Thesis // The Roll Out of Digital Audio Broadcasting in Ireland

Thesis - Roll out of DAB in Ireland - nessymon

Thesis - Roll out of DAB in Ireland - nessymon

Ok, I better give this its full title

The Roll Out of Digital Audio Broadcasting in Ireland and Explorations into the Future Radio Landscape

In 2012, I was finishing my degree in Dublin City University, a BSc in Multimedia. I decided to do a thesis on The Roll Out of Digital Audio Broadcasting in Ireland. At the initial presentation stage, I was told I needed to cut back, that I was trying to do a Phd in three months with this. So I ended up with what we have here.

I really enjoyed researching this and chatting to everyone about digital radio in Ireland.

Why put this online now?

Over the past few weeks, people have asked me if they could read my thesis. You have two options for that. You could go to the library in Dublin City University and sit own and read my written book or, now, you could read it here.

Although my thesis covers online radio, satellite radio and what most people consider digital radio, your little radio box that also has FM, it’s a shame that in the five years since I wrote this, that not a lot seems to have changed with DAB in Ireland. Even RTÉ 2XM, on which I present The London Ear, is still technically in a trial.

I guess some of the interest has come since this article has appeared on RadioToday about the closure of dB Digital Broadcasting’s DAB multiplex.

Topics covered in my Thesis

  • Digital Audio Broadcasting in Ireland
    • Digital Broadcasting from The Broadcaster’s View
    • DAB Formats
    • Regulation Issues
    • More Choice?
  • IP Based Radio
    • Irish Statistics
    • Audience Listening Habits
    • Broadcast Bandwidth Concerns
    • How Internet Audio Stream Providers Work
    • 4G Rollout in Ireland.
    • WiFi Radio Case Study: BuzzRadio.fm
  • Satellite Radio
  • Converging Platforms
    • Hybrid Radio
    • Smartphone App Development
    • Radio You Can See
  • Other Digital Possibilities
    • HD Radio
    • Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)
    • Alternative Radio Business
  • Future DAB/DAB+ Trials in Ireland

People I spoke to for my thesis

  • Dusty Rhodes,
  • Andy Green, Brendan Kehoe, Total Broadcast
  • Robin Crowley, Gaydar Radio
  • Donal Quinlan, Cork FM
  • Paul Campbell, Amazing Radio
  • Greg Parke, BuzzRadio.fm
  • Garvan Rigby, Spirit Radio
  • Dave Timpson,RTÉ
  • PatBalfe, Communicorp
  • Peter Bradshaw, United Christian Broadcasting
  • Gregory Orton, Solaris Mobile
  • Denzil Lacey, Zava Media
  • Lisa Ní Choisdealbha, Independent Broadcasters of Ireland
  • SimonYoung, Radio/TV Presenter

Read My Thesis Here

You can read my thesis here. Click and it will open in a new page or you can save it, Right Click Save As..

Please do realise that everything was present and correct in 2012, things happen, things change, companies change, personnel change, life changes. Trump gets voted POTUS.

Contact me and DCU if you want to use anything from this

Yes, I wrote this, but the physical book in property of Dublin City University. If you want to use anything from this, please contact me and DCU.

Want me to do more?

I really enjoyed researching this. I hope you enjoy reading it. I would love to have the opportunity to study this further. If anyone would like offer me grants to update or bring this to Phd level, please get in touch. I would be eternally grateful.

Roll Out of DAB in Ireland – Vanessa Monaghan – Copyright nessymon 2012

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 140 // Christmas Eve 2016

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It was Christmas Eve babe… Hope you’re having a fantastic time wherever you are, surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Thanks to you all for listening. Over the past year, The London Ear has grown, fantastically. We’re getting more members of the Irish community in London involved and getting more people sharing and listening to the show.

The London Ear is brought to you by a team of me so when I get feedback or you share on social media, it really means a lot. With a marketing budget of zilch, the only way we have to share what I do on The London Ear is by word of mouth or social media.

I thank you.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 140 // Christmas Eve 2016 // Playlist

Here’s what happened:

1. Croupier: Carol of the Bells
2. U2: Baby Please Come Home
3. Blink: Happy Christmas 22
4. The Pogues: Fairytale of New York
5. Gar Cox: Too Late for Christmas
6. Mark Geary & Glen Hansard: Christmas Biscuits
7. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: The Power of Love
8. Raglans: Christmas Number One
9. Steve Lawson: Hark / Winter
10. Autamata: Liberty Bell
11. The Darkness: Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
12. Keith Harkin: Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

Today’s show was also scattered with Jingle by George Michael.

