Blog posts by year and month October 2010

Posts (14)

  1. Last week's radio industry conference The Radio Festival was the first to take place in its new permament home, Salford. The whole UK radio industry was present and a sense of the shared challenges to radio animated the event. The video captures a fascinating session called 'meet the bosses' in ...

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  2. As I was reading an article listing all the official quotes from radio industry leaders - myself included - reacting to the latest quarterly radio listening numbers, it was hard not to feel somewhat exhausted by endlessly positive sentiments. Nearly every quote is upbeat with each company procla...

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  3. You may have heard that we offered an extra high quality (320kbs AAC) online audio stream for the last week of the BBC Proms this year (read about the experiment on the BBC Internet blog). The feedback we received was almost universally good. Listeners really appreciated the richer sound quality...

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  4. In this week's edition of the BBC's in-house newspaper 'Ariel', the main feature is about the heavy workload the BBC's chief operating officer, Caroline Thomson, now has as a result of the recent cull of executive board members. One of her three main responsibilities, it said, was preparing for ...

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  5. Editor's note: Mike Hill leads a project to build a unified player for all of the UK's radio stations online. An easy way to find and listen to every Ofcom-licenced radio station in one place - SB Today at the annual Radio Festival we unveiled a fully working 'alpha' Radioplayer. The fact that ...

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  6. As the leading players in the radio industry gather today in Salford for their annual get-together, much of the conversation will be about the topic of innovation. Listeners are currently very satisfied with radio services but digital technology does bring opportunities to keep improving what w...

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  7. Editor's note: Jem Stone is the manager in charge of the messageboards at BBC Radio. Listen to his appearance on Radio 4's Feedback from earlier this afternoon - SB At lunchtime today I was interviewed on the weekly Radio 4 programme Feedback for an item that covered recent changes to the desig...

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  8. Without doubt, my highlight of the week will be going to the British Museum on Thursday as we reveal the last object in our series A History of the World in 100 Objects. The Radio 4 series has been a centrepiece of our radio programming over the last year and it is destined to be remembered as o...

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  9. Editor's note: in a comment on Tim Davie's first post here on the Radio Blog, LoudGeoffW questioned the need for a playlist at 6 Music. Here, 6 Music boss Paul Rodgers responds - SB. As Station Editor at 6 Music, music policy is not my direct responsibility. However I'd like to offer my thought...

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  10. Get those tweets tweeting, and those emails flying, Feedback, the show which airs listener's views and concerns relating to BBC Radio, begins a new series this Friday. Getting your voice heard, as a listener, has never been more important. If you care about radio, make a noise about it. The BBC...

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