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Re: Favorite radio station on DAB.

For those of us not sure of the difference... what's DAB compared to the usual radio? I listen to Capital FM for example via my Echo Dot. Is that DAB? I'm out of the loop on this one. Smiley Tongue

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Re: Favorite radio station on DAB.

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Re: Favorite radio station on DAB.


@Marjo wrote:

For those of us not sure of the difference... what's DAB compared to the usual radio? I listen to Capital FM for example via my Echo Dot. Is that DAB? I'm out of the loop on this one. Smiley Tongue


DAB is digital broadcasting (airways)

Normal radio is analogue (airways)

Echo Dot, Alexa etc are internet radio (like apps on your phone)

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Re: Favorite radio station on DAB.

Thanks for educating me guys. Smiley Very Happy So I think some of the car radios I've seen are like this, with the song info displaying etc. 

 

In addition to listening to Capital FM (and sometimes Smooth Radio) I also sometimes listen to LBC like @Martin-O2 ! Some interesting debates there. The radio playlists can get a bit repetitive when I listen all day especially if they are the top charts they're playing. 

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Re: Favorite radio station on DAB.

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The car radio, or any other radio that displays song info is using a system called RDS. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Data_System

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Re: Favorite radio station on DAB.

I liked listening Alan Carr & Mel Sykes on Radio 2 over the summer.
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Re: Favorite radio station on DAB.

DAB can also display custom text.

 

 

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