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Is radio's future DAB+? The debate rages on

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Last month, we posted an article by Australian expat and media researcher, John Patkin, now based in Hong Kong, who argued that AM/FM and DAB+ would become obsolete as internet or online delivery became ubiquitous.

Portable DAB+ Radio for just $449 with LG smartphone thrown in!

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Pricing and launch dates for the new LG Stylus DAB+ smartphone was confirmed at high noon on the SCA rooftop in Sydney.

You’ll be able to purchase the device outright for $449 at selected outlets of Harvey Norman, BIGW, Officeworks and The Good Guys from next Monday.

It will also be available from Optus and Allphones through special plans.

By next Thursday, it will be available through Virgin Mobile too.

AM/FM/DAB+ are endangered radio species says John Patkin

Sunday 10 April, 2016

You probably won't find a 3.5 mm audio socket in the next iPhone as Apple wants to slim down its revolutionary communicator.

It's another nail in the coffin for FM and DAB proponents that want smartphone manufacturers to 'activate' the radio tuning chip because delivery relies on headphone wires for aerials. There'll be some kind of connection for wired headphones, but it'll probably be proprietary and involve an adaptor for the 3.5 mm jack. The cost, convenience and privacy of wireless Bluetooth headphones is now and the future.

LG releases first smart phone with inbuilt DAB+ Radio at #RDE16

Monday 14 March, 2016
In what could prove to be a game changer for digital radio, LG Electronics has unveiled its new LG Stylus DAB+ device at Radiodays Europe 2016, in Paris. 

Exciting times ahead for digital radio

Monday 29 February, 2016

“There are exciting times ahead for digital radio,” according to Joan Warner, who led a World DAB workshop in Kuala Lumpur today.

SCA scores top spot in DAB+ survey

Saturday 28 November, 2015

Triple M Classic Rock has been named number 1 station with in GfK's second DAB+ Survey of the year.

DAB+ digital radio growth continues as industry launches Christmas retailer campaign

Friday 27 November, 2015

Australians are embracing digital radio, with new data by GfK showing four out of 10 Australians in the five metropolitan capital cities now have access to a digital radio at home, work or in the car.

Joan Warner, CEO of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, said the industry was pleased with the strong uptake of DAB+ technology, which offers high sound quality and new digital-only radio stations.

CRA launches new DAB+ campaign at conference: #CRAconf

Friday 09 October, 2015
During her welcome speech at this years Commerial Radio Conference, CEO Joan Warner launched a new marketing campaign for DAB+ digital radio featuring Australian beatboxer Tom Thum, creatively illustrating the many different genres and stations available on DAB+ digital radio in Australia, through the use of his incredible vocal techniques.


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