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 2018-04-26 03:35 

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Russia's Media Together Festival 2018...

A broadcasting conference in Moscow has heard examples of successful media business strategies and discussed issues facing broadcasters in Russia. The four day Media Together Festival discussed a range of current trends in Russian radio, led by big name l...

 2018-04-25 02:16 

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Red FM relaunches evening show in Kolkata...

Indian station 93.5 Red FM, Kolkata, has revamped its evening show U-Turn with two young radio jockeys Rashmi and Sharique . The show, which airs every day from 5 pm to 9 pm, aims to be more interactive and features innovative content with a renewed forma...

 2018-04-23 07:22 

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Will podcasting eat radio?...

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland Last week saw Edison Research release its latest Podcast Consumer data. It's a good piece of research that is the most quoted data about podcasting. With over ten years of data, it's also a good tool to help watc...

 2018-04-22 12:06 

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Digital Radio Mondiale's General Assembly concludes in Spain...

The 2018 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium took place on April 17 and 18 under the banner "Digital Radio Mondiale Drives Forward" , at Mallorca in Spain. The General Assembly set the strategy and working plan for the next year for DRM and als...

 2018-04-22 11:59 

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Program announced for this year's Radio Asia Conference...

RadioAsia Conference, organised by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), has announced the programs for this year's event. The conference will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from July 10 to 12 and its theme is 'Radio - Unity and Diversity'. It...

 2018-04-22 06:00 

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What Does Good Look Like?...

Peady's Selling Engagement sponsored by IRD Prospector Welcome to this week's post on sales and selling success. Last week I worked with a terrific sales team based in regional South Australia. To get to the market required several hours of cross-...

 2018-04-21 17:02 

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Russia considers deploying DAB+...

The Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Nikiforov , held a meeting on 17 April in Moscow with the State Commission for Radio Frequencies (GKRC) during which the possibility of deploying DAB+ was discussed,...

 2018-04-21 17:02 

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Russia considers deploying digital radio...

The Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Nikiforov , held a meeting on 17 April in Moscow with the State Commission for Radio Frequencies (GKRC) during which the possibility of deploying DAB+ was discussed,...

 2018-04-18 15:31 

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Mediacorp announces Singapore's winning teams at Cannes Young Lions Competition 2018...

Mediacorp, the organiser of the national Young Lions Competition, has announced the two winning teams that will represent Singapore at the coming Cannes Young Lions Competition in France. The competition will take place during the 65th Cannes Lions Intern...

 2018-04-18 15:26 

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Singapore's Money FM 89.3 is on Google Home...

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has tied up with tech giant Google to deliver news to audiences in an innovative way. Users of Google Home devices will be able to listen to news and podcasts from SPH Radio's Money FM 89.3, The Straits Times and The Bus...

 2018-04-16 13:48 

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Polishing and editing live radio: Cridland keeps the conversation going...

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece called " Live radio is lazy radio ". In it, I made the point that if we pre-record audio, we can edit it, polish it, and make it sound great. I proposed that when we don't bo...

 2018-04-15 18:00 

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CRM elects new president...

Erin Hwang , general manager of Star Media Radio Group has been elected the new president of Commercial Radio Malaysia (CRM). She has been in the marketing and communications industry for over 18 years and is responsible for strategising and monetising al...

 2018-04-15 07:08 

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The Big Mac and Media Sales...

Peady's Selling Engagement sponsored by IRD Prospector Welcome to this week's post on sales and selling success. What sales system or methodology does your company use? SNAP Selling? Customer Centric Selling? Sandler System? Conceptual Selling? Or...

 2018-04-14 05:47 

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Sennheiser and Neumann products at NAB2018...

Sennheiser and Neumann brought their full portfolio of audio production tools to the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas, including new microphone and headset solutions. The companies' stand displayed tailor-made audio solutions for mobile journalism, newsgath...

 2018-04-11 15:03 

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Red FM is top winner at ACEF Awards...

Asian Consumer Events Forum (ACEF) Awards held its seventh edition last weekend in Mumbai, where Indian stations were among the big winners. Founded in 2012-13, the ACEF program is organized by a team of professionals from India, Sri Lanka and UAE and is ...

 2018-04-11 14:30 

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UFM100.3 to reveal #1 song of its U1000 Music Countdown...

Singapore's UFM100.3 will reveal the number 1 most voted song of its signature music chart event, U1000 Music Countdown ((U1000) this Friday. This year marks the sixth year of U1000 Music Countdown and the highly anticipated U1000 finale will be held ...

 2018-04-11 14:17 

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Digital Radio Mondiale to Hold this Year's General Assembly in Spain...

Under the banner "Digital Radio Mondiale Drives Forward" , the 2018 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium is scheduled to take place on April 17 and 18 at Mallorca, and is being hosted by Bosch and RFmondial. The General Assembly is where the str...

