‘Cold fury’ at BBC local radio cuts, Amazon Music expands & Channel 4 turns 40

In this week’s show, Jake Kanter is joined by a line-up of radio buffs: Ann Charles (Radio TechCon), Trevor Dann (ex-BBC) and Adam Bowie (BBC World Service).

The trio discuss cuts at the BBC, where local radio feels the pinch of the corporation’s licence fee freeze: is local radio vanishing?

Dan Taylor-Watt (ex-BBC iplayer) joins in part two to digest the latest in tech and streaming news, including his latest Netflix analysis.

Amazon Music amps up its offering from 2 million to 100 million songs…Is Jake convinced to switch from Spotify?

Channel 4 marks its 40th Birthday by changing the name of All4 to… Channel 4. Simple or confusing?

And Elon Musk’s new ideas take flight at Twitter…who will pay for a blue tick?

Also in the programme: Radio TechCon organisers Aradhna Tayal (Clockhouse Media) and Ann Charles reveal the enigmatic world of audio engineering and what you could learn at the 2022 Conference. All are welcome and bursary applications are open until midnight on Sunday, November 6: https://www.radiotechcon.com/2022/tickets/bursaries/

And in the media quiz we’re playing Making Media History…

A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Phoebe Adler-Ryan with support from Matt Hill.

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