Ofcom has awarded the DAB multiplex licence for Lincolnshire to MuxCo. The company, led by former GCap execs Gregory Watson and Matt Deegan, was the only applicant for the licence. The Lincs FM Group will have a majority shareholding in the multiplex.
MuxCo Lincolnshire will provide seven local DAB services, in addition to BBC Radio Lincolnshire, including Lincs Country, Easy Radio and a new youth brand called Shuffle.
This is one of a number of new local radio multiplex licences planned to develop DAB coverage for services in those parts of the country not already served. This licensing process will lead to a significant expansion in digital radio services throughout the UK.