Re: Digital Radio is in crisis

"Mike Terry" <miketerry73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Radio Today
26 November 2007

GCap Media's outgoing chief executive Ralph Bernard has spoke up about
his disappointment in the lack of commitment from Ofcom about the
switch-off date for analogue radio. He has urged the Government to set
a date to enable broadcasters to "make a business plan that makes

Speaking to Marketing Week, Ralph says that GCap's national multiplex
Digital One has "a lot of issues" and the arrival of second multiplex
next year will "swamp" the market.

"Digital One is a big challenge. BT has pulled out and Core and Life
are being removed and we are seeking replacements but there is not a
great queue of people waiting to take over."

Do you think that one day - probably too late - they will discover that
there are some people out that older than 16 and who like to hear radio
with a bit of quality?



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