DAB digital radio switchover

“So you’re the person who the BBC has invited to tell me I have the DAB radio switchover strategy all wrong.”Edward Henry Butler Vaizey, Minister for Digital & Creative Industries, greeting me in the Green Room of BBC Radio Four ‘Today’ programme. I was invited for interview by the BBC on condition that I could not respond on-air to what Vaizey would say. Censorship.

I have written a huge amount about the ill-fated dream of converting the UK radio broadcasting industry from analogue AM/FM to digital DAB transmission. Why? Because it transformed the UK radio industry … and not in a positive way. Until then, commercial radio had made a healthy profit, had been an expanding industry owned increasingly by public companies and had stimulated overseas investment. But then the lure of bigger profits anticipated from owning digital radio stations and, more importantly, owning the DAB digital radio transmission system, made commercial radio managers and owners lose their heads.

Greed was their downfall. Previous attempts by commercial radio stations to diversify into businesses they did not understand had always ended in disaster (remember Capital Radio’s restaurants?). DAB was no different. Except that the radio industry created marketing agencies with teams of PR types to lie to the public that their DAB ventures were a huge success. They were aided and abetted by manipulative civil servants in government and the media regulator who, between them, had dreamt up the DAB radio farce in the first place, despite them having had zero work experience in the radio industry.

My role as objective media analyst was to use facts and figures to demonstrate publicly that the UK’s implementation of DAB radio switchover was an impending disaster, thus exposing the Emperor’s new clothes. I was hated by this army of liars for doing my job. I was disinvited from conferences, crossed off mailing lists, excluded from meetings, slandered, libelled, my phone calls inexplicably disconnected mid-conversation, my computers ruined by viruses unknown to anti-virus software, my broadband connection flooded with denial of service attacks, my emails diverted. At industry events, I was ridiculed by those on-stage even when I was in the audience. My truths were unwelcome.

The radio industry was so busy telling lies about DAB’s ‘success’ to the public that it soon believed its own fictions. I watched horrified as the UK commercial radio industry, whose launch I had witnessed 30 years earlier, destroyed itself needlessly. I was producing detailed analyses of a radio industry that its leaders had no interest in reading. Then my writings were blamed by those on the DAB gravy train for expensive failures such as Channel Four Television’s venture into DAB, which I had predicted in writing would prove disastrous. My boss accused me of “second guessing” in my reports, ordered me to stop writing about radio and sent me an email (copied to everyone else in the company!) informing me my pay was to be cut by 40%. My unspoken crime had been my visibility: quoted regularly in newspapers and media publications, interviewed often by radio and TV, happy to share my robust evidence-based analyses that contradicted mountains of radio industry DAB bullshit and lies.

Now we know that the UK’s DAB digital radio switchover strategy, planned in the 1990’s by deskbound public servants, never did happen. However, there are no prizes for being right. More than one billion pounds was diverted from the UK radio industry into this ‘South Sea bubble’ failure. Dozens of genuinely local commercial radio stations disappeared. Hundreds of experienced radio professionals lost their jobs. Facing declining audiences and plummeting revenues as a result of their self-inflicted failures, radio owners had no interest in my uncomfortable truths. The UK commercial radio industry is now a pathetic shell of what it once had been. Paradoxically, the UK’s range of live broadcast radio content has become increasingly narrow, despite DAB’s supposed objective of expanding ‘listener choice’.

In the end, it wasn’t video that killed the radio star. It was the radio industry’s greed and its preference to believe its own untruths over facts and figures. In retrospect, the entire sorry DAB saga was a parallel story to the subsequent Brexit debacle.

Postscript: if you think my narrative about DAB proponents sounds a little paranoid, I offer an example of a response from the UK radio industry Digital Radio Development Bureau’s CEO to my quarterly commercial radio analysis published by Enders Analysis. No factual errors, just objected to the evidential data and wanted to prevent me doing my job:


From: Tony Moretta <tony@drdb.org>
Sent: 11 September 2008 17:12
To: Grant Goddard <grant.goddard@endersanalysis.com>
Cc: Andrew Harrison <andrew@radiocentre.org>; Mandy Green <mandy@drdb.org>
Subject: RE: UK Commercial Radio Q2 2008 [2008-84]

Grant,

You know from our conversations that I often agree with the main thrust of some of your comments on the problems facing digital radio, but the ‘digital radio’ section below is a ridiculously simplistic and intentionally negative piece.

