MuxCo double award explained
Posted by
MuxCo double award explained

An extensive experience in the management of local DAB multiplexes and the operation of digital radio services – those are two of the reasons why MuxCo won two digital radio multiplex licences recently, according to Ofcom. Impressive coverage predictions also helped the new company beat GCap's Now Digital bids.

MuxCo will operate the two new multiplexes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and Northeast Wales & West Cheshire from August / September 2008.

The Radio Licensing Committee considered that the proposed line-ups would broaden local digital choice by offering local services specific to each area. A digital version of local services plus three new stations in Northeast Wales & West Cheshire, and five new services will launch in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

In the north west, three transmitters will power the multiplex, including one on the top of St. Johns Beacon (home to Radio City, Magic 1548 and City Talk). Ofcom was happy that two new stations, Jack FM and Easy Radio will start broadcasting from the switch-on of the multiplex in August 2008. A third, Wales Live, has until May 2009 to launch.

In Herefordshire and Worcestershire, MuxCo still need to gain permission to carry a simulcast of Wyvern FM. The five new services are Traffic Radio, Easy Radio, Smithy Rock, Shuffle and Local Live — which are not currently available in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire area either on analogue or via the West Midlands DAB multiplex (which overlaps the coverage area of this multiplex). Taken together, Ofcom felt that this package of services would be likely to appeal to a broad range of listeners in the area through their differing formats and target demographics.

[link=] – non-stop radio news[/link]

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 376 15 September, 2007 Digital Radio News 12:17 pm 20079 Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events