Industry and Manufacturers unite
The UK radio industry is to work with receiver manufacturers to develop an integrated station list that will enable listeners to select stations by name.
The list will work regardless of whether the stations are on FM or digital, and tune seamlessly between FM and digital frequencies.
Digital Radio UK, the company tasked with preparing the UK for digital radio upgrade, is working with key receiver manufacturers and technology suppliers, including Sony, Roberts and the chip manufacturer, Frontier Silicon.
Ford Ennals, Chief Executive, Digital Radio UK, said: “This is a hugely significant development on the road to switchover, and crucial to our objective of ensuring a bright future for the entire radio industry, from the most popular national brand to the smallest community station.”