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From 5G to Smart Speakers - RadioTechCon 2017
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As far as Radio conference venues go, the original official home of the BBC (1923-1932) is pretty hard to beat. This year for TechCon , attendees gathered at the headquarters of the IET at historic Savoy Place . After my fine announcing of the fire escapes, the day kicked off fittingly with a trib…

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Who's Listening and How - the Latest
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It's tempting to wrap up and send a copy of the latest MIDAS survey to  every press columnist    for Christmas.  This jolly publication from the Rajar folk always offers some interesting data, which often contradict many of the assumptions from those innocents with the temerity to pen articles …

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Dear Tony, I’m delighted you have spoken so powerfully on BBC local radio tonight on the anniversary of its birth. I was disappointed that the BBC Plan and, indeed, Ofcom’s draft operating licence, barely mentioned the importance of the service, so I’m pleased that you have now paid due tribute to …

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What Future for Local Radio?
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Fifty years ago this week, local radio returned to the UK, with an armful of pioneering BBC local stations, thanks to the steely determination of the truly brilliant Frank Gillard and a cautious BBC and Government. During several welcome appearances on numerous stations to discuss the anniversary ,…

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