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Future Content


Martin Zimper

Head of CAST

Douglas Arellanes

Moderator at Radio 1 in Prag

Radio habits, Radio listening in the bathtub, with laptop, listening to streams (BBC World serice or one, Podcasts (This american life, Planet money (economics & pop culture),

Paul Baranowski

CTO of Sourcefabric, registered NGO in Prag, develop software for developing countries

Leader of technology team

Listening habits, BBC2, Toronto Radio

Philip Bürkler

working as radio announcer for news programs at Swiss national radio

working from Berne

Listening habits, DRS3 to listen to the news in the morning for 5 minutes, Listens to FM4, Austria during the day, is basically overinformed due to his profession, doesn't like commercials on FM4

Thomas Gilgen

founder of open broadcast

is working together with Sourcefabric

5000-30000 listeners

Radio habits, listens a lot to DRS4 because doesn't have time to read newspapers, listens to music on the web, also creates radio programs on open broadcast, sees FM4 as a proof of concept for a successful alternative music program, Soundpark as

Mathias Coinchon

swiss, lives in Lausanne works in Geneva

works for EBU, biggest representer of broadcasters in the world

is a technician for digital radio

involved in Radio DNS

helping student radio station: frequence banane, doesn't have a regular license, digital radio transmission

Radio habits, Couleur 3, FM, DAB, Internet Radios, in the car while driving to work, during work also a lot of music over radio, listening to niche radio in the office, radio nova from paris, doesn't use internet radio a lot

works on the harmonization of technology, between organisations, common approach for promotion, different standards for different areas (DAB, DRM, etc.), so has quite an difficult job

Pete Downton

works at imagination technologies

10 years in old media

technology is changing the business models (as in music industry)

Pure business & core technology business

Pure decided to create DAB radios since nobody else was creating them

packaging IP and DAB Radio

consumers decide on standards

put new experiences in consumers hands

Radio habits, listening to, sky radio, IP radio, wife doesn't listen to linear radio or tv but special interest program

People should stop thinking about how radio is distributed and more about the content

Leo Niesser

John Peel of Switzerland

is not making a living out of radio

working for a local newspaper

radio infected him at 12 years old

radio was there to get to know music


bored very quickly with commercial radio

radio habits, news on DRS, Echo der Zeit, listened a lot to John Peel, Music: FM4, also talk shows, XFM London, Internet radio stations, Vox noctem (gothic), Rockabilly radio, BBC radios, lying in bed

works at the biggest local radio station: Kanal K

Musician: Spencer

works also at RaSa and LoRa

struggles against big radio companies, they don't want to send their promos anymore to independent radios, independent radio stations are boycotting big music distributors

Christian Schorno

works for university in zurich

phd in philosophy

created archive of modern music,

radio habits, none at all, to much music in his archive, good example of what radio can be: Ocean Club Radio, was making kunstradio in the 90ies, no talking to the audience, radio as something you can dive in, radio should be completely immersive

musikzimmer is mainly information

Pit Schultz

internet culture pioneer and broadcaster

living in berlin since 1986

radio habits, BBC World in Berlin, Backyard radio, netradios on kitchen radio,, resonance, wfmu, ..., national network for program exchange, hosted in Lissabon, round robin scheme,

88.4, started a month ago, applied for a license for a container model, 8 different radios sharing one frequency, time sharing a frequency, reboot.FM has a program window

todays culture production is 90% unpaid

highly diversified scenes in big cities

money: every new applications needs a new name

streams are not radio

radio is local and fm

Peter Troxler


make money with free

gets news directly from the sources


Personal use of radio? Radio habits

Does technology change listener habits

How to transfer this medium into the future

Will technology change the medium?

Which senses would be extended by this medium?

Do we need a political decision for standardisation?

Coinchon: market decides

guidelines for formats are necessary

HD radio is not compatible with ...

car industry wants unique system for radio, are not ready to put lot of investment

Switch of analog system?

