New DAB digital radio multiplexes in Cumbria and Morecambe Bay are launching on December 1st 2021.
The Bauer-owned North and West Cumbria multiplex said it was to carry CFM, Greatest Hits Radio, Planet Rock, Scala Radio, Absolute Radio 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Classic Rock, Absolute Radio Country, Magic Chilled, Magic Soul, Mellow Magic, Jazz FM and BBC Radio Cumbria when it won the uncontested licence in 2019.
Meanwhile, the MuxCo/Nation Broadcasting Morecambe Bay multiplex will cover Morecambe Bay and South Cumbria with transmitters in Lancaster, Kendal, Ulverston and Windermere.
Lancaster-based community radio station will make the move to DAB gaining a larger coverage area. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring Beyond Radio on to DAB,” said Steven Normyle, Station Managing Director.
“We will continue to broadcast in the usual ways; online, via our app and FM, as there’s still a lot of life left in FM broadcasting and people still enjoy the convenience of FM.
“However, adding DAB means we’ll be reaching more of a new audience.”
Hospital radio service Bay Trust Radio has also confirmed it will be on the multiplex.
The full line-ups for both multiplexes have not been announced as yet but we’ll bring you that info as soon as we can.
— BBC Radio Cumbria (@BBC_Cumbria) November 22, 2021
From Wednesday 1st December you'll find Bay Trust Radio on DAB+ in Morecambe Bay!
Have you got a new DAB+ radio yet you will need one to listen to Bay Trust Radio!
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— Bay Trust Radio (@BayTrustRadio) November 22, 2021