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.

Services

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.

Glasgow small scale DAB multiplex celebrates St Andrew’s Day with new services

Today, St Andrew’s Day (30th November), sees the launch of several new radio services on the small scale DAB platform in Glasgow. The new services are;

• Celtic Music Radio – Scotland’s only Celtic music broadcaster

• Pride Radio – music, news and information for the LGBT community

• United DJs – personality radio from some household names

• 45 Radio – good time classic hit radio

• Visitor Radio – tourist information for those visiting Glasgow

• Paisley FM will also shortly be joining the multiplex with further Glasgow based community radio stations set to launch in the coming months.

The additional services are among a number of changes made by new multiplex operators Nation Broadcasting. Nation has underlined its commitment to DAB digital radio with an investment in an improved multiplex encoding solution from Factum Radioscape, the world’s leading DAB multiplex software provider. This has improved the sound quality of services, whilst coverage in the core area will also be improved with upgrades to the transmission antenna and proposals to launch the multiplex’s second transmitter.

Overseeing the improvements is Ash Elford, recently appointed by Nation Broadcasting as its DAB Platform Manager. He said, “We have left no stone unturned in improving the Glasgow small scale DAB multiplex. There is an incredible appetite and demand for digital radio in Glasgow and I am very excited for 2019, when Glasgow listeners will really benefit from increased choice and improved coverage”.

Jonathan Morrell, chair of Pride Radio says: “This is a great opportunity for us to bring our successful mix of LGBT+ programmes to Glasgow. We’ve been keeping the LGBT community in north east England in touch with the issues that matter to them for the past 8 years. We provide a mix of news, music, and interviews and from now we will be talking about issues and events in Glasgow as well. We’d love to hear from the Glaswegian community.”

Bob McWilliam of Paisley FM says: “We are delighted to be joining the Glasgow DAB multiplex in early December as a warm-up for the full programme launch in the New Year. “

Ian Wallace, director of Gaydio says: “As a legacy broadcaster on the Glasgow multiplex, we welcome the other stations which will add choice and diversity across the city. Its great to be working with Nation who have invested in the multiplex and are improving coverage and reliability of our service. ”

Cyber Hot Hits is now called Cyber Radio

Cyber Hot Hits has officially re-branded as Cyber Radio, effective from Midnight on St Andrew’s Day.

Cyber Radio’s Station Manager, Andrew Yeates commented;

“Following on from recent audience research, Cyber Radio is expanding its playlist to cover the Greatest Hits from the last 40 years, targeting our major listener base of 25 to 54 year-old females.

We are excited about the changes which will also feature our specially commissioned brand new American jingle set, produced by the leading production company Reel World.

CYBER RADIO will broadcast the Greatest Hits 24 hours a day for Glasgow on the local DAB+ platform”