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Thursday, 11th October 2007
Now Digital win in Northants

With two applicants turning in virtually the same services to appear on DAB digital radio in Northamptonshire, there can be only one winner. Now Digital has this time beaten MuxCo in its bid to run the local radio multiplex serving the county.

Northants 96, Classic Gold 1557 and Connect FM are to launch on the multiplex in September 2008, joined by "play what we want" brand Jack FM and new roads information service Traffic Radio.

Modern rock station Xfm will also take its place on the multiplex alongside 4 other stations. UCB recently signed a deal for carriage on regional DAB multiplexes in England and Wales and, as there is no regional multiplex for the East Midlands, it is likely the station will launch as intended. However, Now Digital removed the station from its application for Northeast Wales and West Cheshire application at the last minute as UCB decided to sign a deal with regional operator MXR. The Northeast Wales licence was eventually awarded to MuxCo.

NOW Digital Limited

  • BBC Radio Northampton : news, information and music

  • Northants 96 : pop and contemporary music

  • Connect FM : pop, contemporary and contemporary hits

  • Classic Gold 1557 : classic hits

  • Jack FM : variety pop and rock

  • Xfm : modern rock music

  • UCB UK : music and religious programmes

  • Traffic Radio : rolling traffic news service

  • Sabras Radio : asian

  • confidential : adult contemporary music service

NOW Digital are opting for a September 2008 launch for the multiplex, with three transmitters.

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Related links:
find radio stations in Northamptonshire, on this website.
details of the two applications for Northamptonshire, on this website.
Xfm website
Traffic Radio website
Jack FM website
national BBC DAB radio stations, on this website.
national commercial radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
DAB digital radio portables and receivers
cheaper DAB portables/receivers
Alarm clock DAB radios
Handheld/personal/pocket DAB radios
DAB digital radio systems - hifi and tuners
DAB digital radio FAQs
more DAB digital radio and tuner special offers and discounts
more DAB digital radio stockists

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