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Global expands its biggest radio brands with launch of five digital channels
WorldDAB Members News - 04.09.2019 - Global - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Radio, media and advertising giant Global has launched five new DAB radio stations over the last week, to accommodate different music tastes through its top brands.
From The Drum:

Global launches two brand-new radio stations on DAB
02.09.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Sam Jackson, Managing Editor of Smooth said: “Through these new stations, we can’t wait to introduce Smooth to even more people, as well as giving our existing 5.7 million weekly listeners even more opportunities to enjoy the music they love.”
From Smooth Radio:

BBC celebrates Beatles with DAB pop-up radio station
29.08.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
BBC Radio 2 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album with Radio 2 Beatles, a four-day pop-up DAB radio station. Radio 2 Beatles follows other pop up DAB’s from the station, including Radio 2 Eurovision (2014 and 2015) and Radio 2 Country (2015, 2016 and 2017).
From BBC:

Heart 90s to launch on national DAB+ digital radio
WorldDAB Members News - 28.08.2019 - Global - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
UK's largest commercial radio group Global is transforming its Heart 90s playlist *service* into a full national radio station on DAB+. It is the first of five new services all going national on DAB - all brand extensions to Global's current services.
From Radio Today:

Viamux announces series of DAB workshops
08.08.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Small-scale DAB specialist, Viamux, is hosting a series of ‘DAB Workshops’ designed to provide practical help and advice to stations, groups and individuals interested in launching their own small-scale DAB multiplex. The free events, which are in partnership with Radio Today, will cover the licence application process, transmission planning and funding options. The first phase of the tour will take-in Belfast on 14 September, Edinburgh on 28 September and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on 5 October.
From Viamux:

Bauer to apply for Cumbrian DAB radio licences
01.08.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has recently advertised DAB digital radio multiplex licences for the Morecambe Bay, North and West Cumbria and Southwest Scotland areas. Bauer Digital is one of the largest operators of local digital radio multiplexes in the UK, operating DAB multiplexes across Scotland, the North of England and in Northern Ireland.
From Prolific North:

Digital radio listening up year-on-year
01.08.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
According to new figures released by Rajar, listening via DAB grew by 23.9 million hours (or by 6.5%) year on year to now account for 38.6% of all listening and 69% of digital listening. Across all platforms digital listening grew by 58.9 million hours or 11.6% year on year.
From Radio Today:

UK DAB listening figures grow by 6.5 percent year on year
WorldDAB Members News - 01.08.2019 - Digital Radio UK - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
According to RAJAR Q2 2019 data released today, listening via DAB grew by 23.9 million hours (or by 6.5%) year on year to now account for 38.6% of all listening, and 69% of digital listening. Digital listening share has increased to 56%, up from 50.2% in Q2 2018, while in-car digital listening grew by 20% year on year, reaching a new record share of 41.8%.
From Digital Radio UK:

Digital radio, an opportunity to redefine the radio experience
29.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
DAB enables an expanded assortment of broadcast channels, and an additional range of capabilities suited to the new connected listening environment presented by automobiles. What's more, the onset of digital radio has also opened the door to hybrid radio experiences capable of switching between streaming and broadcast sources for the same station.
From Radio World:

Fun Kids Junior spin-off radio station launches on DAB+
23.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Fun Kids has launched its first spin-off *service* for preschoolers and their parents called Fun Kids Junior.
From Radio Today: