Applications open for small-scale DAB licences

The first 25 small-scale DAB radio multiplex licences are being advertised today by Ofcom.

Applicants now have 12 weeks to prepare and submit applications, while stations wanting a Community Digital Sound Programme (C-DSP) licence to broadcast in one of the areas can also apply for a licence.

The first small scale multiplex licences are expected to be awarded early in 2021.

The list of multiplex licence areas being advertised are:

Alnwick & Morpeth
Basingstoke
Bradford
Derry/Londonderry
Cambridge
Cardiff
Clevedon, Avonmouth & Filton
Dudley & Stourbridge
East Bristol, Mangotsfield & Keynsham
Edinburgh
Exeter
Glasgow
Inverclyde
Isles of Scilly
Kings Lynn
Leeds
Newcastle & Gateshead
North Birmingham
Norwich
Salisbury
Sheffield & Rotherham
South Birmingham
Tynemouth & South Shields
Welsh valleys
Winchester

Here’s how to apply.

The second round of multiplex licences will be advertised next year and will cover areas in north-west England and north east Wales.

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