Radio leaders discuss challenges facing private stations in India

Sunday 03 March, 2019

The India Radio Festival in Delhi earlier this month heard about the state of the Indian private radio industry from a range of commercial station leaders.

They canvassed many issues facing the Indian radio industry.

Red FM COO Nisha Narayanan (pictured) said, “it’s a rare occasion when commercial and community stations are in the same room." She commended the organisers of the conference for their industry wide approach.


Music formats

A mission to reach new young audiences on new platforms: BBC Sounds launched at #IRFradiofest

Friday 02 November, 2018
BBC Radio has just launched the new BBC Sounds app, which showcases live and catch up radio, plus podcasts and specially commissioned content to British audiences.
The new app is targeted at young audiences who are no longer listening to traditional radio sets.
Speaking at the International Radio Festival, the BBC’s Paul Smith outlined the strategy for the new app.

No impending analog switchoff for Britain #RDE18

Monday 19 March, 2018

The BBC's Director fo Radio and Music, Bob Shennan has told the RadioDays conference that digital radio is important as part of the mix of delivery mechanisms, but it is not the only important platform, therefore the BBC is no longer advocating an impending switch off of analog radio.

"We all once thought that DAB alone was the digital future of radio, but with changes in technology, we now know that DAB is important as a part of the mix, as well as Audio Over IP.

Caribbean Broadcasting Union partners donate equipment to hurricane-hit radio services

Sunday 07 January, 2018


The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) has thanked its international partners who helped with much-needed support for three radio stations hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

RTHK petitioned to reinstate BBC daytime AM broadcasts

Monday 11 September, 2017


RTHK has come under fire from some Hongkongers for dropping the 24 hour BBC World Service Radio relay on its local AM 675 transmitter, and a petition has been launched to get the feed back on air.

BBC 'unable to reach agreement with government' shuts down Thai shortwave transmitters

Sunday 12 March, 2017

The BBC has shut down its shortwave transmitters in Thailand after "failing to reach agreement" with the Thai military government, which has not been happy with the BBC's uncensored approach to news reporting.

The British broadcaster was negotiating for another seven year lease agreement for its transmitter site.

A BBC statement acknowledged that the action was taken in retaliation against its approach to "accurate and impartial news."

BBC iPlayer Radio app now available across Asia

Wednesday 03 August, 2016


The BBC's iPlayer Radio app is available across Asia and globally from today, as the BBC delivers the last stage of its international roll out.

Audiences on traditional platforms giving strong warnings: Michael Mason #BroadcastAsia2016

Saturday 04 June, 2016

ABC Radio reaches over 4.8 million people in an average week in capital cities, on traditional broadcast platforms, as measured by the radio ratings. But the national broadcaster is also reaching out to audiences in new ways to maintain its connection with Australians.
With 135 million downloads last year, ABC Radio is Australia’s biggest podcaster.

We don’t do breaking news anymore: BBC World Service #AMS2016

Wednesday 25 May, 2016

If taken out of context, this statement by the Director of the BBC World Service Group at the Asia Media Summit in Korea, could seem like heresy.

Do you know why your audience listens? #RDE16

Wednesday 23 March, 2016

“Always ask why the audience has chosen to listen to you. If you have the answer to that you will be ok.”
Director of BBC Radio Helen Boaden thinks one of the keys to success for any radio stations must be to have a clear understanding of what the station offers and why the listeners have chosen it.
Being local is important to keep radio relevant to her audiences. “Local radio is part of a community with so many other threads. Our job is to tie those threads together.”


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