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DRM-Fan
23-11-2005, 00:37
Capital Gold to go digital as GCap plans AM switch off
By Tim Webb
Published: 20 November 2005
GCap Media is planning to switch off the analogue signal for its radio stations still broadcast on the AM frequency, such as Capital Gold, to encourage more listeners to switch to digital. The move could come as early as the spring of 2007.

GCap - which unveils its maiden annual results this week as well as its strategy since it was formed from the merger GWR and Capital Radio - is gearing up for the looming land grab for digital radio listeners.

http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article328055.ece

So come on Ofcom let's go DRM !!

MikeB
24-11-2005, 08:24
The newspaper reporter is being overdramatic. Their official statement has now been released and can be found at
http://www.gcapmedia.com/index.php?id=14

Click on full interim results statement for the entire statement.

They are encouraging AM listeners to switch to the rebranded Capital Gold/Life on DAB, dtv and the internet, they still have a large AM audience and if they ever got to the point where they wanted to dispose of their AM frequencies all that would happen would be that Ofcom would readvertise the licence.