Category: Technology

DAB Radios – Christmas 2009

You may have already seen these promotional trails on BBC TV (and radio) promoting DAB digital radio. They’re obviously designed to promote the availabillity of the BBC’s digital radio services, but at Absolute Radio we’ll be very happy if this campaign is successful. The more people who have DAB radios, or listen via other digital [...]

Protecting No.1 Golden Square by Paul Brown

Sometime ago I was asked the question “What happens if there is a fire in our CTA (Central Technical Area)” Well, until today my answer would have simply been, “wait for the Fire Brigade to arrive and hope the fire doesn’t spread and cause too much damage to our IT and broadcast infrastructure”………but today, I [...]

What’s in a number? By Clive Dickens

[Featured in today's Radio Today] William Rogers, the Chief Executive of UKRD and The Local Radio Company, wrote here recently detailing his reasons for leaving Radio Centre and why he didn’t think the time was right for Digital Radio Upgrade. He accused the entire radio industry of having no route map, and of not considering [...]

Christian O’Connell brings brand new iTunes tagging service to listeners

Absolute Radio Breakfast Show DJ Christian O’Connell this morning launched a brand new service for listeners which will allow them to ‘tag’ songs they hear on the station, find out what the track’s called and who it’s by, and then purchase them through the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com/uk). iPod nano now features a built-in FM radio [...]

ipercast Announces Partnership with Absolute Radio

ipercast the leading European specialist in secure content management and delivery for the Web and mobile devices has announced a strategic partnership with Absolute Radio. ipercast will take over and manage Absolute’s Radio’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) and the two companies will continue to work closely together on the development of a range of innovative [...]