Radio’s Future : Let the Listeners Decide – Not Politicians Nor Engineers

Here’s a worthwhile article from radioinfo.com.au entitled “A lesson in radio’s future from 1941” about how governments of different countries of the world are variously cajoling, encouraging or even forcing radio listeners to move away from AM and FM receivers over to DAB, DAB+ and other ways to listen. But if the listener doesn’t find the new product desirable or better adapted to their needs, no amount of “encouragement” from above will succeed… …

UK Commercial Radio DAB MUX Winner – Good For Operator – Bad For Listeners

The UK’s 2nd national commercial radio DAB multiplex was recently awarded to “Sound Digital”, a consortium including the likes of Arqiva, Bauer Media and UTV Media. The result is that within a few months from now, we’ll have available new radio stations such as talkRADIO, Virgin Radio and Magic Mellow, while existing stations like Heat, Jazz FM and Kisstory may be broadcasting across the whole UK. I suspect this new MUX (multiplax) will still be using DAB at the lowest …