James Cridland

Radiodays Asia next month: your special discount code

Thursday 04 July, 2019

If you are reading this you are eligible for a USD$100 discount to Radiodays Asia.

Podcasting health check #RDE19

Sunday 07 April, 2019

Checking the health of the emerging podcast industry at Radiodays Europe, Matt Deegan (Foder Media), Tom Webster (Senior VP, Edison Research USA) and James Cridland (Editor of Podnews.net and radioinfo columnist) examined the vital signs of podcasting in 2019.

A lesson in radio’s future from 1941

Sunday 21 May, 2017

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

A friend of mine has treated himself to a subscription to Scientific American, and is currently excitedly reading the archives, which come with his purchase.

Back in February 1941, the magazine published a piece about the introduction of FM radio. It attempts to predict the future, but then adds this caution:

DRM show off new receivers

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium have been busy at Amsterdam's IBC, co-ordinating a raft of announcements about their broadcasting technology.

Should radio be Live and Local or Real and Relevant?

Friday 16 September, 2016

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

I read a blog post recently saying that radio needs to be live or else it isn’t, really, radio. It reminded me of others who’ve said the same thing - that live is the essence of great radio.

They’re wrong. And here’s why.

Podcasts stats: what we know (a follow-up)

Sunday 28 August, 2016

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

In July, I posted a piece about how much we don’t know about podcast stats. Today I wanted to write about the iTunes podcast chart: because it isn’t a chart, and not nearly enough people know that. But before I do, a few points from the last time I wrote about this.

Next speakers for Next Radio conference announced

Thursday 23 June, 2016

Podcasting, digital innovation and promotions are highlights in the second speaker announcement for James Cridland and Matt Deegan's radio ideas conference, Next Radio.​


Tom Webster,​Vice President Strategy and Marketing for Edison Research in the US, will be sharing the company’s research into how listeners are using their mobile phones to consume audio content, including podcasting.

Next Radio London announces first speakers

Thursday 16 June, 2016


James Cridland and Matt Deegan's radio ideas conference - Next Radio - has announced its first raft of speakers including Australian radio programmer Craig Bruce.


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