Angel Radio extends service using DAB minimuxes
Angel Radio is now broadcasting in Norwich, Cambridge and Birmingham as part of the small scale DAB trials taking place around the country.
The station plays a mixture of nostalgic music from the likes of Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Jim Reeves, Frank Sinatra, Vera Lynn and Nat King Cole.
Programming comes from Havant in Hampshire and the station has just been given a licence to broadcast to nearby Portsmouth instead.
Tony Smith, founder and station manager of Angel Radio, said: “Angel has been active on the radio dial of the south coast for over 14 years. Whilst our focus will always be on providing a much-needed community service to older people in the areas of Havant and Portsmouth, the advances made in affordable digital radio technology mean that we are now able to broadcast our tailored radio programmes for older people to other parts of the country.”
Ash Elford, who is part of of Angel’s digital development team, said: “We are delighted to be working with various partners in order to bring Angel to a wider audience. I’d like to thank Switch Radio in Birmingham, Star Radio in Cambridge and Future Radio in Norwich for enabling us to get on the digital airwaves in those areas. Angel in Birmingham and Cambridge is broadcasting on DAB, whilst in Norwich we are using DAB+ – it is great to see how developments in this technology can benefit community stations such as Angel.”