Podcast Radio Launches

Apologies due to the delay of this post, personal commitments have gotten in the way of updates. Podcast Radio, a new digital only station broadcasting podcasts to a wider audience, has now launched in the London area. The station is using DAB+ at 32 kbps second, and has been confirmed on the Surrey and South…Read moreRead more

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…Read moreRead more

Other DAB Changes

Some other DAB changes to bring you, from the past couple of weeks. Two services have joined the Cambridge trial small scale multiplex. HCR104fm (Huntington Community Radio) is broadcasting at 48 kbps stereo DAB+, and Visitor Radio is broadcasting at 32 kbps mono DAB+. As both services are using the newer DAB+ format, not all…Read moreRead more

DAB Changes

Some DAB updates to bring you: On the Leicestershire multiplex, LRB Digital has ceased. On the Trial Manchester small scale multiplex, XS Manchester has joined, broadcasting using DAB+ at 48kbps. Penky Wind-Ups has left this multiplex, but continues online. The Beat, a digital spin off from MKFM appears to be ceasing. The service has been…Read moreRead more

Small Scale DAB Extensions

All current small-scale DAB multiplexes in the UK have had their licenses extended until┬áMarch 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

More DAB+ Changes

On the London trial minimux, covering central London, Resonance has switched to DAB+ and Resonance Extra has launched. Both services are using a bit rate of 64 kbps in stereo. These services are only available on DAB+ compatible radios. Of the 14 services on this multiplex, only 4 still use the original form of DAB….Read moreRead more

Radio Caroline Joins DAB in London

Radio Caroline has added central London to the many areas the station now serves. The station has now joined the Trial London DAB multiplex, one of several trial small scale multiplexes that the station broadcasts on. Radio Caroline is using the newer DAB+ format (at 64kbps, stereo), meaning that not all DAB radios will receive…Read moreRead more

Trial London Service is Renamed

NTS.LIVE operating on the Trial London DAB multiplex has been renamed Love Talk. The is assumed to be a sister station to the recently launched Love Sport. When Love Sport was first announced under the name Citi Sport, there were plans for a Citi Talk DAB station. More details will be posted here as and…Read moreRead more