RTBF Radio stops AM broadcasting

RTBF Radio stops AM broadcasting

Digital Audio Broadcasting, or DAB(+), is the new black for radio, also in the South, as since November 2018, most of the French-speaking commercial radio stations are digitally broadcast too. Taking into account this new developement, RTBF has decided to stop the AM analogue broadcasting of their programmes. FM therefore is the only analogue broadcasting system that "survives", but currently only ± 10% of radio listeners claim to use DAB, exclusively or not (Source: CIM Establishment Survey 2018). Although listening in AM is not reported, it is generally agreed that the audience for that kind of radio has become negligible.