UK Radio’s evolution towards a digital future

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UK Radio’s evolution towards a digital future

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UK Radio’s evolution towards a digital future
­­­­Radio faces challenges from Spotify and other online audio propositions, while the radio “dial” is challenged by smart speakers and global tech. UK radio broadcasters have risen to the occasion through innovation
New DAB stations have helped radio achieve record audiences and revenues. Combined digital listening is now over 50%, but FM remains the primary platform. The current mix of FM/AM and digital maintains radio’s relevance for the medium term
The long-term future is digital—a wide-ranging sector review is required to determine how to support digital radio’s growth and the question of a future switchover