A strategy for Irish broadcasting

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

The BAI has released its , covering the 2011/13 period. Good to see both "ensuring diversity" (in services and content) and "ensuring plurality" among the eight core goals identified, though the community radio sector failed in its efforts to have the three separate strands/sectors reflected at mission statement level (that ...

Contacting RTÉ about medium wave

Friday, February 15th, 2008

I've discussed the pending elimination of medium wave broadcasts a number of times here. If you're interested in contacting RTÉ to comment on the decision, their Information Office is the most readily available email address you can use.  I've already contacted RTÉ, and include the text of my email below.

Opposition coalesces against axing of MW by RTÉ

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The Éan (Emigrant Advice Network) blog has compiled a list of coverage of RTÉ's decision to cease broadcasts on Medium Wave. In my own piece I noted that while RTÉ touted the fact that it would continue service on Long Wave:LW is not present on most domestic receivers at this stage, so it will ...

Community radio show goes online-only, avoids indecency restrictions

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

DIY, Portland is normally broadcast monthly on KBOO. This month, however, the content would risk falling foul of FCC regulation if broadcast over the airwaves - they're focusing on masturbation - so they've turned to the web (for this particular episode). An interesting contrast to other community radio programmers I've ...

DRM+ to be tested in Germany

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Enda O'Kane pointed me towards an announcement of the first field trials of DRM+ on the FM band. DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) is being touted in Europe as a digital radio system that would replace current FM broadcasting, being preferred to DAB by many observers. It's described as "the universal, ...