United Kingdom

Manx Radio has been granted a three-year licence to test and trial digital audio broadcasting, or DAB.
The Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority has announced it’s given the station the go-ahead to use the digital platform for the first time.
CURA says other stations on the Island may also take part, and adds that the licence has been granted to gather the required technological and demographic data.
It’s expected the trial, which is due to go live on 2 May, will cost around £20,000, and it’s hoped it will eventually replace AM [1368 kHz].
Manx Radio’s Managing Director is Chris Sully:

Les Kaighin to mwcircle iog (2023-03-12)


DRM is now on air in the Czech Republic on a medium-wave channel that used to carry a powerful AM signal. It broadcasts on 954 kHz, with a reported power of 3 kW, from the České Budějovice transmitter site, in the country’s South Bohemian region, re-using the old AM antenna with a modulator connected to the existing 30 kW AM transmitter.
Radiožurnal, a news and journalism station that broadcasts 24 hours a day covering events at home and abroad, supplies the content. The station also carries music in between the news segments. According to the DRM Consortium, one Czech listener reported, “From my listening on the remote receivers, it seems to me that a few low-powered AM transmitters could cover the whole country.” A KiwiSDR in the country also reportedly received the DRM transmission. The DRM trial is scheduled to end in the second half of 2023.

Mike Terry to mwcircle FB group (2023-01-26)


In 2007 RTÉ in Ireland upgraded 252 kHz longwave with DRM. It was tested and received in London. Shortage of affordable receivers had RTÉ abandon the tests. DRM receivers remain expensive.

Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-12-02)


According to announcements heard on the station, AIR Kolkata B Sanchayita Channel  (100 kW) will be back to DRM Simulcast mode as follows from tomorrow 14 November 2022.

AM Mode 1008 kHz
DRM Simulcast Mode 999 kHz

Many thanks to Rajarshi Roy, Kolkata, West Bengal, India for the tip.

For a long time they have been operating in Pure DRM Mode on 1008 kHz. Before that they were on  Simulcat Cast Mode, AM Mode.

Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2022-11-13)