A Digital Radio Winner: BBC 6Music

Written Oct. 5, 2007 by Sean Ross in Content + HD Radio with 0 Comments

I've gone on at length about how we'd be better off with national HD-2 stations like those available in the U.K. Digital radio brands are sufficiently established over there that there's even a "best station" trophy in the BT (British Telecom) Music Awards.This year it went to the BBC's national indie rock channel, 6Music, in case that's a spur to check them out. We are close to having our own national indie rock channels, of course--KCRW, Indie 103.1, etc. But this did get me thinking about whether a national music channel might be the best way for NPR to expand its reach. And now with the advent of the Bryant Park Project, they do have the morning show already.

To be fair, I've also been meaning to give the winners of the NAB's recent award for domestic HD2 multicast channels a nod. Detroit's WRIF-2 (Riff 2) has been written up here before. It was joined by KBCO Denver's live performance showcase, the Studio C Channel.

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