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Roberts Revival Uno DAB
13.09.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
It might look familiar, but the Roberts Revival Uno DAB radio is actually a classic Roberts in miniature. There is auto tuning for both DAB and FM, preset stations, an LCD display on the top, a stereo line-in socket for playback from a digital player, dual alarm functionality, sleep and timer functions plus the option to use battery or mains.
From Retro To Go:

VRT is switching to DAB+
13.09.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The Flemish Radio & Television Broadcasting Organization (VRT) has confirmed this fall to move from DAB to DAB+. From November, none of its channels will be heard in the old DAB standard.
From www.tivoliaudio.nl:

One week until FM shutdown
WorldDAB Members News - 13.09.2017 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Norway - Norway
In a week, on 20 September, NRK will end on FM in Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold. When that happens, 95.4% of the country's population will no longer receive FM broadcasts from NRK.
From Radio.no:

Emperor Rosko tours UK with Last Pirate FM
13.09.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A new radio station hosted by Emperor Rosko is broadcasting on DAB in a number of locations around the UK this week. Last Pirate FM has been set up to promote Remember A Charity In Your Will Week which runs its 2017 Awareness Week campaign this week.
From Radio Today:

Roberts Revival Uno DAB radio
WorldDAB Members News - 13.09.2017 - Roberts Radio Limited
As we said, the classic look is unchanged, but smaller and in a choice of the four colours here. As for the inner workings, there is auto tuning for both DAB and FM, preset stations, an LCD display on the top, a stereo line-in socket for playback from a digital player, dual alarm functionality, sleep and timer functions plus the option to use battery or mains.
From Retro To Go:

In Germany DAB+ now exceeds satellite, cable and internet radio
WorldDAB Members News - 12.09.2017 - Media Broadcast GmbH - Germany - Germany
The number of Germans who own a DAB+ radio has grown to over 11 million, and on average 2.5 million people listen to the service each day, according to an annual survey by distributor Media Broadcast. About one quarter of radio receivers in the home and cars support DAB+, and the digital format accounts for 14% of daily radio use according to the survey, which was presented at the recent IFA show in Berlin.
From Radio Magazine:

DAB+ offers opportunities
12.09.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Radio World speaks to WorldDAB President, Patrick Hannon on the opportunities created by implementing DAB+ into your market. "For consumers, DAB offers new services and improved sound quality. For policy makers and regulators, it secures the future of radio. This is important not just for cultural and democratic reasons but the fact it’s free-to-air, with no gate-keepers, and a medium that can be relied upon in emergencies."
From Radio World:

2018 Mitsubishi ASX
WorldDAB Members News - 12.09.2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Europe BV - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
All 2018 models gain Mitsubishi’s Smartphone link Display Audio (SDA) and DAB radio. To complement the new smartphone technology afforded by the SDA system, the new centre console design has two USB ports and a mobile phone tray with removable padded liner.
From Practical Motoring:

Jon Branæs announced as a speaker for WorldDAB IBC session
WorldDAB Members News - 12.09.2017 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Netherlands - Netherlands
WorldDAB has announced that Jon Branæs, Acting Director of Radio, NRK Norway, has joined the line-up of speakers at the WorldDAB session. Jon will give the view from the public broadcaster on Norwegian radio’s DSO.
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Nissan announce special new Pulsar model
12.09.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The new model also boasts the NissanConnect five-inch touch-screen infotainment system, which has Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, DAB digital radio and aux / USB ports and a rear view camera.
From CarSite.co.uk:

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