DRACE works on a series of empirical research projects concerned with the development of radio and audio media. This research is the basis for presentations at conferences and articles in books and journals.
Our reseach is rooted in two interests; curiosity about what will happen in the future, and facts about what happens at present.
Innovation processes in radio and audio media
DRACE is developing a series of new empirical projects that deal explicitly with the innovation processes in the European and American radio business. Papers will be presented at ECREA's biannual conference in Barcelona in November 2008.
A book will be published on Intellect Press in 2010. This co-written monograph appraises the strategies that the radio industry has adopted to cope with the novelties of digital radio from the mid-1980s onward. Individual contributions trace the histories, policies and industry adoption of competing approaches to bringing radio into the digital era.
Citations in official reports and publications on digital radio
"Radio in the Future" (2008). Report from the Swedish Radio and TV Authority (Radio- och TV-verket (in Swedish): http://www.rtvv.se/_upload/infomatrial/Framtidens%20radio%20-%20slutrapport_tillg.pdf
"Future development of the sound radio" (2007). Report from the Ministry of Communication, Finland (in Finnish, with abstracts in Swedish and English): http://www.mintc.fi/fileserver/LVM68_2007.pdf
"Radio in Europe: Trends and Audiences" (2007). Report from the European Broadcasting Union (Alexander Shulzycki):http://www.rte.ie/ebu/english/speaches/day1
"Public Radio in Europe 2007" (2007). Report from the European Broadcasting Union’s Strategic Information Service and the Radio Department: http://www.ebu.ch/CMSimages/en/VP_Digital%20Radio_0707_Efinal_tcm6-53441.pdf
(For their conclusions, click here).
The DAB radio receiver has been promoted by European public service radio, and has become a commercial success in Britain. Nevertheless, the DAB venture doesn't attract enough listeners, and the platform has been discontinued in several countries.