Scala Radio Joins Sky

Scala Radio will join the Sky satellite TV platform tomorrow (1st May), and will be available on channel 0216. It is expected that the service will also join the Freesat subscription-free satellite platform. This move will provide an alternative listening option for those outside of Scala Radio’s DAB coverage. Previously, the service has only been…Read moreRead more

Virgin Radio Adds Two Spin-Offs

The Wireless Group have added two Virgin Radio spin offs to their portfolio. Virgin Radio Anthems is an extension of the Anthems feature on the main station, and plays classic guitar led rock tracks. Virgin Radio Chilled plays acoustic tracks. Both stations are now broadcasting on the SDL national DAB mutliplex, using the DAB+ format…Read moreRead more

Virgin Radio UK to Join Sky

Virgin Radio UK is to shortly join the Sky satellite television platform, enabling some listeners to listen through their TVs. This will provide an alternative platform for listeners who don’t have DAB reception of the station. The station will be available free to air, and test transmissions have already commenced. Virgin Radio can also be…Read moreRead more

Changes to Wireless Group Services in Aberdeen

With the Sound Digital national multiplex expansion programme having been recently completed, Talk Radio, Talk Sport 2 and Virgin Radio are leaving the Aberdeen local DAB multiplex. These have been rel-labelled retune 2, retune 3, and retune 1 respectively, and presumably will be carrying on-air announcements to make listeners aware of the required retune. These…Read moreRead more

Sound Digital Completes Expansion

The Sound Digital national DAB multiplex has completed its expansion programme, adding a further 19 transmitters, and around 4 million potential new listeners. The multiplex now has additional coverage in East Anglia, the South West, Kent, South Wales and North East Scotland, with a total coverage area of 83% of the UK. The multiplex is…Read moreRead more

Virgin Radio Schedule Changes

Chris Evans is leaving BBC Radio later this year to take over hosting Virgin Radio’s breakfast show. The current hosts, Sam and Amy, are staying at the station but are moving to present a new overnight show. This means, that for the first time, Virgin Radio (in its current form) will broadcast for 24 hours…Read moreRead more

Sound Digital Are to Expand Coverage

Sound Digital, the UK’s second commercial DAB multiplex, is to extend its coverage. Listeners in Wales, the South West, East Anglia, and North East Scotland will benefit from the extended coverage area, and there will also be a small coverage boost in and around Eastbourne on the south coast of England. Sound Digital is a…Read moreRead more