Sound Digital looks for two new DAB+ stations

Sound Digital is advertising for anyone wanting to run a national DAB+ radio station to get in touch.

The company, owned by Arqiva, Bauer and Wireless Group, says it has space available since Awesome Radio was removed from the SDL multiplex recently.

There are already four DAB+ channels on the mux; Magic Chilled, Union JACK, Fun Kids & Jazz FM.

Sound Digital says: “We’re looking for people interested in running a new national DAB+ station. You’ll need a strong business plan, a clear market proposition and ideas about how you’ll connect with listeners. In total, we are able to consider bids for two DAB+ stereo channels. Previously the capacity was used for Awesome Radio, a music station with particular appeal for British Muslims, which came off air last month.”

If you are interested, email nationaldigitalradio@arqiva.com for more information.

Posted on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 10:55 pm by Roy Martin

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  1. Radio Geordie says

    Why just two DAB+ services?
    I was under the impression that they had 128kbit/s available after two original flavour DAB services ceased, meaning they could have space for up to four DAB+.

    I’m just wondering why it has to be DAB+. Shouldn’t the broadcaster decide which format they want?

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