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Jazz FM leaves national DAB digital radio
« on: December 05, 2013, 10:39:33 PM »

I read in http://radiotoday.co.uk/ that Jazz FM leaves national DAB digital radio.
I'm very annoyed.
But don't see any mention on the jazzfm.com website
I have enjoyed and  listened to Jazz FM for many years and after the switch over moved to Dab.

This was the prime reason on spending hundreds of pounds on new radio's

No mention was made that the service was shutting down.
There is no way I can listen online I don't have sky

Why is it only London that gets preferential treatment?


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Re: Jazz FM leaves national DAB digital radio
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 09:40:39 PM »

Hi James

I too felt very sorry we won't be able to enjoy listening to JazzFm on air from January.
Thank you for your post.

(For more information visit http://www.jazzfm.com/information/enjoyjazzfm )

We need everyone to lobby JazzFm.com.
 Help please support the radio station

JazzFm has a channel on YouTube
Just one of the uploads "Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit Launch at Jazz FM - Sept13"

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/l6h12ScHiRU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/l6h12ScHiRU</a>

JazzFM. Reply
It goes without saying that a decision like this is a difficult one to make and we have to balance so many variables and it?s take a lot of time. 
We looked at lots of research and London is where we have the largest amount of listeners as opposed to the rest of the UK ? it?s as hard and simple as that.  We looked into so many options to help us keep the national DAB feed but we unfortunately had to make this decision to secure the future of Jazz FM. 

 That is the overriding factor in this whole process and I really hope that you understand our reason why,
in that Jazz FM will be here for the long term.
Listen online: www.jazzfm.com
Follow us: twitter.com/JazzFM
Like us: facebook.com/Jazz-FM

MY Solution
But for home use I resurrected an old SKY box we still have the dish outside.
I tapped into the internal +5V supply with a 250mA fuse and resistor to limit current in case of any short circuits.
I soldered a USB cable to the +5V and 0V.
I rummaged in my old junk box and found an old FM transmitter
These can be bought for about ?5 on ebay
In car wireless MP3 radio transmitter they use batteries or power from a USB connector and a small phono connector for MP3 players.
The ?1 shop had a converter cable.
Then just plugged in the FM transmitter into the SKY box.
Selected JazzFM on the Sky box.
Now we can listen to JazzFM on the radio.


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