A few examples:

– you quote DAB being ‘stuck’ at 9.0% but only quote the commercial radio figure, having just said yourself that that is down after some commercial radio closures, ignoring the fact that DAB listening as a percentage overall was up, with DTV static and Internet down.
– DAB household penetration showed as static on Rajar for Q2, but sales were over 350,000 in that period, so unless you think they all went to homes that already had DAB then you have to suspect that this is a problem with the Rajar figures for that quarter and could be accounted in the couple of percent margin for error
– you say that June sales are the lowest since the June before. Well of course they are, as it is obviously one of the poorer months for sales (in most sectors like this), and what actually happened is that sales this June were ahead of the same month last year
– yes, DAB receiver sales are focused on the Christmas period, but so is every other similar consumer electronics sector, including Freeview
– I’m not sure I’ve seen that the whole industry has agreed that only content will drive receiver sales. You will shortly see what the industry is going to do to stimulate take-up in the run up to Christmas.

I don’t think I’m being over sensitive – good job I didn’t let Mandy write this response! – but I’m afraid that if you are going to deliberately mis-use the information we provide to you to construct as negative a view as possible with cheap shots like those below then we just won’t co-operate with you in the future.

Best regards,

Tony.


books

DAB Digital Radio: Licensed To Fail, Radio Books, London, book, October 2010, ISBN 9780956496300 excerpt  buy
DAB Is Dead, Index On Censorship, Sage Publications, London, Volume 39, Number 2, June 2010, pp.96-101 view

presentations

DAB Radio Switchover In The UK, presentation for Bauer Media, January 2012
The First Annual Not ‘The Ofcom Digital Radio Progress Report’ Report, presentation, August 2010 view
Digital Radio In The UK: Progress And Challenges, EBU 3rd Digital Radio Conference, conference presentation, Tunis, 4 June 2009 view

reports

34 Facts About DAB Radio Switchover, report for UKRD Group Ltd, September 2013 view  download
Response To Ofcom Consultation ‘An Approach To DAB Coverage Planning’, paper for UKRD Group Ltd, September 2011 view
The Route To Secure Local Radio’s Digital Future, paper for UKRD Group Ltd, March 2011 download
Submission To House Of Lords Select Committee On Communications: Inquiry Into Digital Switchover Of Radio, letter, 21 January 2010 view  download
An Independent Review of the Rules Governing Local Content on Commercial Radio, Digital Britain, London, 15 April 2009 [ghosted for John Myers] view
The Digital One Radio Multiplex: Desperately Seeking Subsidy, Enders Analysis, report 2008-100e, London, 22 October 2008
Channel 4 Radio: Six Feet Under, Enders Analysis, report 2008-97e, London, 13 October 2008
The Second National Digital Radio Multiplex: Waiting For Godot?, Enders Analysis, report 2008-92e, London, 2 October 2008
DAB Radio: Nice Platform, Shame About The Take-up, Enders Analysis, report 2008-63e, London, 24 June 2008
The Future Of Digital Radio: Is It DAB?, Enders Analysis, report 2008-07, London, January 2008
Digital Radio Switchover: Somewhere Over The Rainbow?, Enders Analysis, report 2007-99, London, October 2007
Channel 4: Radio Ambitions Aim Too High, Enders Analysis, report 2007-58e, London, July 2007
Hey Hey, You You, Get Off Of My [DAB Radio] Multiplex, unpublished commentary, 8 November 2004 view  download

