Revolution 96.2, independently owned by Credible Media, have announced that they will be expanding their coverage area. Currently the station serves Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside, but Ofcom have given approval for the station to cover the entire Greater Manchester are. The station have stated that due to the position of the transmitter, Revolution 96.2 can…Read moreRead more
DAB station Absolute Radio 90s has complete its transition to its new home on the SDL national multiplex. All versions of the station on the local multiplexes and the D1 national multiplex have been removed. It is expected that sister station Kisstory will make the move from SDL national to D1 national next Monday. Another…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.
Sam FM has rejoined the Bristol DAB multiplex, but is using a very low bit rate of 56 kbps mono, offering extremely poor audio quality for listeners. On the Trial Manchester multiplex, Imagine Radio has joined, broadcasing at 48 kbps stereo DAB+. As the station is using the newer DAB+ format, not all radio radios…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
Here is the news from the past week: 45 Radio has joined the Norwich trial small scale DAB multiplex,using DAB+ at 48 kbps. This service is aimed at listeners aged 45 and over. Jazz FM has switched to DAB+ at 40 kbps, and is no longer available on all radios. Flame Christian has ceased broadcasting…Read moreRead more
Asian Fever, Likwid London, and Rainbow Radio have ceased broadcasting on the Manchester trial DAB multiplex.
DAB radio station Antenna Radio is believed to have ceased transmission. Their website (antennaradio.co.uk) is no longer accessible. The station was broadcast on the Manchester, Portsmouth, Aldershot and Woking, Glasgow and Norwich trial DAB multiplexes. The station has been completely removed from the Manchester trial multiplex.