Listeners in Zurich today have more programming variety, according to Radioszene. There are now 14 new pop, rock and cultural DAB+ radio stations on-air in the region as of the end of August; 20 stations had applied for these slots.
These new stations include: Radio Tropic (latin music), Radio Industrie (rap), Toxic.fm from St. Gallen (alternative rock), Runkfunk FM, Radio 74 (Christian/family), Planet 105, Kanal K, Radio Stadtfilter, Radio LoRa and more.
Digris AG operates DAB+ islands throughout Switzerland so as to allow alternative and regional stations access to the technology at a lower cost. Swiss OFCOM funds 75 percent of Digris’ expenditures, thus permitting independent radio stations to move toward digital broadcasting more easily.