Only one application's been received by Ofcom for a licence to run the digital radio multiplex for Derbyshire. The Now Digital bid proposes to use a network of 5 transmitters and bring 9 stations onto DAB in the county by next summer.
GCap Media are the main backers of the application (72.5%) along with Sabras Sound Ltd (20%) and Chrysalis (7.5%). Now Digital (East Midlands) Ltd says the multiplex will be available to just over 80% of the adult population of the transmission area.
The full list of services proposed by Now Digital for the area is:
[b]Ram FM[/b] (GCap Media plc)
[b]Classic Gold 945[/b] (Classic Gold Digital Limited)
[b]Xfm[/b] (GCap Media plc)
[b]Heart 106[/b] (Chrysalis Group plc)
[b]Galaxy [/b](Chrysalis Group plc)
[b]Smooth Radio[/b] (GMG Radio Holdings Limited)
[b]Peak FM[/b] (Grand Central Broadcasting Limited)
[b]UCB [/b](UK UCB Limited)
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