Our final local multiplex, in Suffolk, will start test transmissions on Friday 30th September 2016 before it’s official launch on the 7th October.
It will broadcast six radio stations to around 400,000 people. These will include:
BBC Radio Suffolk
Suffolk First (a new service from Lincs FM)
All stations will broadcast in “original flavour” DAB.
Gregory Watson, Managing Director of MuxCo says: “We’re excited to be activiating our 10th MuxCo-branded multiplex in Suffolk at the end of the month. We’re already broadcasting over 60 radio stations to millions of people across the network and we’re looking forward to bringing local DAB to another county”.
It continues to be a busy month in August for the network.
This week we have updated Jack and Jack 2 on our Surrey multiplex to broadcast in the newer flavour of DAB Digital Radio – DAB+. This will mean that older radios may lose the service, or see it described as ‘Unavailable’.
To hear DAB+ services you need a modern tick-mark enabled digital radio.
On Surrey & South London a radio station for the Farnborough Air Show has started broadcasting in readiness for the beginning of the Show. This station is taking advantage of our RSL offer – where short term stations can broadcast across our multiplexes.
UKRD’s Paul Marcus says “Whilst it’s true that our station will be playing older music, you don’t have to be old to listen! Indeed by showcasing the classic hits of 60s and 70s we will enable a new generation of listeners to discover artists for the first time, many of whom have had a huge influence on the current music scene.”
Eagle Radio’s Peter Gordon says: “For 20 years Eagle Radio has been trusted by listeners in Surrey and Hampshire to provide the very best service. We feel that now is a fitting time to offer a brand new service for the people who grew up with music radio. Eagle Oldies will take great pleasure in celebrating the best music, from the best artists through the years.”
North Yorkshire Oldies will launch on the 1st February, backed by the team at Minster FM, Stray FM and Yorkshire Coast Radio.
Press release below.
North Yorkshire’s New Radio Station launches
There will be a new sound on the airwaves from Monday 1st February, with the launch of North Yorkshire Oldies on the North Yorkshire DAB Multiplex.
North Yorkshire Oldies is a joint initiative by three of the UKRD Group’s radio stations, Minster FM, Stray FM and Yorkshire Coast Radio.
The station will play non-stop music and memories, 24 hours a day, and is promising listeners they will be never more than 60 seconds away from another great song.
Chris Sigsworth, Managing Director of Yorkshire Coast Radio says “North Yorkshire Oldies will compliment the service provided by Minster FM, Stray FM and Yorkshire Coast Radio. Whilst listeners to our three heritage stations enjoy the strong mix of local news, information and mix of music from the last 40 years, the new station will play a non-stop mix of oldies from the 50’s to the 80’s.”
In Mid and West Wales we’ll be adding Nation Xmas on the 1st December running until the end of the 27th December. We’re then pleased to be adding Nation Gold as a permanent service to the multiplex from the 28th December.
In Herefordshire and Worcestershire we’ll be adding another new permanent service – Like Radio – from the 14th December.