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Radio news archive
January 2012 to December 2012

The Hits Radio
The Hits Radio on DAB across England and central Scotland
Popular on Freeview TV, station joins digi radio in time for Christmas
[Sun 16th Dec 12]

local DAB launch areas
Finally - Oxon digital radio to launch on Friday, 21st December 2012
Oxfordshire services set to launch in December, with more areas to follow in 2013
[Fri 23rd Nov 12]

Xfm drops off DAB in Tyne and Wear
The Xfm Twitter feed notes that the station can no longer be heard in Tyne and Wear, following a tweet from a listener unable to find the station in her presets.
[Thurs 6th Dec 12]

ViewQuest DAB radio
Discount deals on DAB
Bag a bargain or a quirky-looking DAB for a Christmas pressie with our quick list
[Sun 28th Oct 12]

BBC iPlayer for radio
The new stop on the dial?
Getting your radio fix means picking up an Android tablet and hooking up to your hi-fi
[Sun 21st Oct 12]

Revo AXiS XS news item
DAB+, internet radio and colour slideshows on the Revo AXiS XS
Host of music streaming, alarm clock and docking features provide a hit audio system
[Sun 7th Oct 12]

The Wireless on DAB
Over fifties DAB listeners get very own radio station
The Wireless set to broadcast to London and Yorkshire in the coming weeks
[Thurs 6th Sept 12]

Roberts Dreamtime 2
Stop dreaming and wake up with Roberts' DAB and FMer
Dreamtime 2 features gently glowing red numerals, so your bedroom isn't bathed in light
[Fri 24th Aug 12]

Roberts Sound 38 CD alarm clock radio
Roberts CD alarm clock stereo is an audio bookworm's dream
Cube styled 38 features DAB and FM tuners and CD bookmark function
[Thurs 23rd Aug 12]

Roberts Sound 200 DAB recorder
Like the sound of a recording music system?
Roberts Sound 200 lets you save fave shows from DAB or FM onto SD or USB stick
[Weds 22nd Aug 12]

Revo PiXiS in a number of colours
PiXiS slides into show for Revo
Digi radio's colour touchscreen gives handy tracklisting and traffic news via DAB slideshow
[Weds 22nd Aug 12]

Roberts ChronoDAB
Small bedside table? Time to wake up with the ChronoDAB
Easy to use alarm clock features three brightness settings alongside FM
[Thurs 23rd Aug 12]

Roberts iDream 2
Share your clock radio and "turn off time"
iDream 2 gets Apple device music dock and digi radio tuner for all your fave eighties hits
[Thurs 23rd Aug 12]

Roberts Sound 100
Roberts is back with show-stopping all-in-one music system
Roberts Sound 100 loads up CD, iPod & iPhone and digital tuner in tabletop system
[Weds 22nd Aug 12]

Roberts Fusion
Fusing DAB, FM and iPod tracks in a new stereo
Roberts Fusion sports retractable dock and remote control in compact music system
[Weds 22nd Aug 12]

Pure Move 400D radio
This should Move you - a new Pure radio to take out and about
Pure's 400D is a handy go-anywhere digi and FM radio
[Tues 21st Aug 12]

DAB radio multiplex shuffling
£21 million plan for local DAB rollout
Five new local multiplexes penned for launch within the next 18 months
[Mon 9th July 12]

Pure One Mini available in a Union Jack design
Pure One Mini sports Union Jack design
A special version of the dinky portable DAB receiver mixes red, white & blue.
[Tues 05 June 12]

Pure Evoke Mio in new colours for summer 2012
Evoke Mio adds splash of colour to your decor
No fewer than ten colours available for award-winning digital radio.
[Tues 05 June 12]

Pure One Mi with British Flag design
Pure unveils new budget flag-flyer
One Mi offers simplicity and portability in a neatly designed receiver
[Tues 05 June 12]

Tivoli PAL+ DAB and FM radio
Tivoli PAL+ DAB and FM receiver in red, white and blue
Tivoli is raising the flag with its latest Jubilee-inspired radio.
[Mon 28 May 12]

An article about DAB receivers with Union Jack designs on the front
In the mood for a summer of sport and Jubilee celebrations?
Get some DAB kit in the red, white and blue colours of the Union flag and roll out the bunting.
[Sun 20 May 12]

RF Spectrum of the DAB Signal
How local DAB radio could reach all areas
Report published that suggests DAB signals travel further than originally predicted.
[Thurs 03 May 12]

Archos 28 internet tablet alongside San Francisco mobile phone
High flying wi-fi with the Archos 28 internet tablet
Radio's going wireless with the Archos 28 - worth getting now it's at a discounted price?
[Sat 21 Apr 12]

Huawei Ascend 300 - now available
Huawei Ascend's 4 inch hi-res screen, Android, access to radio apps
New £100 pay-as-you-go mobile 'phone set to bring Android and apps to the masses [ad]

The Voice of North Devon launches on DAB radio
A new truly local radio station launches in North Devon
The Voice will offer local news, information and events guides for Bude, Bideford and beyond.
[Sat 31 Mar 12]
Earlier: North Devon gets ten new digital radio stations
DAB digital radio begins in the north of the county, bringing new sounds to the area

DAB transmitter Central London 2012
Better reception in Central London for BBC's radio stations
A new DAB digi transmitter on BT Tower lets you hear BBC national stations more clearly.
[Fri 30 Mar 12]

Pure Siesta Mi Series II DAB/FM alarm clock radio
Pure Siesta Mi 2 : don't jump out of bed in alarm
Pure's new DAB digital alarm clock radio features rising volume and clearer display.

