Don’t touch that dial

Crikey readers have their say about digital radio, Cambodia and the definition of torture.

Is Cambodia really that bad?

Stephen Higgins writes: Re: “Cambodia refugee deal costs soar, with moral price immeasurable” (Friday). While there are plenty of good reasons for criticising Australia’s refugee deal with Cambodia, Michael Sainsbury has over-egged the case with a number of errors and exaggerations. To name a few:

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4 thoughts on “Don’t touch that dial

  1. wayne robinson

    Joe Boswell,

    Personally, at my location, I find Digital radio useless and almost impossible to receive, despite living in the Perth metropolitan area.

    Internet radio, however, is marvellous. I’m currently listening to a German classical music Internet station, and I also listen to the ABC Classic FM and Classic 2 FM stations.

    My alarm clock is a Fitbit wrist band which vibrates at my wake up time.

  2. My Comment

    Digital TV has replaced analogue TV because the Government stopped broadcasting analogue broadcasts. On the other hand, analogue radios continue to work, be they portable radios, car radios, clock radios, part of hifi systems, or any other radios. So Bernard Keane’s “success of digital TV” compared to digital radio is really comparing a forced change with a voluntary change.

    Personally, I love digital radio. It lets me hear normal programming including local ABC and News Radio even when the equivalent analogue station is replaced by sporting or parliamentary broadcasts. It doesn’t eat into my download limits, it doesn’t stop while the signal is buffering, it doesn’t need a wifi signal and it is not affected by other people in the house downloading large files.

    The main problem with digital radio is the upfront cost of equipment: budget digital radios are few and far between. And I have yet to find a digital shower radio!

    All this means is that people can continue to use their old radios in combination with one or more new digital radios.

  3. Salamander

    What’s digital radio? Grrrr.

  4. Zeke

    I’m with Salamander. There’s no digital radio outside the capital cities. Why?

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