Digital Radio


#2361

If you want to hear more Australian country, you could stream Kix Country (available on DAB+ in Canberra, Perth and Darwin, they have way fewer commercials than TripleM Country) or ABC Country (on DAB+ in all capitals).


#2362

Crocmedia’s Super Bowl coverage will also air on Macquarie’s NTS digital station in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Bit of a blow for de-facto commercial station SportFM, which has taken SEN and Crocmedia content in the past. Surprised this isn’t airing on Macquarie Sports Radio though.


#2363

It’s because MSR is broadcasting the second cricket test between Australia and Sri Lanka, at the same time as Super Bowl.


#2364

Some of the regular readers of this forum may recall the 2nd display issue I had with my Bush BR320DABC digital radio with a switch-on of the radio at the power point causing the display just to show only WHITE light across the whole screen & despite leaving the radio unplugged for minutes, hours & a day or so - nothing worked at restoring the display.

Well I recently had the radio unplugged from the mains for over a week & to my very welcome surprise the display restored itself! I wonder if there is a large internal memory supercap that is involved that takes ages to discharge before a power up reset can take effect or if a self healing fuse is involved? I know not.

Anyway I make this post in case others with this same radio encounter the same problem & benefit from my experience.


#2365

Another Zig Sydney update…

89.9 Light FM Melbourne playing for the last week(with pretty bad audio quality)…

And still running Joy FM program info…


#2366

Yes, what’s the point when Hope 103.2 is virtually a Sydney equivalent to Light FM?

At least JOY was something that wasn’t catered for in Sydney.


#2367

I can’t fathom the reason for Zed/Zig Digital. Is it a practical joke to remind Sydneysiders of Melbourne’s cultural superiority? With the Mardi Gras coming up, I daresay the feed will switch to Joy 949 in the near future.

If the person(s) behind Zig happen to be reading this- could you please put on 3PBS next?


#2368

Everyone excited - err excremented - to hear MMM Aussie tomorrow? :blush:


#2369

Yeah I’ll get the barbie and the southern cross face paint ready :slight_smile:


#2370

Zed/Zig might be jointly run by the Melbourne community broadcasters in a subtle attempt to get Sydneysiders visiting the Victorian capital? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

This probably won’t ever happen but I’d personally like to see the temporary broadcasts on Sydney FM (most notably AFTRS/Show Radio, Voice of Islam & 2CR) allowed to use that slice of DAB+ bandwidth.


#2371

If I hear it then it means I’ve forgotten to turn my alarm off. I hope they play Cold Chisel.


#2372

Bets on Chisel being first artist?


#2373

Whose spectrum are they using?


#2374

If SCA has anyway Kilobytes Left, Modern Digital will stay.


#2375

They don’t. It’s replacing Modern Digital.

Website up already: https://www.triplem.com.au/aussie


#2376

TBH, I’m actually surprised that Triple M even extended Modern Digital to all metro markets. Isn’t a “Modern Rock” music format basically what the East Coast Triple M metro stations are running whenever they’re not airing talk, sport or comedy?


#2377

They’re running a “Rock’s Greatest Hits” positioned music log. It’s quite classic heavy, save the occasional newer track from the likes of Gang of Youths or Greta Van Fleet (for the 900th time).


#2378

I’ll be interested to hear what it’s like.


#2379

Well I’ve written to Nova Entertainment about Launching an Alternative Rock Station Anyway Since they’ve got so many Kilobytes to Fit Two More Digital Stations.


#2380

They do? Isn’t their full spectrum used with Nova, smooth and Coles (with Koffee in some markets)?