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
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
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
Recent stories from the radio world: Two new community radio licenses have been awarded. Radio Mac will broadcast to Bradford, and will be aimed at Muslim and other ethnic minority groups. Rush FM is aimed at younger audiences, and will broadcast to the Farnborough area of Hampshire. Greg James and Nick Grimshaw are to swap…Read moreRead more
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.