We are a collection of public and commercial radio organizations that know just how simple it would be for carriers to activate the FM chip in smartphones.
For no additional cost, listeners could have easy access to radio for the entertainment they love and information they need, but wireless carriers are dragging their feet and won’t activate the FM chips that are in every smartphone.
The heavy lifting has already been done. The collaboration between the radio industry and Sprint, as well as work with major phone manufacturers, resulted in the software necessary to enable the FM tuner in smartphones on all carriers. Now it’s just a matter of action.