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Anthony Duke

Radio consultant & turnaround strategy specialist
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

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Anthony Duke co-founded Capital Radio in 1979, managed 5FM, Good Hope FM and did strategies for all SABC Radio stations as manager of radio training at the corporation. Today he is retired but still consults. Email him at and connect on LinkedIn.
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The future of radio (part III)

In part III of this three-part series on the current state and future challenges of an old medium, I take a look at South African radio's initial overreaction to the web; how radio stations can make use of the opportunities of online and social media; and whether stations can survive without web, audio-visual and text departments.

By Anthony Duke 27 Aug 2012 07:58

The future of radio (part II)

In this part of the three-part series on the current state and future challenges of an old medium I look at audience targeting; marketing; music; talk; live internet radio; existing FM stations with web streaming; listener-driven radio; social media; the cloud; and positioning (or the lack of need).

By Anthony Duke 22 Aug 2012 07:36

The future of radio (part I)

Wits Radio Academy, under Prof Franz Kruger, recently held its third Joburg Radio Days conference, looking at the future of radio. This is my contribution: the current state and future challenges of an old medium, adapted into three parts.

By Anthony Duke 20 Aug 2012 12:04

Radio is losing its intelligence (part II)

In part I, I stated that "radio has lost its intelligence", with commercial music radio being the main culprit and also because there's a general dearth of quality management to develop the talent pool. I've written and taught a lot on some of the finer aspects of engaging the listener so, in part II here, indulge me as I mention a few.

By Anthony Duke 26 Mar 2012 12:18

Radio is losing its intelligence (part I)

Next week I start listening to entrants in the MTN Radio Awards for the third year*. The awards themselves have vastly improved but I doubt if the content quality will indicate the same. This is not necessarily the fault of the entrants themselves but a more fundamental reason in that there is a general dearth of quality management to develop the talent pool.

By Anthony Duke 22 Mar 2012 12:28

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