Are we saying goodbye to AM radio?

The latest vehicles have no AM radio or the menu option is buried far down the command tree. Australia adopted the DAB+ radio standard but this is not ideal for current far reaching AM transmitters in rural areas of the country. I believe that DRM and HD Radio are being looked at again, both are In-Band-On-Channel technologies.

There are also areas where AM commercial licences are being replaced by FM. There is nothing being said about AM NAS licences which are held above the normal AM frequency range and can be received in most modern cars.

I’m not sure that digital radio is the right move for the industry, I think there needs to be more effort in online streaming platforms to deliver services for the future. Bear in mind there is no digital terrestrial solution for sub metro stations or low power open narrowcasters at this point in time.

Consumer Habits – Dining/Takeaway

This is an area where I believe people are spending too much and it’s probably most likely to be because someone doesn’t feel like cooking at the end of a day. I keep an eye out on Ozbargain for deals with Menulog, Deliveroo and Uber Eats and read reviews on Zomato. Signing up to a loyalty club of a local restaurant can also be beneficial. I recently went to a locals’ night at a highly regarded restaurant and had a beautiful Chicken Supreme dish for only $20, the gnocchi were beautiful golden pillows of fluffiness. Normally a dish like this is around $33.

I’m yet to try this but first table sounds like a great option for an early cheap meal.

Bargains to watch out for this week (start Wed) – 

Coles: Red Island Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Litre $8 (half price)

Woolworths: Australia’s Own Organic Almond Unsweetened Milk 1 Litre $1.40 (half price), Moccona Classic Freeze Dried Coffee 400g $16 Save $8, Sunrice Jasmine Rice 5kg $8.50 (half price)

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