog post recently saying that radio needs to be live or else it isn’t, really, radio. It reminded me of others who’ve said the same thing - that live is the essence of great radio.

They’re wrong. And here’s why.

Podcasts stats: what we know (a follow-up)

Sunday 28 August, 2016

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

TR16: Technorama 2016

Thursday 21 July, 2016

TR16 is the event for anyone involved in technical support for Community Broadcasting and is on this weekend in New South Wales.

It's a chance to meet fellow sector technologists, develop networks, catch up on developments, and even influence policy.

Globally recognised radio futurologist, and radioinfo columnist​ James Cridland (pictured), is the Special Guest of Honour.

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