Friday, February 12, 2010

TDP launches Disco Palace

The Disco Palace has started broadcasting the best of disco music of all time to listeners across Europe and North America using Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). The Disco Palace is based in Miami, USA and owned by Alyx & Yeyi, LLC. The programme schedule includes hits from the USA, hits from the UK, great hits of the 1970s and 1980s, slow disco hits, etc. Times, frequencies and contact information are on the station’s website. The broadcast service provider is TDP and the broadcasts are via TDF facilities. The current shortwave schedule according to the DRM Software Radio Forums is:

To Europe: 1400-1500 UTC on 6015 kHz Issoudun, using 60 kW RMS and 2/2 antenna at 60° as on TDPradio transmissions.

To North America: 1900- 2000 UTC: TDPradio, 2000- 2100 UTC: The Disco Palace.

Frequency: 17755 kHz
Power: 100 kW RMS
Antenna: 4 / 4 at 311°
DRM parameters:

DRM B mode
Bandwidth: 10 kHz
MSC = 64 QAM
CR = 0,6
encoding : AAC + SBR.
Parametric stereo: to be confirmed
(Source: The Disco Palace/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)