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MuxCo Launches Lincolnshire Digital Multiplex

Category : MuxCo, News · No Comments · by Oct 1st, 2015

The Lincolnshire DAB Digital Radio multiplex has launched today (1st October) on Lincolnshire Day, bringing local digital radio to over 410,000 people for the first time.

Whilst national radio stations like BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM have been available to Lincolnshire on digital radio for a number of years, this will be the first time that listeners to Lincs FM, Compass FM and BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be able to hear their favourite station on digital radio across the county.

48% of Lincolnshire’s radio listeners already have a DAB Digital Radio, a number expected to climb now the full range of stations – local and national – are available. DAB digital radios are available from £15 and listeners can find sets for home, office, in-car or on the move.

With over 70% of new cars coming with DAB Digital Radio as standard, MuxCo has put particular effort into covering over 1,200kms of roads in the county.

The launch of these stations on DAB Digital Radio is the result of a collaboration between the Lincs FM Group and local multiplex operator MuxCo Ltd.

Michael Betton, Chief Executive of the Lincs FM Groups says: “The launch today means that local listeners will get to hear their favourite stations on DAB digital radio all across Lincolnshire. For the Lincs FM Group it also means that Compass FM will be able to be heard across the whole county for the first time.

Gregory Watson, Managing Director of MuxCo says: “As well as the existing local stations, the multiplex offers the ability for new radio stations to easily launch on DAB across the whole area. Taken together, this is great news for Lincolnshire’s radio listeners”.

Charlie Partridge, BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Editor says: “It is good to be able to add DAB Digital radio to our FM and AM frequencies, we celebrate our 35th birthday in November and this is proof that BBC Radio Lincolnshire continues to move with the times. The most frequently asked question we are asked is “When will you be on DAB?” and finally we have the answer: Now!”

To be able to listen to the stations on your DAB Digital Radio, make sure you do a ‘full autotune’ on your digital radio. There’s more information at http://www.getdigitalradio.com/retune.

Folder Media’s MuxCo Applies for Suffolk Multiplex

Category : MuxCo · No Comments · by Jun 19th, 2015

Last week, Folder Media’s MuxCo subsidiary led an application to operate the Suffolk digital radio multiplex.

Folder Media’s involved with a number of digital radio multiplexes. We manage UTV’s network of six multiplexes alongside the eight MuxCo multiplexes.

MuxCo creates consortiums in all of the areas it broadcasts to, creating a stable operator to bring digital radio to hundreds of thousands of people in each area. In Suffolk we’re working with two successful local radio operators – Lincs FM Group and Town and Country Broadcasting. This means that as well as transmitting the three existing analogue stations (Heart, Smooth and BBC Radio Suffolk) on digital radio, our partners will be launching two new local services – Anglia and Suffolk First.

We are the only applicant for the licence and expect Ofcom to make a decision on the award in September.

Fifth MuxCo Multiplex Launched

Category : MuxCo, News · No Comments · by Dec 17th, 2013

On 12th December, Folder Media subsidiary MuxCo launched its 5th DAB Digital Radio multiplex, serving Surrey.

In total, MuxCo has now launched multiplexes serving Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool, South West Wales, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire and Surrey, bring local DAB radio to over 4 million radio listeners.

And there’s more to come, with multiplexes still to launch serving Somerset, North Yorkshire, North West Wales and Lincolnshire.

You can find out more about MuxCo at www.muxco.com.

First MuxCo Multiplex Launches

Category : MuxCo, News · No Comments · by Apr 19th, 2013

Folder Media subsidiary MuxCo, today (19th April) launches a DAB Digital Radio multiplex broadcasting to Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool.

The multiplex is a joint venture between Town & Country Broadcasting, Dee 106.3 and UTV Media and will initially broadcast six radio stations to over 2million people across Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool from three transmitters at Moel-y-Parc, Wrexham Rhos and St. John’s Beacon.

The launch is the first of nine multiplexes that MuxCo has been awarded. It kicks of a busy 2013 for the Folder team as they intend to launch multiplexes for Gloucestershire, Hereford and Worcester, Mid and West Wales and Surrey before the end of the year.

You can find out more about MuxCo at www.muxco.com.