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No Date Set For Digital Radio Switchover Because So Few People Care

by | 17th, December 2013


DO you listen to the radio? Only at work or when there’s a football match on when you’re driving? Well, you won’t be forced into a digital switchover, as happened with television, because so few people actually bother listening to the radio that it barely matters.

It seems, such is the radio malaise, that everyone is still using analogue devices. Or the internet, of course.

Either way, the radio industry was pushing for a date so they can get organised and try and flog some DABs in the meantime. It seems that all national stations to be available only on digital radios by 2018, by which time, everyone will have other distractions.

The Radio Centre, some industry body, have been pushing for the 2018 date, however, not enough people have made the change yet, and Ed Vaizey culture botherer says that figures for people having changed over need to be around 50%, which is unlikely to ever happen, which means they’re just going to have to wait for radio to shrivel up and die.

Vaizey said measures to improve digital radio coverage use include the BBC, Government and commercial radio investing £21

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