Atlantis Scales Back

Atlantis Radio, the digital only oldies station, has scaled back its DAB+ coverage area. The station is no longer available in Lincolnshire, Suffolk, or the trial Cambridge small-scale multiplex. The station continues on some other multiplexes, and is also available on-line.

Health Info Radio Partners with Podcast Radio

Health Info Radio have partner with Podcast Radio to extend the reach of the service. Updates from Health Info Radio can now be heard on Podcast Radio at 10am, 1pm, and 5pm each day. Podcast Radio uses DAB+ and is available on the London trial small scale multiplex, and the Surrey, North Sussex and South…Read moreRead more

Health Info Radio Pops-up

See two additional updates below. A new pop up radio stations has started to appear on trial small scale DAB multiplexes. Broadcasting using DAB+ at 32 kbps, Health Info Radio is now available in Glasgow, Brighton, Portsmouth (in the case of the latter two replacing Auraltime). The station appears to be broadcasting information loops on…Read moreRead more

Radio Wirral Launches

Radio Wirral has now launched on DAB+. The station is using DAB+ at 48 kbps in stereo, and is on the North East Wales and West Cheshire multiplex. This gives a coverage area of North East Wales and West Cheshire, as previously mentioned, but also Liverpool and the surrounding area. As mentioned previously, Radio Wirral…Read moreRead more

Heart and Smooth Changes

On DAB+ Heart Extra and Smooth Extra have been replaced by national versions of the main Heart and Smooth stations. Global have announced that this is to improve access to the stations, a move which appears counter productive, giving the earlier switch to DAB+, a newer version of DAB, which older digital radios are unable…Read moreRead more

Radio Wirral and Other DAB Changes

Radio Wirral have announced that they will commence broadcasting on DAB later this week. This is a replacement for the now defunct Wirral Radio community station. Multiplex details and broadcasting method are yet to be confirmed. Meanwhile, on Central Scotland regional DAB, Sunoh Radio has now ceased broadcasting, but is continuing online. On the Plymouth…Read moreRead more

DAB Changes

In the absence of much more worthwhile to report, there have been a few minor changes on DAB to report. BFBS has reverted to that name on SDL National, and is now labelled BFBS UK instead of Forces Radio BFBS. On Trial Glasgow Gaydio has switched from mono DAB to stereo DAB+ (48 kbps). The…Read moreRead more

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

Coverage Improvements Coming Soon for Bauer Services

Ofcom has given approval for some Bauer Media operated services to expand coverage areas. Absolute Radio 80s and Absolute Radio 90s have been given permission to join the Inverness local DAB multiplex. These stations are normally found on the SDL national DAB multiplex, and extend coverage of the stations to an area which the SDL…Read moreRead more

Love Sport Finally Goes National, Panjab Now London Only

Panjab Radio has reduced its coverage area, and is now London only. The station has left the SDL National DAB multiplex, and now broadcasts on the London 3 multiplex. The station is still using the same bit rate of 56 kbps (mono). Love Sport is now available nationally, partially reusing the space released by Panjab….Read moreRead more