Some unexpected excitement for iTunes Radio, digital radio future for Sweden and an online shortwave archive are in today’s round-up of radio news not to miss.
- Music blogger Tyler Hayes published an excited mash note to Apple’s new iTunes Radio for FastCo.Labs, based upon sampling the beta version. Our own Matthew Lasar expressed his own doubts about yet another automated “radio” platform, Apple-magic or not.
- Sweden plans to turn off analog FM broadcasts in favor of the DAB+ digital radio standard, reports blogger Gunnar Garfors (via @DIYmediadotnet). In a letter to a Swedish paper, that country’s Minister of Culture says that the transition should be accomplished in nine years, and will permit private broadcasters to more easily reach the entire country.
- Thomas Witherspoon, the man behind the Shortwave Listening Post, has created the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive in order to preserve and document broadcasts from this long-lived global information service. Audio is uploaded to Archive.org, and then indexed at the Shortwave Archive.