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

Quidem Becomes Franchisee

Quidem has agreed a franchise agreement with Global Radio, which will see the loss of the Touch FM, Rugby FM and Banbury Sound brands across the Midlands. It is yet to be confirmed which of Global’s brands will be used, although it seems likely that the Capital brand will be used on at least some…Read moreRead more

Radio Atlantis Expands

Radio Atlantis, the current oldies offering from Cyber Radio, has expanded into Lincolnshire. The station now has a slot on the Lincolnshire, using a DAB+ slot with a bit rate of 32 kbps. The new slot allows the station to broadcast across Lincolnshire, Humberside and parts of East Yorksire. Radio Atlantis can also be found…Read moreRead more

BBC to Celebrate Beatles Anniversary with Pop-Up Station

BBC Radio 2 have revealed plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Abbey Road Album, with a pop up radio stations. BBC Radio 2 Beatles, revealed on last nights OJ Borg late night show, is to run from 26th to 29th September. The station will feature live shows from the Abbey Road studios…Read moreRead more

Malta Trials HD Radio

Malta is trialing new high definition (HD) DAB+ radio services. Bay HD, Net HD, One HD, and XFM HD have been added to the 12A multiplex, which broadcasts to Malta from a transmitter at Gharghur. The new services are all broadcasting at a bit rate of 192 kbps in stereo DAB+. The 12A multiplex is…Read moreRead more

Chorley FM Closes and Hand Backs License

Chorley FM, a community radio station for the Chorley area of Lancashire, has closed abruptly, and have handed back their license to Ofcom. No reason has yet been given for the closure. A police investigation had been launched In March after allegations that a director at the station had been sexually assaulted whilst working at…Read moreRead more

North Cotswold Community Radio Appeal for Volunteers

North Cotswold Community Radio, a community radio station based in Chipping Campden, have announced that they are at risk of closure due to a lack of volunteers. The station launched in 2007, broadcasts online with a variety of programmes specifically for the North Cotswold area. They would like to hear from anyone with an interest…Read moreRead more

Bauer Axes Yet More Local Programmes

Bauer have are axing all local programmes on the FM version of Westsound which broadcasts across Dumfries and Galloway. The station will now become entirely networked sharing all programmes with the Bauer City 2/Greatest Hits Radio network. Meanwhile, Viking FM will move to co-locate with Hallam FM in Sheffield. The soon to be only remaining…Read moreRead more

Spectrum Radio Network Advertise London Frequency

Spectrum Radio Network have advertised availability on the 1548 MW/AM frequency which covers North London. This frequency is currently occupied by Love Sport, and it is not yet clear what will happen to that station. Spectrum also have a London wide DAB slot, and two London DAB+ slots available. For those and the MW frequency,…Read moreRead more

BCfm Suffers Fire

Bristol community radio station BCfm suffered an unfortunate fire recently, destroying their studio. Although the full cause is not yet known, an electrical fault is the suspected cause. The station has already recommenced limited broadcasts, and have launched a fundraiser to raise some money towards rebuild costs. Whilst the station does have insurance, it is…Read moreRead more