Panjab Radio to cease broadcasting on national DAB

Panjab Radio has taken the decision to stop broadcasting nationally via the Sound Digital DAB multiplex.

The station will be removed tonight at midnight, three years after it joined.

Panjab Radio’s Managing Director Surjit Singh Ghuman MBE told RadioToday it’s been tough to sustain the national service due to a number of reasons.

Surjit points out there are a number of local community stations competing with commercial radio in their field, which have lower overheads so can offer lower advertising rates, and because of the financial climate within the radio industry in whole.

He says: “Will now concentrate in Greater London as the majority of our listeners and local advertisers are in this area.”

Panjab Radio acquired 558AM in Greater London in August this year from Love Sport, which is expected to take some of the space vacated by Panjab on Sound Digital.

Panjab Radio will now be available on 558AM and DAB in London, satellite channel 0130, online and mobile app.