Amazing Radio exits Digital1 DAB

Amazing Radio, the station that brought new musical talent to digital radio in the UK, ceased transmissions on DAB digital radio last night, with carriage costs thought to have been the spanner in the works.

The service had been running in mono on Arqiva's Digital 1 multiplex across the UK. There have been various reports as to why the service had to leave national DAB, but commercial reasons behind the decision have been kept confidential, although there have been strong hints from the station's management that Amazing Radio was not prepared to pay Arqiva the amount of money they wanted for carriage on Digital 1.

Amazing Radio founder Paul Campbell confirmed that the station broke even for the first time in January of this year and is looking to expand worldwide.

In the meantime, Amazing Radio fans can continue listening to the station via the internet and mobile apps. Ironically, Paul Campbell recommended that DAB digital radio listeners try BBC Radio 6 Music admitting it is "our second favourite radio station"!

The slot vacated by Amazing Radio is now labelled Test A and now contains a recorded message from Digital 1 reassuring listeners that other services on the multiplex remain unaffected and how to continue listening to Amazing Radio. Digital 1 promises to post more information about what it will do with the vacant capacity on the newsfeed of
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