The job of guiding the radio industry through the digital switchover will be overseen by the newly created Digital Radio UK group

There's nothing like the formation of a new organisational body to let you know changes are afoot. So it is that we welcome Digital Radio UK.

You should already be well aware that all national radio stations will slowly but surely be moving from analogue to digital, at which point the analogue signal will be turned off – 2015 is the target date.

The new body will work with the entire industry, including the BBC and commercial radio, and interested parties, such as the car industry.

Digital Radio UK will also look to build on the work of the Digital Radio Development Bureau and the Digital Radio Delivery Group.

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If you think this is all getting a bit People's Front of Judea then think again. The BBC's director of audio and music, Tim Davie, says it shows the industry is working together.

Davie said: "It's a clear indication that the whole radio industry is committed to securing a digital future for radio. By working together we can deliver solutions that significantly increase digital listening and help to make switchover a reality."

Digital Britain set a 2015 target date for a complete digital switchover, when all the national stations and the majority of local services would be removed from the analogue signal.

But the target requires more than 50% of radio listening to be via digital by 2013. This stood at 21.1% in the second quarter of this year, the latest period for which figures are available.