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First Live DRM Transmissions for Caribbean, Central America Planned

Will occur in October in conjunction with the General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union

This year, the General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union will mark a significant event, as the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium has announced it will be bringing the first live digital radio signal transmission to Cuba, the Caribbean region and parts of northern Latin America, and even as far north as Florida.

The broadcast will come from the BBC via its Atlantic Relay station through the services of Babcock International. DRM says the transmission will be in the 13 meter-band on 21720 kHz and will carry BBC World Service programs in English. Additional multimedia features of DRM will also be demonstrated on radio receiver screens.

The DRM broadcast will go from 4 p.m.–6 p.m. GMT on Oct. 24 and 25.