Media Report: Gareth Cliff. Radio reinvented.

a The Media Report 2014 interview. Once l’enfant terrible of SA’s airwaves, Gareth Cliff caused a major stir when he left his former employer, 5FM, for the brave new world of streaming digital content. The result of Cliff’s digital content experiment? Some 500 000 listeners a month as of September 2014.

Cannes Lions 2014: Grand Prix, gold for SA

The International Festival of Creativity, Cannes Lions, has announced the winners in the Cyber, Design, Product Design, Press and Radio Lions categories, with Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg taking the Grand Prix and three Gold Campaign Lions in the Radio category for its campaign ‘Teleconference’, ‘Kids Party’ and ‘Enrique Concert’, created for Lucozade.

Radio enjoys a healthy second life online

In the second of a series of columns on the future of music, ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK explores the impact the Internet’s Audio streams have had on radio.

As one traditional delivery channel for music, namely the record store, faces its demise, another is thriving. Radio was meant to be an early victim of the Internet revolution, given how easy it is to deliver an audio stream online. Instead, it remains the most pervasive mass medium in the world, reinventing itself again and again as it migrates onto cellphones, and uses the Internet to intensify its engagement with listeners.

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