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BBC's national digital-only stations splash down in Poole
New areas of the South Coast are now covered by the BBC's national digital radio services
[Sat 29 Nov 03]

BBC national battle for DAB coverage reaches Hastings
The East Sussex area is now able to receive 6 music and 1Xtra from the BBC
[Thurs 27 Nov 03]

New playout software launched for European market
Gabriel provides broadcasters with easy-to-use intelligent playout automation software
[Thurs 27 Nov 03]





                                                  
BBC's national digital-only stations splash down in Poole
New areas of the South Coast are now covered by the BBC's national digital radio services
[Sat 29 Nov 03]

BBC national battle for DAB coverage reaches Hastings
The East Sussex area is now able to receive 6 music and 1Xtra from the BBC
[Thurs 27 Nov 03]

New playout software launched for European market
Gabriel provides broadcasters with easy-to-use intelligent playout automation software
[Thurs 27 Nov 03]

BBC signals DAB transmitter expansion in The Broads
The new transmitter - on-air now - is serving the Norfolk town of Norwich and surrounds
[Tue 25 Nov 03]

Yarr Radio to join Sunrise FM on DAB in Bradford & Huddersfield
The Asian hit music station is to launch on the area's local DAB digital radio multiplex
[Wed 19 Nov 03]

YOURradio signals imminent expansion on 106.9 in Helensburgh
The former Castle Rock FM receives a makeover and gains a wider coverage area in Scotland
[Tue 18 Nov 03]

A bout of The Hits on Emap's digital radio multiplexes
Pop and pop-dance music station The Hits Radio joins DAB in the North and North-West
[Tue 18 Nov 03]

Saga goes on in Scotland
Glasgow's newest radio station launches next year, aimed firmly at the over-50s listenership
[Fri 7 Nov 03]

Last Band III digital multiplex awarded to Cornwall and Plymouth
The 46th digital radio mux licence goes to South West Digital Radio, allowing Classic Gold onto DAB
[Fri 7 Nov 03]

BBC National DAB services go live in Worthing and Brighton
The BBC rolls out another transmitter in its quest to get most of the population listening to DAB
[Fri 7 Nov 03]

SwitchDigital fill multiplex with more Hits
Chart selection station The Hits Radio comes to DAB digital radio in Central Scotland
[Tue 4 Nov 03]

Fens Radio sees Star brand shrink in Cambridgeshire
After X-Cel FM and Star 107.1 comes a new station in the Fenland area of the county
[Tue 4 Nov 03]

BBC presses ahead with DAB transmitter expansion plans
Now listeners in Dundee have joined the push for 85 percent coverage by 2004
[Thu 27 Oct 03]

Storm brews in Leicester DAB multiplex
The latest addition to the local DAB muliplex is The Storm, whilst Century launches in Brum
[Mon 27 Oct 03]

BBC flicks the switch for yet another transmitter
Listeners in Oxford and Swindon are given the chance to tune in to the BBC's national services
[Mon 27 Oct 03]

Cheltenham and Gloucester get the chance to tune in to DAB
A new transmitter serving the area has been switched on to bring on BBC DAB services
[Thu 23 Oct 03]

Life gets louder in the West Midlands as Kerrang! wins licence
Radio Authority moves rock for new regional radio service in the Midlands
[Thu 02 Oct 03]

Cambridge paddles in with local DAB multiplex award
The new DAB digital radio multiplex to serve Cambridge has been announced
[Thu 02 Oct 03]

Founders buy Juice in Brighton
A new company has taken control of the dance, pop and alternative station for Brighton
[Thu 02 Oct 03]

Dearne FM prepares for October weekend launch
A new radio station gets ready to serve Barnsley and the Dearne valley
[Thu 02 Oct 03]

Time to wake up with a new DAB digital radio from Pure
Pure Digital's Tempus-1 offers timer recording features and a snazzy new alarm clock
[Sun 28 Sep 03]

Juice 107.6 flows into hands of Absolute Radio
Liverpool's dance, new rock and pop station changed hands in a deal worth GBP3.1million
[Sun 28 Sep 03]

East Sussex town turns onto BBC national DAB services
Heathfield is the lastest place where you can hear 6 music and urban station 1Xtra
[Sun 28 Sep 03]

Scottish Kingdom expands
Fife's commercial radio company buys UKRD's radio assets in Scotland
[Thu 25 Sep 03]

BBC rides on wave of DAB digital radio transmitters
Bradford, Manchester and Leeds listeners see improvement in digital radio reception
[Thu 25 Sep 03]

Panjab Radio makes waves onto DAB digital radio in London
The satellite-and-internet-based Asian station prepares its move onto the digital platform
[Thu 25 Sep 03]