Roth Audio KRadio internet, DAB and FM receiver
Stereo speaker dock fits in three flavours of radio: internet, DAB & FM
KRadio offers a feast of radio and docking functionality - and all in stereo, too.

New Apple iPad news item
New Apple iPad - without the queues
High res screen makes radio apps and BBC iPlayer both a visual and audio experience.

'Project Barcelona', the BBC's own version of Apple iTunes, a paid-for service that allows users to download recent and archive BBC programmes to watch on their iPad, PC or Mac after the normal 7-day catch-up period, has recently been announced in a speech to the Royal Television Society.

The service will offer both TV and radio shows and will be separate to BBC iPlayer, although will almost certainly share the same visual style.

The iPlayer app interface for the new iPad is likely to make use of the device's improved screen resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels, however, archive TV programmes (and radio content) are unlikely to make use of the extra resolution available. Photos of presenters and any other visual tidbits will simply be scaled to suit.

Nevertheless, there's little doubting that even with upcscaled content, the Apple's improved display will still make watching TV programmes and choosing radio shows to listen to a compelling experience.

If you want a new iPad, click here to buy one.
[Sun 26 Feb 12]

MagicBox Cleaver internet radio
MagicBox Cleaver: meet and feast on internet radio
Quirkily-named Cleaver sports DAB and FM, so you can keep track of all manner of digi stations

Cobra CIR-1000A internet radio
Cobra internet radio offers simple access to internet radio streaming
The budget Frontier-Silicon powered receiver features alarm clock functions and clear screen.

MagicBox Beam news article
Beam me up internet radio, DAB and FM in one
Magicbox Beam packs colour touchscreen, DAB and FM radio in a remote-controlled dock.

MagicBox tower
MagicBox tower of strength features DAB, iPod/iPhone docking and FM
Dual alarms and four colour finishes lets Tower fit in with your decor.

MagicBox Tops
MagicBox Tops DAB with a funky design and simple operation
Easy to use radio offers unique Scandanavian design and access to digi & analogue radio.

DAB transmitter rollout 2010/11
Indie music service BBC 6 music heard in Newquay, Cornwall
A new digi transmitter for the area means BBC stations can be heard in and around the town.
[Sun 26 Feb 12]

Black Cat Radio logo
Black Cat Radio launches on Peterborough local digital radio multiplex
Brand new local DAB digital radio station for St Neots in Cambridgeshire, Black Cat Radio, can be heard in and around Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

Offering a truly local service for the town, Black Cat Radio is on the air now. Listeners with a DAB digital radio in the broadcast area can receive the new station by performing an "Autotune" or "rescan" on their radio.
[Wed 4 Jan 12]

Pop Up Radio news item
Pop Up Radio joins Celtic Connections music festival in Glasgow
Local DAB digital radio station Pop Up Radio will be popping up again from 16th January until 7th February 2012, joining the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

The station will be on-air 24 hours a day, with live broadcasts from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall daily from 11am until 7pm, including live sessions, interviews with performers and festivalgoers and extra performances from the Danny Kyle Open Stage.

Check our local listings to see if Pop Up Radio is available in your part of the country. Listeners with a DAB digital radio in the broadcast area can receive Pop Up Radio by performing an "Autotune" or "rescan" on their radio.
[Sun 1 Jan 12]

Smooth Radio 70s news item
Smooth Radio launched on national DAB digital radio
If you were lucky enough to receive a DAB digital radio for Christmas, you can't fail to have noticed a brand new seventies radio station Smooth Radio 70s on your radio's screen. The station is playing disco, pop and Motown hits from the decade.

From Stevie Wonder to Rod Stewart, Diana Ross to The Carpenters, Smooth Radio 70s is available across England, Scotland and Wales on DAB digital radio, online and on your internet radio receiver. Listeners with a DAB digital radio in England, Scotland and Wales already receiving Smooth Radio can find the new station by performing an "Autotune" or "rescan" on their radio.
[Sun 1 Jan 12]

DAB transmitter rollout 2010/11
BBC plans 97 percent coverage of its national radio stations
More than one hundred and fifty transmitters are planned over the next five years
[Sat 31 Dec 11]
Yeovil, Workington & Newcastle (NI) DAB transmitters switched on
Parts of Northern Ireland, Cumbria and Somerset get DAB coverage for BBC nationals
[21 Dec 11]
Leicester DAB transmitter switched on in December
Copt Oak serves the M1 corridor and improves coverage to towns within the county
[Thurs 15 Dec 11]
BBC powers up two more DAB digital radio transmitters for Wales
Conwy and upper Swansea valley radio transmitters carry BBC 6 music & Five Live
[Sat 10 Dec 11]

Roberts Vintage
Roberts Vintage digi radio seeks out DAB and FM stations
Roberts' traditional-looking portable includes built-in battery charger and digital radio tuner
[Mon 5 Dec 11]

Roberts Dreamdock
Roberts Dreamdock keeps you sleeping with adjustable brightness
Roberts' latest alarm clock dock features no fewer than four display backlight settings & remote
[Mon 5 Dec 11]

Roberts RecordR DAB/FM radio recorder
Roberts RecordR saves radio programmes to SDHC memory card
Roberts' new DAB and FM portable radio features 4 separate timers for your favourite shows
[Sun 4 Dec 11]

Pure Contour 100Di dock
Pure Contour 100Di docks in for Christmas 2011
Pure's internet radio app pairs with Contour 100Di DAB/FM speaker dock for radio coverage
[Tues 22 Nov 11]

Pure Highway 300Di control interface
DAB's on the move with the Pure Highway 300Di
Pause radio while you fill up with petrol with Pure's new in-car DAB radio package
[Sun 13 Nov 11]