Sunday, December 05, 2004
What is holding back radio? The dial. Millions of Euro's worth of great content is still hidden behind a number (or in the old days -the name of the transmitter site). There are some interesting experiments with Electronic Programme Guides in the UK (Unique Broadcasting showed them at IBC 2004) but we're some years before you can choose good radio by the contest. Wish there was Google inside my DAB radio. And I wish DAB wasn't so useless in Holland, as it is being boycotted by the commercial stations. They in turn we're ripped off by the Dutch government trying to make a fast buck on the FM licences. Boy, did that policy backfire!