 2018-04-09 11:10 

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Radio station swag - what works?...

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland Last week I got a nice thing through the post. It's a very small piece of plastic with a tiny logo on it. The cardboard it's attached to says that it's a webcam cover, and it appeared as if by magic the week ...

 2018-04-09 09:09 

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BPR's Wayne Clouten weighs in on whether Live Radio is Lazy Radio...

The conversation started last week with James Cridland's provocatively titled Live Radio is Lazy Radio . It continued to rage through our reader comments and last nght Peter Saxon posted his opinion headed: Live to Air is Still Best but... Now Wayne C...

 2018-04-08 04:02 

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Ways To Know Your Customer...

Peady's Selling Engagement sponsored by IRD Prospector Welcome to this week's post on sales and selling success. As any successful media salesperson will tell you, research is vital before you contact a potential customer. But what kind of researc...

 2018-04-07 18:21 

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Actor Zain Khan Durrani to host storytelling show on Big FM...

Indian network Big FM has announced Season 2 of its popular show 'Lamhe', which will be hosted by actor Zain Khan Durrani . Titled 'Lamhe with Zain' , this fiction based thematic drama show will feature stories revolving around relationshi...

 2018-04-07 18:03 

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Tokyo FM partners AdsWizz for Programmatic Radio App...

Tokyo FM, the flagship station of the Japan FM Network (JFN), has partnered with AdsWizz, the leading solution provider of digital audio advertising, to launch a simulcast radio app called " Wiz Radio" in Japan, with programmatic targeting capabil...

 2018-04-07 17:45 

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'Power of Radio' at India Radio Forum 2018...

This year's India Radio Forum the annual one-day industry conference will host a session titled 'Power of Radio'. The conference is set to be held on May 18 at Gurugram, Delhi NCR. The panel discussion, moderated by Abraham Thomas , Chief Exec...

 2018-04-04 16:49 

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Symphony 924's Young Talents Project returns for the 7th year...

Mediacorp Singapore's classical music station Symphony 92.4 is back with the seventh edition of its Young Talents Project . The contest is in search for Singapore's next classical musical prodigy. Since its launch in 2012, it has evolved into a pl...

 2018-04-04 09:06 

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Why Automation Can't Replace Sales Reps...

Sponsored content from IRD Prospector Technology has permanently changed the way we do business, mostly for the better. Incorporating technology can make your business more efficient but on the flip side, it has created some chatter about what the future ...

 2018-04-02 11:54 

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Live radio is lazy radio...

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland There's nothing more enjoyable than doing live radio. There's the adrenaline of knowing that what you're saying is going straight into your listeners' ears: no filter, no second-chances. Fluff a little, a...

 2018-04-02 05:09 

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Ask Great Questions, What Happens Next??...

Peady's Selling Engagement sponsored by IRD Prospector Welcome to this week's post on sales and selling success. I hope you've had a great Easter break. Most salespeople will tell you that their selling conversations could be better. Not a lit...

 2018-04-01 14:50 

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India's DJ Nucleya to host show on BBC Asian Network...

Popular Indian DJ Nucleya will soon host a show on BBC Asian Network. The 38-year old music producer, whose real name is Udayan Sagar , started playing around and experimenting with abstract music at the age of 16, and co-founded a band called Bandish Pro...

 2018-04-01 14:37 

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Pajhwok Afghan News and Sheba Radio sign agreement...

Afghanistan's Pajhwok Afghan News and Sheba Radio/HUB Group have signed an agreement to share services and resources. "The agreement provides in principle, for the sharing of services and resources between the two prominent and esteemed Afghan org...

 2018-04-01 14:32 

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Suria FM Malaysia's RM 30,000 cash giveaway...

Malaysian station Suria FM is giving away cash prizes of up to RM 30,000 ($7767) through its Lagu Berduit Suria contest. Suria is a Star Media Radio Group station and targets listeners between 25 and 34. The contest, which is on till May 5, requires liste...

 2018-03-28 16:10 

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The jingles linking Austria and Australia...

Audio imaging, branding and jingle production house Reel World has a connection between Australia and Europe, as we found out from European Sales Manager Paul Fernley at RadioDays in Austria. Reel World recently developed a full station imaging package fo...

 2018-03-28 15:41 

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Wedel expands its payment and advertising systems...

Wedel Software founder Raoul Wedel let us in on two new innovations taking place in his systems during RadioDays Europe. Wedel offers traffic, billing and other software products for broadcasters, which were demonstrated at the company exhibit in Vienna. ...

 2018-03-26 19:20 

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Virgin Radio tops first new UAE survey...

Alex Agishev had been working in Russia for several years and recently moved to Dubai as Content Director at the Arabian Radio Network's Virgin Radio station. Alex is the son of Russian parents and grew up in a Russian speaking household in Australia....

 2018-03-26 08:10 

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Is radio dead? This futurist thinks so...

