Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 22:19 UTC
Multimedia, AV A couple of days ago we talked about how the RIAA and NAB are planning on asking US Congress to mandate FM radio chips inside every cell phone. This plan was met with some ridicule, so the NAB decided to write a blog post addressing the critics. Most of the post is overshadowed by an overdose of America's favourite national pastime: WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. 9/11!
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Basically a good idea
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Aug 2010 04:32 UTC
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2005-08-18

Americas favorite past-time or not, using FM for emergency broadcast is a good idea and is what pretty much every country actually does, afaik. The reason for this is that FM is basic, simple and just works and pretty much everyone (used to) have a radio. Of course, if you plan on phasing out FM completely in the near future it might be a better idea to use a digital radio chip instead of an FM one.
Wether it should be mandated by the government is a different issue though.

Edited 2010-08-26 04:34 UTC

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