Global adds (other peoples') podcasts into their app
December 4, 2018 · 1.7 minutes to read
Welcome to new subscribers this week, including folk from Mumbrella, VRT, WDR and the BBC
Standards are boring, but they’re there for a reason, I say in my latest column
UK: How radio stalwart Global is adopting podcasting - they’ve put 15,000 podcasts into their radio app, including some from the BBC which is interesting. Their goal? To keep people in their app. Nice way of doing it.
Australia: Enjoyable and positive feature from Christian O’Connell on Melbourne’s Gold. Makes a lovely change, this, from crappy stunts.
Germany: one of the presenters on this radio station looks like a bit of a cock. Ah, ha.
UK: Wow, this is something that has never happened in the UK before - flipping a station to only play Christmas music. Good luck, Magic.
UK: December Will Be Magic Again - actual data about christmas songs, and how the UK differs from the US in terms of what they listen to
Greg James, Radio 1 interview: ‘I want listeners to engage, rather than merely eavesdrop’ - this is radio in a nutshell, this. The entire show is centered around making the listener into the star - something that only radio can do. Good for them.
Iain Dale writes a long piece about one of his radio producers, who left his station last week. Probably important, I think, to highlight the close relationship that talent have with their producers. This looks like a healthy relationship.
New BBC Sounds app allowing users to listen to the radio is slammed - a Daily Mail special, this, grabbing a couple of Twitter quotes and making an entire story about it.
CBC North, radio no one: When a radio host has to talk to himself - a fun piece from Canada, and a radio presenter who had a routing issue and simply didn’t make it to air for a while.
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