OiDar Launch Press Release – 28-03-2018

28th March 2018 OiDar – Radio Transmission, Audience Measurement & Monetisation Solved Following a year developing unique products for the North East radio station Rathergood Radio, (formerly Star Radio) covering North Yorkshire on DAB and County Durham on FM, OiDar was formed. OiDar is the result of their extensive learning […]

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BBC to appoint Podcast Commissioner

The BBC Director of Radio and Music, Bob Shennan, has given more detail about a new BBC audio app that’s in development and announced that he will be appointing a Podcast Commissioner. Addressing delegates at the Radiodays Europe conference in Vienna this morning, he also called for all of radio […]

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‘World’s first’ 24hr radio station broadcast from pub launches

The world’s alleged “first and only” 24/7 online radio station broadcast inside a pub has launched, along with a host of renowned presenters that have an “unapologetic love for good music and good stories”. Boogaloo Radio was founded by DJ Jenn Crothers and Gerry O’Boyle, the landlord of The Boogaloo, […]

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Future of radio not DAB only, says Shennan

BBC Director of Radio Bob Shennan says the future of radio in the UK needs to be a mixture of DAB, FM and internet, rather than just DAB. Details of his speech for delegates at Radiodays Europe on Monday morning have been leaked to the Telegraph, which quotes him as saying […]

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iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy protection

The largest internet radio company in the US says it has enough cash to sustain itself during proceedings. iHeartMedia, the largest internet radio broadcasting company in the US, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. Operator of the iHeartRadio music streaming service, iHeartMedia has been saddled by massive debt since its […]

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The future of broadcasting is portable and addictive

I was regrettably slow to get into podcasts, for reasons that some of you may recognise. Compared with reaching out a sleepy hand and switching the radio dial to ON, listening to a podcast requires some thought. Planning. Worst of all, technology. But this is the future of broadcasting, folks. You and I […]

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Research report explores the internet radio market

The Global Internet Radio Industry: 2018 Market Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Internet Radio Market. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Internet Radio marketanalysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, […]

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Small Scale DAB trial to be extended to 2020

The ten small-scale DAB triallists operating multiplexes around the UK will continue their service till 31 March 2020. By extending the trial period, around 150 radio services will continue to be available to listeners in the test areas. The trial extension will also allow Ofcom to continue gathering useful information […]

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Radio shines during the snow and icy weather

Radio stations across the UK have reported some of the highest ever spikes in online listening during the recent severe weather conditions. School closures, blocked roads and travel disruption led the headlines, and the radio industry went into overdrive to keep listeners informed. Presenters, journalists and other station staff all […]

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PPL and PRS to offer a single music licence

The UK’s two music licensing companies, PPL and PRS for Music, have this week launched their joint venture to create one single company – PPL PRS Ltd. The new company will administer the licensing of music used in public, known as “public performance”. A new single licence, known as TheMusicLicence, […]

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