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New Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool DAB multiplex "a couple of weeks away" from launching

The local DAB digital radio multiplex serving Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool is a just a couple of weeks away from launching, according to one local station.

Dee on DAB will be launching a new service on the digital multiplex, which will cover Merseyside and North East Wales from three transmitters spread across the area. According to posts from Friday on their social media sites, the station has been "dry running." ahead of the public launch. Dee confirmed that pre-transmission tests were taking place ahead of a launch within "a couple of weeks". 

First confirmed as being in the new DAB roll-out schedule in April last year, the multiplex has been delayed through the winter months while neccessary engineering and equipment work took place.

Dee on DAB will be joined by BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Wales, Real Radio, Juice and Nation Radio on the multiplex, which will broadcast from transmitters at Moel Y Parc, St John's Beacon and Wrexham-Rhos. It will be operated by MuxCo and transmit on VHF block 10D.

  • Meanwhile, Arqiva's local DAB multiplex for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire is scheduled to officially launch on the 14th February - the perfect day to spread "D Love". During current test transmissions, Digital Radio UK's marketing mascot is offering some smooth sounds on the multiplex ahead of the launch. There are five service labels on the multiplex: D Love 1-5. These will be replaced by the five local radio stations joining the multiplex at launch. (BBC 3CR, Capital, Gold, Heart, Jack).


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