Your Radio Merged with Nation Scotland

Nation Broadcasting has now merged Your Radio in the Dumbarton and Helensburgh areas with Nation Radio Scotland. Both stations were already co-located in Glasgow, and shared the same presenters. It is unclear if separate news bulletins will be carried on the former Your Radio frequencies. Nation Broadcasting acquired Your Radio in 2018, prior to launching…Read moreRead more

Sun FM Takes Over in Durham and Darlington

Helius Media have sold the licenses for Alpha Radio (Darlington) and Durham Radio to Nation Broadcasting, the owners of Sun FM. The frequencies are now relaying Sun FM, although it is not clear if this is with any opt outs for news and adverts. This is yet another change for listeners to 102.6, 102.8, 103.2…Read moreRead more

Cumbria DAB Applications Received

Ofcom has received two DAB applications for Cumbria local multiplexes. Bauer have applied for a license to cover North and West Cumbria. This will consist of BBC Radio Cumbria, and CFM. The rest of capacity will be used to plug coverage gaps for Bauer’s national brands, including Scala Radio, and Absolute Radio 80s. Some capacity…Read moreRead more

Nation Broadcasting Announces Channel Islands Bid

Nation Broadcasting, through subsidiary Bailiwick Broadcasting, has announced it has applied for the license to operate the Channel Islands DAB multiplex. A total of 25 stations are proposed. Based on this, the vast majority of these will be DAB+ services. Capacity has been reserved for both BBC Radio Guernsey and BBC Radio Jersey. As neither…Read moreRead more

Radio Ceredigion Becomes Nation Radio

Radio Ceredigion has now become part of Nation Radio (Wales). Natio Broadcasting (the parent company of both stations) won the new Ceredigion license, but submitted a request to continue Radio Ceredigion. This request was withdrawn, with Nation Radio taking over on the 1st June. I have held back on posting this news story in the…Read moreRead more

Bauer Expansion

As reported earlier, Bauer Media have acquired both the Lincs FM Group and Celador Radio. Here are further details of the stations acquired. The following stations have been acquired with the Celador Radio portfolio: The Breeze (Andover) The Breeze (Bristol) The Breeze (Basingstoke & North Hampshire) The Breeze (Bath) The Breeze (Bridgwater & West Somerset)…Read moreRead more

Bauer Media Aquires Yet More Radio Stations

Please be aware that a full article on this topic will follow when I have clearer information. Bauer Media have acquired two radio groups, Celador Radio and Lincs FM. Both groups run a portfolio of smaller local radio stations. It is believed that some stations will be immediately sold on again to the expanding Nation…Read moreRead more

Nation Broadcasting Acquires Your Radio

Brave Broadcasting has been acquired by Nation Broadcasting, who are in the process of launching Nation Radio Scotland. Brave Broadcasting own Your Radio, and the Glasgow Trial small scale DAB multiplex. Your Radio currently broadcasts on 103 FM and 106.9 FM to the Dumbarton and Helensburgh area. There is speculation that Nation Broadcasting will merge…Read moreRead more

Nation Radio Scotland Launches

Nation Radio Scotland has now commenced broadcasting on 96.3 FM in the Glasgow area. The station is currently operating as test transmissions from today until the 30th September. The station has also joined the Trial Glasgow small scale multiplex, broadcasting in joint-stereo at 128 kbps. As the station is using the original DAB format, almost…Read moreRead more

More Info on the Sam FM Bristol Application

Nation Broadcasting have applied for the license currently held by Sam FM Bristol, under the name of Jack FM. Sam FM broadcasts to the Bristol area on 106.5 FM, and is owned by Celador, who have also submitted a bid to renew their license. Sam FM first launched as Original 106.5 FM in 2007, but…Read moreRead more