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RAJAR Q4 2018

This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and it’s...

Audio, Podcasts

Podcast Exclusivity

As always, these are my personal views, but it’s probably worth reiterating at the outset. I am not a fan of exclusivity,...

Radio

Bauer Launching Scala Radio with Simon Mayo

UK radio really is quite exciting at the moment! Bauer has just announced the launch of Scala Radio, a new classical music station which...

Radio

Breakfast Show Sponsorship

In his first breakfast show on Virgin Radio this morning, Chris Evans is reported to have said: “This show will be commercial free for at...

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...