Audio

Internet, Music

HMV

A few thoughts on the new difficulties faced by HMV.  In part this is response to some utter nonsense I’ve read online, and some of...

Radio

Chris Evans – Ad Free?

Christmas Eve sees Chris Evans present his last Radio 2 breakfast show. Then he takes a few weeks off, before he reappears in brand new...

Audio, Radio

Setting Radio Alarms with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

First a note of caution. This piece was published in November 2018, and it’s entirely possible – indeed probable – that...

Radio

Greatest Hits Radio

Interesting news from Bauer Media this morning. They’re launching Greatest Hits Radio nationally from January 7th, to sit alongside...

Audio, Podcasts

Trends in Podcasting: Cults and Cult Leaders

This is a sort-of follow up to yesterday’s piece on daily news podcasts. It may become an occasional series. In March this year,...

Audio, Podcasts, Radio

Trends in Podcasting: News Podcasts

In January last year, The New York Times launched a new podcast called The Daily. Spinning off to an extent from what the paper had been...

Radio

Localness

Ofcom has published an update today on what it considers localness in commercial radio. The tl;dr is that it’s not very local any...

Radio

RAJAR Q3 2018

As ever, this post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the past 9 years, and...

Audio, Podcasts

Apple Podcasts Charts

It appears that Apple’s podcast charts are somewhat broken. Or specifically, they had been broken for a period of time over the...

Podcasts

The One Podcast to Rule Them All

Tom Webster of Edison Research wrote a very good piece on Medium recently to back up a presentation he recently gave at the Podcast...