Since around 1995 I’m a big fan of Radio. When I was 16 I stop watching TV (maybe too much computer?) and start listening to FM. Start making friends through BBSs at the time and with 10 of them we created “A Telefonia Virtual”. It was the first portuguese webzine dedicated to Radio, where we placed news about the people working in radio, new radios that appear. Also there was a monthly section with the best and worst of the portuguese radio that month. Sometimes we did interviews, we also start some programs, and were interviewed about the whole project both in national radio and TV. With the start of working life and me living outside Portugal, the project died out couple years ago.
But I continued a good radio fan and this month I finally bought a receiver of Digital Audio Broadcasting, called usually DAB. The DAB is the future of FM: the audio quality is like CD and you don’t have to search for the station, just choose.
I bought Revo Pico RadioStation, a device that besides DAB is also a Wi-Fi receiver and so we can listen any radio broadcasting on the internet. This way I listen a lot to the portuguese Radio Radar, from Lisbon. We can also listen to podcasts from the radio stations. Other features include not only to listen to the classic FM, but also to listen the music we have in any computer in our home network (in our computer, for instance). The device has also battery, so I can listen to it at any place, wireless. Its very small (10x15x15) and light. Yes, I’m very happy with it. Plus, it can also work in environment with lot of humidity and or get a bit of rain, it says in the manual. There is even a remote control, ultra thin.
Today I’ve created at http://radiostation.anjo.pt dedicated forums for discussing about the Revo RadioStation, either the Pico or the Blick version (this one you can put a iPod with it).
Well, all this text in the hope that Google will index the newly created foruns. 🙂