This week, FM broadcasts in one area of Norway finally fall silent. The majority of radio stations move over to broadcast on DAB+, alongside online and DTV. The whole country will have turned off FM by the end of the year. (Some small local stations continue for now on FM, but stations that get 95% of listening will move).
DAB+ is broadcast radio, just like FM. You need a new receiver, but it works exactly the same: broadcasting from a tower, being received on an antenna.
You might not have heard of Bihar but it's a place where something special is going on in terms of radio. Assuming, of course, that you consider radio to be audio entertainment, with a human connection, on any platform.
Bihar is a state in India. 99.2 million people live there… California, Texas, Florida and Illinois all rolled into one. It's big, and if you're wanting to sell things, a desirable place to be.
Big outside broadcasts and concerts are nothing new to radio. We excel in them: partly because radio is pretty good at doing them, with the contacts to the stars and a great way of marketing and advertising the event.