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Top US radio consumer trends in 2016

Thursday 29 December, 2016
As 2016 is winding down and the new year is about to arrive, Nielsen USA has taken a close look at the radio industry this past year and its ever-evolving growth and listening trends.

Radio’s reach in America is larger than any other format and continues to grow year-over-year. Nielsen’s latest Comparable Metrics Report (graphic below) reported that radio reaches 93% of U.S. each week.

Norway makes radio history

Thursday 15 December, 2016

11th January 2017 is a historic day for the medium of radio. Domain Name on the way

Wednesday 27 July, 2016


The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has been been formally delegated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) as the organisation to allocate DOT RADIO  domain names.

RadioDays 2016 in Paris

Wednesday 27 January, 2016
This year the RadioDays Europe Conference is happening in Paris on March 13-15.

Headlining are Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O, plus a range of radio experts from across the US, Europe and Asia.

This year’s conference will focus on podcasting, managing breaking news, organising large scale radio events, emotional marketing as well as Spotify and Beats 1.

Both radioinfo and AsiaRadioToday are media partners so if you wish to attend, mention AsiaRadioToday and ask for a discount.

The next radio revolution

Wednesday 09 September, 2015

The BBC's latest policy document, published as part of the British national broadcaster's charter review, foreshadows a strategy for radio that will give the audience more control of what they hear, in an effort to get radio back into people's pockets via smart mobile devices.

Presenters announced for International Radio Program Awards

Wednesday 17 June, 2015

The list of presenters has been announced for the New York Festival’s International Radio Program Awards to be held on June 22nd at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

Lazy Buggles Headlines: Cridland

Thursday 21 May, 2015
Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland.

Norway first to switch off FM

Monday 20 April, 2015

Norway is set to be the first country to shut down FM radio, beginning in 2017.

The Norwegian Ministry of Culture announced this week it has set the date for the shut down, making it the first country to move away from FM radio entirely.  The country is set to adopt Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) as the national standard.  

The proposal was first introduced back in 2011, and the government has confirmed that the country is capable of meeting the requirements for a smoooth transition to digital.

Vale Stan Freberg

Wednesday 08 April, 2015
Legendary radio advertising advocate Stan Freberg has died aged 88.

Every radio person knows of the famous Maraschino Cherry sketch, proving that radio advertising is more creative then television.

The tag line, "try doing that in television," reflects the power of radio when it was made.

Latest Optimod features sync for Digital, FM and Streaming signals

Saturday 07 March, 2015
The Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Malaysia this week was accompanied by an exhibition of the latest professional digital equipment for radio and tv broadcasters.

While at the Symposium, radioinfo's Steve Ahern found out about the latest features on the newest Orban Optimod, the processor of choice of some of the big radio broadcast networks.

OPTIMOD-FM 8600 is Orban’s flagship processor.

It features versatile five-band and two-band processing for both analog FM transmission and digital media.

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