Fans of FM radio are suggesting that the proposed switchover to digital radio, currently slated for 2015, is never likely to happen.
Exclusive2015 is 'achievable' for an analogue-to-digital switchover, according to industry body Digital Radio UK, with chief exec Ford Ennals outlining the plans for the future of radio in the UK at this week's Radio Festival.
UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey is set to make a speech this week backing the digital radio industry's aims to turn AM and FM radio signals off and transition to digital radio.
The Digital Radio Development Bureau has reacted furiously to a statement by UTV – the owner of TalkSport – that Digital Radio is in decline.
ExclusiveThe government's plans for developing the UK's radio industry have come under fire recently, with newly-formed lobby group Digital Radio UK taking much of the flak.
Tomorrow sees the Queen's Speech to Parliament, in which the monarch is set to ratify the controversial Digital Britain report.
A single website which offers a one-stop-shop for listeners to tune into all BBC and commercial British radio stations could be here by Christmas.
A new organisation set to explain and manage the forthcoming switchover from analogue to digital radio has been formed, with the full backing of both the BBC, the commercial radio sector and multiplex and transmitter operator Arqiva.
Following the publication of Lord Carter's Digital Britain report earlier this month, the Digital Radio Development Bureau (DRDB) – the trade body representing DAB radio in the UK – has hit back at recent critics of the proposed analogue to digital radio switchover.