The Janet Jackson classic “Rhythm Nation” may be from 1989, but it’s still blowing up the charts—and some hard drives – Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation’ Crashes Vulnerable Hard Drives – WIRED covered this weird news story via Microsoft – Microsoft shared details of a vulnerability in a widely used 5400-RPM laptop hard drive sold around 2005. Just by playing “Rhythm Nation” on or near a vulnerable laptop, the disk can crash and take its laptop down with it.
Commercial radio listening increases by 900,000 YOY: Via Radio Info – Commercial radio has achieved another best-ever result in GfK Survey 5, with weekly listeners up 8% year on year…
Australia’s LGBTIQA+ radio station JOY 94.9 rebrands as rainbow media organisation, JOY Media – Via Radio Info – After 29 years, LGBTIQA+ radio station JOY 94.9 has taken the next step in its journey to becoming Australia’s rainbow community media organisation by rebranding as JOY Media.
Hayley Sproull is a chronic oversharer, and it’s a good thing | Stuff.co.nz – She recently won the coveted Blackie Award at the NZ Radio Awards for a “silly song” parody.
Channel Z in New Zealand was famous for being brash and edgy – Channel Z was the little radio station that could – until it couldn’t | Stuff.co.nz – with a lesson about the first rule of Radio Survey: don’t talk about Radio Survey * Radio station Kiwi FM to shut shop.
A Comedy spot now, with a bit or a bite of sarcasm – End of Summer Vacations with Disaster Capitalism Tours. – Daily Kos – I signed up for a two week vacation package from Disaster Capitalism Tours. Their travel poster and radio ad is what caught my attention!
BARRET SPORTS MEDIA covers: How To Sell Sports Radio During Lay-offs – it’s an interesting read.
Student attendance ad campaign launched – 1News – “Every school day is a big day,” a great tag line about school truancy in New Zealand – the radio ad and ads on other platforms. Story from Kate Nicol-Williams, 1News Reporter
Indian Radio has been going through a massive boom this last quarter – Radio advertising clocks 62 pc growth in ad volumes during Jan-Jun’22: TAM Report via MediaNews4U – According to TAM AdEx-Report on Radio advertising for Jan-Jun’22, ad volumes grew by 62 pc compared to same period of previous year 2021.
England and the UK in general is going through huge ups and downs at the moment – and its restaurant industry needs some help – As Restaurants Recover, How Can Radio Help? | Story | insideradio.com – … Knowledge Group Hudson Riehle, one of two presenters during the Radio Advertising Bureau’s Wednesday webinar, says “Radio Works for Restaurants.”
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RNZ reporters win two awards at Voyager Media Awards – RNZ reporters Anusha Bradley and Sam Olley have been recognised for their work at this year’s Voyager Media awards in Auckland