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The Ghost of Broadcasting House

The BBC is entangled in a scandal which has strained relationships between its management and broadcasters, almost to breaking point, and devalued the public’s trust in the BBC. It is a case study in how inappropriate behaviour can become entrenched and out of control-and how hard it is for a large organisation to deal with […]

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Radio Survivor Podcast #19: Chauncey DeVega on Pro Wrestling & Podcasting; Centenary College Sells WNTI

On his podcast, essayist Chauncey DeVega says that it features him “with the volume turned up.” He discusses how the quality of intellectual discourse differs between television, radio and podcasting, and how that relates to pro wrestling, and shares how he wrangles the internet trolls who show up whenever something he writes goes viral. We […]

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Digital Watch: Net Neutrality Ready for Vote, Slate Debuts Podcast Network, BBC Upsets Internet Listeners

The most significant digital radio news this week is the FCC’s vote on Open Internet rules happening at Thursday’s open meeting. The proceedings begin at 10:30 AM EST, and will be streamed live. I posted an overview on Tuesday, and things haven’t changed much since then. The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing […]

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The Week in Podcasting News: Podcasts Nominated for Webbys, and more

There’s good news for anyone who hasn’t yet heard the BBC’s radio documentary, Podcasting – The First Ten Years. Both parts are both now available for on-demand listening for the next year. The countdown timer threatening only a week of availability that I wrote about last week is gone. Curiously, however, the documentary is not […]

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Radio News Round-Up: Dallas station to air tapes from JFK assassination, Iggy Pop holiday broadcasts

Here’s a quick radio news roundup to round-out your Thursday afternoon: Nielsen just released its annual Music 360 study that shows 63% of music listeners still turn to terrestrial radio to discover new music, and that radio drives many listeners to look for music on YouTube. The Radio and Internet Newsletter talked with David Bakula, […]

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BBC World Service expands audience but loses radio listeners

The Daily Telegraph reports on an exclusive look at the BBC World Service’s annual audience numbers, and they’re looking quite good for the British international broadcaster. Worldwide the service reaches 192 million people a week across all media types, up 11.8 million from last year. The World Service’s Persian and Arabic TV services have over […]

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