Nation Broadcasting to apply for Cumbria DAB multiplex

Nation Broadcasting is looking for radio stations of all genres and sizes to work alongside it on upcoming DAB digital radio projects.

Nation currently operates DAB multiplexes in Mid & West Wales, North Wales and Glasgow. It also has shareholdings in DAB multiplexes in Suffolk and North East Wales & Cheshire. Ofcom has recently announced the advertisement of new multiplexes in the UK, including Cumbria. With upcoming small scale applications across the UK and new local DAB multiplexes also a possibility, Nation is encouraging broadcasters to get in touch.

Ash Elford, DAB Platform Manager at Nation Broadcasting says: “Nation Broadcasting has a strategy to significantly develop its presence in DAB digital radio broadcasting. We have a proven track record in working with large radio groups, independents community radio stations alike and we want to ensure that everyone can benefit from a digital future. We’re really keen to hear from existing and aspiring broadcasters that share our vision. If broadcasting on DAB is part of a station’s plans, they should get in touch so that they can be part of some really interesting projects and opportunities we are developing across the UK.”

Interested broadcasters are encouraged to email ash . elford @ nationbroadcasting . com to register their interest.

Station news

We’ve added local community station Awaz FM to our Glasgow DAB multiplex. Broadcasting programmes aimed at Glasgow’s BME communities, retune your DAB+ radio now to listen.

We’ve also added Rocksport Radio to our Glasgow DAB multiplex. Already broadcasting on digital radio in Glasgow, rescan your radio now to ensure you can keep listening to edgy music and sports talk.

Nation Broadcasting launch second DAB transmitter for Glasgow DAB trial multiplex

Nation Broadcasting has successfully upgraded its DAB multiplex in Glasgow, with the launch of a second transmitter located in Central Glasgow. The new signal now synchronises with the first transmitter to create a Single Frequency Network (SFN). The improvement will boost coverage in and around the city centre, as well as to the north and west.

Ash Elford, DAB Platform Manager at Nation Broadcasting, said: “In a short space of time, Nation has turned around the fortunes of the Glasgow DAB trial multiplex. We’ve invested behind the scenes in new equipment and new telecoms. This included switching to the world leading Factum Radioscape Enmuxa platform for DAB multiplexing in November 2018. Nation is now realising its ambition of giving Glasgow a DAB multiplex it deserves, with improved coverage and an improved choice of stations.”

The multiplex currently broadcasts 21 services, including Nation Radio, Your Radio and a range of Glasgow community stations and several special interest services. The multiplex now has a waiting list, with more services planned, subject to Ofcom approval.

Alex Jenkins of Glasgow community station Celtic Music Radio said: “Celtic Music Radio is very pleased with the vast DAB signal improvement Nation Broadcasting has achieved over the past few months. This is a direct result of dedicated work from a great team of engineers and we look forward to cooperating with Nation Broadcasting in future projects.”

Ian Wallace of Gaydio said: “It has been great working with Nation Broadcasting, who have invested in upgrading the multiplex and helping us to reach more people across Glasgow with a more reliable service.”

Roy Martin of News Radio UK, a service which recently launched on the multiplex said: “Providing 24 hour rolling news to the city of Glasgow was great, but now with twice the transmitters, and a larger potential audience, News Radio UK is even better!”

Engineering work

We are undertaking engineering work on both Sunday 26th May and Monday 27th May. During this work there may be outages to services, but please be aware we will aim to keep interruptions as brief as possible.

News Radio UK

Earlier today News Radio UK launched on our Glasgow small scale DAB+ multiplex. News Radio UK broadcast rolling news, sport, business, showbiz, weather and travel news all day, every day. Retune your DAB+ radio now to add News Radio UK to your station list.


Today we’ve added new services BFBS Scotland and Radio Ramadhan 365 to our Glasgow small scale DAB multiplex.

We currently broadcast 21 services on our DAB multiplex.

  • 45 Radio
  • Angel Radio
  • BFBS Scotland
  • Celtic Music Radio
  • Chris Country
  • Crackers Radio
  • Delite Radio
  • Gaydio
  • London Greek Radio
  • Matryoshka Radio
  • Nation Radio
  • Paisley FM
  • Pride Radio
  • Radio Caroline
  • Radio Ramadhan 365
  • Radio Sangam
  • Revival FM
  • Sunrise Radio
  • United DJs
  • Visitor Radio
  • YOUR Radio

We hope to add more services soon. Stayed tuned to our website for more information, and remember to rescan your DAB digital radio to ensure your station list is kept up to date.

Overnight engineering work

Overnight on Tuesday 16th April until 05:00 on Wednesday 17th April, we will be undertaking engineering work. While this work takes place, all services will be off-air.