Dixons ditches analogue radiosPersonal CD players could be next to go

16 August 2006

Online electrical store Dixons is to stop selling analogue radios and may soon call time on personal CD players and ‘ghetto blasters', it announced today.

The move follows substantial growth in the sale of digital radios; they now outsell analogue models by 30 to one.

Traditional analogue radios receive stations on the AM, MW and FM frequencies while digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radios pick up a greater range of stations via more advanced receivers.

Dixons says that the increasing popularity of MP3 players means other products facing the chop include personal CD players and ghetto blasters.

Digital age

Nick Wilkinson, Group Managing Director for Dixons, said: ‘The growth in demand for digital radios is further evidence that we're living in the digital age.'

In April DSG International, which owns both Currys and Dixons, announced that Dixons was to concentrate solely on selling online. Currys will continue selling analogue radios at its high-street and out-of-town stores for the time being.

Dixons Tax Free airport stores and stores in the Republic of Ireland will also continue to stock analogue radios.