Sep 2020 Radio News
Smart speakers have traditionally been used in the living room and for basic tasks like streaming music but the device is set to broaden its reach, according to data from technology company Qualcomm.
Among consumers in China, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, one-half of smart speaker owners say they use the device for streaming music. Over two-fifths also use the device for weather updates (44%) and news updates (41%).
However, consumers are using smart speakers for a broader range of purposes. One-quarter (26%) say they are using the device for home control, 19% for online shopping purposes and 16% as a supporting device for mobile or PC gaming.
Figures from Global suggest that the pandemic has provided opportunities for radio to reach out to brands and better showcase how it can help them through difficult times.
During Tuning In: Back to Business, Global’s Director of Commercial Audio Katie Bowden spoke about the ‘serendipity’ of the health crisis, which allowed the broadcaster to showcase its strengths of being a human medium.
Harriet Rose is joining Jordan and Perri on KISS Breakfast as a regular contributor from Monday.
Former MTV presenter Harriet will provide entertainment news and music features during the show.
Commenting on her new role, Harriet Rose said: “It’s an absolute dream come true for me to be joining the KISS team alongside Jordan and Perri who already feel like family. Never thought I would be this excited to get up so early.”
Radio presenter and news reader Orchid Bea is joining Delite Radio to host two new shows.
As a radio presenter for half a decade, Orchid is the newest presenter to join the Delite Radio family.
With a variety of experience, Orchid has interviewed a wide range of guests including artists, poets, orchestra founders/classical musicians, dancers, upcoming musicians, spiritualists and health professionals.
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