DAB: Dead And Buried?

Has the BBC signalled the death of DAB? Today’s announcements detail the closure of the only two BBC stations that both broadcast original content and are only available on DAB. Now all original BBC radio content, barring the very few 5Live Sports Extra events that aren’t also on LW and the little CBeebies/CBBC stuff on Radio 7, is again available on a traditional FM/AM/LW radio.

While we get up in arms about the loss of the stations, perhaps we should be getting up in arms about the failure of DAB, and start asking ourselves what that means for the wider picture of the “Digital Switchover”.