Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Radio Luxembourg remains committed to DRM

Radio Luxembourg recently stopped using 7295 kHz for its experimental DRM English service to the UK, leading some hobbyists to question whether RTL has had second thoughts about relaunching the English service. This morning I had a chat with DJ Benny Brown, whom I have known for more than 20 years. Benny assured me that RTL is still very committed to DRM, and has a number of frequencies registered, but since there are still very few DRM receivers on the market, it’s too early to launch a permanent service. Low power DRM transmissions from Dudelange, serving Luxembourg, continue on 25795 kHz 24 hours a day in parallel with the Internet stream. Tests on other shortwave frequencies may also take place.

(R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)