Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Radio lecture at QUT

Here is a presentation that I gave to QUT students in the Media and Communications Industries unit on 27 August 2008.

In considering notable things about Australian radio, some that came to my attention have been:

  • the growth of community radio, to generate one of the most vibrant systems of this media form in the world
  • the unique power and influence of talkback radio hosts (which may now be waning)
  • the way that podcasting has given a new prominence to Radio National and to forms of programming that have never been high rating but which can be done well through the medium, such as documentaries
One thing that I would be interested to know is what percentage of total radio downloads are from the ABC generally, and Radio National in particular. If anyone knows how to find this out, please drop me a comment.


Scarlett said...

Have a look at the programming media release, this one is August 2007:

ABC Digital Downloads Soar to 5 Million Per Month

Radio National program podcasts were up over 200,000, from a monthly average of 913,961 to 1,149,868 in July. Radio National also made up five of the top ten programs downloaded, which included All in the Mind, Late Night Live, Saturday Extra, Australia Talks and The Science Show.

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