International News

AU: smooth fm goes to number 1 FM in Sydney

From RadioToday Australia: It took just over three years but Nova Entertainment’s smooth fm went to number 1 FM for the first time in Sydney and did it in style.

National Audit devastating for DAB in Sweden

The proposed transition to (terrestrial) digital radio imply major risks and will probably not be profitable for the society, according to the national auditor Margareta Åberg.

DAB+ proposal rejected by public opinion in Sweden

In Sweden, the DAB plan consists of a mutual launch, extension of the licenses for commercial radio to broadcast analogue and a conditional shutdown of FM transmissions. However, the proposal is met…

Sweden and Switzerland join Norway in FM switch over

Just days after German public broadcaster ARD announced its commitment to a transition to DAB+, and weeks after Norway announced all criteria have been met for FM switch off in 2017, Sweden and…

UTV to launch talkSPORT in South Africa

UTV is expanding internationally with the launch of talkSPORT 540 - a new mediumwave station licensed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.

Australian radio stations stop streaming

A number of radio stations owned by Grant Broadcasters in Australia has stopped streaming online due to a recent separate licence fee being introduced.

Sydney station invoices DMG for copyright

Sydney community station 2NSB has issued an invoice to the Nova network for what it refers to as unauthorised broadcasting of their copyrighted material.

UK’s PPL wants US radio to pay royalties

A number of letters have been received at radio stations in America from PPL in London, demanding stations either pay royalties or block their webcasts.

Mel Greig files claim against employers

One of the Australian presenters who made the Royal prank call last year has filed a claim with the Fair Work Commission accusing SCA of not providing a safe workplace.

Two US radio presenters commit suicide

John Littig and Lynne Rosen, a couple who hosted a radio show called 'The Pursuit of Happiness' in New York have died from asphyxiation.