Ofcom receives 45 applications for Small Scale DAB

There are 45 applications for the 25 areas in Round 1 of the Small Scale DAB bidding process.

All areas have received at least one application, whilst Leeds attracts five, Bradford attracts four and there are three bids each for South Birmingham, Sheffield and Rotherham, and Dudley and Stourbridge.

Areas with two bidders are Alnwick and Morpeth, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Gateshead, Exeter, and Tynemouth and South Shields.

All the other areas attracted a single bid, including Kings Lynn where North Norfolk Digital is the name of the applicant.

The full list is below, and Ofcom is expected to upload all the applications in full in in the coming weeks.

Alnwick and Morpeth

  • C. I. Broadcasting
  • UK DAB Networks


  • UK DAB Networks


  • Bradford DAB Network
  • Bradford Digital Media
  • Bradford Multiplex Broadcasting Corporation
  • Media Arts & Culture


  • Cambridge Digital Radio


  • Cardiff DAB
  • Muxcast Three

Clevedon, Avonmouth & Filton

  • Like DAB
  • Severnside Digital Radio


  • Foyle DAB

Dudley and Stourbridge

  • Boom Radio DAB
  • Digimux
  • Dudley & Stourbridge DAB

East Bristol, Mangotsfield & Keynsham

  • Bristol Digital Radio


  • Edinburgh DAB
  • Muxcast Two


  • Like DAB
  • Radio Exe


  • Nation Digital Investments


  • UK DAB Networks

Isles of Scilly

  • Like DAB

Kings Lynn

  • North Norfolk Digital


  • Boom Radio DAB
  • DAB Leeds
  • Leeds DAB Radio
  • Leeds Digital Media
  • Tailor Made DAB For Leeds

Newcastle and Gateshead

  • Boom Radio DAB
  • Tyneside Community Digital

North Birmingham

  • Switch Radio


  • Future Digital Norfolk


  • UK DAB Networks

Sheffield and Rotherham

  • Media Arts & Culture
  • Shefcast Digital
  • Sheffield & Rotherham DAB

South Birmingham

  • South Birmingham DAB
  • South Birmingham Digital Radio
  • UK DAB Networks

Tynemouth and South Shields

  • Mux One
  • Muxcast Four

Welsh Valleys

  • GTFM (South Wales)


  • UK DAB Networks