Read this: No FM switch off in the UK until at least 2030 says DCMS - RadioToday
Summary: FM should continue until at least 2030 in the UK according to a Digital Radio and Audio Review by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Previously, the Digital Radio Action Plan proposed that the earliest date that the government could consider setting a switch-off timetable for FM and AM networks was when digital accounted for at least 50 percent of all UK radio listening. - radiotoday.co.ukradiotoday.co.ukNo FM switch off in the UK until at leas…
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Back in the day, when DAB monopolised digital radio, I would have loudly applauded FM retention for mainstream services until at least 2030. After all, why endure a DAB system sounding positively inferior to FM in a good listening environment?
However, today's online radio service offers listeners an escapist treat of a CD or near CD sound quality listening experience on most channels, a calibre of audio quality that the DAB radio industry could never afford to deliver, albeit, the DAB system is capable of reproducing it!
Listeners today, especially classical music lovers, can now migrate to online services for a knockout listening treat on BBC Radio 3 HD Sound, Linn Classical Radio, Classic FM, Scala Radio, amongst others. So, digital migration from FM to DAB is really not a major issue anymore for most listeners, audiophiles included!
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