Cyber Gold Rebrands as Atlantis

Cyber Gold has re-branded as Atlantis. The station has launched on the Suffolk local multiplex (DAB+ at 32 kbps). Atlantis continues on the Surrey and North Sussex local multiplex.

Meanwhile, Cyber Radio has left the Brighton trial small scale multiplex, and Cyber Rock has left the Surrey and North Sussex local multiplex.

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 Norwich.

More details can be found on their website www.solarradio.com.

DAB Updates

Once again there have been many changes to station line-ups on DAB, some including Kiss Fresh and Country Hits Radio have already been detailed.

Starting in Aberdeen, Original 106 is soon to join the local Aberdeen multiplex. This has, however, been rumoured for a considerable length of time, so although likely, might still be some time away.

Panda Radio has been relabeled Spectrum Radio on the London 2 and Trial Norwich multiplexes, signalling that the station will rebrand to its original name.

Digital only stations 100% Dragon Hits and 100% Whatever have both left the Somerset local multiplex. On the Trial Brighton multiplex, Metal Meyhem Radio joined, and whilst The Beat and URF were both running without audio meaning a pending removal is likely.

DAB Developments

Following the recent rebranding of Cyber Hot Hits to Cyber Radio (reflecting a more varied playlist), the station labels are being update on the small scale DAB multiplexes that the station broadcasts on. The station has confirmed that the relabeling will take place once the relisting process is complete.

On the Bristol (main) multiplex SoulTrain Radio has lowered its bit rate to 56 kbps. Although still broadcasting in mono, sound quality has been reduced.

Updating the previous news article, Rathergood Radio has replaced The Wireless on the London 3 multiplex, and is broadcasting in mono at 64 kbps.

Goldmine DAB has joined the Cornwall local multiplex and is broadcasting in mono at a bit rate of 56 kbps. On the trial Brighton small scale multiplex, Platform B has joined broadcasting using DAB+ (as said in previous posts, check radio compatibility), broadcasting in stereo at 64 kbps.

Station Updates

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 dependent) at 48 kbps. Solar FM and Gorgeous FM are running without audio, and Colourful Radio has ceased.

Resonance Extra has joined the Trial Norwich multiplex, and About Norwich has ceased.

On Herts Beds Bucks, Bob Home Counties has ceased, but the service still continues on FM.

On Trial Brighton, Juice 107.2 has ceased broadcasting ahead of the launch of Capital Brighton on FM and the Sussex multiplex. As the station now has a stereo slot on the Sussex multiplex, the slot on Trial Brighton is no longer required.

On FM, Banbridge, Northern Ireland, community station Bounce FM has launched on 102.4. Gaydio Brighton has launched on 97.8. Yeovil community station Ninesprings Radio is due to launch on 104.5 in October.