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Why digital is transforming the audio landscape
15.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital audio advertising complements radio’s offering of trusted and brand-safe environment for advertisers, delivering both long-term brand building and short-term activation at scale.
From Mediatel:

CFM owner unveils plans to put station and BBC Radio Cumbria on new DAB multiplex
22.09.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Using a total of five transmitters, the new DAB multiplex would carry 13 radio stations, including a number which are not currently available in the area, but can be heard on DAB in other regions across the country.
From News & Star:

Applications submitted for Cumbria DAB radio multiplexes
20.09.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has received two applications for the DAB digital radio multiplexes covering North Lancashire, Cumbria and parts of South West Scotland. MuxCo has partnered with Nation Broadcasting to apply for a multiplex to cover Morecambe Bay and South Cumbria, whilst Bauer has applied for a multiplex to cover North and West Cumbria.
From Radio Today:

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: