Invite issued to Central Scotland radio stations to switch to digital

RADIO stations that are seeking to switch to digital are being invited to apply for ‘slots’ in transmitting technology to make it happen.

The owners of a so-called DAB radio multiplex are “seeking out broadcasters interested in putting their radio stations onto DAB [digital audio broadcasting] across the Central Belt of Scotland”.

The multiplex is owned by Switchdigital (Scotland) Limited, which is part owned by Belfast-based UTV. It is understood around 18 stations can be accommodated by the technology.

Says Switchdigital (Scotland): “From July this year, a number of DAB radio channel slots will become available. Switchdigital has a range of packages to suit established commercial radio broadcasters, community radio stations and student radio services. Switchdigital is also interested in hearing from new radio services, which may currently be on the internet only, and are looking to take their station to the next level.”