Digital Broadcasting: Radio

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what consideration his Department has given to concerns of local radio stations in respect of digital switchover.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Culture, Communications and Creative Industries) (jointly with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

The Department holds regular discussions with representatives of the radio sector, including local commercial radio, about digital radio switchover.

In addition, the Digital Radio Action Plan, published earlier this year, provides a number of fora for all stakeholders to engage with and contribute to the development of Digital Radio Switchover policy.

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