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Belgium’s DAB+ champion Francis Goffin wins WorldDAB Award for Outstanding Service

Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 WorldDAB Award for Outstanding Service – Francis Goffin! Francis has been working in the radio industry for over four decades, creating, managing and advising radio stations.

Since 2011, he has dedicated his efforts to help bring together Belgium’s French-speaking radio industry and facilitate a digital distribution of radio, with DAB+ at the heart of a multiplatform hybrid strategy.

In 2013, under his leadership RTBF – together with the main private radio stations – created, a digital radio alliance promoting and DAB+ in Belgium’s French-speaking-regions.

Francis has been a member of the WorldDAB steering board since 2013.

Commenting on his award, Francis Goffin said:

I would like to thank WorldDAB President Patrick Hannon and the entire WorldDAB community for giving me this wonderful award which underlines my involvement in the promotion of DAB+ for almost 10 years now. I am truly delighted and honoured. I believe this award also honours the entire Belgian radio sector, which has collectively embarked on the digital migration from analogue FM to DAB+ digital radio with great enthusiasm. It also honours the team, which has ensured – with the support of public authorities – the successful implementation and promotion of DAB+ across the Wallonia-Brussels Federation of Belgium since the official launch of DAB+ on 4 November 2019, exactly one year ago.
Thank you all again

Congratulations, Francis!

2 November 2020