CATALONIA: DAB radio in a “coma”

A new 176-page report documenting the current state of radio broadcasting in Catalonia (the autonomous region in Northeast Spain with 7.4m population) says that DAB radio “is in a state that could qualify as a technical coma”, according to infoperiodistas. Of 48 licences awarded by the media regulator for DAB radio, only 23 stations are presently broadcasting and are reported to have no impact on radio audiences.