• Media Unplugged: Apple Says Fake News Is “Killing People’s Minds” – Really?

    Apple says fake news is “killing people’s minds” – really? And… Publishing platform Medium crashes – and idealism burns. Plus, rants and raves about Oscar-nominated screenwriters sharing some hilarious studio notes, and more. It’s episode 58 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go…

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  • The ‘Right’ Voices

    I recently rediscovered a National Public Radio (NPR) article that addressed a 2014 study by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on ‘Public Attitudes and Understanding’ of ‘Science and Technology’ in which only 74% of those surveyed thought that the Earth orbits the Sun. To rephrase and reframe that statement, that’s approximately 26% of…

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  • This Week’s Stories: What Influencers Are Reading, Is Spotify On The Ropes, & The Political “Black Hole”

    Whether you’re in the middle of a 3-day weekend or it’s back to work tomorrow, we hope this week’s articles will give you some food for thought on a Sunday morning. We have interesting stories about Spotify’s financial future, a fascinating Facebook promotion from a popular ’80s band, and a handy recommended book list from a group of marketing…

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  • 'I was in shock': Why Canadians are still struggling with runaway cellphone charges - CBC.ca

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    'I was in shock': Why Canadians are still struggling with runaway cellphone chargesCBC.caInternet advocacy group, OpenMedia argues the best way to protect Canadians from nightmare wireless bills is to mandate more affordable plans. The Vancouver-based organization says that would include an unlimited data option at a reasonable price.
  • Podcast: Chelsea Norris on leaving Key 103

    Chelsea Norris tells Trevor Dann about her turbulent departure from Key 103 after 11 years and more.
  • Funeral honoring Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart happening ... - 640 Toronto News

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    Funeral honoring Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart happening …640 Toronto NewsA funeral is being held in Toronto today honoring the life of filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart. Stewa…Hundreds attend funeral for Toronto filmmaker Rob StewartCBC.caall 10 news articles »
  • Funeral honoring Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart happening ... - 640 Toronto News

    640 Toronto News
    Funeral honoring Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart happening …640 Toronto NewsA funeral is being held in Toronto today honoring the life of filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart. Stewa…Hundreds attend funeral for Toronto filmmaker Rob StewartCBC.caall 14 news articles »
  • Opinion piece – Martin Campbell on regulation

    Expect fewer owners, less variety and complete desertion of over 50s and probably over 40s.
  • Refugees are freezing to flee the US for Canada - PRI

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    Refugees are freezing to flee the US for CanadaPRI“There's no question what's driving them,” says Paul Caulford, a doctor at the Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Healthcare outside Toronto. “Virtually every person who's crossed, from pregnant women in the back of trucks to those sheparding Undocumented Immigrants Crossing From US to…

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  • Here’s What Your Radio Station Should Put in Its Website Sidebars

    The sidebars on your radio station’s website can be a powerful part of your overall digital strategy. Think carefully about what you put in them.
  • College Radio Watch: What’s up with CMJ Charts and More News

    For at least the past year there have been more regular grumblings about the status of CMJ and this week Pitchfork is reporting that, “For the second week in a row, CMJ has not published its weekly college radio charts, calling into question the fate of an institution that has tracked the music played by college stations around […]
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  • Former Kiss DJ joins Radio Cardiff for Drive

    Former Kiss FM DJ Raheem Makani has taken over the drive-time slot on community station Radio Cardiff. Raheem is a local nightclub DJ and was part of the schedule at Kiss 101 when it broadcast locally from the West before it was networked from London. The station has also joined forces with the Voluntary Community […]
  • Jim Cutler: 5 Tips To Help Radio Turn Empty Imaging into Solid Content

    In our “Guest List” feature today, the incomparable voice artist, Jim Cutler, provides great lessons in radio imaging. Jim is a true craftsman, offering up 5 tips to help radio turn empty imaging into strong content. It’s truly great advice from a passionate radio pro.
  • Sara Cox to do 24-hour Red Nose danceathon

    Radio 2 presenter will dance to 80s songs non-stop for charity on 20th March.
  • 'Cellphone towers in space': Startup Kepler Communications plans ... - Financial Post

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    'Cellphone towers in space': Startup Kepler Communications plans …Financial PostHandout“In the most basic sense, we're putting up cell phone towers in space that can pick up signals from on the ground and from assets in space,” Kepler CEO …and more »
  • TRIC Award nominees announced for 2017

    Dave Berry, Emma Bunton and Simon Mayo are all shortlisted to be named Radio Presenter of the Year.
  • Rick Simmonds named new MD of Wessex FM

    The former Celador, Heart and Wyvern programmer has joined UKRD to head up its Dorset station.
  • Radio 2 boss reads Desmond Carrington eulogy

    Lewis Carnie spoke of the broadcaster’s remarkable 70-year career at his funeral in Perth.
  • Sky’s Jeff Stelling to cover at talkSPORT

    Unbelievable, Jeff.
  • Playboy, Nudity, Mea Culpas, and Radio

    Earlier this week, Playboy announced it was reversing a decision it made in 2016, removing nudity from its pages. It’s a classic example of marketing gone wrong, and it speaks to how brands need to maintain their core essence in order to survive and thrive, even in disruptive times.
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