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DRM Readies for Launch

DRM Readies for Launch

Digital Radio Mondiale launches in June when a dozen broadcasters plan to air live broadcasts during the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva.
DRM is a digital system for use on broadcasting bands below 30 MHz, using shortwave, medium-wave/AM and long-wave frequencies.
Germany’s Deutsche Welle was the first of DRM’s consortium of broadcasters to announce its participation. Said DW’s Director-General, Erik Bettermann, “We congratulate DRM on the official start on June 16. … We expect the receiver-manufacturing industry to be just as committed by developing suitable receivers.”
Deutsche Welle will broadcast 12 program hours per day in German and English to target regions in Europe.
The DRM consortium has been led by Peter Senger, DW’s executive director of marketing, distribution and technology, since its inception in 1998.