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland Ben Hammersley is a very clever man. He's a "futurist", and sports a very fine Victorian bushy moustache and some fancy arm tattoos. He writes for Wired magazine and The Guardian. The word "hipster" m...

 2018-03-25 14:05 

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Marriage in Paradise...

Keith Williams weds his Thai Princess Your bedraggled corespondent has only just returned, much the worse for wear, from Thailand after three days of celebrations to witness the marriage of 0ranuch Sawekwang and the groom, Keith Williams . A contingent of...

 2018-03-25 13:09 

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What's Your Facebook Conversation?...

Peady's Selling Engagement sponsored by IRD Prospector Welcome to this week's post on sales and selling success. These days most media salespeople find their conversations with customers inevitably turn to social and/or digital - particularly when...

 2018-03-25 13:03 

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China merges state radio and television networks to create 'Voice of China'...

China is merging three of its state-run national networks - China National Radio, China Radio International and China Central Television (CCTV), to form one mega broadcaster to be named 'Voice of China' . Earlier, in 2016, CCTV which broadcasts fr...

 2018-03-25 12:41 

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India's longest running travel show on radio celebrates five years...

'Get some Sun' - the longest running travel show on Indian Radio entered its fifth year on Radio One. The show has had Bollywood star Ranveer Singh as host through the years and he gives travel advice in the seven cities that Radio One operates an...

 2018-03-25 12:30 

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Radio City Freedom Awards 5.0 winners announced...

India's Radio City network held the grand finale of the fifth edition of its 'Freedom Awards' to celebrate independent music. The event, which was held on Thursday, saw established and new Indie musicians walk away with top honours. The theme ...

 2018-03-25 12:18 

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'Local Brain': Theme for this year's India Radio Forum...

India Radio Forum (IRF), to be held on May 18 at Gurugram, Delhi NCR has announced 'Local Brain' as its theme for this year. The annual event brings together radio and media industry players to discuss and learn on how to revitalize and create a s...

 2018-03-25 12:06 

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Big FM to launch audio and video series on radio and digital...

Indian network Big FM has announced the launch of the country's first audio and video series on radio as well as digital. The theme-based series called 'Duck se Dude' will consist of nine original webisodes which will air on weekdays on Big Or...

 2018-03-25 12:04 

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Commonwealth Games 2018 on Mediacorp stations...

Next month, Singapore audiences can catch over 550 hours of sporting action at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Mediacorp stations for free. Radio listeners will get the latest news updates on the Games including medal tallies on 938NOW, GOLD 905...

 2018-03-25 11:54 

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DTS connected radio to support RadioDNS standard...

Xperi Corporation's subsidiary, DTS, a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, has successfully completed RadioDNS compliance testing. The DTS Connected Radio platform will enable an engaging in-car radio experience for drivers around the wo...

 2018-03-23 14:13 

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On social media, be as passionate as your audience #RDE18...

"In the social media space you are competing against everybody. What you create has to be as good or better, otherwise you can damage your brand." Steve Ackerman , a social emdia speciaist from the Somethin' Else Agency in the UK, told RadioDa...

 2018-03-22 16:27 

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Radio CEO Summit #RDE18...

A range of European Radio chiefs took to the stage during a RadioDays panel discussion to identify their top priorities in the coming year in their countries and to talk through issues they have in common. Here are some of the points they raised: Cilla Be...

 2018-03-21 15:37 

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High value promotional ideas #RDE18...

Great promotions play on your emotions and grab your attention. They may also inspire you to dream of what you might do with a new house, car or a million dollars. When thinking up a promo tactic, don't start to plan your promotion based on the value ...

 2018-03-21 09:17 

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AROI and AAAI sign agreement to promote radio advertising...

Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and the Association of Radio Operators for India (AROI) signed a Memorandum of Association (MoU) last week. Both associations were represented by their respective Presidents - Nakul Chopra for AAAI and Anur...

 2018-03-21 00:20 

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First listener survey results after Norway's digital switchover #RDE18...

Only three months after FM was switched off in Norway, a listener survey (Digital Radio Survey, Kantar Media) shows the new digital stations have up to one third of all radio listening. Most radio listeners still tune into radio, and the new digital stati...

 2018-03-20 14:52 

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Big news for RadioDays: expanding into Asia, 2019 Europe venue...

At the close of RadioDays Vienna, organiser Anders Held made tow big announcements: A RadioDays is being planned for Asia in August 2019. and Next Year's RadioDays Europe will be in Lausanne Switzerland. Details of exactly where in Asia the conference...

 2018-03-20 14:00 

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30 ideas in 30 minutes at #RDE18...

Six of the many speakers at RadioDays Europe were chosen to speed through five good ideas each on the second day of the conference in Vienna. "Ideas you can steal and pretend they're your own." Here are the speakers and their ideas: Staxx Will...

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