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. We’re part of the city’s local service, Star Radio.
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 566577.
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.
Star Radio – playing Cool Classics for Cambridge
Cambridge 105 Radio – Across the city and South Cambridgeshire
Chris Country – the UK’s country station
Cyber Hits - Playing Hot Hits on across the UK
Cyber Rock - Cyber Rock playing the best in Rock
Cyber Gold - Playing great 60's music
Angel Vintage – Europe’s leading nostalgia radio station for older people
Gaydio – the Beat of Gay UK
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.
Northampton Street / Chesterton Lane - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Northampton Street / Chesterton Lane busy but moving between Madingley Road and Milton Road (Mitchams Corner).
The Fen Causeway - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Usual slow traffic on The Fen Causeway between Trumpington Road and Newnham Road.
Queen's Road (The Backs) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Usual congestion on Queen's Road (The Backs) between Madingley Road and The Fen Causeway. Travel time is four minutes.
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