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Going up to the #ACRAs2019

Saturday 19 October, 2019

Tonight is the big night for Australia's commercial radio industry as stars on and off the mic are recognised for their achivements in 2019.

Hundreds of guests will ascend the escalators of the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane to recognise the award winners at this year's gala black tie dinner.
 

What makes a successful (and profitable) podcast? #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

Similar to the age old question of what came first the chicken or the egg, when we think of podcasting, we can ask the same question – what came first, the content or the revenue? 
 
Chaired by Jamie Chaux from Commercial Radio Australia, four speakers start discussing how people are using podcasts and how advertisers are integrating into on-demand audio.
 
“It was 12 months ago when we talked about podcasting on this stage.  So what has changed in the last 12 months,” begins Chaux.
 

Tips from the world’s most creative radio stations: Wade Kingsley #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

The world’s most creative radio staions do 5 things better according to Wade Kingsley at one of the afternoon sessions at Radio Alive.

Here is his list, and his tips to make your station more creative.

1. They are more inventive.

They can make somethign out of nothing. Those with the fewer resources are often the most creative because they are more hungry. Take the resource and money component out of the equasion and just begin with a good idea and good storytelling. To be more creative, work with less, not more.

Face recognition, voice control and more: The Datafication Project #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

Douglas Nicol, leader of the Datification project at The Works, discussed in-depth research about how Aussies are using voice interfaces and what marketers have to do to reach them in an afternoon session at Radio Alive 2019.

It has been a big year for us at GfK: Morten Boyer #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019
"Change in audio measurement has gathered pace in recent years," Morten Boyer told delegates at Radio Alive 2019.

He updated the radio industry on the progress of the 'super pilot' in the evolution of radio ratings in Australia.

"It's a single source methodology where people fill in a diary, get an app on their smart phones and wear a smart watch to give us various forms of data, so we can develop a new way of ratings for the radio industry."

In broadcasting we take risks every day: CEO Forum #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

At the Radio Alive conference today, Tim Burrows hosted a panel of CEOs, who tackled a number of hot topics in the radio industry in their ‘fireside chat.’

Tim’s first question was about brave moves that the CEO have made, and whether they worked or not.

Adam Lang: “Every day in talk radio requires bravery… usually things work really well, that friendship of live talk radio. But sometimes we push it too hard. 99% of our broadcast minutes we can be proud of, but there are a few we can’t.”

Hedley Thomas talks about the making of Teachers Pet #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019
“I was always troubled that her death had never gone before a court. I felt a reinvestigation could deliver justice,” Teachers Pet podcast producer Hedley Thomas told today’s Radio Alive conference.

“I didn’t have a budget for voice actors so I pulled in people from everywhere, my wife, a friend from golf…” Hedley Thomas told Ben Fordham in a Q & A about how the award winning podcast was made.

Australian radio partners with Google #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019
CRA has made a third announcement at the opening of this year's Radio Alive conference, revealing a new partnership with Google to make it simple and easy for listeners to find and listen to live streams of local Australian radio stations on Google Nest devices.

The partnership between industry body Commercial Radio Australia and Google will make more than 300 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations easily accessible on Google Nest devices, including Nest Home, Nest Mini, Nest Max and Nest Hub Max via voice command.

Podcasts overtake music, radio stays on top in 2019 Share of Audio study #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

Australians are spending seven minutes more time every day listening to audio entertainment than last year, with radio staying dominant and podcasts overtaking owned music for the first time, according to the fourth annual GfK Share of Audio study just released at the Radio Alive conference.

In a typical day, consumers spend three hours and 28 minutes listening to audio, seven minutes more than last year.

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