Digital radio

Digitising your studio to transmission chain: Aaron Alphonso's technical advice

Friday 08 March, 2019

“Soundcards are so very 2005.”

The Chief Technology Officer at Australia's Macquarie Media, Aaron Alphonso, this week delivered a wide ranging technology presentation in Malaysia at the annual Digital Broadcasting Symposium.

He discussed the most important technological considerations when digitising your studio to transmitter chain. Three key areas to consider are:

  • Audio Mixing, Routing and Delegation
  • Playout Systems
  • Systems Integration


DRM's annual General Assembly in Mallorca this year

Sunday 24 February, 2019


Under the banner ‘Digital Radio Mondiale Drives Forward’, the 2019 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium is scheduled to take place on March 26 and 27, at the Spanish island of Mallorca. 

China becomes world’s largest DRM shortwave broadcaster

Thursday 21 February, 2019


From having no regular DRM presence just a year ago, China has now become the world’s largest DRM shortwave broadcaster.

Europe mandates compulsory digital radios in cars

Friday 01 February, 2019

Europe has mandated that all new cars sold within the EU will now be required to have digital radios.

Car manufacturers have two years to comply with the new directive, that was ratified just before Christmas.

Meanwhile, in France, digital radio penetration has reached a point where it has triggered a law requiring that by the end of 2019, all new consumer radios to include DAB+.

EU Vehicle Directive

EU digital radio rules in spotlight at Brussels Motor Show

Sunday 20 January, 2019


Policy makers, broadcasters and car makers gathered at the ongoing Brussels Motor Show on Friday to raise awareness of new EU rules requiring all new car radios to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio within two years.

Registrations open for ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2019

Thursday 03 January, 2019


Registrations are now open for the 2019 ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium (DBS), which will take place at Kuala Lumpur from March 4 to 7.

DRM at International Broadcast Engineering Society of India Conference and Exhibition

Thursday 13 December, 2018

The DRM Consortium will highlight its recent achievements under the Broadcast Engineering Society (BES) conference and exhibition - BES EXPO 2019 on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting at New Delhi from January 17 to 19.  

BES EXPO is rated as the biggest broadcast technology show in India with nearly 300 exhibitors from 25 countries and an estimated 3,000 professionals and decision-makers attending. 

WOrldDAB is Principal Sponsor of ABU DBS 2019

Monday 03 December, 2018


WorldDAB will be Principal Sponsor of the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2019, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from March 4 to 7. 

EU Parliament backs digital radio in cars

Thursday 15 November, 2018


The European Parliament in its Plenary session voted to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code. This Directive will require all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio. This requirement is in addition to any FM or AM functionality which manufacturers may wish to include.

Radioplayer unveils prototype ‘Reference Radio’ for cars

Monday 12 November, 2018


Radioplayer has unveiled the Reference Radio, a prototype touchscreen radio for dashboards, designed to show how smart ‘hybrid’ technology can transform in-car listening.


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