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Warning! Coarse Language on your Radio

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

John Patkin looks at where we're at with rude words on the radio

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.

Radio an Endangered Species? ABC joins the debate

Wednesday 13 April, 2016

ABC Director of Radio Michael Mason also feels strongly about an article by John Patkin, published on radioinfo earlier this week.

Terrestrial Radio is no Tasmanian Tiger says James Cridland

Wednesday 13 April, 2016

John Patkin's article, "AM/FM/DAB+ are endangered radio species," posted Monday on radionfo has certainly stirred up some controversy.

AM/FM/DAB+ are endangered radio species says John Patkin

Sunday 10 April, 2016

You probably won't find a 3.5 mm audio socket in the next iPhone as Apple wants to slim down its revolutionary communicator.

It's another nail in the coffin for FM and DAB proponents that want smartphone manufacturers to 'activate' the radio tuning chip because delivery relies on headphone wires for aerials. There'll be some kind of connection for wired headphones, but it'll probably be proprietary and involve an adaptor for the 3.5 mm jack. The cost, convenience and privacy of wireless Bluetooth headphones is now and the future.

Shorter radio ads could be the go writes John Patkin

Sunday 20 March, 2016

Remember the Canadian radio station with the QuickHitz format that halved the length of songs? It seemed a bit rude for radio edits to be re-edited but it got me thinking.


Radio news losing the search engine battle to online sources

Monday 06 July, 2015

John Patkin has been staying in southern Israel and reflects on how the recent ISIL attacks in the Sinai sent him searching for instant news gratification.

The disruptive multi-media installation: Patkin

Sunday 21 June, 2015

A recent survey reported on radioinfo shows radio is the most engaging industry on Facebook. It’s an impressive bullet point for a PowerPoint presentation but that’s about it. Once a disruptive medium, radio is competing with Internet media and evolving tribes that defy traditional research demographics.


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