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Along the highway radio silence, regulator wants answers
get this show on the road

Usually radio broadcasters acquiring expanded coverage move quickly to light up those new transmitters. Bigger distribution, logically, means more listeners, and then, greater revenue opportunities. Regulators take a dim view of hesitation.

Czech regulator RRTV has “requested an explanation” from the operator of
Radia Dalnice for leaving several dozen FM frequencies silent, reported media portal radiotv.cz (April 13). Radia Dalnice (tr: Radio Highway) obtained 36 FM frequencies in December 2014 but uses just one. Its owner, Radim Parizka, has been in and out of Czech and Slovak broadcasting for several years and best known as frontman for heavy metal bank Citron. (See more about media in the Czech Republic here)

Radia Dalnice is licensed to serve listeners using major motorways with traffic information. As such, the FM transmitters licensed are very low power. It has received authorization to use digital satellite systems in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Radio broadcasting services specifically for motorway travelers is far from unique. Italian public broadcaster RAI has operated Isoradio for nearly 30 years with traffic information, weather reports and, at night, pop music. In Russia and neighboring countries there’s the highly rated Avtoradio, generally targeting commuters with news, traffic information, up-beat pop music and DJs, tips on cars and promotions.

 


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