There are a lot of devices which have to be exchanged (kitchen radios, car, alarm clocks, mobiles...)

switch off small fm transmitters?

norway plans to switch off fm radio

2nd part

Martin Zimper shows pure sensia consumer review:

DAB, FM, IP, Media Player + Aux Input Radio

includes touch screen

"touch screen is a little bit flaky"

improvements by software updates

Twitter, weather, facebook applications

general impression: "awesome and innovative product"

250£, 450$

What should the kitchen radio look like?

is the kitchen radio dead?

thought of interaction doesn't flow into product design, radio is hands free, possibility to interact suits not to every form of program

study by "global", people do not want to type, visual branding is important, private broadcasters could sell adds, tagging feature (information via email about program)

people can also use other devices to give feedback

people decide how they will use a device

Pete Downton talks about, you can use your phone to create your own audio reports

Schultz: if you add a small change to something as formatted as radio (add interaction, visual radio), it's not radio anymore

Schultz: user culture will come out of mobile devices

Doug: "People will update to better"

Radio is a homebase, sense of belonging is very important in radios

Coinchon: visual radio shouldn't become bad tv

Downton: uses Sensia to display pictures of his son

Downton: Audio is a very personal and powerful form of delivery

Use case for kitchen radio: listening while cooking, you hear a track and can tag it for download

Downton: it's the content that matters

What is the nature of content




life(style) of listeners

habitual medium

all mediums converge in the internet, it's a new world

convergency changes the medium

time magazine on the ipad is not the time magazine anymore

what content will we listen to in the future and how will this content be created?

interactive community

quality journalists

regional content, local news

when you start unpackaging traditional media you learn what's important

Doug: cultural glue: citizen fm in sierra leone: every car, every store was tuned to this station. you could hear it everywhere

radio can produce a cultural glue

credibility of content is important

context matters when presenting music

what are the formats?

we don't talk about records anymore, we talk about music

almost no music in the form of albums anymore

london pirate radio developped new music styles

enable platforms where people are free to develop new formats

allow listeners to become producers

fm station with 20000 listeners are still more than the most popular netradios

what content?

Bürkler: news, technology, uncut interviews – music i can get everywhere

Troxler: open source radio could be understood to get access to the whole uncut interview

Schorno: two mysthiques about radio: cultural glue & choice. what if there was a jukebox of your favourite content

Doug: homophilia "if i like country music all which will be on my jukebox is country music".

Doug: Trust you have into the radio dj

Doug: curation is a very important part of radio

linear vs. on demand

live aspect of linear medium like world cup is still important

Schultz: DJ is the master of the archive

Niesser: news from the city, local music wtih local moderators

will we need professionals or "users" to create quality content?

Bürkler: we need both

Community can say what is good and what should be broadcasted

Schultz: radio is an old and conservative medium

Schultz: Show called Talking point on BBC world service. people can phone in from the whole world. moderator has to find a flow in the show

Radio can facilitate the content that gets produced by users

Doug: no devision between users and professionals

Doug: cult of professionalism often prevents content to be shown.

Doug: often tools don't allow for innovation

Downton: getty images is crowdsourcing image production

Downton: new business models are necessary

Gilgen: research and truthchecking is expensive



new age of empathy begins

radio is about people showing empathy to other people

it's about people showing empathy to other people and to their lifes

it's not only about music or formats

showing people empathy from different lifestyles and different cultures

the new radio maybe has to find its new meaning (also paraphrasing McLuhan)


it must stay simple and free to air

you don't need a subscription, you can get it for free

internet streaming is good, but it's not free

content is king

radio broadcasting won't disappear completeley


quality content

radio is an emotional thing and should stay that way

computers playing music is not emotional


broader spectrum of formats

radio presenters should be stewards to content and community

radio should be in the role of facilitating discussions between experts and people who are fascinated by a topic

sources of content should be linked


independent radio content


just creativty


invest in people

go out and interview people

enable the listeners to be active


every new medium developped makes old mediums become artforms (paraphrases McLuhan

we shape the tools then the tools shape us


wants to get a fm license in berlin


human expression shouldn't die out


discuss more about content and not about distribution