Cambridge Digital Radio
The Trial Small Scale DAB Radio Multiplex for Cambridge
Welcome to Cambridge Digital Radio. We run the trial small scale DAB multiplex for, well, Cambridge.
On this page you can keep up to date with the new stations we’re adding to the multiplex.
If you're a service provider looking to broadcast to Cambridge then feel free to call us for an informal chat on 01223 735 100.
Cambridge Digital Radio operates the trial DAB Digital Radio multiplex for Cambridge city and the immediately surrounding area.
We’re owned by Star Radio, the commercial radio station for Cambridge and Ely.
DAB Digital Radio is a new way of broadcasting that offers hiss and crackle-free sound, an easy way to tune to your favourite station by name rather than number, as well as a wide range of services of digital-only stations.
About The Small Scale DAB Trials
Cambridge Digital Radio is one of ten groups granted a pilot licence by Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, for a smaller DAB multiplex; the other areas taking part in the trial are in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Norwich, Portsmouth and Woking.
Cambridge Digital Radio provides the platform – or multiplex – for stations to broadcast on, rather than operating the services ourselves. Think of us as the landlord of a house (the multiplex) and the individual radio stations as tenants, renting rooms (capacity) in our house.
Technical services are provided to us by Cambridge-based transmission company Bancom. We use two synchronised transmitters, one located at the Gog Magog site south of Cambridge, with the other in the city centre on top of the Catholic Church at the junction of Hills Road and Lensfield Road.
We broadcast a range of services on the Cambridge Trial Multiplex.
Angel Vintage – Europe’s leading nostalgia radio station for older people
Cambridge 105 Radio – Across the city and South Cambridgeshire
Chris Country – the UK’s country station
Crackers Radio - Feel good music for the soul
Gaydio – the Beat of Gay UK
HCR104fm - Community radio for Huntingdonshire
Health Information Radio - information on Coronavirus
Radio Caroline - Europe’s first album station
Resonance Extra - A 24/7 digital broadcasting platform dedicated to global music, sound art and radio art based at Resonance, London's community radio station
Star Radio – Cambridge’s local commercial radio station
Zack FM – Broadcasting to Mildenhall, Lakenheath and Feltwell USAF bases and West Suffolk, East Cambridgeshire and South Norfolk
So you can receive new stations that have come on air in Cambridge, we recommend that you ‘re-scan’ your digital radio regularly. Click here to find out how.