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World’s best radio brains unlocked

Monday 30 May, 2016
Fred Jacobs at RadioDays Europe earlier this year

It’s been a busy year on the convention and exhibition circuit.

Last week radioinfo’s globe trotting man of no mystery whatsoever, Steve Ahern was in Seoul. This week both he and co-editor Peter Saxon will be at Broadcast Asia in Singapore to report on the emerging trends in radio that are sure to feature at that behemoth of an event.

Earlier this year Steve Ahern was in Paris for RadioDays Europe and filed 13 stories covering some of the best presentations from some of the world’s best radio brains.

Most of those stories were exclusive to radioinfo subscribers when we first posted them in mid March. Now, on the eve of Broadcast Asia, we offer them all unlocked for all our readers. 



What is your leadership message? #RDE16

Cam Baxter was another Aussie at Radio Days who had some useful insights to share.   Coming up with a great content strategy is useless unless you can communicate it. Leadership coach Baxter led a session which urged radio industry leaders to...
19 March, 2016


Young people want brilliant content all the time #RDE16

In a Radio Days session on research, Patrick Collins, the head researcher for the BBC youth networks Radio 1 and 1Extra outlined some of the key characteristics young people aged 12-24 want from their media.   “Young people want brilliant...
19 March, 2016


Fred Jacobs on connected cars at #RDE16

America, a country with so many cars, is the canary in the coal mine that will indicate how people will consume radio, and other connected media, in cars into the future.   “Like the radio industry, the car industry is seeing a lot of...
19 March, 2016


Podcasts are a place for experimentation #RDE16

Podcasting is disrupting audio on demand.   “There are new players in the field all the time, making it vibrant and sexy again,” said Kaitlin Prest who makes a podcast called The Heart in America.   Podcasts are becoming a place for...
19 March, 2016


Do you know why your audience listens? #RDE16

“Always ask why the audience has chosen to listen to you. If you have the answer to that you will be ok.”   Director of BBC Radio Helen Boaden thinks one of the keys to success for any radio stations must be to have a clear understanding of...
19 March, 2016


People don’t listen to radio ads… they listen to what interests them: Ralph van Dijk #RDE16

Eardrum’s Ralph van Dijk was another of a large contingent of Aussies (and adopted Aussies) sharing knowledge from Down Under at this year’s Radio Days.   At the conference, van Dijk suggested that Radio Creatives should try to spot mistakes...
19 March, 2016


Tips for telling better stories on talk radio #RDE16

In a workshop called ‘Loving the News,' Danish Radio journalists and talk hosts Tony Scott and Tue Blaedel conducted a workshop to improve how you select and approach talk content on radio.   Here are some of their tips.   Every producer...
19 March, 2016


We tell stories every day that have the ability to divide or unite: CBC Canada champions diversity #RDE16

Susan Marjetti, the Executive Director of Radio at CBC Canada, gave her organisation “a demographic wake up,” when she joined from the private sector.   “Relevance has got harder” in this diverse multi media world but Marjetti believes that...
19 March, 2016


What works what doesn't on air: Francis Currie's ultimate aircheck #RDE16

Guests singing on air... only if it is a big star who can sing Prank calls... Get out straight after the reveal. Kids on air... keep it short. Callers singing on air... keep it short, move on fast Males like stitch up pranks more than females...
16 March, 2016


Let the music play... even when you are running #RDE16

At Radio Days Europe, BBC Radio 1 Music Director Chris Price (right) faced off against Spotify UK Chief David Cooper (below) in a session called 'Let the Music Play.' Price made an impassioned defence of humans choosing music for radio stations,...
15 March, 2016


'It was a risk we were willing to take' Kyle, Jackie, Duncan Campbell #RDE16

Speaking at Radio Days Europe, Kyle & Jackie and Group PD Duncan Campbell talked about the big switch from 2Day to KIIS and discussed the important points in programming a great show. "It was a risk we were willing to take," said Jackie, to...
14 March, 2016


Radio 'a medium for everyone, rich or poor' #RDE16

Mathieu Gallet CEO Radio France welcomed delegates to Paris in the first session of Radio Days Europe with the message that radio is the “medium for the future.”   “Beyond a simple tool of communication, radio is a medium that is close to us,...
14 March, 2016


'I am committing treason by speaking to you today' Polish broadcaster at #RDE16

In one of the opening sessions of Radio Days Europe, Kamila Ceran from news talk station Tok FM in Poland warned that radio stations in her  country are being viewed as opponents by the newly elected government and are under threat.   So...
14 March, 2016




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