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Analogue Switch Off Postponed?

Well, no it hasn’t, because it’s never been timetabled. But that might be the conclusion you’d get if you read this article on Computeractive.
The regulator had planned to switch off analogue (FM and AM) radio by 2009 and 2012, to free up radio spectrum which “could be used for other things, for the benefit of citizens and consumers.”
Er. No it hadn’t. It was looking at reviewing those frequencies, but nothing more. I think the author is getting confused between television and radio.
Actually the article is littered with inaccuracies. Full switch-off couldn’t happen in 2015, since licences might continue to run through until 2019.