We’ve given ourselves the afternoon off here at MuxCo HQ as we’ve just submitted our application for the Northeast Wales and West Cheshire DAB Digital Radio licence. It’s an interesting area as we’re able to cover a decent stretch of Liverpool as well as Northeast Wales and West Cheshire. This is good news for the new digital only services as it means they can cover a larger area and have a better chance of supporting themselves financially. At the same time, people a little further afield will be able to tune in to their favourite analogue services. We think this is especially useful for people who work further away from home as they can keep listening to their local home station.
We’re also pleased that we’ve got a stellar bunch of shareholders. Town and Country, Dee 106.3 and UTV ensure that the local radio stations will collectively benefit from being involved with digital radio, reducing their costs and ensuring that their stations appear on DAB.
As always, we’re interested in your views, so if you want to get in touch, i’m firstname.lastname@example.org.