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.