articles

DAB Digital Radio Switchover In The UK: Q&A, April 2014 download
DAB Radio Switchover: Dead As The Dodo, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 16 December 2013 view  download
Low Digital Take-Up Of Local Commercial Radio Prevents Digital Radio Switchover In UK, Seeking Alpha, 18 October 2012 view  download
Growing DAB Radio Usage In The UK. Confused? You Should Be!, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 14 August 2011 view  download
UK DAB Radio Receiver Sales Fell In 2009 And 2010, But “Digital Radio Sales Have Held Up – They Are Flat” Insists Mr Switchover, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 6 August 2011 view
Spain: DAB Digital Radio Switched Off In Most Of Country, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 15 July 2011 view
Portugal: DAB Digital Radio Switched Off, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 12 July 2011 view
DAB In Cars: The Straw That Will Break Digital Radio Switchover’s Back, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 5 July 2011 view  download
Germany: “DAB [Radio] Remains A Problem Child”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 May 2011 view  download
France: Government Report Recommends 2-3 Year “Moratorium” Before Launch Of Digital Radio, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 15 May 2011 view  download
DAB Radio Downgrade: How Is ‘90% Of FM Coverage’ A Sensible Target For DAB To Replace FM?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 8 May 2011 view  download
Digital Radio UK On DAB Radio Switchover: Talkin’ Loud And Saying Nothin’, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 April 2011 view  download
Which? Says: DAB Radio Switchover Must Be “Consumer Led Or Not At All”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 16 April 2011 view
DAB Radio Downgrade? The New Masterplan To Deliver DAB Radio Reception Worse Than FM, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 April 2011 view  download
DAB Radio Sector Rubbishes Its Own Digital Radio Receiver Sales Figures, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 6 April 2011 view  download
AM/FM Switch-Off Of National Radio Stations? An Empty Threat Whose Expiry Date Has Long Passed, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 4 April 2011 view  download
David Blunkett’s Opinion Of DAB Radio: BBC Is “Defending The Indefensible”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 2 April 2011 view
Culture Secretary: “Digital Radio Industry Needs To Do A Lot More Work … To Carry The Public With It”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 30 March 2011 view
Norway: Government Proposes “Possible FM [Radio] Switch-Off” And “Possible Prolongation Of FM Licences”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 26 March 2011 view
Germany: Government Drops FM Radio Switch-Off 2015 Date From New Legislation, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 16 March 2011 view
DAB Radio Take-Up In The UK: The 2010 Year-End Scorecard, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 12 March 2011 view  download
Does The Nation Love Its Digital Radio Stations? 86% Of UK Adults Say ‘No’, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 February 2011 view  download
Rubbish DAB Radio Reception: Why Is Ofcom Working Hard NOT To Fix The Problem?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 15 February 2011 view  download
DAB Radio Numbers: Why Do They Keep Making Them Up?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 9 February 2011 view download
DAB Radio Switchover: The View From The Government Bunker, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 3 February 2011 view  download
Bauer Radio Talks The DAB Talk, But Walks Its Magic Brand Off DAB, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 29 January 2011 view  download
Q: Who Is The Government Commissioning To Produce An Objective Report On The Costs & Benefits Of DAB Radio Switchover? A: The Government, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 January 2011 view  download
DAB Radio Receiver Sales In 2010: What Was The Actual Number?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 18 January 2011 view  download
Commercial Radio Local DAB Build-Out “Not The BBC’s Responsibility” Says BBC Trust Chairman, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 7 January 2011 view
Norway: Digital Radio Switchover “Postponed Indefinitely”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 4 January 2011 view
Digital Radio UK Meets BBC Radio Northampton Listeners In A DAB Black Hole, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 21 December 2010 view  download
Germany: Planned 2011 Re-Launch Of National DAB: “Solved A Problem That Did Not Exist”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 December 2010 view  download
DAB Radio & Switchover: The British Public Speaks Its Mind, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 15 December 2010 view
Denmark: “DAB Radio: We Do Not Use It Here!”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 7 December 2010 view
Germany: DAB “Is Not Financially Viable,” Internet Radio On The Rise, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 4 December 2010 view
Which? Advises: Two Of “Seven Christmas Gifts To Avoid” Are DAB Radios, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 1 December 2010 view
Roll Up! Roll Up! Enjoy The Radio Industry Pantomime: ‘DAB Radio’, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 29 November 2010 view  download
BBC Head Of Radio: “I’m Not Going To Give You A Date” For Digital Radio Switchover, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 28 November 2010 view
Norway: “Yes To Radio!” But No To DAB?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 25 November 2010 view
