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Speaking at Next Radio Conference: How the Radio Audience Became Broadcasters

Speaking at Next Radio Conference: How the Radio Audience Became Broadcasters

After I landed from my Chewhiker trip at the beginning of the year I sat down with

Matt Deegan at Fix 126 – one of my favourite coffee shops to take time out of the office.

We began talking about the NextRadio conference and I noted what I’d begun to notice while speaking to users – the shift from passive consumer to content creator.

Platforms like Mixcloud have been “Reinventing Radio” for a good few years by putting the consumer in the driving seat. Giving them the tools that only the broadcasters had access to up to this point. As technology and cultural views towards media progress with the new generation we need to be ready. As a radio station. As a content creator of any kind. As and industry.

To hear my full talk on the future of radio, a story all about how your consumers became broadcasters, buy your tickets to NextRadio on September the 19th.


Ben Bowler is the Co-Founder of Chew, the live streaming community that connects a new generation of DJs, producers and personalities. Having built his career in music and media companies AEI Media and Vice, he noticed young fans today are no longer passive consumers but content creators as well. Launching Chew in January 2015 the community has exploded internationally in the first year and Ben has received press and industry notice, being awarded the IMS Visionaries award last year. Ben continues to build and expand Chew internationally throughout 2016.
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