MuxCo win Somerset DAB
Radio consortium MuxCo have won the latest local digital radio licence, which will broadcast a mix of established and new digital services to Somerset.
It is the eleventh local DAB licence that a MuxCo consortium have applied for, and the eighth won.
The shareholders of MuxCo Somerset are theGroup, the Local Radio Company and MuxCo, all of which own an equal share of the licence.
Seven services are proposed for the multiplex, as well as BBC Radio Somerset which is guaranteed carriage:
MuxCo director Matt Deegan told Radio Today: "With DAB's share of listening growing quarter on quarter it's important that existing stations can easily make the transition to DAB.
"MuxCo's structure ensures that analogue stations have a digital future and makes it affordable for new stations and services to start broadcasting."
MuxCo Somerset propose to launch the multiplex and all services by September 2009.(C) RadioToday