So the rollout of DAB is in active mode in Belgium.

For the Flemish speaking community the switch to only DAB+ has happened, so if your buying a dab radio here the recommendation is to ensure it’s DAB+ compliant.

How do I know if it’s DAB+ radio I hear you ask?

Always check if it has this logo : 

Currently their are 13 commercial radio stations broadcasting and 12 national stations from VRT.

Please check this link http://www.digitalradio.vlaanderen/zenderaanbod/to see the current ones.

For the French speaking community officially their is 6 national stations of the RTBF broadcasting.

Here again only some of the stations are using DAB+ mode ie “La premier BXL” and 1 exclusive digital radio station “TRAMAC”, 2 other stations are labelled with “Test” before their name namely “Classic 21” and “Musiq3” and are duplicates of the DAB versions.

For the German speaking community both of the national stations of the BRF are broadcasting in DAB in cooperation with the RTBF and can be found on the same multiplex.

From November 2017 to January 2018 also in geographical area of Eupen a second multiplex broadcasting only in DAB+ mode transmits again. It’s national stations and 3 commercial stations.  However at the present time the German speaking community has no extra plans to invest in DAB+ and is watching the progression made by the 2 communities. Read the text published on the German speaking community government website

In August 2016 (around the 19th Zen FM (chill music) began broadcasting to Flanders, Brussels and it's surroundings on Block 11A +: 216.928 MHz in the DAB+ format.

Continuing the digital roll-out in Flanders since the 4th of January 2017 another regional station starting broadcasting : VBRO Evergreen its music style is hits from yesteryear with intermittent news and adverts.

This brings the total on the same multiplex frequency to 10 stations, even though the last 2 have in their display name 'test'

Digital radio is also being promoted at the annual Motoshow in Brussels with the link http://www.digitalradio.be/ which points users to Norkings site http://www.digitalradio.vlaanderen/ they are the operator responsible for DAB+ network in Flanders, the VRT the Flemish national Radio network and maradio.be supporter of French speaking stations in Brussels and Wallonia

The 21st of November 2015 the BBC World Service (in English) began broadcasting to Brussels and it's surroundings on Block 11A +: 216.928 MHz in the DAB+ format.

Full press release by the BBC can be found here 

Launch as a project by the European Commission Research and Development project Eureka-147 in 1987 today more and more countries in Europe are adopting DAB and it's newer variant DAB+.

In fact many European countries are launching new radio stations only on DAB+,