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Friday, 7th February 2003
Swindon and West Wiltshire DAB multiplexes launch

Local DAB digital radio has arrived in West Wiltshire and Swindon. Following a delay of about a week, the multiplexes have now officially launched.

The line-up on the multiplex includes a handful of stations already found on normal FM and AM radio, plus a selection of brand new DAB digital-exclusive stations.


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In Swindon and parts of Wiltshire, on Block 11C:

  • BBC Radio Swindon : public service radio (BBC)

  • GWR FM Wiltshire : contemporary music service (Wiltshire Sound Ltd/GWR West Ltd)

  • Classic Gold Digital : oldies and easy listening (Classic Gold Digital Ltd.)

  • Capital Disney : top 40 pop music for teens (Walt Disney/Capital Radio plc.)

  • The Storm : modern rock and unsigned bands (GWR Group plc.)

  • Passion : Adult contemporary music and environmental & health issues (Passion for the Planet Ltd.)

  • Kiss : current and classic dance music (EG Digital Ltd.)

  • Saga Radio : music for the over-45s (Saga Group)

  • SBN : student radio (Campus Media plc.)

  • Swindon FM (Swindon Radio) : local music and news service (Swindon 107)

In West Wiltshire and Eastern parts of Bath, on Block 12D:

  • BBC Radio Wiltshire : public service radio (BBC)

  • GWR FM Bath : contemporary music service (Wiltshire Sound Ltd/GWR West Ltd)

  • Classic Gold Digital : oldies and easy listening (Classic Gold Digital Ltd.)

  • Capital Disney : top 40 pop music for teens (Walt Disney/Capital Radio plc.)

  • The Storm : modern rock and unsigned bands (GWR Group plc.)

  • Passion : Adult contemporary music and environmental & health issues (Passion for the Planet Ltd.)

  • Kiss : current and classic dance music (EG Digital Ltd.)

  • SBN : student radio (Campus Media plc.)

Listeners with a DAB digital radio tuner can tune in to the new services by doing a scan for Blocks 12D and 11C.

Special thanks to Paul for keeping us up-to-date with the progress of the test transmissions.

Related links:
Swindon, Wiltshire and Bath radio stations, on this website.
Regional DAB digital radio stations available as far East as Bath, on this website.

DAB Digital Radio - what is digital radio? - a guide, on this website.
buy a DAB digital radio tuner online, via this website.
what to buy - a guide to DAB digital radio products, on this website.

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