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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.

Next speakers for Next Radio conference announced

Thursday 23 June, 2016

Podcasting, digital innovation and promotions are highlights in the second speaker announcement for James Cridland and Matt Deegan's radio ideas conference, Next Radio.​


Tom Webster,​Vice President Strategy and Marketing for Edison Research in the US, will be sharing the company’s research into how listeners are using their mobile phones to consume audio content, including podcasting.

Next Radio London announces first speakers

Thursday 16 June, 2016

James Cridland and Matt Deegan's radio ideas conference - Next Radio - has announced its first raft of speakers including Australian radio programmer Craig Bruce.
Craig Bruce is one of the most experienced and respected radio talent coaches in Australia and the former Head of Content for Australia’s Southern Cross Austereo. He’s helped build the careers of Kyle and Jackie O, Hamish and Andy and created fantastic radio promotional concepts like “the Fugitive”.

A Pom in the Antipodes

Tuesday 07 June, 2016

James Cridland's perspective on Australian Radio: Comment by Peter Saxon

Where a missed call turns into great radio

Sunday 05 June, 2016

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

You might not have heard of Bihar but it's a place where something special is going on in terms of radio. Assuming, of course, that you consider radio to be audio entertainment, with a human connection, on any platform. 

Bihar is a state in India. 99.2 million people live there… ­ California, Texas, Florida and Illinois all rolled into one. It's big, and if you're wanting to sell things, a desirable place to be. 

Why Microsoft’s removal of the FM tuner in their phones is our fault

Sunday 29 May, 2016

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland.

Microsoft is removing the FM tuner app from its Windows mobile phones. According to an article in the trade press, the app has been removed from the latest development build of the OS, and it’s gone for good. So, what does this mean for radio?

It’s bad PR for us

Radio with one voice ­- Local Radio Day

Sunday 15 May, 2016

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

Is radio's future DAB+? The debate rages on

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Last month, we posted an article by Australian expat and media researcher, John Patkin, now based in Hong Kong, who argued that AM/FM and DAB+ would become obsolete as internet or online delivery became ubiquitous.


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