Posted May 25th, 2009 by debritz
Test transmissions have been going on for a few weeks, but today apparently marks the official launch of digital radio in Brisbane. Only a few folks with deep pockets have receivers yet, but my sources say the improvement in sound - especially for AM music stations such as 4BH and 4KQ - will be worth the expense for audiophiles. The other advantage is that you'll get extra stations not available on the AM or FM bands. As I mentioned on 612ABC a couple of weeks ago, you might pick up a set cheaper by buying online than by going to your local retailer. Although, as Spencer Howson pointed out, you must make sure you get a compatible DAB+ set.
Posted May 15th, 2009 by debritz
|The axe has fallen on Philip Clark, who has been moved from his night-time gig on Sydney's 2GB. Don't feel too sorry for him because, if rumours about the size of his pay packet are anywhere near correct, he'll be OK for a while. What it does mean, though, is that the recession is biting in radioland, and we can expect more on-air changes - and not just in Sydney.|