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End of an era

Friday 22 July, 2016

It's the end of an era when the clock strikes 5 o'clock this afternoon Friday July 22nd.

For the first time in the entire history of Austereo and Southern Cross Austereo, there will no longer be a DeCean on the payroll.

Des DeCean was a founding member of the ‘Adelaide Stereo FM’ team in 1980 that established the then 5SSA FM. The company later became Austereo as it spread its wings outside of Adelaide, and the station became SAFM.

Yikes AM Stereo! Dead! Gone! And hopefully forgotten!

Wednesday 28 January, 2015

The 1st February is 30 years since the introduction of AM Stereo.

Avoid using email for digital radio ads

Thursday 08 April, 2010

At the Australian Broadcasting Summit last month, the chairman of Commercial Radio Australia's Commercial Content Standards Group (CCSG) Des DeCean encouraged advertisers to send high quality audio to digital radio stations using professional distribution, not email.

Decean’s  key messages are:

 

Digital radio launch a fantastic achievement: Des Decean retires

Friday 14 August, 2009

Austereo's Director of Technologies Des Decean will retire on September 30 this year. Decean is one of a handful of engineering specialists who are responsible for the success of digital radio in Australia. He told radioinfo at the digital radio launch that Australia's launch is a "fantastic achievement" and the smoothest roll out of digital radio anywhere in the world, and spoke to us about his career.

The amiable engineer does not plan to just sit back and listen to the radio in his retirement, he expects to be kept busy doing consulting work.

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