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Sixties and seventies greatest hits station is removed from Scotland's local DAB digi bundles.

Gold radio station leaves digital radio in Ayr, Edinburgh and Glasgow; will no longer be carried on DAB digital radio in Scotland

Saturday, 4th February 2017

Sixties and seventies music station Gold is being removed from digital radio in Ayr and Ayshire, Scotland this month, as soon as approval has been given by Ofcom, the media regulator.

In December 2016, it was taken off digital radio serving the areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh. The carriage contracts for Gold, the station playing 'the greatest hits of all time' have expired in Scotland and, for financial reasons, the station's operator has decided it will no longer be carried on digital radio anywhere north of the border.

Listeners in South-West Scotland (Ayr and Ayrshire) could, up until February 2017, still find Gold on their DAB radio, but will soon need to seek out the app, stream the station via internet radio or tune to Sky channel 0121, Virgin Media channel 959 or FreeSat Channel 722 on their set-top box to continue to listen.

Although no announcement has been made about the station's future, it continues to be carried on local digital radio in many parts of England and, with the growing number of sixties, seventies and eighties stations popping up around the UK on the digital platform, it could yet see a relaunch and rebrand, given the popularity of some stations on national digital radio playing specific genres of music from different eras.

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