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Sunday, 12th January 2003 (updated 11 July 2011)
January 2004 : 11B : Local digital radio begins in Brighton

January 2004 has been pencilled in as the start date for local DAB digital radio in Brighton. Coastal areas of West and East Sussex will also be able to tune in to the local multiplex next year.

July 2011 update: Want to know which stations are on this multiplex? Check our station listings...

Capital Radio Digital, the single applicant for the licence, has been reserved Block 11B for its multiplex on DAB digital radio and will bring its own Capital Network station to the digital platform. The multiplex line-up will include:

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)

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

Related links:
Southern England radio stations and links, 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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