DAB Radio Lies: Lobbyist Claims 40% Of Listening To Radio 4’s ‘Today’ Show Is Via DAB, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 22 November 2010 view
Trick Or Treat? £55m To Be Spent Scaring UK Consumers Into Buying DAB Radios, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 22 November 2010 view  download
Lobby The EU To Mandate Europe-Wide Digital Radio Switchover? No Chance!, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 November 2010 view  download
France: Digital Radio Report For Government Identifies ‘The Paradox Of DAB’, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 17 November 2010 view
Spain: DAB Enters The Last Chance Saloon, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 15 November 2010 view
Netherlands: Government Forces DAB Upon Commercial Radio, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 13 November 2010 view
The Digital Radio Stakeholders Group: Another ‘Faux Consultation’, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 November 2010 view  download
BBC Head Of Radio: DAB Not “A Clear Enough Offer To Listeners”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 30 October 2010 view
DAB Radio Usage: Going Nowhere Slowly, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 27 October 2010 view  download
Digital Radio Upgrade? More Like Digital Radio Groundhog Day, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 October 2010 view  download
BBC Trust Chair Notes “The Absence Of A Coherent Digital [Radio] Strategy”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 12 October 2010 view
Shameless Book Plug, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 3 October 2010
France: “In No Country Is Digital Terrestrial Radio Working Out”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 25 September 2010 view
Having DAB Cake And Eating It: Temper Tantrums In The Global Radio Playpen, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 September 2010 view  download
The Exit Strategy For DAB Radio Switchover: The Consumer Expert Group Addresses Vaizey’s “Big If”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 14 September 2010 view  download
Without Local Commercial Radio, Switchover To DAB Will Not Happen, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 September 2010 view
Germany: “The Over-40’s Will Be Listening To Radio On FM For The Next 40 Years”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 8 September 2010 view
Back To The Future Of Radio – The FM Band, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 4 September 2010 view  download
Lies, Damned Lies And … Ofcom’s First Digital Radio Progress Report, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 4 August 2010 view  download
DAB Radio’s Slow Consumer Take-Up: Lessons Not Learnt From FM Radio 50 Years Earlier, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 26 July 2010 view
Cost/Benefit Analysis Of DAB Radio: Murdoch Rushes In Where Governments Fear To Tread, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 July 2010 view  download
Ofcom’s DAB Radio Strategy: Busy Doing Nothing, Trying To Find Lots Of Things Not To Do, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 15 July 2010 view  download
Digital Radio Switchover: Talk Is Cheap, Action Will Never Happen, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 9 July 2010 view  download
DAB Radio: A National Platform That No One Wanted, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 27 June 2010 view  download
The Cost Of Upgrading DAB Radio: Why It Will Never Happen, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 6 June 2010 view  download
The DAB Radio Scrappage Scheme – Much Too Little, Much Too Late, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 May 2010 view  download
Digital Radio Station Listening: A Blip In Time Saves 6?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 13 May 2010 view  download
Benefits Of DAB Radio “Insufficient Compared To Its Cost Per User”, Warned EU Report … In 2002, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 1 May 2010 view  download
Denmark: State Radio Axes DAB Radio ‘Jukebox’ Music Channels, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 24 April 2010 view
Selling The UK DAB ‘Success’ Story Overseas, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 17 April 2010 view  download
Digital Economy Act 2010: A Smokescreen For Backroom Radio ‘Deal’, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 10 April 2010
Digital Radio Switchover: Legislation Is “Virtually Meaningless,” Says Shadow Culture Secretary, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 7 April 2010
Marketing DAB Radio: Misleading Listeners Only Damages The Medium, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 3 April 2010
Germany: No Radio Interest In DVB-T Digital Platform, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 1 April 2010
DAB Radio In The UK: It Ain’t What You Do, It’s The Way That You Do It, Radio Today ‘e-Radio’ e-mail newsletter, April 2010 view  download
French Culture Minister: Launch Of Digital Radio Not “A Priority”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 31 March 2010
When Is An FM Radio Not A Radio? When It’s In A Portable Media Player, Says Digital Switchover Group, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 27 March 2010
The Digital Economy Bill: Let The Horse-Trading Begin, Says Shadow Minister, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 24 March 2010
Government: Digital Radio Switchover in 2015 “Still On Track”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 24 March 2010
The DAB Challenge: Most Radios Stay Tunes To One Station Most Of The Time, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 22 March 2010
• France: Digital Radio “Is Not Progressing One Inch”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 17 March 2010
