From the 19th June 2015, Capital, Heart and Smooth will become available on local DAB on the South Yorkshire and Leeds multiplexes.
Listeners in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire will find Capital, Smooth and Gold via the Humberside DAB multiplex from this date, according to details released by Ofcom.
Affected listeners in Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire will need to retune and reset their presets from the 19th June 2015 to continue listening to the stations, as the existing frequency will be closed at the end of the month. All affected stations will continue to be broadcast in stereo.
The changes are necessary following the 2013 decision to close the regional tier of DAB digital radio across most parts of the UK, partly in order to free frequencies for local DAB services. In Yorkshire, DAB digital radio stations are distributed via two national, one regional and four local DAB multiplexes. At the end of June, the regional DAB multiplex is closing, so stations carried on that multiplex are moving.
A full overview of DAB digital radio changes around the country this June and July is available here.
- Are you an affected listener? The Humberside, Leeds and South Yorkshire multiplexes carry Viking, Radio Aire and Hallam on their respective services. So if you can receive any of these stations on DAB digital radio, then you'll be affected by the changes. Simply retune/rescan your DAB digital radio after 19th June to continue listening to Capital, Heart and Smooth in West and South Yorkshire or Capital, Gold and Smooth in East Yorkshire/North Lincolnshire.