Anodised A-4000 DAB mini tuner announced
A new separates DAB tuner adds to the range of digital radio products
[Thu 25 Sep 03]

And finally... Time runs out for last batch of DAB Band III licences
Plymouth and Cornwall are the last areas set to be licenced for DAB Band III
[Thu 18 Sep 03]

Radio Carmarthenshire take West Wales licence
Radio Pembrokeshire-backed station looks forward to launch in 2004.
[Sun 14 Sep 03]

Aria takes DAB digital radio further abroad with new products
The new A-3000 packs in both Band III and Band L DAB reception, for use on the continent.
[Sun 14 Sep 03]

Intempo up the tempo in DAB digital tuner choice
Peter Mulryan puts the Intempo through its paces and has more than a few comments about it
[Thu 04 Sep 03]

BBC adds yet more DAB
Two transmitters have expanded coverage of the BBC's 1Xtra and 6 Music into Essex, Suffolk and Wilts
[Thu 04 Sep 03]

Gold Coast Radio offers community voice for Llanelli
A proposed access station is looking for financial and practical help to ensure its launch
[Thu 04 Sep 03]

Cambridge crosses the digital divide
Three new DAB stations could launch in the city next year alongside Q103 and Vibe FM
[Sat 30 Aug 03]

BBC demonstrates boost to DAB commitment
Three new transmitters in Salisbury, Bath and on the south coast have been launched
[Sat 30 Aug 03]

BBC adds Bromsgrove and Dover for national DAB coverage
New transmitters help to increase the target set by the BBC for 85 percent coverage by 2004
[Sun 24 Aug 03]

Inverness turns on to a new local DAB service
Broadcasting part-time, a new country music service launches with the ensemble
[Thu 22 Aug 03]

TEAC tuner brings DAB digital radio in a mini package
The new DAB digital radio component combines DAB, FM and AM radio in one unit
[Thu 22 Aug 03]

First looks at Aria Digital's new pocket DAB unit
The new DAB handheld radio is expected to be in stores by the end of September
[Mon 11 Aug 03]

Goodmans car hi-fi gives DAB digital radio on the move
The GCE7007 offers CD player, analogue radio and a DAB tuner in one unit
[Sun 27 Jul 03]

Intempo launch DAB digital radio with style
The new portable DAB/FM radio wakes you up in the morning with your favourite station
[Sun 27 Jul 03]

First multimedia DAB trials launched on London's L-band
An experimental multiplex in the capital is being used for ads, info and other visuals on DAB
[Sun 20 Jul 03]

Hitting a blue note with a new handheld DAB radio
Perstel have come up with a DAB-only portable handheld radio, scraping under the GBP100.00 mark
[Sun 20 Jul 03]

D-G-Radio pitches in with its own ideas for local radio in Dumfries
A newcomer may cause a storm in Dumfries and Galloway over South West Sound's licence
[Tue 15 Jul 03]

BBC set to make comeback in Coventry and Warwickshire
The local station that launched in 1990 but closed in 1995 will be coming back to the area
[Tue 15 Jul 03]

To Buxton and beyond - High Peak Radio win licence
A new 24-hour radio station for Buxton and parts of the Peak District will launch in 2004
[Tue 15 Jul 03]

Reading and Basingstoke look forward to local DAB in 2004
The new local set of services will include The Storm, Saga Radio and student station SBN
[Sun 13 Jul 03]

Cambridge Audio announce successor to award-winning tuner
The new DAB500 includes a remote control and gold-plated outputs
[Mon 7 Jul 03]

Aria accompanied by new DAB digital radio handheld
A new specialist company has announced the first of five new DAB digital radios
[Fri 4 Jul 03]

Glasgow pulls in 13 bonny applications for station on the Clyde
Glasgow's Magic FM, The Storm 105.2 and Sunrise Radio Scotland form part of the diverse mix
[Tue 1 Jul 03]

Virgin proves Glasgow licence application with Billy Connolly is no joke
The comedian and presenter has already been signed up to present his own roots music show
[Tue 1 Jul 03]

Club Asia's sound hits the mediumwave
A new sound for a young Asian generation prepares to launch in England's capital
[Tue 1 Jul 03]

Yorkshire beckons on DAB digital radio for the dales
The new DAB digital radio multiplex for the Yorkshire region takes to the air
[Mon 30 Jun 03]

Making waves with free content from the British Marine Federation
Unique has teamed up once again with the BMF to offer radio stations free audio content
[Mon 30 Jun 03]

Radio professionals take the PR Press initiative
A new service, due to launch in August, aims to unite radio and public relations people
[Mon 30 Jun 03]

