Monday, September 10, 2012

"...Drop me a line, stating point of view!"

In terms of our chief aim (we want DRM for North America) I think it is time to start an email campaign.  We already have a way to Tweet our logs (from either DReaM or the Newstar DR111) so now we need to start sending emails to broadcasters, proving that there are DRM radios and DRM fans in North America!

Please help the cause by contacting these few heavy-weights already known to have DRM capabilities and/or broadcasting for decent amounts of time to North America. I have included email addresses or forms pages for your convenience.

This is a no-brainer and really easy, PLEASE DO YOUR PART AND SEND 8 TO 10 EMAILS -   RIGHT NOW! Format your polite requests something like this:

"Dear <international broadcaster>,

With all of the
Newstar DR111 DRM standalone radios out now, please consider broadcasts targeting North America in the DRM mode.

Broadcasters such as
RNZI are successfully using DRM to North America already and are noticing how many listeners are reporting positive results using the Newstar DR111. In addition you can now see listener's DRM logs by searching the hashtag #drmlog on Twitter.

Thank you for your consideration. 

<hopeful DRM listener>"

Here are our targets:

Radio Australia

BBC World Service

China Radio International

Radio Havana Cuba

Disco Palace (send Ludo Maes a thank you email for all of the great broadcasts and ask to have TDP Radio back too!)

Radio Exterior de España (any Spanish speaker should send a gracias for the regular broadcasts!)  

Radio France Internationale

All India Radio 

TDF Montsinery (a merci in French might be nice for the ongoing use of Montsinery)

Radio New Zealand (send them a thank you email for all of the great broadcasts!)

Voice of Nigeria

Radio România Internaţional

Radio Voice of Russia

Trans World Radio, Guam