The advantages of digital radio are clear – choice, clear sound, cost efficiency and the lack of a gatekeeper. There are more than 2000 DAB stations right now and more than 405 million people can receive them, across 36 countries. Jacqueline Bierhorst, from Digital Radio Netherlands, talks through the evolution of DAB radio. 85% of Europeans listen to radio every week, for an average of two and a half hours a day. A huge proportion of this is digital – and she says that this is ‘now and the future’.