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Welcome to Cambridge Digital Radio. We run the trial small scale DAB multiplex for, well, Cambridge and are pleased to be have awarded the full-time licence which launches soon,

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.

About Us

Cambridge Digital Radio operates the trial DAB Digital Radio multiplex for Cambridge city and the immediately surrounding area.

We’re owned by a consortium that includes 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 was 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 were Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Norwich, Portsmouth and Woking.

In 2021, we were awarded the full-time smallscale DAB multiplex licence for Cambridge and plans are well advanced for a full launch in spring 2022. In the meantime, we continue to broadcast on our trial frequency.

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.

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.

Services

We broadcast a range of services on the Cambridge Trial Multiplex. 

Angel Vintage – Europe’s leading nostalgia radio station for older people

Arena Radio – The World's first all live music radio station. The World's greatest recording artists, live.

Atlantis – Listen to the Good Times with Classic Hits

Cambridge 105 Radio – Across the city and South Cambridgeshire

Caroline Flashback – Pure nostalgia from the world-famous former offshore radio station.

Chris Country – the UK’s country station

Eruption Radio – The original sound of the underground

Gaydio – the Beat of Gay UK

GlitterBeam Radio – Music with Sparkle - GlitterBeam Radio is a radio station aimed at the LGBTQ+ community, playing anthems and featuring a variety of speech formats and topics

HCR104fm – Community radio for Huntingdonshire

News Radio UK – The UK's all-information service, with a complete round-up of news, sport, travel, business, showbiz and weather in 10 minute block, every 10 minutes

Passion Radio – Real Dance Music

Radio Caroline – Europe’s first album station

Radio Sangam – The UK's most followed Asian Radio Station

Radio Xtra – Hit Music Now

RELEASE – Underground Dance Music from the UK

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

Style Radio – Broadcasting on DAB+ to Norwich and Cambridge

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.

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