New national radio station?

Sound Digital reaches three quarters of the UK population via a network of DAB transmitters in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It’s the home of a wide range of stations, including the UK’s first national DAB+ channels – Magic Chilled, Union JACK, Fun Kids & Jazz FM.

We’re looking for people interested in running a new national DAB+ station. You’ll need a strong business plan, a clear market proposition and ideas about how you’ll connect with listeners.

In total, we are able to consider bids for two DAB+ stereo channels. Previously the capacity was used for Awesome Radio, a music station with particular appeal for British Muslims, which came off air last month.

You can register an interest by emailing nationaldigitalradio@arqiva.com. Please include your company’s full name and Companies House Registration Number (or equivalent). We’ll then contact you with a confidentiality agreement and more information.