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Thursday, 7th November 2002
Capital Radio Digital interested party in Southern England DAB mux licence

West and East Sussex' Southern FM will be part of the local DAB digital radio multiplex for the coastal area, if Capital Radio Digital are successful in a licence award.

The only applicant for the licence, Capital Radio Digital are planning to broadcast several new stations alongside established FM and AM stations making the transition to DAB. The new multiplex will cover coastal parts of West and East Sussex, as well as the whole of Brighton.

DAB digital radio logo by Steven Hooper                            

  • BBC Southern Counties Radio : music, news and features (BBC Radio)

  • Southern FM : top 40 chart music radio (Southern Radio Ltd (Capital Radio))

  • Capital Gold : oldies and classic hits Southern Radio Ltd (Capital Radio))

  • Juice 107.2 : modern rock, dance and r&b (Brighton and Hove Local Radio Ltd)

  • Xfm : new rock and alternative music (Capital Radio plc)

  • Saga Radio : easy listening music and talk (Saga Regional Digital Radio Ltd)

  • Kiss : current and classic dance anthems (Emap Performance Ltd)

  • DNN : national and local news (DNN Ltd)

  • Gaydar Radio : gay and lesbian music radio (Q Soft Media Ltd)

  • Shared channel:

    • Spirit FM : daily local music and news (South West Sussex Radio Ltd)

    • Totally Radio : breaks & chilled specialist music during the evenings (Festival Productions Ltd)

The multiplex would be on-air by January 2004.

radio-now already has listening links to Totally Radio and Gaydar Radio on our audio pages, and to Capital Gold and Southern FM featured above.

Related links:
Southern England radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
what to buy - a guide to DAB digital radio products, on this website.
where to buy DAB digital radio, on this website.
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