Is Beats 1 really ‘the biggest radio station in the world’?

Radio futurologist James Cridland challenges Apple Music’s head of content Larry Jackson’s claim that Beats 1 is the biggest radio station in the world. Run by Apple and available exclusively on Apple Music, Beats 1 was launched at the end of June 2015 – most audaciously grabbing presenter Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1 at […]
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Live Vs. On-Demand: Study Reveals Demo Differences.

New research reveals for the first time ever the demographic differences in listeners who tune into radio shows on-air vs. those who catch them on-demand. Westwood One and Nielsen collaborated on a custom study to measure the audiences for local on-demand content from Cumulus Media stations and national on-demand content from Westwood One. Using the […]
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Somizi wants to send 4 matriculants to university

This week, Somizi Mhlongo became the latest celebrity to dedicate his resources to sending young people to school. The TV presenter and now author has reached a massive milestone with his book and now he wants to send four matriculants to university next year to give back. Somizi took to Instagram to say: “With my […]
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#WomensMonth: Jacaranda FM hosts advocate Thuli Madonsela

Martin Bester and Tumi Morake hosted advocate Thuli Madonsela at Jacaranda FM on their breakfast show this morning. Madonsela, who served as public protector of South Africa from 2009 to 2016, was interviewed on her thoughts around the ANC, the investigation into Nkandla, the #GuptaLeaks scandal and the upcoming Standard Bank Business Breakfast where she’ll […]
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Sanger open eersdaags biltong en koffie winkel.

Biltong en Bobby – hoe klink dit vir jou? Die sanger en The Voice SA-mentor, Bobby van Jaarsveld, gaan eersdaags sy eie biltong en koffie winkel open. Alhoewel hy nie veel oor die projek laat glip nie, skryf hy op sosiale media: “Hahhhahahahaha I KNOW…. 🙈 Tag someone who LOVES great Biltong and Coffee. Watch […]
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Taylor Swift Wins In Groping Trial Against Former DJ.

A jury in Denver awarded Taylor Swift a victory and symbolic $1 in damages after finding that former KYGO DJ David Mueller was guilty of groping her bare bottom during a meet-and-greet backstage at a 2013 concert. Swift alleged that Mueller groped her before a 2013 show at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Swift’s management […]
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Stations Go Beyond Radio To Build Separate, Thriving Web Biz.

To unlock the potential of digital, some radio broadcasters are looking beyond their airwaves and formats, and building digital destinations that stand apart from their core radio businesses. Such efforts include hyper-local news websites, online restaurant and travel guides, e-newsletters and local event listings. In Asheville, NC, for instance, Saga Communications recently launched the828.com, a […]
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Sports Radio Shows Grow Brands When Simulcast On TV.

Here’s the pitch: If you want to take best advantage of the increasing audience demand for sports radio talk, simulcasting the show on TV is a big win. On Monday, Inside Radio looks at this growing arrangement which works out well for AM/FM, TV and advertising brands—but only if the radio content itself is compelling. […]
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What’s up with online radio? The pioneers give their views

Traditional radio is not only having to battle against other mediums such as television, print and out of home for adspend and audience attention, but it faces growing competition from radio moving online. From solely online radio stations, to live streaming, to podcasts, the digital age is changing how audio content is being listened to, […]
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Urban One’s Sluggish Q2 Ends On June High Note.

Amid a sluggish radio advertising market, minority media company Urban One suffered a disappointing second quarter, although company executives say conditions are looking up for its radio and TV properties. The main reason for the optimism: sequential improvements, and positive trends in June. At the company’s Radio One radio division, revenue was down 5% for […]
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