Sorry it has been a while since our last update. Over the last few months we’ve been busy working behind the scenes. While our transmission system has proven very reliable, there is always room for improvement, and that’s what we’ve been working on.
60s has now ceased broadcasting. However, we hope to have an announcement in the coming weeks about some new services coming to our digital radio service in Portsmouth.
Testing on DAB+ digital radio in the Portsmouth area are two new stations.
60s is a station dedicated to nothing other than music from the swinging 60s! Test transmissions currently taking place giving a taster of the music to come.
Totally Radio is one of the UK’s longest established internet radio stations, and will be soon be heard on DAB+ for the first time in Portsmouth. It showcases independent and non mainstream music presented by knowledgeable broadcasters. Currently the test channel is silent, but audio will appear in a few days time.
Sleepyhead radio has now reached the end of it’s pop-up broadcast on digital radio to the Portsmouth area. We hope to announce details of two new stations joining our DAB multiplex over the coming days.
Update: We’re pleased to report services were back on air at 14:15.
We’re sorry to report that currently all of our DAB services are off-air. This is due to a fault with our transmitter. The fault is a major one, and we are working hard to rectify it. We expect services to be off air for at least the rest of the day. Please accept our apologies.
Are you DAB+ ready? Local classic rock and blues station, The Flash, becomes a DAB+ only service from 2017. This means that older DAB digital radios will no longer be able to tune in to the station. Right now, we’re broadcasting The Flash in both classic DAB and DAB+.
If your radio supports DAB+, look for Flash + in your station list. If you can tune it in and hear audio – great! Your radio supports DAB+. If you can only see Flash in the station list or Flash + is silent, then unfortunately your radio is not DAB+ compatible.
The good news is that most in-car radios, and most modern digital radios are DAB+ compatible. Look for the DAB+ logo or green digital tick mark to be certain of a radio that supports DAB+.
Between 22:00 and 04:00 on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September there will engineering work taking place to the network we use to deliver audio from our stations to our transmitter. This means that on the above dates and times, there may be a break our transmissions on each night of up to 15 minutes, but we’ll try to keep this as possible.
We’re sorry to report that JAMM Radio has now ceased broadcasting on DAB. You can still listen to them online at jammradio.com and we wish them well for the future.
Between 22:00 and 06:00 on the 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th September there will engineering work taking place to the network we use to deliver audio from our stations to our transmitter. This means that on the above dates and times, there may be several breaks in our transmissions. We’ll try to ensure these are as short as possible, but some breaks of up to 10 minutes may be required.