Listen Again

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the RTE 2XM website. You can keep up with me here.

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Talking about ‘Coming Out’ on TalkRADIO

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June 25th was London’s Pride parade. I’m not hugely into all that. I normally stay on the sidelines but I do see why Pride is so important to LGBT people. We’re all normal, sometimes it takes others a little bit longer to see that.

All the wise inspirational quote people on social media always say to do something you’ve never done before everyday. Slightly impossible methinks. They also say something that scares you everyday. So, when the producer of the Anna Williamson show on TalkRADIO asked me to go on air and talk about coming out, I agreed.

Yip, it was scary and it’s not something I’ve ever spoken in public about really.

Thanks to Anna and producer, Des Busteed, for being so nice and of course to Maeve, often referred to as Tahlula on these webpages. We were 16 years together on June 25th 2016.

Here’s the interview:

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 104

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On this week’s show, I decided to look at something outside Ireland or the UK. Friend of the show, Conor Furlong joined us to tell us about his experiences in the ABBA museum in Stockholm. I’d love to visit it sometime. Conor is a singer songwriter in his own right and has previously been a guest on The London Ear, so do check out his music.

Here’s what happened:
1. The London Ear Intro
2. Lynchy (feat Rainy Boy Sleep): Spotlight
3. Mabel: Know Me Better
4. Blossoms: At Most a Kiss
5. SpringKing: Who Are You?
6. Pleasurebeach: Go
7. Public Service Broadcasting: Korolev
8. Conor Furlong Chatting about the ABBA museum in Stockholm
9. ABBA: Does Your Mother Know?
10. Conor Furlong Chatting about the ABBA museum in Stockholm (Part 2)
11. ABBA: Dancing Queen
12. Teddybears feat. Gorilla Zoe: The Best You Ever Had
13. Vasser: Stay with Me
14. Fins A Luminous: Setting Souls

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Conor Furlong

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the RTE 2XM website. You can keep up with me here.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 104 // Jan 9 2016 with Conor Furlong by Nessy on Mixcloud

Photo of Conor from here

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 100 with Cillian Foster

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Show 100 // November 21 2015

Imagine 100 shows of The London Ear. No better way to celebrate than to a well known musician n Ireland’s music scene. Cillian Foster has been well known on the Dublin singer songwriter for many years now, (I think I first met Cillian about ten years ago) but is now releasing his debut album, sensibly titled. Volume 1.

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Cillian Foster

Here’s what happened:

1. The London Ear Intro
2. Chvrches: Empty Threat
3. Mura Masa (feat Shura): Love for That
4. David C Clements: My Dear Mother
5. Cillian Foster’s GDC: Off My Chest
6. Chat with Cillian Foster – Part 1
7. Cillian Foster: Jazz
8. Chat with Cillian Foster – Part 2
9. Cillian Foster’s GDC: Ballad of Addiction
10. RunawayGO: Alive
11. Rosenthal: A Dream
12. Eagles of Death Metal: Save a Prayer

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. REMINDER: The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the new RTE 2XM website.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 100 with Cillian Foster // Nov 21 2015 by Nessy on Mixcloud

Pic of Cillian from here

Pic of Cillian from here

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 99 // Nov 14 2015

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Londonearbw99So last week saw episode 99 of The London Ear. It was my birthday and I was actually back in Ireland. It always seems a little weird hearing the show when I’m at home now. I played some awesome new music.

Check it out!

1. The London Ear Intro
2. New Portals: Groove Boy
3. The Japanese House: Cool Blue
4. Maverick Sabre: Give It up
5. Marc Carroll: Ball and Chain
6. The Blades: Harder Times
7. Saint Sister: Blood Moon
8. Nova Amor: Anchor
9. Maverick Sabre: Come FLy Away
10. The Migrant: Silence
11.Soak: Reckless Behaviour
12. Pleasure Beach: Go
13. Clock Opera: Changeling
14. Chvrches: Empty Threat
15. Public Service Broadcasting: Sputnick

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. REMINDER: The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the new RTE 2XM website.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 99 // November 14 2015 by Nessy on Mixcloud