DAB Change Log

The page is a record of the changes that have been made to DAB multiplex configurations in the UK, such as station additions and removals, or bit rate changes. The date of change is given as being as close to when the change actually took place, but may only reflect when the change was first observed, dependent on the availability of accurate information.

Note: The information reflected in this table may be more up to date than other pages within the Digital Radio section of this website.

Station Name (s)Changes OccuredMultiplex (es)Date of Change
Home RadioStation removal.Lincolnshire18th October 2021
Classic HitsBit rate increase to 64 kbps (from 48kbps?)Trial BristolOctober 2021
The MaxStation removal.Trial Glasgow15th September 2021
Angel VintageAddition of station (64 kbps mono LSF)Surrey15th September 2021
B RadioAddition of station (40kbps DAB+ stereo).Trial Portsmouth14th September 2021
60sSwitch from stereo to mono (bit rate unchanged)Trial Portsmouth14th September 2021
Lyca GoldRebranding of station (from Dilse Radio)London 314th September 2021
Hits Radio (Bristol)Addition of station (80 kbps mono).Bristol6th September 2021
Hits Radio (Bournemouth)Addition of station (80 kbps mono).Bournemouth6th September 2021
Absolute CountryAddition of station (80 kbps mono).Bournemouth, Bristol6th September 2021
Fire Radio, Hits Radio (UK)Station removal.Bournemouth6th September 2021
Hits Radio (UK), Sam BristolStation removal.Bristol6th September 2021
Greatest Hits RadioRelabelling of station from Grt Hits East Mids to Grt Hits D'shireDerbyshire4th September 2021
UCB 1, UCB 2Addition of station (24kbps DAB+ stereo).Channel Islands1st September 2021
UCB 1Bit rate decrease from 64 kbps (Mono LSF) to 56 kbps (Mono LSF)D1 NationalAugust 2021
Mixer RadioAddition of station (32kbps DAB+ stereo).Trial London (small scale multiplex)31st August 2021
Magic SoulAddition of station (80kbps mono).Birmingham30th August 2021
Magic ChilledStation removal.Birmingham30th August 2021
News Radio UK, Weather 24/7 RadioStation removal.Trial Portsmouth (small scale multiplex)22nd August 2021
Bailiwick Classic, Bailiwick HitsAddition of station (32kbps DAB+ stereo).Channel Islands18 August 2021
10-fi.comAddition of station (32kbps DAB+ stereo).Trial Portsmouth (small scale multiplex)15 August 2021
Pure RadioAddition of station (80 kbps mono).Aberdeenshire6 August 2021
Mi-SoulSwitch to DAB+ (32 kbps stereo) from mono LSF DAB (64 kbps ?)London 22 August 2021
Soleil RadioAddition of station (40kbps DAB+ stereo).Channel Islands1 August 2021
Quay FMAddition of station (24kbps DAB+ stereo).Channel Islands1 August 2021
Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation 90s, Nation Dance, Nation Love, Nation Rocks, Nation Radio UKAddition of station (32kbps DAB+ stereo).Channel Islands1 August 2021
Talk Sport, Times Radio, Virgin RadioAddition of station (32kbps DAB+ stereo).Channel Islands1 August 2021
Capital, Heart, Smooth Radio (UK versions)Addition of station (40kbps DAB+ stereo).Channel Islands1 August 2021
n/aMultiplex launch.Channel Islands1 August 2021
Eruption RadioAddition of station (48kbps DAB+ stereo).Trial Cambridge (small scale multiplex)July 2021
Like RadioStation removal.Gloucestershire, Hereford and WorcestershireJuly 2021
Radio BiscuitStation removal.Trial Aldershot (small scale multiplex)July 2021
The MaxStation re-instated.Trial Glasgow (small scale multiplex)27th July 2021
The MaxStation removal.Trial Glasgow (small scale multiplex)26th July 2021
YO1 Radio XtraAddition of station (32kbps DAB+ stereo).North Yorkshire19th July 2021
Care RadioAddition of station (48kbps DAB+ stereo).Trial Aldershot (small scale multiplex)2nd July 2021
V2 RadioAddition of station (48kbps DAB+ stereo).Trial Aldershot (small scale multiplex)2nd July 2021
Black Cat CambridgeStation removal.Trial Cambridge (small scale multiplex)1st July 2021
Rubix RadioStation removal.Trial Cambridge (small scale multiplex)1st July 2021
INRIX UK TPEGRemoval of packet data service.D1 National1st July 2021
Nation Dance, and Nation LoveStation launch, replacing Little Radio, and Oxygen Radio UKTrial Glasgow (small scale multiplex)1st July 2021
Classic OneRelabelling of station from Classical 1 to CLASSIC ONE.Trial Brighton (small scale multiplex)23rd June 2021
Point Blank RadioCommencement of test transmissions ahead of launch, labelled as TEST (32kbps DAB+ stereo). Surrey and North Sussex14th June 2021
TX1 RadioAddition of station (32kbps DAB+ stereo). Although broadcasting on the Lincolnshire multiplex, this station targets the Doncaster area using overspill.Lincolnshire7th June 2021
Virgin PrideAddition of station (temporary service) (32kbps DAB+ stereo).London 27th June 2021
More Radio RetroAddition of station (56 kbps, mono LSF).Sussex2nd June 2021
80s Rhythm, and Passion RadioBit rate increase to 64 kbps DAB+ stereo (from 56 kbps)Trial Portsmouth (small scale multiplex)29th May 2021