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MuxCo North Wales

Thursday, 26th June 2008 (updated 23rd Sept 2010, 23rd April 2012)
North Wales DAB licence goes to MuxCo

MuxCo has, unsurprisingly, won the right to broadcast local DAB radio services to Gwynedd, Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Conwy and Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, as it was the sole applicant for the licence. Service are due to start by June 2010 [5th Jan 2009: MuxCo now claim "early 2010"][23rd April 2012: Likely to launch in 2013].


Read updated information on the adjacent local multiplex for North-East Wales and West Cheshire on this website, with a revised launch date of November 2012.

Block 12D will be used for the services at launch time. Carriage for BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Wales is reserved on the multiplex.

A news and information channel Wales Live will also launch alongside proposed travel information service Traffic Radio in both Welsh and English, though a provider for this service has yet to be confirmed. The Highways Agency is responsible for the traffic service in England, but Traffic Wales oversees the country's motorways. It is proposed the Welsh Assembly will provide funding for the service. Christian music station UCB is also planned to launch.

Two transmitters are proposed to serve North Wales - one at Moel-y-parc, from which the Wrexham and Chester multiplex will also broadcast - and the other at Great Ormes Head (Pen-y-Gogarth) near Llandudno. A futher transmitter at Arfon to cover Angelsea, the Lleyn Peninsular, Caernarfon Bay and Tremadoc Bay is due to be brought into service at a later date on block 10D.

More transmitters are planned at Betws-y-coed, Ffestiniog, Dolgellau, Bala and Holyhead if the services prove popular enough.

MuxCo North Wales

  • BBC Radio Cymru : news, information and music

  • BBC Radio Wales : news, information and music

  • Coast 96.3 : pop and contemporary music for Denbighshire

  • Champion 103 : pop and contemporary music for Anglesey and Gwynedd

  • Wales Live : current and classic music and talk

  • UCB UK : music and religious programmes

  • Traffic Radio : rolling traffic news service

MuxCo are also proposing a number of downloadable podcast services for the multiplex.

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Related links:
find radio stations in North Wales, on this website.
MuxCo 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
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