Digital Radio killed the radio star

Its no more “Radio killed the video star” . Its  now  radio ( digital radio ) killing its own form  Normal radio.

Digital radio is now  officially on in Australia  and broadcasting. The metropolitan area of sydney , Brisbane , Melbourne , Adelaide , and Perth are currently covered by  digital radio. To check if  your suburb is covered , you can enter your postcode on the digital radio  plus website  — > www.digitalradioplus.om.au

Digital radio officially launched in Australia on August 6th 2009 with a one-off special simultaneous outside broadcast in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide by more than 40 different commercial and public radio stations.

Those waiting in Regional areas will have to wait a bit longer for digital radio.

You need  a  DAB + Receiver to listen to digital radio, but if you don’t  many aussie radio stations are already broadcasting over the internet in digital format and all you need is you internet connection to listen to it.

Why are digital radios so expensive ?

Because these radios use a expensive chip  which works as a decoder a to convert the  digital stream into sound and correcting any errors.

What is Digital Radio?

Digital Radio is an established broadcast platform in the UK, Asia and parts of Europe which replaces the old analog radio idea of AM/FM stations and tuning via specific frequencies like 106.5FM with a screen on the radio which lets you choose from all the digital radio stations available in your area by name. It is now available in AUSTRALIA

 

 SBS Radio will offer programs on 9 digital radio channels:

SBS Radio 1 – Sydney AM live
SBS Radio 2 – Sydney FM live
SBS Radio 3 – Melbourne AM live
SBS Radio 4 – Melbourne FM live
SBS Radio 1+2h – Sydney AM + 2 hour delay
SBS Radio 2+2h – Sydney FM + 2 hour delay
SBS Radio 3+2h – Melbourne AM + 2 hour delay
SBS Radio 4+2h – Melbourne FM + 2 hour delay
SBS Radio 6 – Sports events / music / special programming eg: BBC World Service.

 

ABC Digital radio stations:
ABC Radio currently offers simulcasts of the following stations on digital radio:

ABC Radio National 40kbps
ABC Classic FM 56kbps
ABC NewsRadio 35kbps (There will be a separate feed of ABC NewsRadio when Parliament is in session)
triple j 48kbps
702 ABC Sydney 35kbps
774 ABC Melbourne 35kbps
612 ABC Brisbane 35kbps
720 ABC Perth 35kbps
891 ABC Adelaide 35kbps

New Services:
ABC Dig Music 48kbps
ABC Jazz 48kbps
ABC Country 48kbps

 

Commercial and Public Broadcaster Stations on Digital in 2009
Sydney – 2GB, 2CH, 2UE, 2DAY, TRIPLE M, 2KY, WSFM, MIX 106.5, 2SM, NOVA, VEGA, ABC & SBS stations – including ABC Radio National, Triple J, Classic FM, News Radio, Local Radio.  Radar, Pink Radio, NovaNation, Koffee and The EDGE.

Melbourne – MIX, GOLD, SEN, 3AW, 3MP, FOX, MAGIC, TRIPLE M, NOVA, VEGA, Sport 927, ABC & SBS stations – including ABC Radio National, Triple J, Classic FM, News Radio, Local Radio.  Radar, Pink Radio, NovaNation, Koffee and The EDGE.

Brisbane – 4BC, 4BH, 4KQ, B105, TRIPLE M, NOVA, RADIO TAB, 97.3 FM, ABC & SBS stations – including ABC Radio National, Triple J, Classic FM, News Radio, Local Radio.  Radar, Pink Radio,  NovaNation and The EDGE.

Adelaide – 5AA, MIX, SA-FM, TRIPLE M, NOVA, CRUISE, ABC & SBS stations – including ABC Radio National, Triple J, Classic FM, News Radio, Local Radio. Radar, Pink Radio, NovaNation, Koffee and The EDGE.

Perth – 6IX, 6PR, 96 FM, MIX, 92.9FM, NOVA, ABC & SBS stations – including ABC Radio National, Triple J, Classic FM, News Radio, Local Radio. Radar, Pink Radio and NovaNation.

 

Q: Where can I buy a new DAB+ radio?
More than 600 stores throughout Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are stocking digital radios including; Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, The Good Guys, Myer, David Jones, Clive Peeters, Big W, Retravision, JB Hi Fi and specialist retailers.

Q: How much will a DAB+ radio cost?
Like any product range, digital radio prices vary depending on the features and capabilities. Entry-level receivers (with scrolling text) start from around $150 and receivers with all capabilities start at around $299.

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