• DAB Converters For Portable Analogue Radios? It’s A “No No”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 13 March 2010
• Lord Fowler: “There Will Be A Public Outcry If We Get The Radio Digital Switchover Wrong. There Could Be A Very Big Row Indeed About This”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 6 March 2010
• DAB Radio Receiver Sales: Never Let Facts Get In The Way Of A Big Number, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 3 March 2010
• Car Industry: “Gaps In Digital Coverage Are A Major Deterrent To [The] Introduction Of Digital Radios”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 28 February 2010
• Digital Radio Switchover: A Broadcasting Minister’s Last Day: “There Is Nothing That I Am Trying Not To Say”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 25 February 2010
• Denmark: Government Contemplates DAB Radio’s Future, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 February 2010
• European Commercial Radio Trade Group Says ‘No’ To Universal FM Switch-off Date, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 February 2010
• Norway: Every Fifth Radio Sold Is An Internet Radio, Every Eleventh Is DAB, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 12 February 2010
• Digital Radio Stations: Listeners Abandon Ship, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 10 February 2010
• Costs/Benefits Of Digital Radio Switchover: Why The Government Buried The Evidence, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 8 February 2010
• Criteria And A Date For Digital Radio Switchover: Debated In The House Of Lords, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 5 February 2010
• Small Local Stations & The Digital Economy Bill: Debated In The House Of Lords, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 4 February 2010
• Sweden: Transmission Company Proposes DAB Radio Re-launch In 2010/11, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 30 January 2010
• Government: Agreement To Finance DAB Radio Upgrade “Not Expected Until Late 2010”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 28 January 2010
• France: “2010 Will Be The Last Chance” To Launch Digital Radio, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 27 January 2010
• Government Admits: No Assessment Of Impact On Small FM Commercial Radio Stations Of Digital Economy Bill, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 27 January 2010
• Germany: “FM Is And Will Continue To Be The Most Important Means Of Transmission For Radio,” Say Commercial Broadcasters, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 25 January 2010
• Canada: DAB Radio “Is No Longer A Replacement For Analogue AM And FM Services”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 January 2010
• Labour MP Says Government’s Analogue Radio Switch-off “Is Absolutely Potty”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 January 2010
• Parliamentary Debate On Local Radio: Minister Reads From The Government DAB Script, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 13 January 2010
• Criteria And A Date For Digital Radio Switchover: Where’d They Go?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 January 2010
• Germany: Government Proposes To Re-launch DAB In 2011, If Sufficient Interest, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 18 December 2009
• Radio In The Digital Economy Bill: Three More Amendments Tabled, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 16 December 2009
• Local Government Unhappy About Digital Radio Switchover, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 December 2009
• Digital Radio Switchover: Amendment To ‘Consider The Needs’ Of Listeners And Small Stations, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 7 December 2009
• France: Digital Radio Postponed Until At Least Year-end 2010, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 5 December 2009
• Radio In The Digital Economy Bill: House Of Lords Second Reading, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 3 December 2009
• DAB Radio UK Sales: 10m In 10 Years Is “An Incredible Achievement”?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 1 December 2009
• DAB Radio: The Customer Is Always Wrong?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 28 November 2009
• France: Digital Radio “Already Dead”?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 26 November 2009
• Digital Economy Bill: Radio Industry Reaction, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 26 November 2009
• Commercial Radio And DAB: Turkeys Voting For Christmas, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 20 November 2009
• “It’s Only In Recent Months … That Digital Radio Has Been A Real Focus And Priority For The [UK Radio] Industry”,Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 18 November 2009
• Switzerland: Five Of Eight DAB+ Radio Licences Expire Unused, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 16 November 2009
• ‘Digital Britain’ And The Radio Sector, egta Radio Newsletter no.16, Brussels, 13 November 2009
• France: Digital Radio Rollout Hangs In The Balance, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 November 2009
• Radio In The Digital Economy Bill: The Tail Wagging The Dog, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 9 November 2009
• Digital Radio In France: T-DMB Or Not T-TMB?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 8 November 2009
• Austria: Media Regulator Puts DAB Radio On Hold, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 7 November 2009
• DAB Radio: “Let Us Get On This Horse Or Get Off It”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 5 November 2009
• Catalonia: DAB Radio In A “Coma”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 31 October 2009
• Digital Radio Upgrade & The Digital Economy Bill, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 30 October 2009