BBC and DRDB launch summer promos for DAB digital radio
Two new advertising campaigns have launched to promote the virtues of digital radio
[Mon 23 Jun 03]

Q Radio, Magic 105.4 and The Hits join Freeview Digital TV
Three new stations are joining the "free-to-view" digital television platform
[Thu 19 Jun 03]

Two vying for chance to launch station in Carmarthenshire
A county-wide FM licence means a new station dedicated to the area in 2004
[Thu 19 Jun 03]

Castle Rock will roll into Helensburgh
The community station for Dumbarton is extending into Argyll and Bute to cover Gare Loch
[Thu 19 Jun 03]

Hundred reasons to tune in to Cardiff and Newport digi radio?
Capital Radio's Century station has been launched on a local digi multiplex in South Wales
[Mon 2 Jun 03]

Plymouth and Cornwall set to turn on to local DAB digital radio
Two new blocks have been allocated for two separate multiplexes for the south west
[Mon 2 Jun 03]

National Broadcasting School is launched
The University of Sussex has launched a course to train potential broadcast journalists
[Tue 27 May 03]

Reading and Basingstoke DAB licence applications in
Just one company goes for chance to run the local DAB digital radio multiplex for the area
[Wed 21 May 03]

Q up for Cambridge local DAB digital radio licence
Cambridge is put firmly on the map for plans for local digital radio, with a new advertisement
[Tue 20 May 03]

What a PrimeTime to go stereo
Saga's national easy listening music station chooses its birthday to upgrade
[Tue 20 May 03]

emap eye expansion on Freeview
Three more digital radio stations are lined-up for July launch on the DTT platform
[Thu 15 May 03]

Eleven go for West Midlands III regional FM station
The list of applicants vying to run a new station includes The Storm, 3C and Virgin Radio
[Wed 14 May 03]

Asha proves big hit with Galaxy 102.2 listeners
The morning show presenter has surpassed her own expectations at the r&b station
[Mon 12 May 03]

North Norfolk tunes into new station next the sea
A new radio service for Wells and Cromer is set to make waves for local people in October
[Sun 11 May 03]

Storm gathers over Nottingham
A new DAB multiplex lines up Galaxy, Capital Disney and The Storm for the city
[Sun 11 May 03]

New mini-sized DAB digital radio tuner announced
The new tuner will incorporate AM, FM and DAB wavebands - we've now pictures, too
[Tue 06 May 03]

NonStopPlay.com fashions dance music radio on the web
The new station begins broadcasting on 4th May 2003 live from Reading on the World Wide Web
[Fri 02 May 03]

BBC's local DAB coverage to increase to 85 percent
A new signing means that the Beeb and Crown Castle will roll-out new DAB transmitters
[Mon 28 Apr 03]

Helensburgh focus for two station operators
Both Castle Rock and Peninsula are pinning their hopes on winning the FM radio licence
[Wed 23 Apr 03]

20/20 win in Maidstone
The Medway town of Maidstone will be tuning in to a new sound early next year
[Mon 14 Apr 03]

Capital Radio Digital confirmed as holder of Kent multiplex licence
A new DAB digital radio multiplex is coming to Kent, in time for Easter 2004
[Mon 14 Apr 03]

River FM sails away with Bathgate and Livingston FM licence
The station is due to launch in Autumn 2003 to West Lothian
[Mon 14 Apr 03]

Five go for Buxton radio licence
The High Peaks in Derbyshire will be tuning in to a new local station early next year
[Wed 09 Apr 03]

DABBar and Unique launch free EPG software solution for Wavefinder
Listeners can now download up-to-date show times and schedule recordings on DAB
[Thu 03 Apr 03]

Country music station makes it on to DAB in Norwich
The revised station line-up for the DAB digital radio plex in Norwich includes 3C and Passion
[Wed 26 Mar 03]

Taiwanese company unveils hand-held DAB digital radio
The new radio offers FM and dual-band DAB reception, but isn't yet available in the UK
[Tue 25 Mar 03]

It's (almost) here - the arrival of Pocket DAB digital radio from Pure
The handheld radio that does away with extending aerials is set to hit the shops in May
[Wed 19 Mar 03]

Nottingham lines up The Storm, Capital Disney pop and Galaxy dance
Five new stations are set to be given the go-ahead to launch in Easter 2004, on a new local DAB multiplex
[Wed 19 Mar 03]

Jowell says DAB tuner manufacturers need to boost production
Tessa Jowell has spoken out at a conference of the Social Market Foundation think-tank
[Wed 12 Mar 03]

Blaupunkt 53 offers new twist to DAB digital radio
The new in-car hi-fi unit is equipped with the facility to make MP3 recordings on the move
[Wed 12 Mar 03]

