Small Scale DAB Trials

Ofcom is currently running DAB technical trials in ten areas across the UK.  The trials bring radio listeners a range of small and local stations on DAB digital radio for the first time. Funded by Government, it is hoped that this new approach could provide an affordable route for smaller stations to broadcast on DAB digital radio.

The first trial launched in Brighton and Hove at the end of July 2015 and the remaining eight launched shortly after.  They will broadcast for a nine month period and then Ofcom will work with Government to decide the next steps.

The areas to benefit from the ten licences are Portsmouth, Brighton and Hove, Aldershot, Bristol, Norfolk, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Cambridge, bringing no less than 60 new DAB stations offering a wide variety of services including small local, community and student stations.

Please find below a list of stations available in each of the trial areas:

Awaaz Radio, Express FM, JAMM Radio, Mango Vibe, The Flash, 100% Hits, Jack Hampshire, Jack 2 Hampshire, Radio Caroline and Indulgence

BFBS Aldershot, BFBS Beats, BFBS Gurkha, Radio Woking, Radio Caroline and The Breeze 

Brighton & Hove
Radio Reverb, Juice 107.2, Smile Sussex, Totallyradio, Resonance, 1 Brighton FM, Gaydio and URF

Hub Radio, BFBS Gurkha, Ujima Radio, BSR 103.4fm, BCfm 93.2, Somer Valley Radio, The Breeze, BFBS Beats and Bradley Stoke 

Future Radio, Norwich 99.9, The Music Machine, Solar Radio, Jazz FM, Totallyradio, Future Plus and CDNX

Panjab Radio, Revolution 96.2, Manchester Business Radio, The Steve Penk Wind-Up Channel, Chris Country and Gaydio 

Switch Radio, Scratch Radio, Gaydio, Oak FM, Touch FM, London Greek Radio, Ambur Radio, Starpoint and Big City Radio

Your Radio, Celtic Music Radio, Pulse FM and Go Radio, Gaydio, Like Radio, Radio Saltire and Panjab Radio

Resonance, London Greek Radio, Rinse FM, NuSound Radio, Reprezent, Solar Radio, Crackers Radio and CDNX

Star Radio, Gaydio, Chris Country, Core Radio and Cambridge 105 

To listen to these stations in the areas listed you may have to retune your radio following the instructions here

Please note: If you live in, or near, a listed area but are not receiving these services after you have retuned your radio, it is likely that you are not currently in the coverage area/transmission range.

14.01.2016 | General

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