Isle of Wight stations unite for small-scale DAB radio bid

Wight Digital Radio CIC has announced its intention to bid for the new DAB radio multiplex licence covering the Isle of Wight.

The licence is currently being advertised by Ofcom in Round 6 with any new services likely to be on-air at the end of 2025 at the earliest.

Wight Digital Radio is made up of Isle of Wight Radio and local community radio station Vectis Radio.

The team at Wight Digital Radio says: “We have the perfect ingredients to run a successful radio multiplex for the Isle of Wight: the local knowledge, deep rooted community connections, a strong commercial track record and considerable knowledge and experience of digital radio technology.

“Our proposed service will have the capacity to bring more than twenty new and existing radio stations to DAB delivering a choice of creative content to vibrant and loyal radio audience on the Island.”

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