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Latest: The closing date for the current Round 2 was on September 1st 2021 but as yet no awards have been announced by Ofcom and no date has been given for the first awards.

In Round 1, the closing date was December 2020 with the first five awards announced in February 2021 and the final batch announced in July 2021.

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Happy Radio joins the lineup on Manchester DAB multiplex

Happy Radio is joining the small-scale DAB multiplex in central Manchester from Monday.

Small-scale DAB Round 2 licence winners announced by Ofcom

Ofcom has announced all licence wins in Round 2 of the small-scale DAB process.

Sound Radio and Bayside Radio join forces for DAB application

Two North Wales broadcasters have confirmed their plans to apply for the Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed small scale DAB multiplex licence.

Two bidders announced for Milton Keynes small scale DAB licence

At least two applications will be submitted to Ofcom to run a small-scale DAB multiplex in Milton Keynes.

First DAB Oxford to apply for Oxford small scale DAB licence

First DAB Oxford has announced its intention to apply for the Oxford small scale DAB multiplex.

Quentin Howard leads bid for West Wiltshire DAB radio licence

All three FM community radio stations in West Wiltshire and East Somerset have joined together to bid for the West Wiltshire SSDAB multiplex licence.

New company York DAB to compete for York small-scale DAB

A second company has announced plans to apply for the small-scale DAB multiplex for York.

Two in the running for Bedford small-scale DAB multiplex

Ofcom will have at least two applications for the small-scale DAB digital radio multiplex for Bedford.

Community radio managers come together to form OxDAB

A group of community radio managers has teamed up to bid for the upcoming Oxford small-scale DAB multiplex licence.

Taunton small-scale DAB licence bidder announces plans

A consortium led by The Tone Community Media Group CIC is applying for the small-scale DAB multiplex licence for the Taunton Deane area.

River Radio joins DAB digital radio multiplex in The Thames Valley

River Radio is now covering Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, South Oxfordshire and North Hampshire on DAB following its online launch last year.

Salisbury small-scale DAB becomes second multiplex to launch

Small-scale DAB has arrived in Salisbury with the switch-on of the city's new DAB+ multiplex by Muxcast Salisbury.

Foyle DAB getting ready to launch in the north west of Ireland

The small-scale DAB multiplex for Derry/Londonderry will be launching soon and the operator is looking for more stations to join.

Mux One to apply for Middlesbrough and Redcar DAB radio licence

DAB operator Mux One is applying for the small-scale DAB multiplex covering Middlesbrough and Redcar.

Leicester radio stations come together for small scale DAB bid

Community Radio stations in Leicester have come together to bid for the new DAB multiplex licence for the city.

Plans announced for Belfast small scale DAB radio application

Belfast DAB Plus Ltd has announced its plans to apply for a small-scale DAB multiplex licence to serve the Belfast and Lisburn area.