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Tuesday, 27th January 2004 (corrected 3rd Feb 2004)
Sussex DAB goes live with testing

The new local DAB digital radio multiplex for Sussex is now up and running with a host of new services for East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove currently being tested out on the mulltiplex.

Joining established stations Southern FM, Juice 107.2 and BBC Southern Counties Radio on the multiplex is classic hits and oldies station Capital Gold, which can be heard in stereo on a DAB digital radio in the area.


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Music station for the the gay and lesbian community Gaydar Radio, rock-and-dance music station Xfm from London and oldies and easy listening music station Saga Radio are just three of the new stations making up the set of new services.

Current and classic dance tracks station Kiss and an access channel, on which Spirit FM and Totally Radio will be broadcast at a slightly lower stereo bitrate, complete the line-up packed on to the multiplex.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in coastal areas of West and East Sussex and surrounding areas should perform an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB-enabled tuner or radio to receive the new stations. The new services are being broadcast on channel 11B.

The current line-up of services testing on the multiplex is:

  • BBC Southern Counties Radio

  • Southern FM

  • Juice Digital

  • Capital Gold

  • Gaydar Radio

  • Xfm

  • Kiss

The multiplex is due to offically launch on Saturday, 31st January 2004.

Thanks to Jay in Brighton for the above information.

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 radios available to buy.

Related links:
Sussex DAB multiplex on-target for 31st January 2004 launch, news item.
DAB digital radio licence for Brighton & Sussex awarded, news item.
Southern England radio stations and links, on this website.

guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
DAB digital tuners, via this website.
portable & kitchen digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
pocket & personal DAB radios, on this website.

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