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18 May 2018 - 9:48am
4ZZZ are one of seven metropolitan licensed community radio stations in Brisbane who collectively have access to 2/9ths of the multiplexes they share with commercial broadcasters due to Government legislation. With two multiplexes in Brisbane it means seven community broadcasters share the equivalent of four commercial entitlements. Each entitlement being 256 kbps means four stations can broadcast with 64 kbps each and three stations can broadcast 85 kbps (because services cannot be split across multiplexes). So 4ZZZ or any other community radio couldn't possibly offer a simulcast service on top of a new service without compromising audio quality and the text and image services DAB+ provides opportunities for.

As a community broadcaster 4ZZZ have a remit to broadcast for and by the community. By establishing a different service (ZedDigital) on DAB+ 4ZZZ are providing more opportunities for their community to have a voice in the media. Yes, this isn't the best business practice, but it is best outcome for the community they serve.
Richter RR10 - a portable DAB+ radio with an Aussie touch
Des DeCean
18 May 2018 - 9:37am
Sounds like a great little radio James and the choice of a whip antenna is useful as its not always convenient to have buds or headphones plugged in. A word of warning tho - if considering taking the radio to a live sporting event, you will need to listen to any commentary on FM not DAB+ as the up to 20 second latency with DAB+ will put you behind the game - not at the game! Richter RR10 - a portable DAB+ radio with an Aussie touch
17 May 2018 - 4:08pm
Nice work james , looks very good. Will give it a try this week for our station Affordable listener communication system from Broadcast Launch
17 May 2018 - 2:48pm
Liked your piece in Radioinfo today.

The amount of time spent listening and place of listening are the requisites. The devices are secondary. Hopefully the message will be heeded.

I still wonder why the share of advertiser spend is still locked around 8 %. It has been so for many a year.
Old ‘Radio Listening’ measurement charts no longer tell the full story
16 May 2018 - 6:59pm
The current listeners that use traditional listening devices tend to be those who are not technically savvy, that is they do not know how to use modern devices to listen to radio. These people tend to be among the older group of listeners who listen to radio via the tradition "wireless" set hence the higher ratings for talkback radio
There are so many different avenues that stream various radio transmissions it is near impossible to gauge the number of listeners.
An example is my wife who listens to Neil Mitchell on 3AW every day via our ISP's forward stream. That Stream is counted as one listener even though there may be a number of listeners tuned to that stream. This also applies to all stream forwarding services.
Measuring the total number of actual listeners would require a radically new monitoring method which, unfortunately, would be also be extremely expensive and maybe never possible.

Old ‘Radio Listening’ measurement charts no longer tell the full story
16 May 2018 - 11:00am
This is great news - EXCEPT, the most alarming thing is the graph showing the % of population coverage. It shows Australia has made barely any progress between 2013 - 2017!!! Going from 63% to 65% - and this would be just because of the increase in % of the population living in the 5 metro areas.


How on earth can it be taking so long? How on earth is DAB+ not on air in Gold Coast and Newcastle?

Epic fail by ACMA.
Record year for DAB receiver sales
Joan Warner, CRA
15 May 2018 - 1:10pm
The GfK Radio Surveys do measure radio listening across all platforms. This includes AM/FM, DAB+, internet listening and listening via a mobile device or tablet. Old ‘Radio Listening’ measurement charts no longer tell the full story
ex ABC
15 May 2018 - 11:06am
Not to take away from the successes, but it did help regional commercial radio that the ABC sacked most of its long-serving, experienced and trusted Regional Content Managers and replaced the established talk/entertainment format with a news-based reporting format that talks AT the listener rather than having a conversation with them. Regional Radio Ratings good for Revenue
Eugene Delargy
15 May 2018 - 10:32am
I can only see a 7 second video of a well deserved hug from Basil to Anthony. Could we hear the audio please in continuity? Surely 6PR or another station with a logger could send it over? 6PR newsroom computer crashes ...
14 May 2018 - 10:32pm
Sounds like yet another exercise in pathologising maleness and blaming men for anything and everything. No need to focus on femininity, because women are wonderful and perfect of course.
Try The Illustrated Empathy Gap if you want to understand the true nature of male disadvantage and the gynocentrism that drives it.
PodcastOne's Be a Man series examines the evolution of masculinity


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