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FBi Radio announces new digital station

Wednesday 28 May, 2014

FBi Radio has announced the launch of a new digital station Fbi Click, set to air on Wednesday 21st June and devoted completely to electronic music.
It’s the biggest project undertaken by the station since launching in 2003 and aims to showcase the best in new dance and electronic music from both Sydney and Australia as a whole.

DRM to be presented at CBA General Conference

Friday 09 May, 2014

The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) General Conference is being held in Glasgow, Scotland between May 11th – 14th with a special presentation from Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM).

The conference is the largest global association of public service broadcasters and the Conference is a biennial forum for members from around the world.

Commercial Radio Australia's latest digital radio promotion

Thursday 17 April, 2014

What mum really means when she says “darling just make me something for Mother’s Day”

Syn Nation's innovative national youth project

Thursday 03 April, 2014

A new community digital radio channel, SYN Nation, run by young people, for young people, has been launched by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The service is being driven by young leaders based at community radio stations in Byron Bay, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Warrnambool and Gippsland and has been developed by Melbourne-based community youth broadcaster SYN Media.

Pioneer to release new DAB/DAB+ devices

Tuesday 25 March, 2014

As demand for digital radio expands around the globe, Pioneer will release an extended range of audio devices capable of receiving digital radio, using Frontier Silicon’s DAB technology.

Hideaki Tsuchida, General Manager, Business Planning Division at Pioneer Home Electronics Corporation said:

“For some time, digital radio has been established in the UK, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Australia, and following the launch of DAB+ in Germany in 2011, the European market is really beginning to take-off.

Digital revenue rising in U.S.

Monday 17 March, 2014

Although revenue from traditional spot advertising declined, digital and off-air revenues are up significantly according to latest figures from America’s Radio Advertising Bureau.

Digital, which includes station websites, streaming and Digital Radio, or HD Radio as it is known in the U.S., increased revenue by 16 per cent and is likely to top $US 1 Billion by the end of this calendar year.

Lexus drives digital radio growth with 8000 cars sold

Friday 07 February, 2014

Lexus continues to lead the Australian luxury car market in digital car radios, both for wide-ranging vehicle fitment and numbers sold.

Since becoming the first luxury brand in Australia to provide DAB+ digital radio as standard fitment to a model (the GS Line, launched in 2012), Lexus has sold almost 8000 vehicles with the technology.

Lexus also offers the most expansive range of luxury vehicles fitted with digital radio.

ABC Radio’s Kate Dundas responds to DAB+ doomsayer

Sunday 26 August, 2012

Last Friday Crikey published a withering critique of digital radio, written by someone purporting to be a ‘radio insider.’  With commercial radio in their sights, they also took aim at the ABC saying, Most of ABC Local Radio’s rusted-on listeners are seniors who only listen to AM stations -- they sometimes sneak over to commercial talk, but that’s about as adventurous as they get -- and it would be cruel to suggest they spend their pension money on a DAB+ receiver.

Avoid using email for digital radio ads

Thursday 08 April, 2010

At the Australian Broadcasting Summit last month, the chairman of Commercial Radio Australia's Commercial Content Standards Group (CCSG) Des DeCean encouraged advertisers to send high quality audio to digital radio stations using professional distribution, not email.

Decean’s  key messages are:


Digital radio launch a fantastic achievement: Des Decean retires

Friday 14 August, 2009

Austereo's Director of Technologies Des Decean will retire on September 30 this year. Decean is one of a handful of engineering specialists who are responsible for the success of digital radio in Australia. He told radioinfo at the digital radio launch that Australia's launch is a "fantastic achievement" and the smoothest roll out of digital radio anywhere in the world, and spoke to us about his career.

The amiable engineer does not plan to just sit back and listen to the radio in his retirement, he expects to be kept busy doing consulting work.


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