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Monday, 10th August 2015
Keep an ear out for the new Portsmouth DAB trial

If you're bored of radio in the Portsmouth area: good news, as no fewer than six stations are on their way to DAB digital radio for the city.

Test transmissions by Solent Wireless have already begun on the mini digital radio multiplex carrying the new services, with a full launch of the nine-month trial imminent.

Angel Xtra is focusing on dance band music from the 1920s to 1950s during daytime hours, with easy listening music from the 1940s to 1950s at night.

Express FM, the local community radio service for Portsmouth features all-local programming and live Portsmouth FC commentary, on 93.7 fm and now on DAB digital radio.

Highbury college's JAMM Radio brings chart hits to Portsmouth DAB, alongside classic 'guilty pleasures' tracks. JAMM Radio is made by students for students and will be heard on terrestrial DAB digital radio for the first time.

The Flash serves up classic rock singles and albums from the sixties to the nineties, with blues and tracks from local bands. Based in Havant, the station has previously broadcast on FM to the Havant area.

Current and classic hits brand Triple Hits currently broadcasts on DAB digital radio in Somerset and Bristol. For listeners that are too old for Radio 1, too young for Radio 2, the station plays a mixture of familiar current and classic hits. There's also an upcoming dance music station, details of which are to be announced in due course.

If you've a DAB digital radio sitting on a shelf unused, or just want something new to try out, don't forget to do a full retune and check out the new bundle of stations launching soon in and around Portsmouth. The nine-month DAB trial is being broadcast on Channel 7D.

London, Bristol, Glasgow, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Norwich and Aldershot will all be getting a bundle of stations launching on DAB digital radio within the next three months, thanks to a trial which sees small-scale DAB transmissions covering nine cities.

Each multiplex will be on the air for nine months during the trial, with Glasgow and London using two transmitters to broadcast services and other areas using just one low-powered transmitter.

To receive DAB digital radio services, you need a type of radio designed to pick up digital broadcasts over the airwaves through its built-in aerial. We've links to good models on our pages, or scroll down the page for some quick links to both DAB and wi-fi receivers.

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