Online Harrogate radio station Your Harrogate has signed up for some space on the North Yorkshire MuxCo DAB multiplex.
The service, which features Nick Hancock on Breakfast and Elisa Hilton on Drive, launched in March as an online, app and smart speaker station.
Former Stray presenters Pete Egerton, Will Smith, Alex Cann and David Whittle are also on the schedule.
Nick said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from both listeners and advertisers.
“But people do keep saying ‘when are you going to be back on proper radio’ so we’ve brought forward our DAB timetable to get on DAB by February 2022.
“We need a local station like Your Harrogate as nobody else is going to talk about helter-skelters and Leadhall lane!
“National radio presenters are great but they have never heard of St. Michael’s Hospice or the Stray Bonfire and they don’t connect with radio listeners who want to know about Harrogate.”
Your Harrogate will be available on the North Yorkshire DAB multiplex from 3rd February 2022 whilst station bosses wait for Ofcom to advertise a specific licence just for Harrogate and Wetherby.
Director of Your Harrogate Adam Daniel said there has been a big demand for DAB: “People like Your Harrogate because it’s positive and supportive of everyone in Harrogate and I think the community needs that now more than ever.”
Your Harrogate launched, along with another online station HG1 Radio, following the changes at local FM commercial station Stray FM rebranding to Greatest Hits Radio. HG1 Radio has since closed down.