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RADIO STATIONS JOIN FORCES IN BID FOR DAB LICENCE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

WightdigitalradiologoA new collaborative community interest company, Wight Digital Radio CIC, has been formed by Isle of Wight Radio and Vectis Radio with the intention to bid for the new DAB radio multiplex licence covering the Isle of Wight.

The licence is currently being advertised by Ofcom with any new services likely to be on-air in 2025.

Wight Digital Radio is made up of the Island’s long-established commercial station, Isle of Wight Radio, and local community radio station Vectis Radio.

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Isle of Wight Radio has been broadcasting to the Island for nearly 34 years. Vectis Radio, an Ofcom licenced community radio station, launched as an online-only station in January 2010 and began broadcasting on FM in November 2017.

A spokesperson for Wight Digital Radio has said:

“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 exising radio stations to DAB delivering a choice of creative content to vibrant and loyal radio audience on the Island.

“If you have, or are thinking of launching, a commercial or community radio service on the Isle of Wight support our bid by registering your interest now, we’d be happy to talk you through
the process.”

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For more information visit www.wightdigitalradio.co.uk.

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Freddie
Freddie
1 month ago

I gave up listening to IOW radio several years back as so far behind other local news,eg IE,Isle News, County Press, Facebook etc. Traffic news is like 5hrs after problem,w/end news recorded etc.

Alan
Alan
1 month ago

I assume each station will keep its own identity? Sounds good. No pun intended.

he who cares,
he who cares,
1 month ago

could Angel community radio isle of wight be involved .they play amazing selection of music song and shows from the past. Are you reading this Bev w .

pcw
pcw
1 month ago

Went downhill when Alex Dyke,Jessie,David Holmes left.
Including regular callers like Pat the Racist, Posh Vanessa

 

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