With only three months left until the end of 2019, we’re about to start yet another decade. 2020 is quickly approaching, and this year alone has been a substantial year for music broadcasting innovations. Over the years, music has been showcased to the world through technological creations like cassette tapes, CDs, vinyl records, Discmans, iPods, mp3s, live television broadcasts, and your traditional AM/FM radio broadcasts. With satellite radio taking over the world at this point in time, the need for old-school FM radio broadcasting has in turn diminished.
Many leading countries have discussed the removal of FM radio broadcasting overall, and word on the street has it that Switzerland is set to be the first to do so in the near future. Bernard Maissen, the deputy director for the country’s Federal Office of Communications discussed this particular subject during a recent Swiss OFCOM release. His words made it notable that Switzerland will officially be excluding all FM broadcasting when the year 2024 rolls around.
Since 2010, there has been a pretty steady decline in the overall usage of FM radio streaming, and it just might be time to finally let it go entirely. With big names like SiriusXM dominating the digital radio broadcasting scene, its time to let this particular innovation shine on its own along with any other broadcasting advances that come our way in the near future. Swiss broadcasters have already started planning to eliminate their FM stations and dive into digital radio streaming only, and surely enough it will be extinct as a whole. While Switzerland takes the lead on getting rid of FM broadcasting, it’ll be interesting to see which other leading countries will follow. Luckily for the world of dance music, this won’t be an issue whatsoever!