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Passion Radio launch DAB service

Passion Radio, currently broadcasting as an RSL in Brighton and Hove, have just announced that the station is now available across Sussex on DAB. The intention to launch a DAB service for the whole…

BBC selects Arqiva for DAB

Arqiva has been selected by the BBC to provide an extension to the BBC?s existing DAB digital radio network. They also announce Arqiva as their preferred supplier of the distribution network and…

Digital Radio goes Down Under

Digital Radio in Australia is set to launch in 2009 - and commercial radio stations along with the automotive industry have begun discussions on the development of the next generation of in-car…

Bad time for PrimeTime Radio

PrimeTime Radio was broadcast on the Digital One Network until mid-May 2006. The station's owner, Roger de Haan, chose not to renew the contract for a further period beyond that date. Digital One is…

3m Digital Radio sets sold

The Digital Radio Development Bureau have confirmed that sales of DAB digital radio sets in the UK have topped three million. Figures supplied by industry tracking body GfK, show that the three…

100th turn-on for Digital One

The world's largest DAB digital radio network, operated by Digital One, turned on its 100th transmitter at Preseli in southwest Wales today. The Preseli transmitter brings national commercial DAB…

More Digital Radio for Penrith

The BBC and Digital One have switched on new transmitters bringing national DAB digital radio services to Penrith in Cumbria. Digital One?s transmitter boosts its existing coverage in Cumbria and…

Pure launch budget DAB

PURE Digital have launched a new digital radio - this time aimed at the budget end of the market. PURE ONE is "..an affordable DAB and FM portable radio that looks good, sounds great and is…

Virgin Radio in DAB giveaway

Virgin Radio will be bringing the World Cup to motorists in DAB digital quality this summer thanks to a new promotion with JVC. The promotion will involve a JVC KD-DB711 CD and DAB tuner being given…

Leeds United to buy GMG space

GMG Radio have sold the space previously held by jazzfm.com on the Yorkshire MXR Digital Multiplex to Leeds United Football Club. Leeds have announced today they are about to launch a new station…

DAB to offer music downloads

UBC Media Group is hoping to bring its music downloading service to the mobile phone market before the end of 2006. They have reached agreements in principle with BT Movio, Carphone Warehouse and…

Rick says Yes to Planet Rock

Renowned keyboard player Rick Wakeman has joined Digital station Planet Rock to present a weekly show called ?Rick?s Place? every Saturday Morning at 10. Rick made his name with the world-famous…

Record attempt for Core

GCap DAB radio station, Core, has launched a world record attempt - to make its Saturday night show, "Carwash", the world?s most snooped radio show. A ?snoop? is the radio industry term for an…

Pure EVOKE-3 now available

PURE Digital is now shipping the PURE EVOKE-3, the most advanced radio yet. EVOKE-3 enables a wealth of enhanced usability features, both from the radio itself and from its fully featured remote…

Bumper year for DAB

2005 proved to be a bumper year for sales of DAB digital radios. A record number of over 1.4 million products were sold, making it the best-ever year to date. Whilst ?kitchen portables? still proved…

Live Breakfast for Capital Life

Following the success of 'The Life Coach' on Sundays, comedian & DJ Anthony Davis will take the helm as weekday breakfast presenter of a brand new LIVE interactive music/entertainment show…

Animals and Wildlife on FUN

FUN radio, the radio station for children and families, announced today that it had commissioned independent producer Jody Bourton to create a 26 episode brand new series, the A-Z of Wildlife. Each…

Pure Tempus gets a makeover

The DAB Digital Clock Radio Tempus-1XT Gets a Makeover And More Than A Dozen New Features PURE Digital presents TEMPUS-1XT, a bedside DAB digital radio with sophisticated style and features.…

Saga Radio Digital Closes

Saga Radio (Digital) closed on 7 February 2006. The service which was available on DAB in London and other areas is operated from the same premises as PrimeTime Radio in London. PrimeTime is on the…

International DAB growth

Around the world, DAB sales showed encouraging growth trends in 2005. While the UK continues to lead the charge, other countries are following the pattern established by trade bodies such as the DRDB…