New stations for Manchester Minimux

Manchester mini-mux switches to all-DAB+ service as nine more stations launch

The Manchester small-scale multiplex will be switching to all-DAB+ service and launching nine more stations from the end of May. This will bring the number of services available to 28 – making it believed to be the most-populated DAB multiplex in the World.

Announcing the additional nine services, Niocast Digital’s Director of Operations, David Duffy said: “We are delighted to be able to give more services the opportunity to bring their content to listeners via our DAB platform. We are now adding to the variety and choice of listening in Manchester with another nine fantastically diverse radio stations.”

The new additions include Manchester stations Vinejuice, Radio Diamond and Trafford Sound; community stations Fever FM, Radio Sangam and Flame CCR; Mi-Soul; nineties revival station NonStop90s; and Likwid - described as ‘free flowing music to open your mind.’

There are currently 10 small-scale DAB multiplexes on air in the UK and last month legislation was passed which will enable Government and Ofcom to create a regulatory regime for the licensing of local commercial and community radio stations on small-scale DAB multiplexes across the UK.

DAB+ compatible radios are widely available, and all radios with the Digital Radio Tick Mark are able to receive DAB+ stations.

The full line-up of stations on the Niocast multiplex can be found at