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Thursday, 10th September 2015
Gold is back on DAB in local areas

Good news if you're a fan of sixties and seventies pop: Gold radio is returning to DAB in many areas in mid-September, following its removal from local DAB up and down the country to make way for Smooth Radio in March last year.

As sister station Xfm transfers to a national DAB frequency, there is spare capacity to bring back Gold on many local digital radio multiplexes in England and parts of Scotland from 14th September 2015. Disappointingly, though, there won't be a return to the full schedule enjoyed by listeners to the station up until its March 2014 disappearance.

DAB and mediumwave radio receiver owners in London, East Midlands, Humberside and Manchester can already listen to Gold, however, the station will soon be broadcasting on local DAB serving Ayr, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Cornwall, Exeter, Torbay and North Devon, Kent, Norwich, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading & Basingstoke, Southend & Chelmsford, Sussex Coast, Swindon and Birmingham, with a return to DAB digital radio pencilled in for Manchester alongside its AM (mediumwave) transmissions. Gold will take over Xfm's DAB slot on all of these multiplexes, so look out for 'Gold' in your station list. If you see a question mark "?" in front of the station name e.g. ?Gold, which shows when a station disappeared, you may find that you can re-select this one for it to pop back into life again, after the 14th September.

Taking over the DAB slot from Xfm in Nottinghamshire and Leicester will be chillout music station Chill, which sees its coverage expand to two areas where Gold is already broadcast: look for 'Chill' in your station list, here.

Although Gold is jukebox in style for most of the day, with nonstop classic hits, you can still tune in to The More Music Breakfast Show With Tony Dibbin from 06:00 to 10:00am weekdays and, at weekends, David Andrews plays 'the greatest hits of all time' from 08:00am to 12:00pm. If it's uninterrupted sixties and seventies music you're after, tune in after 10:00pm on weekdays.

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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