X-Tower Airship Broadcasts Digital Radio & TV

A Swiss company, Stratxx, says it has launched a new tethered Airship called X-Tower, designed to broadcast both digital TV and radio. According to Stratxx CEO, Kamal Alavi: “The X-Tower is the first airship that has successfully proven that digital TV and radio transmissions can be broadcast from an airship over a long period of time.” He says that far less energy is required to broadcast in this manner compared to conventional methods. Is this a hoax? All that text in the report …

Ending UK Radio Monopoly – 1970 – The Crucial Year

Over the last few weeks we’ve been busy scanning and uploading National Commercial Radio Movement (NCRM) surviving documents and recordings covering the years 1967 to 1969. You can now view any of these items on our Archive page. Now in the coming days we’ll be focusing on uploading documents for the crucial year of 1970. So why was 1970 crucial in the fight for the end of monopoly radio broadcasting in the UK? Well, looking back, radio broadcasting in the UK started in 1922 with …