Peers warn of backlash fears over digital radio
The BBC website reports to day that House of Lords Communications Committee says there is “public confusion and industry uncertainty” over the future of FM radio.
The Government has set a date of 2015 for the switch over of all mainstream radio stations to DAB yet people are still buying analog radios. Between 50 and 100 million analogue radios will become largely redundant after 2015 and around 20 million car radios will need converters.
The committee warned there could be a “major public reaction” against the plans unless ministers explain what is happening and address listeners’ concerns.