Local DAB digital radio coverage in the Cotswolds is being improved later this week, with the launch of local services from Icomb Hill, near Stow on the Wold on the 6th December.
DAB multiplex operator MuxCo confirmed the transmitter switch-on today in its latest blogpost. Additionally, it confirmed that its Cirencester transmitter had been put into operation, which further improves reception in the Cotswolds. Listeners in the affected areas may need to rescan their DAB radio to gain access to the local Gloucestershire multiplex.
The Gloucestershire DAB multiplex launched on 18th October 2013 and carries BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Sunshine Radio, Heart and Gold. The coverage expansion means the multiplex will cover around 400,000 people, but still with coverage gaps in the south west of the county.
Over in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, where a further local DAB multiplex goes live on the 6th December, MuxCo confirmed that it would be bringing its Bromsgrove transmitter in service on the launch date, improving reception in the north of Worcestershire and along the M5 up to the M42 interchange. Originally, the multiplex was only due to go live from transmitters at Ridge Hill in Herefordshire and Malvern in Worcestershire.