Solar Radio Leaves Sky

Soul music station Solar Radio has ceased broadcasting on the Sky satellite television platform. Solar had been available on Sky since September 2000. The station is redirecting listeners to the variety of online platforms available, including smart phone apps and smart speakers. The station is also available on DAB+ in Birmingham, Brighton, central London, and…Read moreRead more

Bauer Reduces Local Content

Bauer is to scrap local weekend programmes across the ‘Hits Radio’ network of stations in England and Scotland. Separate programmes will be programmes are to be aired across the local stations in England plus Hits Radio, with a the Scottish stations having their own show. Meanwhile the number of breakfast shows on Free Radio are…Read moreRead more

Small Scale DAB Extensions

All current small-scale DAB multiplexes in the UK have had their licenses extended until┬áMarch 31st, 2020. These multiplexes allow small commercial and community stations the opportunity to broadcast on DAB at an affordable cost. The current small-scale multiplexes are: Aldershot Birmingham Brighton Bristol Cambridge Glasgow Central London Manchester Norwich Portsmouth The license extension is to…Read moreRead more

Bauer Station Changes

In connection with the upcoming launch of Hits Radio, Bauer have made some changes to their DAB service line up. Absolute Radio 70s and Kerrang ceased broadcasting in London. Their two mono slots have been combined to provide a stereo slot for Hits Radio. Absolute Radio 70s and Kerrang are now available on the Tayside…Read moreRead more

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.