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
Following the expansion of the Sound Digital DAB multiplex, the UKs second commercial national multiplex, a further two stations have left local multiplexes. Fun Kids has left the Suffolk multiplex. Listeners in Suffolk will now need a DAB+ radio, as Fun Kids on Suffolk used the original format of DAB, but the national version uses…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
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.