Measuring radio's best customers

United States

United Kingdom

  • The future of radio may well be digital, but it won’t survive on DAB, says The Register. The reality is that DAB is four times more popular than internet for listening to the radio, but tech journalists like this don’t really respond well to reality. The arguments this article makes, though, are better related to 1998’s DAB than today’s.

  • I listened to the @RadioToday Programme today. It’s a really good listen, and I should listen more often. Feel free to skip through my bit.

  • Very interesting look into what people actually want from a newspaper, and an attempt to deliver a product that suits. Would be interesting to do the same exercise for radio. I would suggest that a linear product would not be what was desired.

  • Nice article about Hospital Radio Perth. We forget how important these niche services are.

Australia

  • There’s been a blizzard of stuff like this in the press, highlighting apparent creative tensions on 2DAY’s breakfast show. Great PR? Or…?

  • I’d probably prefer to see stories like this - a fun story of how radio connects people. Perhaps a little twee; and illustrated by another bloody vintage radio, though. (C’mon, Commercial Radio Australia, produce some copyright-free images we can all use…)

  • A good piece of research - you’re likely to work with a bunch of psychopaths. Congratulations to Radio Today Aus, who have easily produced the most shared piece of content I’ve seen this week.

Worldwide

Welcome to my new subscribers this week, including those from RTBF, Futuri Media, Red Apple Creative and the Australian ABC.

Thank you to my new supporters this week: Castbox, Revolver Podcasts, Gameday Media Enterprises and How Stuff Works, and my many personal supporters. You can support this newsletter via Patreon, or I can sort out invoices.

Thank you to William from New Zealand pointing out an issue with Outlook for this newsletter. I think I’ve fixed it. :)

My newsletter is supported by: