For the Christmas period we have temporarily added Christmas Music Radio to our Portsmouth DAB multiplex. The station supports local charities in our area and play the best Christmas songs 24 hours a day on DAB Digital Radio from Santa’s grotto!
In other news, Skylab Radio has decided to come off digital radio in Portsmouth. We wish them well for the future.
We’ve added Soleil Radio to the Portsmouth DAB multiplex. Based in the Channel Islands. Soleil Radio is a relaxing, more music, chilled out, easy listening radio station.
In other news, today we say goodbye to a long term friend, Countryline Radio (formerly known as Chris Country). Unfortunately Countryline Radio have decided to leave DAB in the Portsmouth area. We wish them all the best for the future.
We’ve recently had a station shuffle on our Portsmouth DAB+ multiplex.
Now available on DAB+ digital radio in the Portsmouth area for the first time is Nation 00s playing nothing but non stop music from the first decade of thus millennium.
Unofficial all-speech Portsmouth FC fan channel Pompey Sound has gone digital. Totally independent, no music, just chatter all day everyday about the Pride Of The South, Pompey!
The world-renowned iconic Belgian festival Tomorrowland have launched their Tomorrowland One World Radio station playing exclusive mixes, unique tracks, new releases and the most iconic live sets from 18 years of Tomorrowland.
We’ve said goodbye to Cosoro Radio, Like Pop and Nation Radio UK. Cosoro Radio and Like Pop continue online, while Nation Radio UK has gained wider coverage in the Solent area on DAB. To continue listening to Nation Radio UK, simply retune your radio.
On the evening of Monday 4th April 2022 we will be relocating our transmitter at Fort Widley. For the last six years we have been broadcasting from the rooftop of Fort Widley. From Monday we will move to the main transmission mast at Fort Widley. Although we do not anticipate a major change to our coverage area, we would be interested in any feedback from listeners as to whether coverage is better, worse or the same.
We also have a new telecoms link installed at the transmission site at Fort Widley. This will help improve the reliability of our transmissions too.
To facilitate all of the above, we will turn off the Fort Widley transmitter at 19:00 on Monday 4th April 2022 up until Midnight – although we hope to keep the outage to a minimum. Transmissions from our Leigh Park transmitter will continue to broadcast unaffected.
There will be engineering work taking place today (07/10/21) resulting in all services being taken off air from our Fort Widley transmitter. We will do the work between 10:00 and 16:00. While we aim to keep the outage to a minimum, we are afraid it will last several hours. This is for transmitter repairs to take place. Our Leigh Park transmitter will remain on air.
Two stations have re-branded on DAB and FM in the Portsmouth area. Sam FM has rebranded as Greatest Hits Radio and The Breeze has rebranded as Hits Radio.
The biggest songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s played by presenters you know and love, like Mark Goodier, Paul Gambaccini, Janice Long, Pat Sharp and Simon Mayo on Greatest Hits Radio, the new name for Sam FM.
The biggest hits and the biggest throwbacks can be found on Hits Radio, the new name for The Breeze, featuring Fleur East at Breakfast.