Smart speakers and public radio fans

It’s just two weeks to Next Radio, and as ever, my days are beginning to be filled with Keynote-wrangling, writing the printed program for the event, and other things. I’ve discovered a picture from 1802 in the very room we’ll be in, and I’m very much looking forward to trying to put it into the program. Ha.

I’d love to see you there.

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  • How can I play 4ZZZ on my Amazon Echo? It appears impossible. Can the internet help me?… I’ve since raised this with Amazon, who have acknowledged it’s currently impossible, and they’ve sent this off to their senior engineers. (The issue is with the “4” - this is being recognised as “for”.)

  • In the UK, broadcasters are not allowed to exhibit political bias. In Australia, it’s a different matter - and it cost us a prime minister. A good watch.

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