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                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

(This is **NOT** a Call For Votes.  A Call For Votes will be issued in
the groups to which this message is posted 21 to 30 days from the date
that this message first appears. Voting is to be recorded by a neutral
third party.)

Group Name: (to be gatewayed to RADIO-L)
Status:         Moderated (RADIO-L moderator,
                  Ted Ledingham )
Summary:        discussion of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Distribution:   World Rationale

Two lists on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), RADIO-L and the
DIGITAL RADIO DISCUSSION FORUM are planning to merge into one
list on RADIO-L on April 1, 1995.  These discussions will merge
into one forum to better promote the common goals of discussing
issues related to DAB. The participants of both fora stand to
benefit as the combined subscriptions will bring together more
than 300 people from around the world who are actively working
in digital radio, or who share an interest in its development and
implementation. The merger will involve minor changes for all of
the participants. The new list will take place on the current RADIO-L
discussion, although will be moderated by DIGITAL RADIO FORUM
moderator Ted Ledingham ([email protected]). The archives
of both previous fora will remain in their present locations.

Ron Stone established the RADIO-L discussion and
newsgroup gateway in late 1993.  Ted Ledingham, of Canada's Task
Force on the Introduction of Digital Radio, established the DIGITAL
RADIO DISCUSSION FORUM, which grew out of the Second International
Symposium on Digital Audio Broadcasting (Toronto, March 1994). In
merging the two memberships as RADIO-L, both Ted Ledingham and Ron
Stone will play key roles. Enquiries or problem reports regarding
submissions should be directed to Ted Ledingham,
[email protected].  Question/difficulties regarding the
filelist, archives, subscription or the general administration of
RADIO-L should be directed to Ron Stone, [email protected].
The list is maintained at St. Paul Computing Services, University
of Minnesota.

The participants of DIGITAL RADIO DISCUSSION FORUM will be added
to the RADIO-L subscription list on April 1, 1995.  After that date,
all contributions should be sent to:

      [email protected] (Internet)

            RADIO-L@UMINN1 (BITNET).

In regard to newsgroup access to the discussions, we are planning to
remove the newsgroup gateway to the RADIO-L discussion,
however are seeking to create a new newsgroup
(tentatively The new newsgroup will be gatewayed
to the RADIO-L discussion much like the old was,
except that it will be moderated.

We look forward to the benefits that a combined community will provide,
and welcome your comments and suggestions in regard to the administration
of the discussion and filelists.


About the RADIO-L discussion

The RADIO-L discussion list is to be a moderated forum for addressing
the issues involved in the transition to a Digital Audio Broadcasting
(DAB) standard in countries and regions around the world. Discussion
regarding the relative merits of:
       *various DAB proposals,
       *research initiatives (consumer, economic, technical),
       *regulatory and policy matters,
       *programming initiatives, or the
       *social and economic implications of a transition to DAB,
is welcome and encouraged in this  forum.

A filelist is to serve as an important part of the discussion and would
include as a minimum :
        FAQs about DAB and related topics
        a list of internet resources related to DAB
        a bibliography

The creation of this newsgroup would allow wider access to the RADIO-L
discussions at a time when countries the world over are planning and
implementing DAB serv ice.

We hope that you will support this group, and look forward to your
comments and participation in the discussions in news.groups.

Please distribute this proposal to your friends and colleagues.
This RFD has been posted to:
        [email protected] (
        news.announce.newgroups ([email protected])

Thank you.

The Process of Creating a Newsgroup

(a) RFD: Request for Discussion, i.e.., public hearing to take place in
           the newsgroup news.groups on Internet for approximately one
(b) CFV: Call for votes (the voting period will be about 25 days)
(c) Counting of votes and public display of votes
(d) Announcement of new newsgroup

(a)-->(b) assumes no major disagreements about this newsgroup during
(c)-->(d) assumes that the vote is favorable, i.e., Y > N+100 .and.
           Y > (2/3)(Y+N)

Y being the number of YES votes, N being the number of NO votes for the
creation of the proposed newsgroup.
Ronald L. Stone  :  [email protected]  :  (612) 644-9706
  listowner RADIO-L  :  disc. of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)