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Radio West Norfolk launches on DAB
05.11.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
After two years online Radio West Norfolk has launched on DAB in King’s Lynn. Simon Rowe, Radio West Norfolk director and the presenter of breakfast, said: “I have always believed radio should be a voice for the community. When I first set up the station for Smart Speakers and mobile phones, I wanted to make sure it reflected what this area is interested in, was concerned about, and enjoys doing. We will continue doing that and making sure everyone knows what is happening on their door-step thanks to our great mix of presenters who enjoy chatting to our listeners and playing songs to sing-along to every day.”

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Cardiff DAB multiplex launched
04.11.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
The Cardiff small-scale DAB multiplex has launched using a three-site single-frequency network. It aims to cover over half a million adults in and around Cardiff and currently has ten radio services with more joining soon. The current line-up comprises Aspen Waite Radio, Gaydio, Gorgeous Radio, Like One, Nation 80s, Sangam, Sound Radio, Tomorrowland OWR, Voice of Islam and local community station Radio Cardiff. Chris Hurst, director of Cardiff DAB Ltd, commented: “We are really pleased to offer a broadcast platform for radio stations who wish to reach an audience across south Wales and around Cardiff."

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Fylde Coast Radio moves to DAB in Blackpool
04.11.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fylde Coast Radio has been broadcasting on the internet for six years and can now be heard on DAB around the area after officially switching on Tuesday (November 1). A number of established and new radio stations have been set up on DAB after Fun Coast Digital, a non-profit community interest group led by former Radio Wave broadcaster Alistair Clarke, was granted an Ofcom digital licence in the summer, with a mission to bring community broadcasting to the Fylde coast.

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OÜI FM and Vibration arrive in Pays de la Loire
04.11.2022 - France France
Digital terrestrial radio (DAB+) continues to expand throughout the French regions. After Orléans, Poitiers, Tours and La Rochelle, DAB+ is continuing its deployment and will arrive in the Pays de la Loire region from 7 November with Vibration in Angers and OÜI FM in Le Mans. The radio offer is expanding and is accessible in better quality.

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32 applications for fourth round of UK small-scale DAB licensing
03.11.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
UK media regulator Ofcom has published the applications received for the small-scale DAB multiplex licences advertised under the fourth round of the rollout. A total of 32 round-four applications for the 29 small-scale DAB radio multiplex licences advertised were received. 16 of the areas have one application, whilst eight received two. The applications are now being assessed against the Ofcom-specific statutory criteria with decisions expected in the coming months.

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Radio Potsdam increases coverage
03.11.2022 - Germany Germany
Radio Potsdam is increasing its terrestrial coverage. From 3 November, the private station will be broadcast via digital radio DAB+ on channel 12D for large parts of Berlin and Brandenburg. Previously, the Berlin mux was broadcast on channel 7B. This can only be received poorly in Potsdam itself, while channel 12D from Berlin's Schäferberg also broadcasts to the capital of Brandenburg.

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Schlager Radio plans DAB+ launch in Lower Saxony
03.11.2022 - Germany Germany
The private station Schlager Radio wants to start terrestrial broadcasting on DAB+ in another federal state. As the broadcaster announces on its website, digital terrestrial broadcasting is also planned in Lower Saxony from 2023 - in addition to Saxony. Saxony and Lower Saxony would be the 11th and 12th federal states in which the pop station can be received on DAB+.

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Four new DAB+ sites in November
02.11.2022 - Bayerischer Rundfunk WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
BR continues to improve DAB+ reception in Bavaria by densifying the state-wide and three regional DAB networks. On 4 November, the sites at Pegnitz (Oberfranken) and Fuchsmühl (Oberpfalz) will begin broadcasting DAB+ signals. On 11 November, the transmitter near Neustadt am Main (Unterfranken) will follow. The commissioning of the DAB+ transmitter for the city of Schweinfurt (Unterfranken) is planned for 18 November.

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DAB in Spain, getting closer? Tender goes to the Constitutional Court
02.11.2022 - Spain Spain
Jaime Rodríguez Díez, lawyer - partner at Díez & Romeo Abogados, shares the latest news on the state of DAB in Spain. Between September and October 2022, the Constitutional Court has admitted 16 Appeals for Protection (Recursos de Amparo) filed by several radio broadcasters against the refusal to award digital terrestrial sound broadcasting (DAB) licences. This is a step forward with regard to the situation of DAB.

(Panorama Audiovisual) Read more

DAB+ arrives in Angers on 7 November
01.11.2022 - France France
Digital terrestrial radio (DAB+) will be introduced in Angers on Monday 7 November. Radio G! has been preparing for this change for several months, which should mean better sound and a better listening experience. "Radio G! has chosen to be part of this evolution, to enter the world of the future because, in the long term, DAB + will be the only radio broadcasting channel," explains its president Michèle Guillon.

(Le Courrier de l'Ouest) Read more