Question: Why has Classic FM gone off air?

Digital radio listeners lost commercial radio stations including Classic FM when they went off air across the country yesterday because of technical problems. All three main national commercial stations – Classic FM, TalkSport and Absolute Radio – were among the stations lost to DAB listeners.

What has happened to Classic FM radio?

Classic FM radio station will now offer other classics from the old skool and R&B genre. On 30 April 2021, Icasa issued a new license to Classic FM South Africa, effectively approving the format change to “Old Skool and R&B”, while retaining a percentage of classical music.

Who started Classic FM?

The company owns the three largest brands in commercial radio: Heart, Capital and Classic FM, as well as Capital Xtra, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold. The company is led by Founder and Executive President, Ashley Tabor, Global Group CEO, Stephen Miron and Director of Broadcasting, Richard Park.

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