UK government goes back on FM radio plans

The UK government has cancelled its initial plan of completely discontinuing the use of FM and AM radio stations and replacing them strictly with DAB digital radio. Licenses for analogue radio stations will now be given an extension of 10 years, according to a government statement.
Any commercial radio stations with current but soon-to-expire radio licenses, with some of them presently coming to an end in 2022, will be allowed to apply for renewal which can last up to a decade. This will allow older cars with radio systems not equipped with digital radio features to continue receiving analogue radio signals up until 2032.