Very good post there, especially regarding the limitations of the proposed amounts of DAB+ coverage for outside of towns - something I’ve been banging on about here since I first saw those planning documents.
The current proposal for DAB+ is just unworkable on the face of it for regional areas - and nothing I’ve seen suggests that the CRA have a better plan beyond begging for more spectrum to be handed to them.
DRM would be particularly good for remote area broadcasters - Rebel/Breeze could perhaps operate a pair of DRM30 transmitters, they could broadcast their primary programs to huge amounts of their broadcast area that currently aren’t covered by terrestrial radio - at least outside of maybe a very high powered AM ABC station.
That said, given remote zone DAB allocations were made, what stops Rebel just applying for those now and getting on air? Would be hilarious if they managed to get their Mt Tamborine site on air before Gold Coast DAB exists.