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Monday, 2nd June 2003
Plymouth and Cornwall digiplex ad announced

The announcement of two new multiplexes covering the city and county of Plymouth and a large area of Cornwall could allow for a switch-on date of late 2004 for local digital radio in the south west.

It is understood a bid for the DAB multiplex will involve a consortium comprised of local radio operators UKRD Group and NOWdigital. These companies have already registered their interest in bringing Pirate FM 102 and Plymouth Sound FM to the digital airwaves.

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NOWdigital already operate a string of local multiplexes across the midlands and along the M4 corridor, but this is the first time UKRD Group has become involved with a digital bid.

Two blocks - 12A and 11B - will be given over to any new services, which must include a simulcast of BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio Cornwall in the respective coverage area.

The closing date for applications is in mid-September, with an announcement of any licence award due in the run-up to Christmas.

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB digital radio - a new type of radio that can receive digital radio broadcasts. For more information, read our guide to DAB digital radio and discover more about the tuners available to buy.

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