South-East Somerset's Ivel FM sounds success
The radio station beat off competition from three other applicants to win the FM licence
[Fri 07 Mar 03]

North Norfolk looks to two radio companies to provide local service
Two competitors are hoping to bag the licence for Cromer, Sheringham and Wells-next-the-Sea
[Wed 05 Mar 03]

Radio regulator turns up the frequencies in Edinburgh and Manchester
Metropolitan areas and local towns and boroughs have been identified for new FM licences
[Wed 05 Mar 03]

Norwich local DAB services on-air at the end of the month
The line-up for Norwich includes digital-only stations The Storm, SBN and Capital Disney
[Mon 03 Mar 03]

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Radio-Now at Bristol Sound and Vision 2003 - our exclusive reports
A full set of reports from the Hi-Fi Show that took place in February 2003 in Bristol
[Fri 21 Feb 03]

Portsmouth, Southampton and towns in South Hampshire tune in
Local digital radio has arrived, with the launch of Xfm, Saga and Passion on the DAB platform
[Mon 17 Feb 03]

London station says "tell us you love us (and send us some money)"
Resonance FM is looking to keep broadcasting until December 2003 with listeners help
[Thu 13 Feb 03]

Kent draws one application for DAB digital radio licence
Capital Digital Radio could bring Kiss, Xfm, Totally Radio and Saga Radio to Kent
[Tue 11 Feb 03]

Dixons and Radio-Now team up to offer visitors chance to win
A Pure Evoke-1 is up for grabs in our exclusive competition
[Sun 09 Feb 03]

Two towns of Reading and Basingstoke will tune in to DAB in 2004
Berkshire and North Hampshire are the latest areas to be offered local DAB digital radio
[Fri 07 Feb 03]

Stoke and Staffordshire to get 5 new stations in 2004
Kiss, Smash Hits Radio and The Storm - Modern Rock will launch next year alongside Signal 1
[Fri 07 Feb 03]

Swindon and West Wiltshire on the air tonight
The local DAB digital radio multiplexes have both launched, bringing new stations to the area
[Fri 07 Feb 03]

Competition for West Midlands III will be fierce
The advertisement for the third regional radio licence for the West Midlands is well under way
[Fri 07 Feb 03]

BBC prepares to bring coverage of the Cricket World Cup to radio
BBC Radio 4's longwave frequency will be taken over for the next month to provide commentary
[Wed 05 Feb 03]

Psion launches new Wavefinder software with Programme Guide
The new software enables listeners to view and record programmes on the EPG
[Wed 05 Feb 03]

Bath and West Wiltshire DAB multiplex shows services
Stations are beginning to appear on the local DAB multiplex in the West of England
[Sun 02 Feb 03]

Blaupunkt Woodstock DAB52 specification
The latest in-car DAB radio unit is capable of playing everything from CDs to MP3s
[Sat 10 Feb 03]

Swindon and West Wiltshire local DAB multiplex launch delayed
Lights! Sound! International Clearance? - NOWdigital apologises for lack of launch
[Wed 29 Jan 03]

River FM goes fishing for licence
A new radio station for Livingston and Bathgate could soon become a reality
[Tue 28 Jan 03]

Launch of new FM station likely in Argyll & Bute in 2004
A new FM radio licence to cover an area North-West of Glasgow is being advertised
[Tue 21 Jan 03]

Ministry launch handheld DAB digital radio
Ministry of Sound administer their own portable, personal DAB for listening on-the-move
[Tue 21 Jan 03]

New DAB services prepare for launch
Three new areas will tune in to local DAB digital radio at the end of this month
[Tue 21 Jan 03]

Forgotten Galaxy - a new Vibe in town
Vibe 101 has already ditched most of Galaxy 101's "pop offering" playlist
[Sun 12 Jan 03]

Two Lochs Radio celebrate in Wester Ross
The studio is already built and Gairloch and Loch Ewe are well on the way to local radio
[Sun 12 Jan 03]

Brighton & Hove and Sussex Coast aiming for early 2004 DAB launch
Xfm and Kiss come to the coast as local DAB digital radio multiplex is awarded
[Sun 12 Jan 03]

DAB - 175,000 sales and rising
The Christmas rush brought a surge of interest and sales in the new technology
[Thu 9 Jan 03]

Dearne FM win in Barnsley Borough
The new local station serving parts of South Yorkshire will be Dearne FM
[Thu 9 Jan 03]

Saga goes on
The new easy-listening music and talk station Saga 106.6 FM takes to the airwaves in February
[Tue 7 Jan 03]

Six go mad in Maidstone
The Medway town attracts six applications for a brand new local FM radio licence
[Tue 7 Jan 03]



More stories can be found in our news archive for 2002.