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Thursday, 2nd October 2003
Now Cambridge will go digital in local multiplex rollout

Modern rock music station The Storm, continuous chart hit music channel Smash Hits and student station SBN are all due to launch on a new local DAB digital radio multiplex to cover Cambridge next year.

NOWdigital, which today was awarded the licence to run the local DAB multiplex for the area, has also signed up Cambridge-based Q103 to be carried on the digital platform.

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The BBC's Radio Cambridgeshire is also to be heard on DAB digital radio in the area by default.

Dance music brand Vibe FM is also set to make an appearance on the multiplex, with student station SBN due to broadcast part-time in the evenings as part of an 'access' channel. It is hoped further stations will join the access channel in the future.

It is understood local stations Star 107.9 in Cambridge and Star 107.1 in Ely are also seeking carriage on the multiplex.

With a proposed launch date of September 2004, the single transmitter at Madingley is expected to enable 82 percent of listeners with a DAB digital radio to tune in to the new services,.

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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