Big City Radio Falls Silent

Community radio station Big City Radio has ceased broadcasting. The 89.1 FM transmission is reported to have ceased, and the DAB broadcast on the Birmingham trial local multiplex has fallen silent. More details will be posted here as and when I have them.

More DAB+ Changes

On the London trial minimux, covering central London, Resonance has switched to DAB+ and Resonance Extra has launched. Both services are using a bit rate of 64 kbps in stereo. These services are only available on DAB+ compatible radios. Of the 14 services on this multiplex, only 4 still use the original form of DAB….Read moreRead more

Nation and Dragon Switch to DAB+

On the local multiplex North East Wales and West Cheshire, Nation Radio and Dragon Radio have switched to using DAB+ (48kbps). Both stations, owned by Nation Broadcasting, are now available in stereo in this area for the first time. However, as a result of the change, owners of older DAB radios will no longer receive…Read moreRead more

Cash for Kids Superhero Day to Return

Bauer Media’s Cash for Kids Superhero Day will return on the 4th May. The annual fund raising day helps to raise funds for Bauer’s Cash for Kids charity, which helps disadvantaged children in the coverage areas of Bauer’s local radio stations. An online auction will run from 9am on Friday 27th April until 9am on…Read moreRead more

Dispute with Radio Today UK

If you follow Scott’s Radio Site on Facebook and twitter, you may be aware of the dispute that has arisen with the website Radio Today UK. This stems from Radio Today (main UK twitter account) blocking the accounts of Scott’s Radio Site and its author. I would like to make it clear that I can…Read moreRead more

Bauer Ditches Local Name

Bauer Media are re-branding Key 103 in Manchester as Hits Radio, on the 4th June. This service will also replace The Hits, and existing national service. A local service, presumably with existing local breakfast and drive time shows will be available in Manchester, with a national version carried elsewhere. The Hits for a time, aligned…Read moreRead more

Your Radio Faces Closure

It has been reported by Radio Today UK, that Dumbarton based Your Radio is in financial difficulties, and could close at the end of the month. The commercially operate station covers Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and eastern Argyll & Bute on 103 & 106.9FM and DAB, and has been operating for 15 years. It is reported that…Read moreRead more

Rathergood Radio Joins RadioPlayer

North East local radio station Rathergood Radio has joined UK Radioplayer. The station will benefit from being accessible on Radioplayer’s comprehensive range of apps for Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows Phone apps, plus an on-line player, accessible through web browsers on PCs. More information on Radioplayer can be found on the Radioplayer website at…Read moreRead more

Eagle 80s Launches Today

UKRD station Eagle 80s launches later today at 11am. This service will be available on DAB+ in Surrey and North Sussex, and replaces Eagle 3. As this station is using DAB+, not all DAB radio’s will receive it. To see if your radio is DAB+ compatible, look for a DAB+ logo, or the digital tick…Read moreRead more

North East Radio Presenter Pete Clough Passes Away

On Saturday Night, Simon Grundy, Content Controller at UKRD’s Sun FM announced the sad news that former presenter Pete Clough had died earlier that day. Pete began working as a DJ in 1991, working in youth clubs and discos, before covering a number of programmes with Century, Alpha 103.2, Star Radio, and Sun FM. He…Read moreRead more