Radiodays Asia - a new radio conference, coming next year
December 10, 2018 · 2.1 minutes to read
Malaysia: Announcing the launch of Radiodays Asia 2019 - this is very exciting, and I'm looking forward to this!
UK: Magic goes all Christmas. I write about Christmas stations across the world.
US: Google is launching a news radio station. On your smart speaker. This looks really interesting, if it's anything like the writeup - a model of disaggregation, where anyone can make the content.
Switzerland: the Swiss public service broadcaster discuss the road to DAB+ - is it being "well received"? (oh, ho.) Linked from here are some tests of DAB receivers by a consumer organisation; and more information in a piece called "DAB Plus or Minus". The Swiss are switching off FM ahead of schedule.
US: "Weather radios still needed during digital age" - weird only-in-America technology, but highlights the benefit of broadcasting.
Canada: A fascinating and detailed look at the Montreal radio market. Virgin isn't doing well.
UK: BBC Sounds launches first range of radio box sets - I'm a bit confused at this press release, which seems to confuse podcasts with "stuff available on an app".
UK: A nice clip of BBC Radio 5 Live's Stephen Nolan - so gripping that his callers fall asleep. (Note the end frame - "Listen on BBC iPlayer Radio", which is odd. Isn't it BBC Sounds now?)
UK: Why doesn’t your band get played on the radio? Here's the ugly truth... - a bit of a negative piece which rather ignores the plethora of radio stations specifically there to break new music.
Spain: ¿La radio muere por culpa del podcast? - Is radio dying because of podcasting?
US: This is nice - from Westwood One, perception vs reality in terms of radio consumption. I don't quite understand why only Westwood One appears to be keen to tell radio's story in the US: why aren't I seeing similar pieces from other big broadcasters?
US: Baby, it's cold outside gets banned. Banned songs are catnip for the media. Want to get your radio station in the headlines? Ban a song.
Australia: A documentary of my local community radio station, 4ZZZ - I should sit and watch this.
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