This Is London: No FM Switchoff Mandated For U.K.


With RAJAR ratings due Wednesday for the first time since the arrival of COVID-19 in Great Britain some 19 months ago, many across the U.K. are biting their nails and praying that listening levels haven’t fallen for the nation’s privately operated radio brands or those under the BBC’s control.

At the same time, they’re perusing new rules “needed to protect British radio output on smart speakers” — regulations that do not put a mandatory switch-off date in place for analog FM transmissions.

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