Unfortunately this Friday evening we say goodbye to Timeless Radio and NonStop90s Radio from DAB in Portsmouth. We thank both of these stations for broadcasting with us on digital radio and wish them well in the future. Listeners can still listen to these stations online.
While we are always sad when we lose stations from our Portsmouth DAB multiplex, part of what makes our local DAB transmission attractive to broadcasters is our flexible approach. We allow new, niche, small and innovative broadcasters an opportunity to broadcast on DAB without making substantial commitments, and part of this includes giving stations the opportunity to exit if things aren’t right for them.
We’ll have some news about new stations coming on board in the near future. While we’d like to add replacement stations straight away, we need to make sure things are in place with our new broadcasters and to obtain approval from Ofcom, sometimes this takes a little time.