Britain’s largest-selling quality newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, has published a story that begins “Radio broadcasts on mediumwave will end within a few years if a powerful coalition of commercial radio interests has its way.” The story refers to the debate being launched by Ofcom, which it describes as “commercial radio’s regulatory body” on the future of radio.
The story mentions “the growth of digital broadcasts” but fails to refer, even in passing, to Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). Readers of this story are given the clear impression that mediumwave is only suitable for analogue technology.
I don’t know anything about the technical background of the writer, David Sapsted, but he has clearly not done very thorough research other than phoning communications regulator Ofcom and a few contacts in the commercial radio industry for quotes. What a missed opportunity for the proponents of DRM.