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Colin Cullis, product owner for Primedia Broadcasting's talk stations, 702 and CapeTalk.
#BizTrends2018: Radio trends for the year ahead - podcasts, streams and subscriptions

Here are three predictions for what will become more significant for radio broadcasters in 2018: Podcasts, streams and subscriptions...

By Colin Cullis 7 hours ago

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues...

8 Jan 2018

LGBT radio goes online in Tunisia despite threats
LGBT radio goes online in Tunisia despite threats

An online radio station catering for the LGBT community, believed to be the first of its kind in the Arab world, started broadcasting in Tunisia on Monday...

21 Dec 2017

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African Media feels the pinch

African Media and Entertainment (AME) has warned shareholders it expects trading conditions for the remaining six months of the 2018 financial year to remain challenging...

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2017

Community radio journalists trained in Malawi
Community radio journalists trained in Malawi

US Embassy trains community radio journalists in Malawi to report effectively on the issues affecting their communities...

15 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?
#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?

AfricaCom speaker Russell Southwood talks us through what it entails being an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world and how we can go about getting the most out of our content...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Nov 2017

Monetising online radio: Stop, collaborate and digitally listen
Monetising online radio: Stop, collaborate and digitally listen

Where traditional models in radio have enjoyed funding from around 70% of what the station makes through ad sales revenue, online stations need to do the same, but in a completely different way...

By Chris Jordan 26 Oct 2017

Radio Pulpit award.
DRM Enterprise Africa award for Radio Pulpit

Radio Pulpit 657AM has won the 2017 DRM Enterprise Award (Africa), for its contribution in actively promoting the DRM standard across Southern Africa...

26 Oct 2017

Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook
Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook

Deutsche Welle launches its Africa programming as Live Radio on Facebook...

28 Sep 2017

Talking about Africa's reputational narrative
Talking about Africa's reputational narrative

Africa Business Radio launches new show to unpack Africa's reputational challenges and opportunities...

11 Sep 2017

Kui Kariuki
#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax
Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment...

14 Aug 2017

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jun 2017

Biniam Simon of Radio Erena.
Eritrean radio station gets award

On June 6, the London-based charity World One Media presented Eritrean Radio Erena with an award for reporting...

13 Jun 2017

The ruins of Breeze FM. Credit: mfwa.org/bellanaija.com.
Demolition of Nigeria's Breeze FM an "open attack on the press"

On May 22, 2017, security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board stormed the premises of privately-owned Breeze FM and razed the building.

25 May 2017

Fernand Cello
Madagascar targets Radio Jupiter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns radio journalist Fernand Cello's arrest in Madagascar...

19 May 2017

Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via
Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences...

19 Apr 2017

54 Nigerian stations shut down
54 Nigerian stations shut down

The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to pay mandatory fees, according to the Media Foundation for West Africa...

22 Mar 2017

Officials raid Kwekwe Radio Station, Zimbabwe
Officials raid Kwekwe Radio Station, Zimbabwe

Officials from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe and Transmedia last week ransacked Kwekwe Community Radio station's offices…

14 Mar 2017

Mark Ritson at CRA Conference October 2016
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Radio and digital: a one-night-stand or a meaningful relationship?

There's a certain twilight zone feel about life these days. All of our absolutes are no longer absolute...

By John Walls 24 Feb 2017

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Lesotho government takes two radio stations off air

Four days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on 13 February 2017, the government of Lesotho cut the broadcasting signals of two local radio stations…

16 Feb 2017

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Deutsche Welle brings social radio to Africa

Deutsche Welle has unveiled the new format for its AfricaLink radio program...

1 Nov 2016

Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app
Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app

Ghanaian startup AF Radio has launched its free Android app after months of testing in partnership with local station 3FM 92.7...

By Tom Jackson 21 Oct 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 193: Adidas Athletics launches the ZNE
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 193: Adidas Athletics launches the ZNE

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 20 October, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Brett Burgess...

19 Oct 2016

Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016.
African Journalists of the Year

Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016...

17 Oct 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 192: Fortinet discuss online security and IoT
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 192: Fortinet discuss online security and IoT

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Paul Williams...

13 Oct 2016

Abdiasis Mohamed Ali
Radio Shabelle reporter shot in Somalia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and National Union Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) urge authorities in Somalia to investigate the murder of a journalist working with Radio Shabelle...

13 Oct 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 192: Online security with Fortinet
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 192: Online security with Fortinet

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 13 October, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Fortinet's country manager about online security and driverless cars...

12 Oct 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 191: Uber for Business
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 191: Uber for Business

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 29 September 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Busi Sizani...

28 Sep 2016

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