I went to the UK for the first time in 1996,
and RDS was everywhere, even in Scotland,
i was amazed by this technology.
I bought a car in 2001 with a RDS Radio in it,
and i traveled a lot with it, at that time, only a few
radio stations in the US where broadcasting RDS
data on their programs.
Then, in Quebec, alot of French stations were converting
their broadcast to RDS, and correct me if i'm wrong but ...
By law, the CRTC asked the French stations to include
all the RDS data to their programs a few years ago,
and know it will ask the same for all the english canadian
radio stations to do the same this year.