FM radio approaching its 'tipping point' before digital takes over.
The day when the FM radio signal will be switched off is drawing nearer, the Government indicated, after the UK reached a tipping point.By 2020, the Government criteria for a switchover decision will have been met. The Government will take stock and make a measured and informed decision about whether to set a timetable for switchover.Insider sources suggest that the switchover process will be concluded by 2020, so by 2021 we will all be tuned in to the digital age. The DAB format of broadcasting is a short term solution ...Soon we will all be online. It’s happened already with Television, it’s happening with the radio industry as you read this, it’s happening in all aspects of the media. In essence the FM frequencies are on a life support machine.