Somerset community station to launch on DAB digital radio

DAB UPDATE A community radio station will become the sixth station to be made available to listeners of local DAB in Somerset.

Ofcom has approved the addition of Pulse Radio, which until now has provided a service for Cheddar and surrounding villages around the foot of the Mendips on FM and online. The approval is valid from 1st December.

The community station is committed to providing a service that is "informative, entertaining and relevant to the local area with the majority of the programming locally produced which will appeal musically to a wide cross-section of the population."

The Somerset local DAB multiplex already carries BBC Somerset, Somerset DAB exclusive Triple Hits, the regional version of Heart, plus national versions of Capital and Smooth Radio.

The multiplex is operated by Triple MuxCo and broadcasts from transmitters at Mendip, Taunton and Hutton, giving the Pulse a potential massive boost in coverage.

  • In other DAB news, the version of Nation Radio carried on DAB digital radio in North East Wales will change from 12th December, when the service will become a relay of the FM 106.8 service from Cardiff, instead of the FM 107.3 service from Swansea. The request to change the version carried in North East Wales was approved by Ofcom this week.

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  1. This morning, Pulse Radio confirmed it was waiting for engineers to switch the DAB service on; currently expected by Wednesday 3rd.


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