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Saturday, 3rd January 2004
New year, new Kerrang! station on West Midlands DAB multiplex

New rock and heavy metal station Kerrang! has dropped onto the West Midlands' regional digital radio multiplex. The digital version of the station, which is also available on Freeview digital tv, is available now on the multiplex, broadcasting in mono.

The station is due to launch on 105.2 FM in early summer, but the taster service has been up and running since the start of the new year.

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The station takes up the remaining space on the West Midlands multiplex, which was originally reserved for BBC Asian Network. When the mulitplex was advertised, a certain amount of bandwidth was reserved for the Asian Network, but the station has since launched on the BBC's national DAB digital radio multiplex. allowing the introduction of an alternative service. As BBC Asian Network broadcasts at 64Kbps in mono on the national multiplex, an equal amount of space was reserved for it on the West Midlands multiplex. This explains the lower-than-usual bitrate of Kerrang! on the multiplex.

Related links:
Kerrang! wins third WM regional radio licence, via this website.
details of all WM FM licence applicants, via this website.

guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
discounted & inexpensive DAB digital tuners, via this website.
other portable & kitchen digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
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