Our ABC and commercial radio stations launched digital radio today with outside broadcasts at Federation Square. The launch of digital radio has been an absolute failure. No one cares. No one wants it.
Our radio reception in the highrise is marginal but acceptable. It would be so much better if it was a clear digital signal. But I believe where we live, three kilometres from the centre of town, the signal is not good.
What would be nice is if the ABC sent their radio services over the digital tv signal, like they already do with the ever so boring Dig Radio and Jazz Radio. We would have crystal clear radio without the need to buy a stupid new wireless machine. Go on ABC, ditch the Dig and Jazz Radio and broadcast local radio and Radio National. Broadcast them all if you can afford it.
What is digital penetration? (oops, not intended) Something like 1/3 or more of television sets? ABC Radio, do your listeners a favour. Broadcast the digital radio signal over the digital tv signal.