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You are not your job

Thursday 03 September, 2020

Do you have the right mindset to survive job volatility?  

Newsroom challenges during the COVID pandemic

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

During times of crisis, such as the Corona Virus pandemic, News content gains heightened awareness as listeners lean-in to hear details about the threats to health, number of cases, border closures and movement restrictions.

News listening has increased during the pandemic, the content of bulletins has changed, and there are also implications for advertisers. Steve Ahern examines recent research on the issues facing newsrooms during the pandemic.

 

Where are all the jobs in radio?

Friday 15 May, 2020

While Australia’s unemployment rate has jumped to 6.2 per cent in April, up from 5.2 per cent in March, radio is only just coming to terms with the overall impact of COVID-19.

Embrace innovations in audio: Joan Warner at #DBS2020

Wednesday 04 March, 2020

At this week’s ABU Digital Broadcasting Summit in Malaysia, Commercial Radio Australia CEO Joan Warner shared with Asian broadcasters the ongoing work being done in Australia to expand the offerings of digital radio and reach audiences on many devices, especially smart speakers.

DAB+

“In 2019 we celebrated 10 years since the launch of DAB+. 49% of Australian households now have access to a DAB+ digital radio device at home ,work or in a vehicle,” said Warner.

We were in love with the microphone: World Radio Day Festival Delhi

Saturday 15 February, 2020
The third Radio Festival was held in Delhi on World Radio Day 2020. Steve Ahern was there.

 

“Radio has emerged as the ultimate survivor,” said host Lina Misla from All India Radio, before handling over to one of All India Radio’s music groups to open the conference with music.

“Music on radio unites our cultures,” she said.

World Radio Day 2020 letter

Thursday 13 February, 2020

Almost every Australian has a climate change story to tell from this summer holiday.

Fires, smoke, power outages and now floods.

We are used to the cycle of natural disasters in Australia, but this summer has been different. This is the year that the effects of climate change disasters came to the cities.

Smoke obscured the Harbour Bridge and the banks of the Yarra River. Eerie red suns shone over Brisbane and Adelaide. Power outages were felt in many cities. Now floods have finally put out the fires, but have also swept away cars and trees.

More effort needed so young people can be seen and heard in media #NEMBC19

Saturday 30 November, 2019
The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadasters Council (NEMBC) has begun its annual conference in Brisbane.

Yesterday, Steve Ahern opened the Youth Conference with a keynote speech about the evolution of audio and the future of media, outlining the latest technological advances, changing audience habits and evolving programming trends. Today James Cridland will give the keynote address, view today's program here.

Steve Ahern headlines NEMBC Youth Media Conference

Wednesday 27 November, 2019
Australian media executive, strategic trainer and international consultant in modern broadcast media, and the founding editor of radioinfo, Steve Ahern will deliver the Keynote speech at the NEMBC Youth Media Conference this Friday at Radio 4EB FM
 
It’s the only event of its kind in Australia bringing together young community radio broadcasters, media producers, community leaders and organisations from a diverse range of multicultural backgrounds.
 

What will radio be like in 2040? #RadioAsia2019

Thursday 31 October, 2019

In a plenary session on the future of radio at the Radio Asia conference in Bangladesh this week, Steve Ahern took a glimpse forward 20 years in a live audio simulation of the changes ahead.

Putting on a pair of wearable earbuds, a thin strip of plastic that attached to the ear lobe, Ahern explained that the vibrations from the wearables work like headphones, expect that they stimulate the ear canal to put sound directly into his head, and use skull cavity resonance to generate the bass sounds.

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