No date set for digital radio in U.K.


Ed VaizeyNo date has been set for when national radio stations will stop broadcasting on FM as too few people currently listen on digital devices, the UK Government has confirmed with Yahoo News. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said 35.6% of radio listening is currently done via digital devices (DAB radio and the internet). An official switchover can take place when this figure hits 50% and when existing FM coverage has been replicated on DAB networks.

In a written ministerial statement, he said:

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