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
Digital station Mi-Soul is to cease broadcasting in Glasgow on DAB. Although the removal date is yet to be confirmed, a brief removal and subsequent re-instatement has already occurred, and the stations website no longer refers to broadcasting in Glasgow. Mi-Soul continues to broadcast on DAB in Brighton, London, and Manchester.
There have been a few changes to some local DAB multiplexes: On Trial Glasgow, Gaydio has switch to 128 kbps joint stereo, whilst Radio Saltire has ceased, and Timeless Radio and Your Radio have been observed without audio streams (possible either closing or have ceased). On Trial Birmingham, 45 Radio has joined using DAB+ (receiver…Read moreRead more
Juice 107.2 in Brighton has now ceased broadcasting, as part of launch preparations for Capital FM Brighton (also known as 107.2 Capital FM). Rather than simply rebrand the service, as Global have done previously with other acquisitions, Global have decided to launch a complete new service, only utilising the existing frequency and transmitter. Capital Brighton…Read moreRead more
All current small-scale DAB multiplexes in the UK have had their licenses extended until March 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
The change of ownership at 2BR has already been covered in a separate post, so here is some of the other stories from the past week: Juice 107.2 in Brighton is to rebrand as Capital Brighton on the 3rd September. The station will have a complete new presenter line-up, and will take most programmes from…Read moreRead more