BBC Radio 4 FM on a portable radio around here is spoilt by breakthrough from a pirate which I think is called Riddim Radio. RR appears to be spilling out everywhere and it sounds somewhat overmodulated. I complained by the BBC website expecting an email or a call in response but basically nothing than the standard reply stating I might not get a reply.
I know this is a bit conspiracy theory like, but pirate radio must be pushing more people to DAB. So it makes sense that the BBC or whoever is now responsible – is it OFCOM? – don’t bother to shut down the pirates.
Didn’t work with me; I bought a internet radio, a lovely Squeezebox Radio, which was installed in minutes. It gives me access to Radio 4 via iPlayer at a decent bit rate – 128kbps AAC – access to Radio Paradise and other great internet radio stations and all my stored music.
It sounds great, a nice tone as my parent used to say and is easy to use. The one downside is the crazily high priced battery pack with remote control pack available as an accessory. However I’ve found a website with advice on how to make one so I’ll do that if I ever get some spare time.