Pure Radio Joins DAB Ahead of Launch

A few days ago, I reported that Pure Radio, the new digital station for Scotland, had joined the Central Scotland DAB multiplex. At the time, it was broadcasting in 64 kbps mono, Although I said the multiplex was full, there was in fact 48 kbps of spare space available. As it has transpired, Pure Radio…Read moreRead more

Dubai Now Launches on DAB, Central Scotland Changes

Mirroring the coverage area of Radio Maria English, who recently commenced UK broadcasts, Arabic station Dubai Now has launched on DAB. Dubai Now is broadcasting on the London 3 and Cambridge (main) DAB multiplexes. In both instances, the station is broadcasting in mono DAB at 64 kbps. Meanwhile, on the Central Scotland DAB multiplex, Central…Read moreRead more

Nation Wins Channel Islands DAB Multiplex

Nation Broadcasting, through subsidiary Bailiwick Broadcasting Limited, has been awarded the license to operate the local DAB multiplex for the Channel Islands, from UK regulator Ofcom. A variety of services will be operated including both BBC Radio Jersey, and BBC Radio Guernsey, and existing local commercial stations Island FM and Channel 103. A variety of…Read moreRead more

Radio Maria English Launches in the UK

Christian radio station Radio Maria has started DAB broadcasts in the UK. An English language version is now available in London and Cambridge. In London, the service is available on the London 2 multiplex, and is using stereo DAB+ with a bit rate of 32kbps. As this station is using DAB+, some older DAB radios…Read moreRead more

Kingdom FM Joins DAB

Kingdom FM has now joined the Central Scotland DAB multiplex, ahead of the official DAB launch tomorrow (30th October). The station replaces Rocksport Radio, which is continuing online. Kingdom FM is broadcasting using ‘original’ DAB in stereo at 128 kbps. This offer slightly better sound quality than local rival Forth 1 who currently use 112…Read moreRead more

DAB Changes

As reported yesterday, Ofcom have given permission for Kingdom FM to join the central Scotland DAB multiplex. RadioToday.co.uk are reporting that this has already taken place, but Wohnort DAB are yet to confirm that the station has joined the multiplex. There is yet to be any publicity from the station, therefore it is safe to…Read moreRead more

Kingdom FM to Join DAB

Ofcom has given permission for Kingdom FM, Fife’s only local station, to join the Central Scotland DAB multiplex. As yet, a launch date is yet to be confirmed. Rocksport is also due to leave the DAB multiplex, and Kingdom FM could be a direct replacement. The Central Scotland DAB multiplex is operated by Wireless Group,…Read moreRead more

Cut Backs at BFBS

Forces radio station BFBS (which identifies on air as Forces Radio BFBS) has removed its Brize Norton version of the station from DAB. BFBS Brize Norton had held a mono, 80 kbps second slot on the Oxfordshire local DAB multiplex. A reason for the removal is yet to be established, although the FM service continues…Read moreRead more

Cumbria DAB Applications Received

Ofcom has received two DAB applications for Cumbria local multiplexes. Bauer have applied for a license to cover North and West Cumbria. This will consist of BBC Radio Cumbria, and CFM. The rest of capacity will be used to plug coverage gaps for Bauer’s national brands, including Scala Radio, and Absolute Radio 80s. Some capacity…Read moreRead more

Love Sport to Broadcast Nationally

London based sports radio station Love Sport is to broadcast nationally on DAB, having recently reduced its AM/MW coverage area to North London in a frequency swap. The station has announced that it will broadcast on the SDL national DAB multiplex by the end of the year. This will require an existing service to switch…Read moreRead more