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International radio trends from the radio futurologist


April 2018

16 April — Spotify's car music player, and weekends now last three days in London
9 April — Live radio is... lazy radio?
2 April — Is radio dead? A futurist thinks so...

March 2018

26 March — BBC's switchover plans that aren't; and the right way to deal with iHeart's bankruptcy
19 March — Death of AM, and modern radio's honesty
12 March — Digital-first radio stations, and the Infinite Dial 2018
5 March — HTTPS websites and iHeartMedia possibly bankrupt?

February 2018

26 February — A new kids station in Australia, and a new online station in the UK
19 February — Kyle Sandilands in a new podcast
12 February — Why people enter radio competitions, and the UK's RAJAR figures
5 February — Young people and the radio, Spotify to get more expensive, and personalised ads

January 2018

29 January — Scripps: radio out, podcasting in; and triplej's Hottest 100 shows radio still big for the young
22 January — Slate magazine - a quarter of their revenues come from audio
15 January — Smart speakers: radio's friend, but less so for podcasts
8 January — Small-scale DAB in the UK - how should it work? And good radio station branding
1 January — Dick Orkin dies; BBC switches off more AM transmitters, smart speakers a hit

December 2017

25 December — Australia's christmas sabotage, and UK radio to get deregulated
18 December — BBC and Cumulus both launch smart speaker skills, and a confusing LUFS story
11 December — Radio that makes you feel better, first on Twitter, Global is medium of the year

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