The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and 12 broadcasters from across Europe formed the European Digital Radio Alliance (EDRA) during the annual Radiodays Europe conference in Paris on 15 March 2016. The second meeting, reviewing progress, was held at Radiodays 2017 in Amsterdam.
The objective of this group, for which the EBU has agreed to provide support, is to make digital radio the standard and the preferred choice of listeners across Europe. Its 12 founding members represent over 300 public service and commercial radio stations. EDRA's strategy is to promote a hybrid DAB/FM solution that will support all broadcasters and consumers in Europe and allow individual countries to go digital at their own speed. See EDRA's Terms of Reference here.
The Alliance is chaired by Travis Baxter, from Bauer, a major force in the UK commercial radio scene.
More about the EBU's digital radio activities can be found on the Digital Radio advocacy page.
EBU technical recommendations on digital radio platforms can be found on the Digital Radio page on tech.ebu.ch.
The Radiodays Europe press release on behalf of EDRA can be found here.
The previous Chair was Helen Boaden, Director of BBC Radio. Here you can see the speech delivered by Helen Boaden at the European Radio Forum, hosted in Cracow on 6 October 2016 by the President of Polish Radio, Dr. Barbara Stanisławczyk-Żyła.
Bauer (United Kingdom)
BBC (United Kingdom)
Czech Radio (Czech Republic)
Die Neue Welle (Germany)
RTL 102.5 (Italy)
SRG SSR (Switzerland)
Union des Radios régionales romandes (Switzerland)
Vereniging van Commerciële Radio (Netherlands)