Digital Radio to be introduced and expanded next year

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Digital Radio will be rolled out across the nation starting next year, after long-running tests were held around the country that allowed listeners to rewind and pause live coverage and introduce new elements like images and song information.

The ABC and SBS will open their signals at the same time, with a phase out date for the old FM radio stations is yet to be established as there are no plans to end the current system. However, video content will not be allowed to prevent competition against the major television networks.

Stations who have signed up to the new radio stations include the Nova, Vega, Today and Mix Networks; ABC’s Classic FM and DiG; SBS Radio; and from Sydney: 2GB, 2CH, 2KY, 2SM, WSFM and 2UE.

In order to listen, you will need to buy a digitally equipped wireless receiver in order to listen.