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

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…Read moreRead more

More DAB Changes following SDL Expansion

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

DAB Updates

On the Trial Glasgow multiplex, Asian Star, Colourful Radio and Timeless Radio have all ceased broadcasting. Chris Country has joined using DAB+, along with Nation Radio (as previously reported), Angel Vintage (using mono DAB+ at 32 kbps) and Crackers Radio (using stereo DAB+ at 48 kbps). Your Radio is continuing to broadcast. On the Trial…Read moreRead more

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…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

15/06/2018: News Round Up

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