Digital Radio Is Coming – Tell Us What You Want To Hear!
Exciting news! Local DAB digital radio is finally heading to the Channel Islands. The broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, has announced that there will be a new local digital radio (DAB) multiplex serving Jersey and Guernsey and has invited applications from interested parties to operate it.
In short, the FM band is full and has reached the limit of its capabilities and like other media, radio needs to have a digital future and meet listeners' expectations.
Digital broadcasting is more efficient and we need to invest now in infrastructure for the future.
Digital radio gives listeners more content (the stations we have now, and new digital-only services); ease the use (find your favourite stations at the touch of a button, track and artist information onscreen); and digital features (digital quality sound and internet radio).
The people behind Channel 103 and Island FM are planning to apply to operate this multiplex with UK Digital Radio specialists Folder Media.
Our joint venture, MuxCo Channel Islands, would broadcast existing services like Channel 103, Island FM, BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Radio Guernsey along with a range of new radio stations.
This is where we'd like your help - what would you like to hear? For example, is there a particular UK station or stations that you can't hear in the Channel Islands? Is there a particular genre of music that you'd like to hear?
Every response we receive will be entered into the draw to win a retro-looking Majority Little Shelford DAB/DAB+ Digital & FM Radio complete with Bluetooth, Stereo Sound, Dual Alarm Clock. We'll select one respondent on July 1st 2019 to win.