• Digital Platforms: Commercial Radio Losing Share To BBC, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 29 October 2009
• Culture Secretary Speaks About Digital Radio, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 25 October 2009
• France: Digital Radio Launch Postponed To Mid-2010, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 October 2009
• Germany: National Public Radio To End DAB Broadcasts Year-end, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 21 October 2009
• Norway: Government Commissions Cost Analysis Of FM Switch-off, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 20 October 2009
• France: “Digital Terrestrial Radio: Now!”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 October 2009
• Sweden: Digital Radio To Be Distributed By Digital TV Network, Not DAB+, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 18 October 2009
• France: “Let’s Not Mess Up Digital Radio”, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 27 September 2009
• Digital Radio In France: Cold Feet, No Funding, Sue The Regulator, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 September 2009
• The Demand For DAB Radio: Where Is It?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 17 September 2009
• Funding DAB Radio Infrastructure Upgrade: Still ‘No’, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 10 September 2009
• Digital Radio: Parliamentary Question, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 10 September 2009
• EU Commissioner Viviane Redding: Digital Radio In Europe, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 8 September 2009
• DAB Radio European Update, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 2 September 2009
• Paying For DAB Radio Carriage: God Only Knows, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 22 August 2009
• Digital Britain: The Implementation Plan, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 14 August 2009
• Digital Radio Switchover; ‘You Can’t Move Faster Than The British Public Want You To Move’, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 1 August 2009
• Digital Radio: A European Update, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 24 July 2009
• Digital One – An End To Wishing And Hoping, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 22 July 2009
• Digital Radio Switchover: Parliamentary Question, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 22 July 2009
• DAB Radio In Germany: Further Public Funding Rejected, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 July 2009
• Digital Radio Upgrade: Everyone’s A Winner, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 July 2009
• Paying For Digital Britain’s ‘Digital Radio Upgrade’: Who, Me?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 9 July 2009
• Digital Radio Switchover: The Conservative Party Viewpoint, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 5 July 2009
• DAB Radio Switchover: BBC Listener Opinions Offer Exit Strategy, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 3 July 2009
• Germans And Swiss Snub DAB, The Register, London, 2 July 2009
• Funding DAB Radio Improvements: Who Pays?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 2 July 2009
• DAB Radio In Cars By 2013? – “Extremely Challenging” Say Car Makers, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 1 July 2009
• Commercial Radio In Germany And Switzerland Rejects DAB Radio, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 30 June 2009
• Digital Britain: Is The 50% Criterion For Digital Radio Listening Achievable?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 23 June 2009
• Radio In Digital Britain – Sense And Sensibleness, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 17 June 2009
• Digital Radio Switchover – Searching For The Credible Plan, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 10 June 2009
• Exclusive Digital Radio Content: Saying It And Doing It Are Two Different Things, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 1 June 2009
• Digital Radio: Never Mind The Content, Feel The Bandwidth?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 13 May 2009
• DAB: Actions Speak Louder Than Keynote Speeches, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 3 May 2009
• Digital Radio Stations: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 20 February 2009
• DAB: There Is No Alternative?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 February 2009
• DAB: The Medium Of Consumer Choice?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 February 2009
• Digital Britain: The Devil Is In The Indefinite Article, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 3 February 2009
• Warning! Digital Radio Objectives May Appear Closer Than They Are In Reality, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 29 January 2009
• DAB Radio Receiver Sales Suffer Negative Growth, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 27 January 2009
• DAB Radio: Now You Hear It (In-store), Now You Don’t (In-home), Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 21 January 2009
• The Digital One DAB Radio Multiplex – Fixing ‘Market Failure’ … Ten Years Too Late, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 January 2009
• Shipwrecked On Desert Island DAB, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 6 January 2009
• In The Ditch With DAB Radio, The Register, London, 29 December 2008
• Digital Radio Working Group – It Must Be ‘Numberwang’!, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 19 December 2008
• DAB v Internet: The Tortoise And The Hare, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 11 December 2008
• DAB: Fiddling While Rome Burns?, Grant Goddard Radio Blog, 10 December 2008
• Talking Radio: Grant Goddard [Channel 4 Radio], Broadcast, London, 29 October 2008
• Tuned Into The Future Of Radio, Broadcast, London, 24 June 2008