Starpoint Radio

IMG_20160715_003423Fans of soul music can now listen to Starpoint Radio on digital radio in Portsmouth for the first time. The station traces it’s routes back to the 1980s as a pirate station in London, but these days is a legitimately licensed broadcaster on digital radio in Birmingham and now Portsmouth. It’s the home of soul music.

Starpoint Radio is broadcast in DAB+. This means radios that do not support DAB+ will be unable to find this service. As a guide, look for the DAB+ logo or green Digital Radio tick mark to be certain of a radio that supports DAB+.
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Farnborough Airshow Radio

 

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From now until 17th July, we are currently broadcasting Farnborough Airshow Radio on the Indulge Pop Up channel. Fans of aviation will be able to keep up to date with the latest airshow news as well as hear useful information about the Farnborough Airshow event. 📻✈

 

 

Unforgettable Radio is now broadcasting

Unforgettable Radio has today started broadcasting on DAB+ to the Portsmouth area. The service is a not for profit community station great easy listening and cool jazz from crooners and swingers. In addition, Portsmouth local event information and weather updates will feature.

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Unforgettable Radio is broadcast in a special format, known as DAB+. This means that radios that do not support DAB+ will be unable to find or listen to these services. As a guide, look for the DAB+ logo or green Digital Radio tick mark (below) to be certain of a radio that supports DAB+

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DAB Slideshow

Indulgence has become the first DAB station in Portsmouth to broadcast DAB slideshow. DAB slideshow means that images can be broadcast alongside the audio and scrolling text of a DAB digital radio service.

On some DAB car radios, the Revo PiXiS and LG Stylus 2 DAB+ mobile phone it is possible to receive these images in addition to scrolling text. We are now broadcasting DAB slideshow on Indulgence and hope to roll out to our other services in due course.

Indulgence slideshow as seen on LG Stylus 2 DAB+ mobile phone.
Indulgence slideshow as seen on LG Stylus 2 DAB+ mobile phone.

Sam FM and The Breeze

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Local FM services Sam FM and The Breeze are now broadcasting on DAB digital radio to the Portsmouth area. Sam FM is best known for Bam Bam at breakfast and witty one liners throughout the day, while over on The Breeze, they play music to make you feel good.

The addition of Sam FM and The Breeze to DAB digital radio now means that every FM/AM station licensed to broadcast to Portsmouth can now be heard on DAB digital radio.

More DAB+ services

Chris Country

On Monday this week Chris Country became a DAB+ service in Portsmouth. DAB+ is a more efficient way of broadcasting a digital radio station, and it means that for the first time, Chris Country can be heard in stereo on digital radio in the Portsmouth area.

JAMM Radio

On Thursday, JAMM Radio has also converted to become a DAB+ service.

Unforgettable Radio

Test transmissions have commenced for a new DAB+ service called Unforgettable Radio. The service will feature relaxing music from legendary performers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, as well as great musicans such as Herb Alpert and Percy Faith. We’ll let you know once a launch date is confirmed.

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Mango Vibe was broadcasting in both standard DAB and DAB+, however they are now broadcasting only in DAB+. To tune in Mango Vibe, look for Mango Vibe + in your service list.

Radios that do not support DAB+ will be unable to find these services. Generally speaking, most modern DAB digital radios, and almost all in-car DAB digital radios support DAB+. As a guide, look for the DAB+ logo or green Digital Radio tick mark to be certain of a radio that supports DAB+.
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Maintenance work

We are performing transmitter maintenance work today, Tuesday 19th April. Services will be liable to interruptions and periods of silence as a result. Please bear with us.

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BFBS Portsmouth

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BFBS Portsmouth is now available as a DAB+ service on DAB digital radio to the Portsmouth area. BFBS are a long established broadcaster to the Armed Forces, and Portsmouth’s heritage as a Naval City makes it a natural addition to our family of services.

BFBS Portsmouth is broadcast in a special format, known as DAB+. This means that radios that do not support DAB+ will be unable to find or listen to these services. As a guide, look for the DAB+ logo or green Digital Radio tick mark (above) to be certain of a radio that supports DAB+

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Our six month anniversary

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It’s hard to believe that we launched on 19th August 2015, therefore making today our six month anniversary. In that time we hope we’ve brightened up the airwaves in Portsmouth.

We’d like to thank you for listening to the stations we broadcast on DAB digital radio to the Portsmouth area, and helping to make our services successful. We’d also like to thank each and everyone of our services for choosing to be on DAB digital radio in the Portsmouth area and our engineers.

As things stand, our trial licence is only for nine months. However, we hope to hear an announcement soon about a longer term licensing regime. To ensure we continue the momentum we have built up, please let us and your favourite stations know that you enjoy listening to them on DAB digital radio and don’t forget to tell your friends too.

Thank you for your interest and support.

New services update

In addition to our existing services from 100% Hits, Chris Country, Express FM, The Flash, Gaydio, JACK Hampshire, JACK 2 Hampshire, JAMM Radio and Mango Vibe, a number of new services have commenced broadcasting on DAB digital radio to the Portsmouth area.dabplusThe new services listed below are broadcast in a special format, known as DAB+. This means that radios that do not support DAB+ will be unable to find or listen to these services. As a guide, look for the DAB+ logo or green Digital Radio tick mark (above) to be certain of a radio that supports DAB+.

awaaz1Awaaz FM Community Radio is a Hampshire based Asian broadcaster catering for specific communities from India and Pakistan with music in Punjabi, Pushto, Urdo, Hindi and English.

indulgenceIndulgence has replaced ANGELxtra. Indulgence celebrates the elegance and sophistication of the golden age of music and film. Bringing the elegance and gaiety of the 1920s, 30s and 40s to lovers of all things vintage. Indulgence plays the oldest records using the newest DAB+ technology.

caroline_logo_15Radio Caroline are a long established independent broadcaster featuring album music from the last five decades.

mango288Mango Vibe + is a simulcast of the existing Mango Vibe service, but now available in DAB+ as well as standard DAB. Mango Vibe is the first service to be available in both DAB and DAB+ in the same area of the UK. They are interested to hear feedback from their listeners about their new DAB+ service.

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to rescan your radio to listen to the services we are broadcasting to Portsmouth. To rescan your radio, most radio sets have an ‘Autotune’ or ‘Scan’ button, which you press to do this. If you don’t have such a button, you may find this option in the menu.

Older DAB digital radio sets (especially those manufactured before 2007) may require a ‘Full Autotune’ or a ‘Rest of World’ scan to find our services. To do this, simply hold down your Autotune or Scan button for 5 or 6 seconds. If this does not work please refer to the manual of your radio for further instructions.

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