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Small Scale DAB trial to be extended to 2020

The ten small-scale DAB triallists operating multiplexes around the UK will continue their service till 31 March 2020. By extending the trial period, around 150 radio services will continue to be available to listeners in the test areas. The trial extension will also allow Ofcom to continue gathering useful information […]

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Radio shines during the snow and icy weather

Radio stations across the UK have reported some of the highest ever spikes in online listening during the recent severe weather conditions. School closures, blocked roads and travel disruption led the headlines, and the radio industry went into overdrive to keep listeners informed. Presenters, journalists and other station staff all […]

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PPL and PRS to offer a single music licence

The UK’s two music licensing companies, PPL and PRS for Music, have this week launched their joint venture to create one single company – PPL PRS Ltd. The new company will administer the licensing of music used in public, known as “public performance”. A new single licence, known as TheMusicLicence, […]

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Small Scale DAB radio consultation launched

A consultation with the aim of including community radio stations and local commercial stations on the DAB platform has been launched today by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. The Government wants to hear from anyone with an interest in the sector as it aims to have new […]

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Commercial radio formats to be scrapped

The government says it will bring in new rules on commercial radio formats as soon as possible – meaning stations will be free to change their music format without Ofcom approval. Digital Minister Matt Hancock said the changes would give commercial radio stations the ‘freedom to adapt and compete with […]

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The Secret to Free Music Is Internet Radio

If you want to enter the modern age and listen to all your music online then streaming is the only way to go. While iHeartRadio and Pandora have both become the poor man’s Spotify—demanding costly monthly fees for so so music selection there’s still genuine free music available online. Internet […]

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