By Christian McCashin
July 18 2010
Ireland's millions of radio listeners have been told they will not have to throw their sets away after the Government vowed it would not be switching off the country's FM signal.
Britain and parts of Europe are planning to switch off their analogue signal in favour of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), sparking fears that the same would happen here.
Standard radios can't pick up the digital signal, which would make them, and millions of car radios, obsolete.