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Friday, 30th April 2004 (updated 10 July 2011)
Kent's winning side brings in DAB digital radio

Local FM radio station Invicta FM has this week launched to inland areas of Kent on DAB digital radio - heralding the arrival of more choice to radio listeners tuning in through a DAB digital radio.

London-based new rock and sessions music station Xfm joins pop dance and r&b brand Kiss on the local multiplex serving Kent. Capital Gold can also be heard for the first time in stereo in Kent.

July 2011 update: Want to know which stations are on this multiplex? Check our station listings...



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Officially powered-up today, Kent's multiplex is carrying five stations in stereo on DAB digital radio. The stations currently broadcasting are as follows:

  • BBC Radio Kent : news, information and music (BBC Radio)

  • Invicta FM : pop and contemporary music (Radio Invicta Ltd.)

  • Capital Gold : classic hits and oldies (Radio Invicta Ltd.)

  • Kent Digital Extra : classic hits with local news (Kent Messenger Ltd. subsidiary)

  • Xfm : modern rock, dance and alternative music (Capital Radio plc)

A number of other services are planned for the multiplex, including Swale Sound, which has pencilled in an end-of-May launch.

Other stations originally planned for the multiplex are Totally Radio playing breakbeat, chilled and specialist music and Saga Radio specialising in easy listening music. Totally Radio was also due to appear on the Sussex Coast multiplex and Saga Radio on the local ensemble for Leicester.

Existing DAB digital radio owners should perform a re-scan or Autotune with their radio over the next few months to be certain of picking up all services and any future stations that should launch on the multiplex.

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.

Related links:
Kent and Medway radio stations, on this website.
Capital Radio Digital win Kent multiplex award, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
where to buy DAB digital radio, on this website.
portable digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
digital radio tuners, on this website.
pocket DAB tuners, on this website.

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